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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bubblicious

What's It Wednesday #81
My sister always had this thing for gumball machines, but I never got it. Until... 

I saw one filled with seashells and pearls! Then I got it. There was only one problem, I couldn't find one that I liked. I knew I wanted it to be small enough to sit on my dresser, and of course it had to be white.

I found this one in my favorite thrift store. Yea!

Of course I had to bling it up with pearls of every size and shade of white.

I added rhinestones for sparkle, even on the top and around the penny slot. I love the romantic look it has now.

Since we're talking about “gum”, I have a sweet treat to share with you, my gum savers. I didn't know such a thing existed until I found it on a back shelf in an antique store. Delightful!

I love this one I found on the internet. I'm not sure if it really is one, but that's how it was listed. I just know he's adorable!

This one is a little nod to Paula. An elephant of course! Just perfect for our blog.

Hope you enjoyed our “Bubblicious” post!
Hugs,
Patti

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99 comments:

Jemma said...

Patti,
Love this -Bubblicious-post! Ever so creative and ever so pretty! Wonderful and exciting features as well-thank you for this great party!
Happy Hugs and Happy 4th of July!
Jemma

Kathe said...

Okay Patti! Now I want a bubble gum machine! Who knew they could look so chic? Oh yeah, you did, of course :-) Thanks so much for hosting ladies!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your bubble gum machine! Thanks so much for featuring my Garden Fireplace post and for hosting another great party this week. Have a wonderful 4th...hugs, Penny

Jeanne Baney said...

Thanks for hosting! Your blog posts are always so beautiful, it takes forever to get down to the party! Hope to see you soon over in the Everglades Wonder Gardens!

Designs By Pinky said...

I have never seen or heard of a gum keeper! That is so neat. Love your gum machines too. Thanks again for hosting. XO, pinky

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Patti, what a quaint and gorgeous way to showcase a gumball machine. Thank you for inviting me to the party. I thought I would have another post to put up but didn't so decided to add this to your party..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Yay! Party time! Thanks for hosting. I am in love with that little French Pierrot!!
Karen

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow! I love it!! Awesome with the pearls inside - looks amazing. Thanks for hosting :) Have a Happy 4th! Winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

I love all your great features this week. Fascinating lighting trends. Have a wonderful and blessed 4th of July! Patti

Lulu said...

What fun to add the blindly things to the gum all machine. I have one downstairs that is just waiting to be filled with something fun.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

I can't believe the ideas you come up with Patti,love it.

Sarah said...

Now this is a clever way to use a gum ball machine.

Fill it with sapphires and rubies for the 4th! '-)

Thanks for the feature. I'm honored!
Happy 4th of July to you........Sarah

AshTreeCottage said...

I just love that you filled your vintage bubble gum dispenser with pearls. How clever you are! Thanks for the party!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love your bubble gum machine...especially filled with those pearls!! I adore pearls. What a great idea. Happy 4th of July, Patti and Paula!
Hugs, Cindy

Artsy VaVa said...

Thank you so much for featuring my suitcase table! I love your bubblegum machine!

Doreen said...

What a great idea to paint a bubble gum machine! I have one that is the typical red. It reminds me so much of my childhood charm collection where a penny would get you a piece of gum and sometimes a charm or two!
Doreen

June said...

How pretty this is Patti...I love how you blinged it up. What a great idea! They really make such a thing as a gum keeper? I told you I always learn something new when I come here :)))
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
hugs...

NanaDiana said...

LOVE that bubble gum idea with the pearls. I can remember putting my gum under my desk when I was a kid...yep...shoulda had a gum saver! xo Diana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!! Love the idea of the Bubble gum machine filled with pearls!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's the first time I really like a gum ball machine. In white, filled with pearls and bling it just looks amazing. Now I want one too :).
Happy 4th of July!
Julia

Diane said...

I've always loved gumball machines. Such lovely features and thanks for hosting!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Hi Patty, Love the gumball machine. I have 2 in my room with buttons in them. One is pink and holds my colored buttons and the white one, which is smaller olds my white buttons.
I have tried several times to link a picture but it keeps telling the size is too big. I do not know how to resize my picture. I tried following the steps the link tells me but still does not do it. Help. Most of the time I don't link a picture because of this problem. COuld you help me? I would love to link to your blog weekly.
Thanks, Ana

Highland Monkey's said...

Well, well the lovely things that you can transform when you think outside the box! Never heard of a gum saver before. they are interesting. Have a fab week.

Denise Stain said...

I had no idea there were such things as gum savers! I always see the most interesting items here and i love it! Thanks for hosting the party!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I wish I had known about gum savers in my earlier days. I just sold my gumball machine but it was the kind on a pedestal that stands on the floor. It was taking up too much room, but at Christmas it was fun to fill with red berry garland. I love yours with the pearls. A great look.
Thanks for the party!
Liz

Christina said...

What a fabulous post! I LOVE the jewel filled gumball machine! So clever!

Babs said...

That's the prettiest gum ball machine I've ever seen..and so creative. Way to embellish! Thanks so much for hosting, too.

Kathy said...

Hi Ladies, I love the old bubble gum machine. We have a wonderful designer shop in Fairhope, Luke and Edward, and they have one filled with M $ M's and a bowl filled with nickles for the customers to get their sugar fix. I think it's wonderful.

What is so grand about pearls are they look divine with anything and everything. Enjoy, Kathy
Thanks for hosting the party. Kathy

Alessandra said...

What a faboulos idea!!! I' ve never seen a bubble gum machine so chic before! I love the pearls and you displayed them in a such gorgeous way.This is a very good altered art!
Kisses
Alessandra

The Porcelain Rose said...

Good morning... girls!
What a wonderful post!
Love the bubble gum machine!! What a wonderful idea. How creative.
Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party each week!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I have a thing for bubble gum machines too and have seen them occasionally at yard sales. Now I know I need to buy one! thanks so much for the inspiration ladies and for having me to your party. Happy 4th of July. xo

bj said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen in ages. I just LUV it to pieces. Hope I can find one. :)
Thanks for hosting...

Curtains in My Tree said...

It's so fun coming over here
love the gum machine all blinged out and how cute is the gum savers

Now we will all want a gum machine LOL

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love your blingafied bubble gum machine. So creative!

must love junk said...

Never thought of 'blinging up' a gumball machine-love it!! Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, I love, love that gum-ball machine, how awesome all the pearls inside it, Patty! It takes you to have such an imagination...now I'd love to have one, lol! Thank you ladies for the great party and may you all have a great patriotic weekend ahead.
FABBY

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Patti! Wow, that's the prettiest gumball machine I've ever seen! Love it! And how cute are those gum savers! Thanks for hosting and have a great Fourth!
Gina

Palomasea said...

You never fail to surprise and delight, dear Patti!! This is such a darling idea!
And gum savers....I had no clue these existed! :)
Have a wonderful 4th, sweet friend!
Hugs,
- Irina

Brittania Ruth said...

Thanks for featuring my post about my Italian Curio Cabinet!!! Also I grabbed your "I've been featured" button but it was your blog button instead that showed up. Not sure if you are aware?

Thanks!
Brittany Ruth @ The Rococo Roamer

Julie Marie said...

Hi Patti... what a beautiful bubblicious post!... love love love your vintage gumball machine all blinged up... oooh, now I want one too of course!... cute little gum savers!... my mama used to get sooo mad at my little sister and me when we stuck on gum on our headboards to save!... Happy 4th of July to you!... xoxoxoxo Julie Marie

SavannahGranny said...

Oh, How I love this gumball machine. I would never in my wildest dreams have thought of doing this. What a clever idea. Kudos to you. xoGinger

Kelly said...

I believe this is the first time I've ever seen a bubblegum machine used to hold jewelry. Since you "blinged" it up, it looks like it belongs on your dresser holding jewelry now. Very creative idea!

Susie said...

Patti, I would have never dreamed a little gum machine could look so pretty...I love it !! I think your add ons make it even better. Enjoy the holiday. oxox, Susie
p.s. my computer is acting up...so sometimes I come to visit and can't leave a comment, sorry.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Are you kidding me...I LOVE the gumball machine!!! What a great idea. Goodness you have a collection of just about everything, I have never heard of gum savers, I imagine times were so bad that you didn't even waste a piece of gum as it was such a treat!

Carol

Danice said...

Love the gumball machine! very pretty :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

well I've always loved gumball machines too but this one is magical !
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Judy Haughton-James said...

Wonderful post Patti! It is interesting seeing the gumball machines and how you have decorated them. Cute little elephant too! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

Lori Lehman said...

Thank you for hosting ladies!! I love your classy blog!! Have a happy 4th of July!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thanks for hosting Patti! I love your gum savers! I think I've seen them before but I had no idea what they were used for.

I love how you've glammed up your bubble gum machine! I sold mine when I moved and now I wish I hadn't.

kitty said...

On my gosh, the gum all machine makeover is so adorable. I love your blinged out version. It is perfect! Happy 4th to you!!

Pam said...

Thanks for hosting! I passed up a bubblegum machine not too long ago. Who knew they could look so good!

The Gathering Place said...

Thanks for the encouragement you gave me on my blog. Your gum ball machine looked so charming with the pearls in it. What a great way to display beautiful pearls.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Patti,
The gumball machine is really cute filled with pearls! Such a creative idea! Thanks for hosting and coming by my HOME. Happy 4th of July!

Blessings,
Sandi

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, that gum ball machine is the cutest thing I've ever seen.....you win the prize! I'm featuring this post Saturday or Sunday on my blog....LOVE this! And the gum savers....who knew???

Thanks so much for Linking-Up to My Happy List!

Happy Fourth!

xo,
RJ

Linda Primmer said...

Hi Patti, thank you for your sweet words. I so appreciate them. I love the idea of the gumball machine filled with pearls...such a clever idea. xo Linda

Shabby Passion said...

Dear Patti, I love it here and I looove the gum machine... filled with beads , so precious so lovely!

Great meeting you here, you've got a new Italian follower!! yhoohoooo!!
ciao Lisa

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this idea. What are the chances of finding exactly what you wanted in the thrift store? I've never heard of a gum saver before, love the little hand!!

Anne said...

What a cool find at a thrift shop! Love how you blinged it up!
xx
Anne

Maureen said...

Brilliant! Makes me want to paint my red gumball machine! I love yours.

Debbie said...

OK, hands down that is the single most creative thing I've ever seen in Blogville! It has the perfect touches of both elegance and whimsy, and I LOVE IT.

I will now be keeping my eyes open for a well shaped gumball machine. So cool!

Marlene said...

Great features this week and OMG the bubblicious is gorgeous. Love how you blinged it up, it so beautiful with the pearls in it. Love the gum keeper, never seen one great idea.
xxx
Marlene

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is just too pretty! A bubble gum machine blinged up and full of pearls! In love with it! Thanks for joining TTF this week.

Linda

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh I so love you gumball machine. I have a pink one and I love it but ti is bright pink and i much prefer light pink. I may have to paint it one day and add my goodies. You did a lovely job with your beautiful pearls and rhinestones (she says as she swoons). Just lovely. Thank you for sharing and for hosting. Hugs, Beverly

Shelia said...

Oh, Darling! You take the cake! I love your bubble gum machine filled with pearls! Only you would think of this and I just love it. Thank you for popping in to see me and I've got to get back to partying with you. I've just been so busy this summer. Hope you had a great 4th.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Teresa said...

Don't stop collecting and sharing Beauty and Whimsy!

I love the Elephant.

It must look striking (and funny) "carrying" the mint savers - here they aren't called gum (good family ladies don't chew gum ;) ahahahah) - but were used to put those tiny mints and drops like the French "Les Anis de Flavigny".

I remember being little (I've never been little but I think you get the point :)) and wanting to grow up so I could be in a Lady's Tea and have one of those and do that gesture of reaching across the table and take one - it was a study in elegance.

I remember ones that were of anise and inside had a lavender flower inside. And I remember thinking that I should never bite them but wait patientky it dissolved; and when it did, if you were a guest, it was time to thank for the tea and leave.

Those were the times.

What do I tell you? You had to be born on the wrong century so you could bring us these costumes and objects.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Teresa

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love the blinged gumball machine! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Deborah

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Patti,
Seeing your bubble gum machine makes me want to hunt our thrift shops for one. I love how you blingged it out and to find it in white what a rare find.
As for the gum savers I have seen these very ones but, never knew what the were for. The hand print clearly says what it's use is but all the unwritten ones have always been a mystery to me :)

I will now keep my eyes open for those unique gum savers, not sure i will purchase any but you my friend have made me all the smarter when I do find one.

Thank you beautiful friend for taking the time to visit and leaving a comment that joys our heart.
Have a beautiful weekend and week to follow.

Lots of love to the two of you.
Xoxo
Doré

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment for me.The postings in your blog are very creative and wonderful.loved going through it...:):):)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH PATTI AND PAM....that gumball machine idea is DIVINE!!!!! And as always, your vintage/antique wares leave me speechless! Much love to you both and enjoy your summer weekend! I am currently out of state and hope to resume my blogging in a few days! Anita

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love the bling in the bubble gum machine. Looks like you had a huge party too.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How sweet of you to come over and meet Harold... Thank you so much Patti for your kind words.
Blessings,
Penny

The Liberty Belle said...

Every visit is an inspiration!

Deserae said...

LOVE your little bubble gum machine! It looks so darling filled with pearls! I have never seen a gum saver before....so cute! I might have to add one of those to my collection :o) Have a great week!
~Des

andrea@townandprairie said...

O.M. Goodness! That bubble-gum machine is to die for!! I love her with pearls and sparkles! Absolutely genius! Gum savers...never heard of them before, but my you found a lot and I guess there are lots of different kinds out there, too! Interesting.

Diana said...

What a sweet gum ball machine! You always come up with the greatest vignettes and finds. Thanks for sharing.
Diana

Bente said...

Love that little gum machine. It is so pretty with some bling and pearles. You are so creative, my friend.

Hugs from here

Patty said...

I never thought to put jewels in a gumball machine! I love it! And it's funny, I just blogged about a modern day gum stand here http://pattyspthings.blogspot.com/2013/06/c-wonder-grand-opening.html
Thanks for hosting!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This idea with the bubble gum machine and the pearls is just awesome....and I love your blog!!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Thanks for joining my blog, I'm your new follower too!
Randee

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
You two have the most wonderful ideas! I love the bubble gum machine, and I would have never thought of putting special pearls and jewels in there. It looks so beautiful. I have always had a thing for bubble gum machines, and this one is special.

Love,
~Sheri

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your gumball machine, how fun is that. All the bling is fabulous. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Tennsley said...

Very cute post! I love the gumball machine and the pearls too!

Stopping over from Time to Shine Party.

~Tenns
New Mama Diaries

Cori.Warner said...

Love the gum machine! Thanks for hosting a great party!

Calista said...

What a cute idea! I found your post thru Funky Junk Interiors and am looking forward to joining your next link party!

Linda Bouffard said...

Hi, Patty, Thanks for the post. I'm pinning because I have one of these gumball machines... a small one and a medium one that we used for a few parties! Have a great week. Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I love your ideas! I have a small gum ball machine. I'll have to figure out how to fill it and see what I can do with it! Sweet hugs!

Kievonna said...

Wow! Never seen a bubble gum machine re purposed in such a way, I'm totally inspired!

Jann Olson said...

What a bubbilicious beauty! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Julia Klimek said...

You guys find the most interesting things! Always beautiful! Julia

Faye said...

I love your white gum ball machine and I have a red one from back when they were popular...what an awesome idea!!! You have me hooked, I'll look for it. I also have never heard of gum savers!
Thanks tons for hosting!
xoxox

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Patti, this is a fun collectible! Love how you glamourized this sweet little bubble gum machine! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Carolyn said...


I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

carolyn
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Diann said...

What a pretty way to bling up a gumball machine. I never would have thought of that. thanks for sharing at TTF!

JP said...

What a wonderful way to display vintage gems....I had to pin it to remind me to be on the look out for one, now!
I hope that I get a reminder to your next party....I've been missing out on a lot!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

My blog post is up! :D I've been over here sooooo omany times the past couple of weeks looking at this post....I *heart* it!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is a marvelous collectible that you made glamorous! I am so delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Trishia said...

Bought a gumball machine at Goodwill today just to try my hand at creating what you did here. I have one filled with seashells but I love the 'glam' look on yours.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FrenchKissed-Postcards-Digital-Scans/218073078275479 Sharing on my Facebook page:)

vintagemarigold.com said...

That is so lovely! I will so be on the look out as I have so many baubles, they are my guilty pleasure! Tiffany!

Katherines Corner said...

Love this soooo much!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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