Recycle, Upcycle, Make-do's!



Just a few other things I am working on - some will be in Etsy, some will be available locally.

I love vintage teacups, and sometimes they just aren't suited for tea anymore. I turn them into pin cushions, soap dishes, and now bird feeders.

Think spring!!! Aren't we all ready???The cups and saucers are on garden stakes- and can be put in the garden or in a flower pot. The stakes range from 3' down to flower pot size. They are easily removable from the stake for cleaning.As I was posting this, I realized I forgot to take a picture of the completed teacups on the stakes!! LOL I'll edit that in later!!!

I am also recycling vintage items and turning them into shabby chic pedestals - for cupcakes, candy, or jewelry. Here I combined an orphaned rose chintz saucer with a candlestick and found bobeche with prisms.

7 comments:

  1. You definitely have a knack for recycling, upcycling, and making do! I always love anything "shabby chic" and the pedestals are lovely.

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  2. Love that pedestal with the saucer. Are you selling that one? Lennie

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  3. How clever...I love them....I love vintage dishes....and that is just too cute!

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  4. Yes, the pedestal is for sale, as are they all!!

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  5. I love everything vintage. You did a wonderful job with the cake plate! What a great idea, and a versatile piece that could also be used for a pillar candle, in a guest bathroom for soap and washcloth, and so many other ways!

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  6. busy busy busy !
    a friend of ours used to glue plates to stakes for bird feeders too ;)

    there is so much great china out there waiting to be repurposed !
    oxo

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