Friday, January 8, 2010

second hand re-creation

while in my cleaning organizing fit, i've been able to move things around and re-create with some second hand stuff that wouldn't normally go together.
i took my thrift store find silver basket, and my thrift store find glass candle stick holder (total cost $1.00)

and created my new center piece for my dining room table.
simple.
cheap.
and in my eyes
perfect.

well almost...i'm in search of a short metal candle stick so i can crazy glue it together. you know because of the high population of male noisemakers in my home...glass not good.

ps tutorial for my doll quilt will be up soon probably tomorrow. and i'm still working on some new stuff for my shop. we've been hit with the flu so things have been pushed back. currently i'm under a mountain of folded laundry.

oh and there's a sponsored giveaway on monday.
yeah, we'll talk soon.





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32 comments:

Foof4e said...

you are not alone, the crazy comes from being a crafty mom :)

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Looks great and I hope everyone feels better soon! :)

Rachel Carlson said...

thrift store beauty. my favorite kind. simply perfect. hugs!

Brandy said...

Love it!!!
I especially love the rust/wear & tear on the basket. Looks great.
I understand the need to get rid of the glass, but it sure looks good.

Keriann said...

How bright and cheerful! It looks great!

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Goes together perfectly.
Linda

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I have that very "silver" basket now for a glass... I like... Very fresh and simple!

simplymodernmom.com said...

i love your simple decor ideas. and i hope you start to feel better soon!

Ashley said...

Love it! And at least your mountain of laundry is folded laundry! :)

Miss-tearious said...

Super cute!!

You said you are looking for a metal candle stick.. I have seen lots of projects where people create their own holders of sorts and use a heavy duty clear drying glue to put the two pieces together. Is that the kind of glue you're referring to? If so, do you know what brand works well? Good luck on your quest though!!

Thank you!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

How.cute.is.that?!?! I always have you chatting in the back of my head when I walk into the Salvation Army Thrift store. I'm always thinking, WWVDWT. What would Vanessa do with this? hehe Jenn

Dogwood said...

Nice look. I love all the differnt items together to create a new look for a centerpiece. I have just changed a few things around and loving the new look. Have a fun day.

resmith said...

I guess I need to go to thrift store more often.
Hope everyone is felling better soon!
Hugs,
Liz

Aubrey said...

It's really cool-lookin' V. I really love the fabric underneath it too.

I've discovered that I can find things at the thrift store finally--only it's a bad thing because now I fill my house with all my millions of finds. ;) You know the "one in, on out" theory? I have it backwards--I drop off a load and then go in and buy more--like more than the amount I dropped off. It's sickness.

ellsworth family said...

very nice!

Candace said...

too cute! feel better soon....

Kathryn said...

i just love the photos you take. what kind of camera do you have?

Wendy said...

Looks great! I like those bowls. My thrift has a couple but I havent picked one up yet.

Kristin said...

Don't limit yourselt to a candle stick. :) I did something similar with a silver vase. I poured some sand in the bottom of the vase so it had some weight in the bottom and wouldn't tip as easy. I love the openness of the bowl you found. You have a good eye!

Becky said...

That is soooo pretty!!!! What if you found a similar vessel made of a clear plastic? A silver base would be very nice but I like that glass there. Makes the basket look all floaty!

Hope everyone feels better soon.

Rachel said...

All I can say is, at least your laundry is clean and folded. I'm running out of clean undies...

Love the centrepiece. And love the price! Genius!

dana said...

I love the colors! So bright and cheery!

Ali said...

Love it! As usual. Hope your crew feels better quickly (and hope you survive your laundry--seriously, does it breed when we're sick? Sure seems that way to me!)

Kathy - mom of many said...

I like the colors you are using to decorate your house. Very clean and elegant-looking. I'm going to add you to my favorites so I can see more of your beautiful creations.

trish said...

I hope you are all feeling better real soon. Especially with it being so cold!
Will keep my eyes open for a metal candle stick out here! :o)
Stay warm and have a great weekend!
Trish

momofcmhl said...

I found that exact same metal basket at D.I. last night! Love the idea!!!

Bonnie said...

Awesome, Vanessa! Is there no end to your talents and imagination? We went to a glass/ceramic factory in Nove, Italy and they sell pedestals just for this purpose. I didn't have a square inch left in the suitcases. Bummer!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Love, B

Jodie said...

So simple but so elegant - what a gret combination.

eve said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Princess Martha said...

Wow, very cool. Yes, I agree, glass and boys dont mix ;-)

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

There you go!! Another creative, perky decorating idea!! So smart!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your fruit stand is just lovely - it looks like those 2 pieces were made for each other! I've linked this to my cake stands post too today, well done!

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