Monday, March 8, 2010

My Dearest

Dearest Hurricane,
I am sorry to inform you that your twin, the one I purchased at the thrift store when I purchased you, has undergone some cosmetic changes.
You see, while giving her a bath in the kitchen sink I heard a loud pop and noticed a large crack in her base (likely a result of the combination of scalding hot water inside her while she sat on a cold sink bottom).
A few weeks later the crack turned into a severed break! I could not bear to throw her out but instead I placed your twin upside down to mourn her unfortunate state.
Then one day my hubby, desiring to relieve the two of us from our misery, had a wondrous plan!
He would gently break off the rest of her base and sand down the sharp edges. The plan was successful with one exception, she was still a bit rough around the edges. Thank goodness a little dressing of burlap and rope could come to her aide and cover her flaws.
So you see my little hurricane, there is no need to mourn for your twin. She is living a new life.
She has blossomed into a beautiful cloche!

18 comments:

Red Door Home said...

What a clever idea. Love that you didn't immediately throw away something because it was broken. You figured out a way to repurpose it into something wonderful.

Hi I'm Amy, said...

oooo I L-O-V-E it! Beautiful post by the way

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful and creative solution, Joy!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Ingenious! Don't ya just love when a treasured "something" can be saved. New life!

Happy Monday!
Carla

beckaboots said...

Perfect! I will need to keep in mind NOT to throw away "broken" objects. Great job :)

Billie @ creekyhollowfarm said...

Too Cute!!!!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Great thinking - turned out very cute. I love your word picture, too. Reminds me what Jesus did for me and the new life I'm living as a result! Have a blessed week!

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

brillant. I lost a gorgeous apothecary jar the same way...made me sick!

thelennoxx said...

LOL it looks like it has a hat on. Too cute!

Kerin said...

What a brilliant idea. Now, no hurricane candle holder will be safe, broken or not!
Have a great day.

Gay Vaughan said...

I love it!! Always the optimist and look how it turned out! Thanks for sharing.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Rose H (UK) said...

What a clever idea - it looks perfect!
Just think what little treasures can be nestled in your cloche now :o)

Sherry said...

How cute...now the other hurricane will want a makeover!

Paige said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing...

Rachel said...

I love your blog so much that my neighbor now follows you too. I also left you a blog award at my place! Come and get it :)

arkie said...

That is truly a silk purse from a sow's ear! Great!

Connie said...

What a clever idea - you better keep that husband around.

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