Monday, January 24, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Last week I op-shopped with purpose. I wanted to make a housewarming present for a friend and a "it-has- been-too-long-since-we-have-seen-each-other" gift for another friend. So I set off on a mission to collect some glassware with coloured glass at the top of my list. Here is a sampling of what I unearthed ...


Once the layers of dust have been washed away they are really very pretty - gotta love shiny! And here is what they became ...


This candlestick will be going to a beachside abode so I wanted to use bright, summery colours to fit the location.


The next one will be going to a friend with a very eclectic sense of style - she loves colour - so I wanted to use a good variety of shapes and colours in this candlestick.

It ended up a little crooked because the lovely blue thingy at the bottom was not level - a fact that escaped me until it was too late!


Never mind, I am going with the idea that being slightly lopsided just adds to its' quirky charm! To join in with Flea market Finds or to have a squizz at the goodies everyone has hunted up this wee, head over to Sophies. Pssst - Sophie is having a give-away just leave a comment on her blog for a chance to win!

9 comments:

BOB & MABEL said...

Love them! What a great idea.

Nelly said...

That is feaking awesome. Love that idea.

Tallulahbelles said...

they are amazing!

Lyndel said...

oh I'll never look at the shelf full of glassware in the Oppy again, without thinking of your candlestick! amazing.

bowerbirdz said...

These are great - it never ceases to amaze me the creativity people have when it comes to reinventing objects - great job!

Anonymous said...

Colourful and gorgeous just like you!

Emma said...

These are so pretty, they'll love them!

Alyssa said...

That's gorgeous! What a lovely and unique gift.

Anonymous said...

If you 'shaved' the base on one side of the candle, it would probably make the candle holder look straight !!