Sunday, February 20, 2011

For the LOVE of Rocks

I am linking todays post to Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday and Smiling Sally for Blue Monday. Also linking to Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. And of course linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

     I admit it, I love rocks. I have loved rocks ever since I was a little girl. I would collect rocks and keep them in a box under my bed. I really love anything that is of nature and not man made. Rocks, seashells, limbs of trees and driftwood. I will sometime share some of my Grandmothers collection of driftwood. You will not beleive it.

     I went to an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. They had listed old books and that was my main attraction. When I got there placed thru out the sale were rocks. Most were not so special, but the blue one jumped right in my hands. Yes really!!! I love blue and rocks and I beleive the rock knew that. There were many rooms in the house and as I carried my blue rock around I looked thru some books and other items around the house. Then what caught my eye was the match to the blue rock I was carrying. The blue rock in my hand started shaking. Yes really!!! When I picked up it's match it stopped. They were together again. Nothing was priced and I had asked the lady in the first room how much the rocks were. She said $2.00 each. So I was able to reunite these two for $4.00. Don't you just love "LOVE" stories like that.

     I did find some old books I liked and I bought quite a few for $2.00 each. But my true love was the blue rock bookends. Here they are in their new home. Together at last!!!





27 comments:

  1. Reunited, and it feels so good...!

    Can't help myself, I make everything a song!

    I love the blue rock bookends.
    Rhonda

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  2. Love them! I have a thing for rocks too! They make lovely ends for your vintage books!

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  3. Thanks for visiting today and your sweet comments. I so enjoyed your blog that I became your newest Follower. The bookends are beautiful. Do you know what kind of rocks they are? Here in Oregon, they make similar bookends from rocks called Thunder eggs, found primarily in the Eastern part of the state.

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  4. Are you serious?! What a find!
    I'm in the Blue Ridge too - will be following :-)

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  5. I've always loved rocks too, but when we moved, I did not bring mine as they were quite heavy.

    You found a true treasure!

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  6. My mother had a lovely collection and the grandchildren now have it and will often pull it out and marvel over the beautiful rock. I love the blues.

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  7. I love the vintage books that you used. I use vintage books in my decorating too. Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip" :o)

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  8. I admit, I never even thought about liking rocks but, I do now,,,,That is beautiful!!

    Carol

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  9. Lovely blue rock...put there just for you to find it!
    Happy Blue Monday!
    Coralie

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  10. Very pretty rock!

    My Blue Monday post, have a nice week!

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  11. Gorgeous geodes....I love rocks also!!! Nothing like natural beauty!!!

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  12. Wow, those are more like amazing sculptures or paperweights than plain old rocks. Of course, they are not plain at all! What a pleasure to see nature's work so well displayed. Thanks for stopping by. Jane

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  13. Combining both your loves, rocks and books, make for a nice display of blues.

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  14. I know this sounds strange, but I love the back side of those rocks and how they look aged but with the blue peeking through. Even though that is probably weird and not how they are meant to be, that's how I would display them.

    Isn't it great when you get a great deal on something you really love? Sounds like that happened to you.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog too!

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  15. I have a thing for rocks too. We have lots on the beaches in Englewood, Florida. I like to pick up the heart shaped ones. You scored a nice find with your bookends. The are gorgeous.

    Take good care,

    Karen

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  16. great collections...

    Your newest follower,
    clavsupclose.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the bookends! What a steal! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. The bookends makes for a stunning vignette! Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  19. Beyond gorgeous! What a lucky find indeed.

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  20. Those are so cool! Just gorgeous!

    I'm a new follower from the Blue Monday blog hop.

    Marie
    bonkersinbarnhart.com

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  21. What a beautiful blue these are. You got a fabulous deal on the geodes..they are normally quite expensive.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  22. What a great color! Perfect bookends, I don't think I even noticed the books that blue just jumps out at you :) I think you got a real steal on these!
    Happy VTT! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Danylle

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  23. I used to collect rocks as a kid, my daughter did the same and we have BOXES of rocks that I'd like to toss out, but she won't let us...she is 24 and still wants to save them...haha. I love your bookends, the colors are amazing. Happy VTT!

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  24. Rocks are very interesting. They have such great designs on them and so many different colors. I love the bookends and they look very nice.

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  25. I love that colour - what a find! And I feel sentimental that the rocks were reunited...

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  26. love, love the blue rock bookends. I, too, have loved rocks since I was a child. Geode hunting is on my bucket list, wouldn't that be a hoot?? I'm 73 so best be getting it done. ;-)

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  27. What a find! These are so cool. The building I currently work in is being torn down soon so I am going to start bringing the rocks around the grounds home. I love rocks and completely love this post. Thanks for sharing.

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