Monday, February 11, 2013

Controlled Bubbles

Recently, I started collecting controlled bubbles glass paperweights. 
I really love them, and because I'm such a control freak...


...I'm controlling the bubbles even more!
I put one of the paperweights on a silver tray, in a dish and under a cloche. 
Wow! Total Control!


The bubbles and the turquoise color of the dish are so soothing to me...when I'm out of control...


...see, there are even little "bubbles" in this turquoise dish.


The stem on the glass looks like it has a bubble in the middle...but it doesn't.

I also controlled a couple of fishing floats in the glass dish and the turquoise stem ware...well, they kinda look like bubbles.

Even the handle on the cloche reminds me of a bubble...I know, it sounds like I've had a glass or two of the bubbly. :)

Now that I have all my bubbles under control...more or less...
...let's go visit Marty for her cloche party on Table Top Tuesday.

Hugs and see you there~
Babs

Also linking to these parties:
Coastal Charm ~ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow Us Wednesday

Stone Gable ~ Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday 
My Turn for Us ~ Freedom Fridays Blog Hop

23 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Your bubbles under the cloche are exquisite, dear friend!!!
I agree, the turquoise is so tranquil and soothing!
I'll look for your post @ Marty's Winter Cloche Party!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Stacey said...

You crack me up. :)

Your bubbles are really pretty. I've admired those in other places before but didn't know they were called that. Learned something today. That particular cloche is especially pretty too.

Sharing Shadymont said...

How pretty! Love your delicate looking vignette!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your bubbles look so pretty Babs!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Babs, I can hardly control myself! Your bubbles and gorgeous turquoise are fantastic. Such a creative post!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love it Babs, the paperweights are so beautiful, love their color. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

You crack me up Babs!!
I do love your 'controlled' bubbles! Your vignette is exquisite for the subtle color and texture.
Happy Valentine's Week!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

What a fun collectible, Babs. They look great under a cloche.

Infuse With Liz said...

You're funny- ya little control freak!! Ha ha :-)
They are pretty and I love how you displayed/controlled them!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun, I love your bubbles and the cloche is so pretty with the bubble inside. What a great collection and such a pretty vignette. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Alycia Nichols said...

I had no idea that's what those are called!!! You have to keep in mind...I don't get out much! :-) Pretty gathering of bubbles, Babs! Real light catchers, I'll bet!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! They are beautiful, Babs! You will have so much fun with those! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Great accessory! I have a small cobalt blue one from a glass factory in Thailand, but I think I'll be on the lookout for more!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Wow, I love them! So pretty, they make a wonderful vignette! Thanks for your visit, too!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love your bubbles, Babs. Try saying that ten times really fast. LOL. xx, Sherry

Karen said...

Those are so pretty, love the bubbles captured under glass.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello Babs!
You know I got to love this collection, as you know how I adore collecting!! The paper weight bubbles balls are awesome and a terrific and unique collection..I totally LOVE IT!! Your bubble balls look wonderful under control..I mean under glass, lol.. I love the color of the blue one. Happy Valentine's sweet lady!
FABBY

Mary said...

Babs~ This is oh so pretty with the pop of turquoise paired with silver & glass! I had no idea that was what they were called. I'm fond of bubbles myself AND a bit of a control freak :) Happy Valentine's Day ♥

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful bubbles, Babs :)))

Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Patricia Hinkel said...

Babs,
Your glass bubbles and cloche are very appealing to the eye. The colored glass is so pretty. You seem to have an eye for choosing the right places to put them too.

Linda Primmer said...

So many glass bubbles. I love the colors. Great way to display them. Cloches are so pretty with accessories, such as yours.

Kelly said...

Those are quite pretty! Who knew that paperweights could be so interesting? I love how you grouped them together and put them under cloches. The colors are very soothing.

Jann Olson said...

Too cute Babs! I love this post. It made me laugh because she's always telling me that I live in my own little bubble. A world where everything is bliss. I tell her 'yes' and don't you dare pop it. lol! I didn't know the paper weights were called that. And guess what? I have that exact little turquoise dish with the bubbles. It's ever so sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann