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.


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

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

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

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

  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!

  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 !