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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Little Things Mean A Lot....

Hello, all...

 "I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life 
that make you happy."
Paula Cole

 I have a vintage, very heavy metal and glass
GUM BALL MACHINE that makes me happy.

 Today, it has M&M Peanuts in it.

 





MOST of the time, we have GUMBALLS
in it.....
duh....


“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”

Andy Warhol
"Share little things in life with your loved ones,
like happy songs and smiles !"  
and maybe a gum ball or two..:>)
 
"HAPPY are they who take life day by day, complain very little,
and are thankful for the little things in life."



I'm not sure how old the gum ball machine is...

the lady that gave it to me said she'd had it for about 10 yrs and her friend had bought it at a thrift store several years before.



I had another one several years ago that I bought at a local store... but it was MUCH lighter..
the metal much thinner.
It's just one of those LITTLE things in life that make you smile.



xoxo, bj 


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33 comments:

  1. that wouldn't be full for long if it was in my house...

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  2. How cool to have your own machine and have gumballs any time you want.

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  3. I love my gumball machines! Right now the big one on the stand has Skittles in it, one is empty and of course I have my pretty white one filled with pearls!

    ~Trisha

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  4. I used to have a small one at work that dispensed jelly beans, everyone love it-enjoy yours:@)

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  5. Your pleasure in all the bits and pieces of life is infectious, BJ!

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  6. Your passion is contagious BJ! I love your gumball machine, and it would make me feel like a kid again.

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  7. He's a cute little gum ball soldier! I love the idea! I can just bet your grandchildren have loved getting a gum ball..... That's so cool! Enjoy!

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  8. I have one too, but it's always empty!

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  9. we always liked the one where the bottom had a curved track where you could see it travel through

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  10. I had one when I was a young girl. Never stayed full :)

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  11. I have always wanted one.....but mine could not have m&ms. I wouldn't be able to leave it alone!!

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  12. Oh my!!! There's YOUR gumball machine! How neat! But you know I'm jealous now and I'm going to want to find some gumballs for mine! lol Have fun my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  13. Fun thing to have around especially for the kids or grands. Take a lot of gumballs or M&M's to fill one of those up.
    Our daughter has an antique table-top one that you have to put a nickle in to get a gumball.
    Thanks for sharing your fun with us.
    Audrey Z.

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  14. That's plumb adorable! I like that yours is the 'real McCoy' and not some plastic imitation.

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  15. So true BJ, it is the little things in life that fill us with happiness and joy. Your antique gum ball machine is very cool.
    Happy Valemtines day!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. This is so charming! If it had M&M peanuts in it around here, they would be gone!!

    Love to you!

    Jane xxx

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  17. What a fun "little thing" to enjoy in your life!

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  18. I agree, it IS the little things in life that make me smile! LOVE your gumball/M&M machine:) Have a blessed and SWEET day, HUGS!

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  19. M & M peanuts are my favorite! Love the gum ball machine.
    Happy Valentine,Bj !

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  20. So very fun! I'm sure it brightens up any room you put it in :) Have a lovely Valentine's weekend, BJ! <3

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  21. The little things in life do make us happy as do the friends we make here on facebook. Love the gum ball machine. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  22. Love this! It is the little things that can just make our day!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  23. BJ, My girls got a gumball machine for Christmas one year. I honestly do not know where it got to. Our neighbor kids used to come down with their pennies to get gum...my girls thought that was the funniest thing ever. The kids were from 4 to 7.. I thought it was pitiful, so I always let them in....the machine was for my girls to safe pennies and just have a gum once in a while. LOL. I love seeing those machines. Oh my goodness if there had been m&m's in ours , I would have been digging pennies from my purse. LOL. Blessings , xoxo,Susie

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  24. Wow, wouldn't my grands love it if I had a gum ball machine?? That is a treasure, bj!
    Happy ❤️ Day!

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  25. Gumball machines make me happy too! <3
    Love,
    Sue

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  26. You are fortunate as you do find those type gumball machines much anymore. I HAVEL ALWAYS SAID, IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE THAT MEANS SO MUCH.

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  27. How fun to have your own gum ball machine. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Dianne

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  28. Beautiful pictures, wonderful food with love. I love those hearts!

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  29. Adorable grands. Neat gumball machine. So fun.

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  30. BJ Hi! It has been forever since I have visited with you. I love your gumball machine. I used to visit more on the blogs but, this party is about the most I get done each week now. I babysit my nieces and nephew half of the week and their ages are 4, 2-3/4, and 11 months. They keep me busy not to mention my own three boys. Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  31. bj,

    so glad I visited your blog today. You made me smile :)

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj