Friday, May 22, 2009

Red or white?

I picked up a trio of glass candle holders for a song in the after-Christmas sales, and I've been thinking about what I might fill them with. I did candy conversation hearts for Valentine's Day, jelly beans for Easter. For now, I've come up with a fun solution: wine corks.

Now, lest you think that we are in danger of alcoholism, let me explain that for the past eight years I've been saving the cork from every bottle of wine we've ever opened. I'm not sure what possessed me to save them, but one day I just started dropping them into a drawer. Now I have quite a few.

So here's how they look in the candle globes:





I like it! Especially since it's nice to have candlelight when you're having a glass of wine. What do you think? And would you like red or white?

P.S. My husband had the bright idea that we start saving beautiful wine labels as well. I think they'd be great decoupaged onto a tray like the one I did with postcards here. But since it takes some work to remove the labels from wine bottles, it'll take a while for me to collect enough labels to do this.

6 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

The corks look great! Your hubby's idea is fabulous, too! I can't wait to see it completed! I also like your blog header...makes me want to be at the beach!

Amy :)

Serena's 24/7 said...

i think i like white for some reason, today. red seems winter. what exactly is the silver tray that the candles rest on? did it come as a base inside the glass globes? did you conjure it up?

i've picked WILD WILD paint colors for the walls post restoration....i want you come and take a peek....i was over NEUTRAL. :)

Dawn said...

i love the corks in those jars! i have quite a collection myself... i think you just inspired me ;)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The corks are such a cute idea! I'd go with white for summer or maybe a fun citrus color.

Manuela

Sprout's Mom and Dad said...

I love this idea! The corks look great! I'm a white girl myself....no matter the season, no matter the flavor, white it is.

Anonymous said...

We collect corks now, but we saved wine labels in the past when we were stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany. My husband actually rescued labels from bottles left at the neighborhood bottle recycling bin! He used them in frames around posters depicting "the wine roads of Germany" - or something along that line - and we still have them hanging in our home almost 20 years after arriving in Germany. They are some of the best conversation pieces we have. Susan in San Antonio

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