Nesting Bird Server

January 14th, 2010 in member junk     
Christina_S Christina_S, member
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I finally got around to doing another server (which of course includes a bird!).  For this one I once again used vintage orphaned dishes, including this sweet tea cup I found at a garage sale this past summer.  I used glass candle holders from a thrift store, which I preped, painted and glazed with Delta Perm-Enamel products. The bird is a vintage salt shaker I found at an antique store on the Oregon coast. I tried out a new glue this time and I am pretty happy with how has held up so far and the clarity of it when it dries.  It is called "Glass, Metal and More" and is suppose to be waterproof.  Does anyone have experience with how this glue preforms over time?


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, centerpiece, cottage, glass, white, kitchen, ceramic, floral, tea cup, bird, dishes, server

Comments (13)

ninnarae writes: This is absolutely adorable! Lovely project! Posted: 5:38 pm on January 30th
junkermidge writes: Beautiful and fun at the same time! Way to go.
Midge Posted: 7:34 pm on January 19th
shabbychick writes: Your serving piece is beautiful, and perfectly topped with a little bird! Very nice.

Makingithappen - I use Gorilla Glue epoxy (two-part) for my glass projects, and love how it holds (and sets up quickly too).

Kathy Posted: 10:22 am on January 19th
suewhitney writes: I applaud your thoughtful selection of odds-and-ends. The end result is stunning!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:31 am on January 16th
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely gorgeous Christina......I love this.
xojanis Posted: 7:24 pm on January 15th
RustyDiva writes: Very sweet! Puts me in the mood for Spring and tea parties. Posted: 10:59 am on January 15th
Prior writes: very pretty! Lezlee Posted: 10:17 pm on January 14th
alicemom writes: Very tweet! Really very sweet.
smiles,alice Posted: 9:57 pm on January 14th
bluebucket writes: So cute. I've always passed up salt and pepper shakers but will start hunting them now for toppers and other projects. I'll also have to keep in mind while thrifting that you can paint just about anything. Love the painted candlestick holders, they blend so well with the dishes.
doreen Posted: 8:49 pm on January 14th
oldnews writes: So pretty, I love it! Marie Posted: 8:35 pm on January 14th
MakinItHappen writes: This is really pretty. I have some little birds that would be great on one of those. Hope you don't mind if I copy. The only glue I've ever used that holds like crazy and dries really hard is two-part epoxy, but it's kind of a pain. I'd sure be willing to use something else. I'll be glad to see if anyone uses that kind. Posted: 8:20 pm on January 14th
junk_grandma writes: Christina_S this is upscale art! Wonderful imagination. I just brought a pair of bird salt and pepper shakers. Now I will look through my stash for some dishes and candlesticks. I just LOVE this idea! Posted: 7:12 pm on January 14th
upyourattic writes: Adorable - I love that NO ONE else will ever have this special dish...that's what makes it so wonderful. What a great job and neat idea.

thanks for sharing,
Patti Posted: 5:49 pm on January 14th
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