Friday, December 7, 2012

'Time in a Bottle'...I'm back!

My treasures from the ocean...including a bottom of a 1965 beer bottle; now, a 'sea glass' after 47yrs finding its way out from the ocean!The gorgeous cobalt blue dish with it's stand, is a 'thrift find' for $2.99.

Time in a Bottle~ Jim Croce 
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you...

Hi Everyone,
I'm back...not looking so great; but my eye surgery was a success...actually a bit 'scary'. Did not think that Retinal eye surgery would be so complicated...but if you have the faith and confidence, and know you have the best doctor, and surgical team, then half the 'battle' is done! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words, your thoughts and your prayers!

I've been resting at my daughter's house, and just came home yesterday...but now, I'm going back there again. Cannot bend down, or lift anything heavy for two weeks, at least. My eye patch is off, and only have to wear it at night when I sleep (not to rub my eye)

I uploaded one of my most favorite song from 1973, by Jim Croce...Time in a Bottle. A couple weeks ago, my son found this beautiful huge piece of sea glass on the beach, and gave it to was actually a beer bottle, from 1965, as you can see the back of it...from Geo. Ballantine & Sons, a famous Brewing company, that made Ballantine Ale. They were a huge beer brewing company that started out in the late eighteen hundred, through the sixties, until some other companies took over their name. The brewery has been shut down around that time, or even earlier! Well, that's the story on that!

Wouldn't it be nice to save time in a bottle?...yes, we can do that by cherishing every moment in our life, and spending time with our loved ones and friends! Doing 'good' for others, and seeing the 'best' and not the worst. If you could do that, you will have saved all the time, and can look back, knowing you have no regrets. Time heals all wounds...especially physical ones, and I will be on my way to recovery real soon!

I missed you, all...have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

My 'sea glass' collection...took at least 10yrs to collect these precious, perfectly polished sea glass that the ocean washes out. It's very rare to find a few, here-and-there, scattered on the beach. Just think; in order for these glass pieces to get these takes several decades from broken bottles dropped into the ocean, to get these shapes! Beautiful jewelry can be designed by these gorgeous sea glass; I just don't have enough...or maybe!
As the saying goes..."one man's garbage, is another man's treasure". Apparently, these bottles have been dropped into the ocean off ships, storms and waves have been battering them to break up and form into shapes! You can  check out this wonderful website to actually view and purchase sea glass jewelry...absolutely amazing~
Out of the Blue Sea Glass Jewelry 
Photo, courtesy of... Out of the Blue Sea Glass Jewelry

What Is Sea Glass Or Beach Glass?

Sea glass or beach glass comes from our lost broken glass that found its way to the sea where it is transformed into frosted gem like treasures by the natural tumbling action of the tides. Both terms sea glass or beach glass can refer to glass that has emerged from the sea and beach glass refers to glass that has emerged from a body of fresh water such as one of the Great Lakes. In Puerto Rico sea glass is sometimes called crystal de mar or vidrio de mar. Sea glass is often poetically referred to as "Mermaids Tears" and washes up on beaches all over the world. In writing you will sometimes see seaglass, or beachglass. I love the oneness of "seaglass" after all those years in the ocean it has become something beyond man made glass. It is as if the glass has blended with the sea and the two are now inseparable. The way you can hold a seashell up to your ear and hear the ocean I find that you can feel the power of the sea when you hold a piece of sea glass in your hand.

Orcas Island Sea Glass Sea Glass Jewelry 

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  1. So glad to hear you are on the mend, Elisabeth! I think it's a great idea that you head on back to your daughter's place - that way you won't be tempted to be doing things you know you shouldn't be... Just take this time to rest - plenty of time to pick up and clean etc :D

    I just love the term 'Mermaids Tears!' Your sea glass collection is gorgeous and you don't need to do anything with them - just enjoy - they look stunning all on their own. Love the old beer bottle and the story behind it.

    I guess this is the story of our lives as well. The seas of life may batter us, but it's also rounding off our edges and in the end we are beautiful souls. Take care :)

  2. Kívánok neked mielőbbi gyógyulást, vigyázz magadra, tényleg ne erőltesd meg magad, azt mondják szemműtét után nem szabad.
    Nagyon érdekeseket írtál a tengeri üvegről, nem is hallottam eddig róla:)
    Csodaszép az a fülcsi amit belőle készítettek.

  3. You've touched on many of my favourite things, the colour cobalt blue, the sea, Jim's Croce's song ;-) I'm very glad to hear your surgery went great and that you are recovering well. Just take care. Have a happy holiday. x BTW, that sea glass jewelry is gorgeous.

  4. So glad your surgery went well! What a beautiful post that your took the time to write... thank you! I loved Jim and his music sad ending though.
    Hope your on the mend soon and we see some more of your fabulous dishes!

  5. Hi my dear Elisabeth, sooooo good to see you back. God blessed that your surgery was successful and you're recovering quite fast!

    Very meaningful posting, thank you so much for sharing with all of us.
    Take care, don't strain your eyes too much. When going out don't forget to wear your sunglasses. You're suppose to rest at least 2 weeks, so no cooking and baking till you fully recover.

    I'm off to work, back later to continue reading your posting.
    With lots of love and hugs to you. Have a great weekend, warm regards.

  6. Jobbulást kívánok! Vigyázz magadra. A fülbevaló csodaszép!

  7. Welcome back! We are all still here. So glad the surgery went well. I know that must feel scary.

    Happy holidays to you.

  8. Glad to hear that your surgery is success. I like this post. Take care of your eyes. Enjoy every day.

  9. Good to know everything went well. Here's to a full recovery in the speediest time! No lifting of heavy cupcakes, you hear?

  10. So glad you're on the road to recovery- Take care of yourself!!! I love sea glass as well, and always pick it up on the beach when I find an interesting piece. :)

  11. Happy to hear you're recovering well. Continue to heal and take good care of yourself.

  12. So happy to hear your surgery went well and you're feeling better! Rest up and let Lora take care of you!!! Happiest of holidays, sweet friend!

  13. Örülök hogy túl vagy a műtéten, nagyon vigyázz magadra! Pihentesd sokat a szemedet, a munka majd megvár.....

  14. WELCOME BACK, my friend! I am so very happy to hear your surgery went well, Eli.

  15. Kedves Elisabeth nagyon örülök, hogy sikeres volt a szemműtét!! Sokat gondoltam rád az elmúlt napokban. Most nagyon vigyázz magadra, pihenjél sokat, és tartsad be az orvos utasításait nehogy megerőltessed a szemedet. Minél előbbi gyógyulást kívánok.
    Szép kis gyűjteményed van, a sörösüveg pedig igazi ritkaság, a fülbevaló pedig csodaszép.
    Szép hétvégét kívánok!! Puszillak

  16. I loved this post and Jane wrote such a beautiful comment! I'm glad that your surgery went well and I can imagine how relieved you are. Good to go back and stay with your daughter until you are completely healed.

    You have some lovely treasures sea glass and in family :)

  17. Welcome back, Elizabeth!! So glad to hear your surgery was a success. Great post! I also love and collect sea glass!

  18. So glad to see you back Elisabeth! Take care of yourself and get better in time for Christmas with your family.

    I love your pretty treasures also :):)

  19. Elisabeth, glad your surgery went well and you are back! Get well soon, and you must get plenty of rest. Love your ocean collection, very heartwarming. Wouldn't it be great if we could save time in a bottle, eh?

  20. Good to see you back Elisabeth! Jim Croce is one of our old favourites too, what a loss it was he died so early.

  21. WELCOME BACK Elisabeth! Good to read that all went well. Have a good rest. Hugs, Jo

  22. nice to know that your surgery went well and now you;re on your way to recovery! reading the message or lyrics on time in a bottle actually now brings back some past memories. you take care, no hard work, act like a queen!

  23. Welcome back Elisabeth...and glad that you are doing well.
    I used to walk by the beach and collect the sea glass...
    Take care my dear!

  24. Dear Elizabeth, I am so glad to see you back here and know that your surgery went well. I was thinking of you... Take it very-very easy for now. Hugs, my dear! :)

  25. Elisabeth, I am so happy to learn that your surgery was a success! It must be a huge relief... It's such a delicate part of our body that I always wonder how precise machines and doctors must be. Anyway, I hope you will soon forget the whole incident!
    I have always loved sea glasses. They look so beautiful washed for many years and smoothed by the sea.

  26. SO glad to know you're surgery went well and that you have Lora to help you out while you recuperate. I've been thinking of you! xo

    PS...great message to cherish every moment :)

  27. Hi Elizabeth, I trackbacked to this site from a link and wanted to express gratitude for a nod in my direction, as well as an overall comment on your site - love your blogging! It also sounds like you just went through an important surgery, so congratulations on healing up properly! Thank you again, and Happy Holidays! - Erica

  28. These stones look fantastic! I love these "sea treasure"...and what colours. Welcome back online and good luck with your recovery. It's nice to have the help of your family and feel home.

  29. Elizabeth,
    I loved that song also and am glad to hear you're doing well. Wow, eye surgery, that affects every part of your live, doesn't it! Hope by now the recuperation is close to being complete. Have a blessed holiday!

  30. Glad to know that the surgery went well, must be a big relief! And what beautiful ocean treasures :-)

  31. Dear Elisabeth, we are so glad that you are on the mend and that your surgery went well! Love your sea glass collection and we have to post ours too from California.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday.
    Judit es Corina

  32. Hi Elisabeth, wishing you a speedy recovery, glad that the worst is over!! Enjoy the time with your family, have a peaceful holiday break! I ADORE your collection of sea treasures!!!Lots of hugs!!

  33. So good to hear that your surgery went well. I love sea glass and your collection is great. It is hard to fined on this side of the our sand is so soft like powder, it couldn't wear much of anything out! We have a store here in Venice that has many things made from sea glass and beautiful baubles from the sea. I love going in there and get many ideas for my crafts.