Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Mom is always trying to build things in her garden, last year it was stacking stones her brother had sent her from Alaska, some of the towers survived the winter and some fell down.  Such is our life.

Last year. 

This year, it is more filled in with plants.  It is one of mom's prettiest flower gardens this year, we need to take a better picture for you though.

Mom started noticing people building them with other objects found laying around their homes, more glass instead of stones, so Mom has been working on some, of her own, to keep and give as gifts.

She collected old vases, plates, and then found in the 80% off aisles of Hobby Lobby several small decorative bottles, with crystals on the top, and even one little crystal weinie dog....his ear was missing but you cannot tell in the tower, all you notice is the beautiful light that bounces off of him.

If you look real close you will see him under the bell jar on the bottom.  WE are drying them on the steps before sitting them outside in the different gardens.  That is an old medicine bottle on the top.

We still need to find some plates to put under a couple of them.  Mom is going to the goodwill store cos they often have older plates and dishes, .....

They are not everyone's cup of tea, but we kinda like the unusual in the yard.  The color.  Mom enjoyed putting them together.....the one at the very top that is all clear glass is for her sister, Mom is looking for a beautiful butterfly to put on the top of it....the vases used are heavy old crystal.
A closer picture of it. It is made up of two vases, two candle holders, and a small decorative cut plate....it was the first one mom made.......
This is what she does instead of cooking.........................its safer that way.


Tomorrow our grandmonster boys are going to their first ever Rodeo Christian Bull riding Camp.  They are very excited.....our mom and da are not so sure.  They remember when they were like this..

Marcus -3 and Micah-5.......And Now.....

Marcus -12

We wish Maggie Mae could go wif them, cos she would protect them from the bulls they are riding....she is tough like that!!!!!

Look at her just sitting up there wif her BFF on that big ole bulls head!!  Not scared at all.

Mom says sometimes she wishes she could see these little guys....its a grandma thing.

Stella Rose


  1. I think that's a super idea! I love it! the stacked stones have a special meaning here, they first were used for sign posts in the wilderness and later they became a special "guide" to find out which "mental" way you should go or to help out when you have to make a decision. there are a lot of that stacked stones around Merlins tombstone, think there are a lot of peeps who need help to find their way...
    I wish your grandmonster boys tons of fun at the camp :o)
    easy rider

  2. I am sure that Marcus and Micah will enjoy their camp. I bet it is hard for the grandparents to not be concerned for their safety. I like your unique towers. In South Carolina, especially around the coastal area, a lot of people have the glass bottle trees. You take and put dowels on a post and use different colored bottles to put on the dowels.

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie


  4. OOoooh we love the totems, both rocks and glass. We love the interesting and different also - add character.
    What a handsome young man Micah is, Mom knows the feeling. After going to grandsons graduation, she wondered how did they grow up so fast.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. I luffs the Totems, the glass ones are so lovely and colourful.
    Dearest BFF I finks we'd best go off and help the Grandpups so your Mom doesn't worries about them!
    And, fank you sweetie fur saving the yellow moftie, you are my twin and BFF!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. I love those old lamps very nice!
    Wow your grandsons are getting big
    etro rover

  7. those totems are just wonderful - they will look pawsome in the garden

  8. I've never quite understood the stacking rocks phenomenon. But they are fun to discover on our hikes!

  9. OMD your mom did an OUTSTANDING job with those glass thingys..We like the looks of them WE would not be able to CHEWS which to Pee Ummmm PICK as our FAVORITES...
    WOW your Two Legger boys are HANDSOME CowPOKES!!!

  10. All those glass pieces are just so beautiful. We aren't so sure they would be safe in our garden. Let's just say Lightning is a bit of a klutz:(

    Hope the grandboys have a blast at camp.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  11. I think it's very cool the grandboys are little bull riders. Mom said she can remember when she was a kid going to buckouts with her friends and watching them ride. Good memories.

    Aroo to you,

  12. Those are interesting glass sculptures. We mostly have old stuffies and other toys decorating our garden.

  13. Dear Stella Rose
    I like the glass towers. They are really cool looking. Rocks are sooo last year.
    I have no clue what a BULL or RODEO are about.
    Love Noodles

  14. The glass garden ornies are just fabulous! They're going to sparkle like diamonds in the sun!
    How very exciting camp will be for Marcus and Micah!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  15. Wow, yous got some real cowboys! We think your mom should talk to Oreo's mom cuz they are both very creative!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Ooooooooo, I LOVES those glass towers! Just FABulous! Yes, I bets they look amazin' in the garden, with all the light and water..purty!!!
    OMD, your Gpeeps are ADORABLES!!!! I hopes they have a most FABulous time at camp!!!
    Ruby ♥

  17. We love the stacking idea. Mom is always looking for my new idea. But she things us clumsy dogs would knock them over

  18. Now I know what you talking about- with the colored glass stackables!! Our family,,, long ago made those out if old whiskey bottles,, and pretty wine bottles,, and cups and saucers,,, and then the even glued fried marbles onto them!! Try that!
    Those are great bull riders!

  19. Our mom says she likes your mom's colored glass things. If we had grand peeps we would worry about them riding bulls too.

  20. I think we need to bring the grandpeeps in to give us some EXPERT bull riding tips for the Blogville Rodeo!!