Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Leftovers (Not Turkey)

Last year, I found myself with a shoebox full of odd items that I had picked up throughout the year - a few figural bulbs, part of an old corsage, light reflectors, a few indented ornaments, some smaller mercury glass ornaments  - just bits and bobs, odds and ends. 
I decided to just throw them all into a big bowl and use them as the centerpiece on the coffee table.   It was fun to look at - even though it did make for fun entertainment for a few certain cats in my house. 
Every once in awhile, I would literally stir up the bowl to rearrange it and see what "popped" up to the surface.  I would always see something new in the bowl. 
I usually made sure the bluebird was on top, though.  He's pretty special.

This year I have an even larger collection of odds and ends.  I'm thinking of filling up a huge cloche and making sort of an eye spy out of it. 

What do you do with your odds and ends and bits and bobs?