"Poppy Coffee"- Wizard of Oz theme

December 29th, 2009 in member junk     
CleverThinker CleverThinker, member
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This lamp is for all of the Wizard of Oz fans.  The fabric on the 3-panel shade is a light green background with one liners from the Wizard (Stuff a matress outta me will ya?, I m Dorothy, the small and meek), then trimmed with a simple black edging.
This is a shot looking DOWN past the shade into the crystal ball and the field of flowers....Poppies will make them sleep...  note the seed packet below.
This lamp is for all of the Wizard of Oz fans.  The fabric on the 3-panel shade is a light green background with one liners from the Wizard (Stuff a matress outta me will ya?, I m Dorothy, the small and meek), then trimmed with a simple black edging.

This lamp is for all of the Wizard of Oz fans.  The fabric on the 3-panel shade is a light green background with one liners from the Wizard ("Stuff a matress outta me will ya?", "I 'm Dorothy, the small and meek"), then trimmed with a simple black edging.

Photo: Photo by Larry Moad

This lamp is for all of the Wizard of Oz fans.  The fabric on the 3-panel shade is a light green background with one liners from the Wizard ("Stuff a matress outta me will ya?", "I'm Dorothy, the small and meek"), then trimmed with a simple black edging.

The cups and saucers are mismatched to form the body of the lamp, perched on the books (titled: "Timepiece', "High Wizardry," "True Courage" and "Your Miracle Brain") all representing the tinman, scarecrow, lion and the Wizard himself.  The stand alone emerald cup and saucer on the right side holds a round 'crystal' ball with a field of flowers inside.  Just under the saucer is a packet of Poppy Seeds. 

 
The entire lamp is built on top of a recycled lamp frame and a  base cleverly covered with a turquoise bowl.  Note the different silouettes in the handle shapes and bodies of the cups and saucers.   Titled, signed and dated.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Poppy Coffee
posted in: member junk, bedroom, black, entry, light fixture, great room, alternative, books, 50s, 60s, lime, plastic

Comments (10)

Rebel_Girl writes: I love this. My daughter is a Wizard of Oz fan and would love this. What a xol idea. Posted: 6:58 pm on November 13th
emw1203 writes: Absolutely adorable. I often have tea parties and would love to try this. I have drilled tea cups and got a special bit for it too but this is so enchanting and the Wizard of Oz words makes it so nostalgic. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 9:45 am on July 12th
MelHow writes: Those are cool...I especially like the poppy detail.... Posted: 1:40 pm on March 11th
clovergirl writes: Just darling - so creative - one of my favorite movies - great job!! Posted: 8:24 pm on January 19th
shabbychick writes: I'm a HUGE fan of the Wizard of Oz, and you've done it creative justice with this one!!! Love it, and the cup with the poppies are the perfect touch.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 11:25 pm on January 2nd
CleverThinker writes: @Makin--

Yes, these are made with melmac, or melamine, or bakelite....it's plastic everyday dinnerware from the 50's and 60's. I drill the cups, plates, saucers and books on a drill press....S L O W L Y.....sometimes, I might lose one and blow out a bigger hole than I need in the center (mostly because the plastic is brittle and can snap easy). But when that happens, I throw it back in to my 'recycled stuff that needs to be recycled again' box and will use it on a different project. Sometimes, that cup with the blown out base is buried inside of another stack of cups. You don't know it when you see the finished product, but I know its there.

Drilling the books is always a job-- the smell of heated paper from the drill bit is like a campfire, and the smoke will rise from the bit. I never do a drawing of the lamps ahead of time- I just visualize it in my head first, then do a dry mockup (stack the books and cups) to make sure it will fit with the donor lamp base, then get drilling.

I have enough fabric to make another with this theme, but need to locate a couple of appropriately titled books to finish.

"....All in due time, my pretty....all in due time...." Posted: 12:13 pm on December 30th
MakinItHappen writes: These are really cool. Are those cups melamine? How do you drill the holes without shattering them? Posted: 12:00 pm on December 30th
alicemom writes: LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:03 pm on December 29th
monakent writes: Okay now, this one is SUPER cool, with the saying and the poppies!!! Wonderfully creative. gailmarie Posted: 7:12 pm on December 29th
RustyDiva writes: I think this is my favorite so far. Love the quotes on the shade and love love love the crystal ball! Very creative and well done CleverThinker! Posted: 3:22 pm on December 29th
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