Monday, February 22, 2010

BLUE MONDAY

Hook up with Sally @ Smiling Sally's for your BLUE MONDAY post.
I'm probably going to be inside most of the day, we had an ice storm yesterday before we had 2 inches of snow on top of that.  Hopefully we will get some sun to warm up the streets.

I've had this gumball machine several years and haven't used it for awhile.  Since we finished our sunroom I think it looks great in there.
I looked for gumballs the other day but didn't have much luck.  Sam's Club  had a big bag of peanut M&M's-Easter colors, so I gave them a try.  They look so colorful in there. 
Believe me this is NO money making venture, the machine takes $.01 and gives you about 6 pieces.  We keep pennies in a metal tin next to the machine.  My grandchildren love it---I try not to eat too many.
I think I'll try to find gumballs after Easter.

I went shopping at one of my favorite little thrift stores last week and found this blue and yellow vase.  It looks great in the sunroom also. I spent a whopping .79 cents on this.
Hope you all have a great week.
Ann
Tin and sparkle

14 comments:

SmilingSally said...

I keep candy for my grandchildren too, but I purposely choose candy that I can resist. Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

Oh yes...candy for grandluvs...suckers, gum and candy corn....they love it all....and....
I love THEM!!
Pretty blues for us today.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

We used to have a gumball machine and it was a lot of fun! Fun to see your blues. :)

LV said...

Whatever works, you have to do it sometimes. The M&Ms look great in the gumball machine. Also, makes it harder for the little ones to eat too much. Be sure to drop by my blog this Tuesday.

Marilyn said...

Hi, I love the soft colors of the Easter candy. Unfortunately, I still have snowmen to pack away. If I put them all away, will it stop snowing? Weekends are just too short for me.

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

LOVE the yellow and blue vase...you know, at that price,you better insure it:)Not much is better than a great bargain, huh???You did good,Miss Ann!

© Jennifer Raley said...

Hi! Here we are again! Thanks for coming by my blog ... first blue monday! Love the gumball machine - I had a red one years ago and broke the globe. Wish I'd hung onto the machine though. Nice vase too! SEe ya next time! Jenn <><

Joy said...

Love that gumball machine. The M&M's look great in it. I went to find green M&M's for
St. Pats and all I can find is the Easter one's...lol

Jeanne said...

I do love the gum ball machine. However, I much prefer the M $ M's nuts then gum balls. HA! Your yellow and blue vase is so pretty. A wonderful bargain.
Thrift shopping is my passion.
Hugs, Jeanne

Ali said...

I just love gumball machines, I have just always been fascinated by them. I am not a big fan of gum though so when I had one when I was younger, I kept other things like peanut M&Ms in it too. That vase is so neat too, great find!

Mary said...

Cool vase, Ann...price was right, too ;) Happy Blue Monday~

Lindy MacDuff said...

Very cute gumball machine. The Easter M&Ms look just right. Your vase was quite the deal!

Thanks for stopping by my Blue Monday post. I'm glad you liked my Blue Jays.

Hope your ice and snow melt off soon!

Rhondi said...

Cute gumball machine. I've never seen one in blue before!

Suzanne said...

I was at an antique store and saw a gumball machine that was amazing. Stupid me...I talked myself out of it. Now I want to see if it is still there. Love your blog. Thanks for visiting me also!
Suzanne

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