Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How the year has flown by

It's December again!

After days of changeable weather, today we have glorious weather and it is starting to almost feel like summer at last.

Yesterday I put together an Ikea foot step, something I have wanted to buy for a long while, to be able to reach the top shelf in the pantry.
What I thought would only take half an hour to screw together, I ended up spending a lot of my afternoon. Have any of you had the frustrating task of assembling a piece of furniture?

The little chair is made from the cage and lid of a Champagne bottle - it is a little wonky but was fun to make. The Moet & Chandon label is appropriate for us,  Martin and Carolyn 

My first effort was so bad when I looked at the photo, so decided to make another - be careful though as the wire is very sharp

There is an Annual Champagne contest, so get creative and see what you can make with a cork and piece of wire. Will share the link with the incredible things that others have created from recycled parts of the champagne bottle.

I will be in the garden and make the most of my day
Hope that you all have a wonderful week


  1. The little chair is adorable and it usually takes me a lot longer to accomplish things than I expect. Hope you've enjoyed your day! It was nice here in Florida. Hugs, Diane

  2. The cork chair is so cute! I love the wreath in top photo too, it's very pretty. I'm glad it's starting to feel like summer now, enjoy the warmer weather!

  3. That little chair is brilliant!! I love to see how people repurpose!! And oh yes I have had difficulties with assembling furniture!! But that footstool is fantastic...I wonder if my IKEA sells that?!?! Happy week to you friend! Nicole xoxo

  4. My dear friend Carolyn,
    yes, time is flying by so quick! December is here, and only a few days and the year is gone again ....
    The tiny Chair is georgeous! I never have seen this before!
    Here we had the first snow flakes yesterday... I guess, winter is coming now here ...
    Wishing you a wonderful week, my dear friend,
    and sending love and hugs and blessings!
    Claudia xo

  5. The little chairs are sweet!

    The year has flown….kind of scary. I envy you that you are entering warmer weather as we are chilling out in Kansas. Am trying to find good things about the cold like hot chocolate!
    Blessings to you,

  6. A pretty circle made up of pearls as is the one with the bird How lovely to look out at that sea view! Enjoy your day in the garden now that the days are warm! xx

  7. Dear Carolyn!
    I admire you for your cute chair!!!!!!Bravo!!!
    What an idea!
    Always funny to see your good summer weather before christmas.
    Here it is cold but no snow.
    Next week I' m in Finland ...celebrating our marriage day, shopping for christmas and visiting my relatives!
    Such a joy for me ...
    Hope you are fine and I wish you a very happy week Carolyn!
    With love,

  8. Oh Carolyn, I LOVE THESE CHAIRS! Now I know what I will do with the cap when we decapitate our bottle of pink bubbles on Christmas! I so love this...happy day dearest one. Anita

  9. It sounds so strange for me that you celebrate Christmas in the middle of the summer! It must be a wonderful although unsual - for us - experience.Your wreath is beautiful and yes, I have also spent a whole day to assemble "simple" pieces of furniture bought mainly from Ikea!
    Enjoy warm, sunny days dear Carolyn!
    Wish you the best!

  10. Your champagne chair looks fun Carolyn! Enjoy the beautiful weather! It's grey in Rotterdam. We call it 'the dark days before Christmas' .

    Madelief x

  11. Blessings my beautiful friend. I always love the postings you share. Tis the season

  12. How cute is that little chair Carolyn!!
    Hope your week is going well:)
    ~Anne xx

  13. I love those champagne cork chairs! So creative!

    Finally feeling really like winter here as you reach summer...

  14. Have a wonderful week Darling ...yes it is almost Christmas Ria...x!

  15. Hi my dear friend!! Es muy linda esa corona de Navidad pero no puedo dejar de admirar ese linda silla pequeña

  16. I love your cork creations! I keep my champagne/fizz corks and put them in a fishbowl vase - they overfilled the rose bowl that I had! I think that your little chairs are a much nicer way to use and keep them though! Too cute. xx

  17. Ohh...i made little chair with the same recycling! You can see them in my blog, if you want. Look at " placeholder".You did a great job!

  18. danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen, liebe grüße von angie

  19. Christmas is coming very fast. Enjoy the warm weather and your garden.I love your little cork chairs.
    Hugs Kay

  20. The little cork chairs are so pretty as is the wreath at the top:) and YES time seems to go by faster every year!

  21. danke für den lieben besuch!!!!! tolle bilder haben sie gepostet!!! liebe grüße von angie

  22. Such a sweet little chair you have created, Carolyn! Nice job on the footstool, too. Enjoy your day in the garden - we are warming up a bit here - the snow has melted. It was pretty while it lasted. Have a lovely week! xo Karen

  23. Ha ha yes that's why I don't buy furniture that needs to be put together because my husband has to do it and he is not the most patient person lol. Xoxo

  24. Dearest Carolyn,
    Glad you finally did get that footstool together. Oh, in the description it sounds like only a SNAP but in reality it more often is quite a handful of work to be done!
    Love your M & C pieces and quite appropriate indeed for both of you.
    Sending you hugs,

  25. Dear Carolyn
    I wish you a wonderful weekend with a lot of sun.
    Sending you love and hugs

  26. Dear Carolyn, You will get drunk by making all those chairs! Enjoy the sunshine. Wish we had it too. Groetjes,


  27. Dear Carolyn, Yes here we are in December once again and celebrating a joyful season. The year has flown by hasn't it?
    Love your gorgeous wreath and your creations are darling. Lovely sweet chairs and the footstool is very nice even though it was a challenge to put together. Some projects are harder then they look. But in the end it is wonderful and you did a great job.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Blessings and Love to you

  28. Clever ideas for your chairs with the wire champagne caps, I love them. Oh yes IKEA furniture, been there:) B

  29. I adore the little chairs! How sweet. Oh yes, anything with directions takes me forever to assemble (or figure out!!!)

  30. Your chairs are incredible! I'm glad you are starting to enjoy the warmer weather. Sarah x

  31. The little chair is so cute!


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