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Love is composed of a single soul...

... inhabiting two bodies.



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THE GLASS TUMBLER CANDLEHOLDERS are so very easy, and can fit into any occasion and any color scheme....

what I did:

The love bug glass candle holders are actually Valentine Glass Tumblers that I found at the dollar store this past week. The stamped/painted print on the tumblers are hearts and lady bugs with "Love Bug" inscribed around. What I did was purchase two bags of cut glass pieces [clear] and started filling the tumblers with the glass pieces about a quarter full....then, I placed a red taper candle into the glass, while holding the candle upright, in place, I surrounded the candlestick with more cut glass until they were filled ---like ice.... {I think it would look terrific with milk glass marbles, or red clear marbles...any color combination you'd want.} After one was steadied ---I began filling the 2nd tumbler for a matching pair, and placed them on the fireplace mantle.


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I'm not much for T V
very little entertains me...
I stopped on a program one night,
Sitting, watching - comedy; light!
A favorite character, Sheldon, & smart.
The show? It's top on the chart....
Four guys with high I Q's; a dumb blond to see.
View's a hoot...then, you might agree!!

POSTED: Friday, January 27th, 2010
12:20 A.M.


  1. I love everything, especially the lovebugs.

  2. Wow! You continue to amaze me.

  3. Anni, you're just a hoot for sure! Creative, too! Love the way you have Valentine's decorations out... I have zero, null, void decorations for Valentines.

    Your 55 is awesome! Love it, love it. Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

  4. Gday Dear Anni, ohhh I love your Valentine decorations your love bug candle holders are gorgeous..

  5. Hootin Anni, You kicked off the weekend to a great start with this ever so happy Post! Just adorable, and I love your blog!!

  6. Well looks like you're all set up for the bit February celebration. Just had to pop over when I saw your name above a comment I was leaving at the Parsonage...Hootin' Anni now what is she been up to I thought.
    What's black and white and red all over...Hootin' Anni's hound dog with his big Valentine ;-)

  7. Thanks for looking at my show and tell. That tea set is over 63 years old. She gave me the whole thing, plates, luncheon plates, platter, dessert bowls. I use it for my Christmas China. Glad you finally made it to the south. South Texas anyway. Does that count as south?

  8. Oh Annie

    What great "day-o-love" decorations. I love the candle holders. So sweet and romantic!

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  9. Hi Anni! Love your Valentine mantel!! It's beautiful!!.. Love the mice, and then I was really taken with the "ice" in the glass tumblers! What a gorgeous effect!.. Love your wreath too! I really do enjoy all your holiday spirit! ~tina

  10. What a cute decoration ! Nobody decorates for Valentine's day here, except the shops of course.

    The little video is too funny !

  11. Just beautiful, full of color & amore! Thanks so much for sharing and visiting my S&T! Debbie @

  12. dumb girl vs four smart guys equals four dumb guys

  13. Your Valentine Decorations are awesome. Absolutely beautiful. Love it. I have to agree that the Big Bang Theory is the best, funniest show on tv. I never miss it. So cute.

    thanks for stopping in at junkblossoms. See you soon. Pat.

  14. Annie,great posting.Sorry that I have not been to visit in quite a while.

  15. OMG, what a hoot! "Big Bang Theory"? I've got to see more.

  16. I think they have so many cute things. Those silver adorable starfish I showed are salt and pepper shakers.


  17. We get this over in the UK, but I confess I haven't seen much of it.

  18. Happy, happy Valentine's!!

  19. Anni,

    Your Valentine decorations are awesome. I especially like the Love Bug candleholders. You've done a great job with all of this. Also like the wreath with the berries and cardinals.

    Wishing you a great day.

  20. I love it all! Don't you just love decorating with the seasons?

    Have a great day!

  21. so pretty...I am soooo late this year, I don't have any Valentine's up YET!

  22. Oh Annie sweetie...
    Beautiful post. I love the ladybug and heart glasses, with the candles added they are just the tight touch. So beautiful. They just glisten. Love the cardinal treehouse, and your mantel is just beautiful. Love that grapevine wreath. You have such a beautiful warming home with all of your touches. I love it when you share. You are a DOLL.

    I am so thrilled that you love my "Hands" post. It means so much to me coming from you. I see you as a true writer, and I love your comments on anything that I write. Thank you my friend.

    Have a beautiful weekend. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

  23. Loved your 55 anni but I didn't get to the pictures because they didn't show . Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment at This Blog Of Mine their so appreciated too.

    Sweetest Of Sorrows

  24. Love your mantle! And your fun blog!

  25. I like you decor for Valentine's Day.
    I love the little mouse one.
    Hope you are staying warm. Or did the storm not reach that far?

  26. It's always so pretty at your place Anni!!
    Loved your 55.
    TV is awesome inspiration!
    Thanks for the smile on this frigid Friday
    You Rock Baby!!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  27. How sweet! Just love the lovebugs and mice!

    Thank you for sharing your Valentine mantel with us today!

    ~ Tracy

  28. I love those meeces to pieces, but Anni, Big Bang Theory? I love, I mean I LOVE that show!

    I've been hooked since show one, I tape it on my DVR and watch it at least twice more before the next new one comes on. I own seasons one and two on DVD (the only show I've ever bought).

    People think I named my dog after him, but my Sheldon is almost 12-years-old, so I them they named the character after my dog.

    Never in my life have I been so obsessed with a tv show. Did you pick up on that from my comment?

  29. you know i have only ever caught snippets of it. may just have to watch it now. nice 55.

    mine is up!

  30. Omigosh, I watched that video clip and still have tears running down my face from laughing so much! I`ve never seen this show, will have to check to see if we get it here and when it`s on, that`s hilarious!! The one with glasses, what did he act in before, he looks familiar.

    Oh, Anni, I just love all of your Valentine decorations, it all looks so romantic:-) I don`t decorate at all for Valentine`s Day anymore. Ah heck, maybe I should at least put out a red candle!! hehe xoxo

  31. Your mantel is the cute wreath love the birds, and the little mice are precious. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

  32. You have some beautiful decorations for Valentine's Day.

  33. You always show the most festive and cheery decorations.

    That show is pretty funny.

    Getting Reacquainted in 55

  34. Very Pretty - you did a great job on the decorations.

  35. Absolutely gorgeous! How lovely.
    Happy VAlentines Day! and may you get loads of loads of Valentines cards through the post !
    Hugs and Love Suex

  36. I'm not much into TV either, but gotta agree, that was a hoot all right :)
    Conversations occurring at completely different wavelengths...

  37. I'll have to check out the show!
    Thanks for visiting mine right HERE

  38. I enjoy that show. Great 55

  39. Thats lovely and a wonderful way to be celebrating the holiday.

  40. Hi Anni!

    Your Valentine decorations are so pretty. Love the photo frames around your pictures.

  41. Very clever rhyme, and great energy on your blog. Keep up the 55's!

  42. oh gosh.. just lovely!.. all so valentine!