Vintage silverplate garden markers and a load of other ideas

March 5th, 2010 in member junk     
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Originally for a windchime project that didnt get finished.  The plan was to stamp our names or sayings on the silverplate
Make place cards out of them a friend suggested and please me a set for cheese!
Hammering does leave some marks. Lining up the letters looks easier than it is.
Then I saw some done up as garden markers and thought I would give that a try
So here they are in all their shabby hammered glory
Originally for a windchime project that didnt get finished.  The plan was to stamp our names or sayings on the silverplate

Originally for a windchime project that didn't get finished.  The plan was to stamp our names or sayings on the silverplate

Photo: Dumpster Decorators

I'm not sure whose design this is!  Maybe some of the other ideas I have for them will be!  Already have tried cheese markers and place cards as a freind suggested then made one for a flower bouquet and a decoration. I'm getting motovated  to finishing that windchime with sayings, bending into hooks, cut in half for a place card napkin ring combination, bracelets, ornaments, embellishing etc ....the list growing and growing.  I listed one set on Etsy so far hope it does well!

Thanks all appreciate your checking my junk!  At least this one doesn't involve fabric.




Pattern or design used: Dumpster Decorators
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, garden, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces, jewelry, alternative, flowers, silver, recycled, upcycled, silverplate, food marker, hooks

Comments (14)

BazarGirl writes: Oooh, these are absolutely gorgeous! I'll be on the lookout next time for old silver spoons. I want to make them for my dad. He'll love them! Posted: 4:09 pm on October 27th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Very Kool! I would like to flatten silverware pieces. How is it done? Rubber hammer and towel? Annie Posted: 3:07 pm on May 16th
DumpsterDecorators writes: Thank you Cajm:

It takes work hammering and for the chimes bending. Bending as you know is more work then it looks. Hammering is tiring too! I thought about hooks maybe that is just the ticket for some old wood we got recently. Posted: 11:50 pm on March 11th
Clickart writes: These are great! I've hammered spoons into candle snuffers in the past but the plant markers and other projects using stamping is very cool. Gonna steal this idea if you don't mind! :) Posted: 7:33 am on March 10th
shabbychick writes: Your markers are awesome. Great for the garden or table - very cool!

Kathy Posted: 9:38 pm on March 8th
georgiamoon writes: So, so, so CUTE! Good job and very inspiring, Georgia Posted: 7:33 pm on March 8th
RustyDiva writes: Very cool. Posted: 12:39 pm on March 8th
fellowjunker writes: I love this idea...I bought a stamp set to try awhile ago, but still haven't...really must!!
xojanis Posted: 7:18 pm on March 7th
cajm writes: Hi! this is the first time I found this site, and I already know I am going to LOVE IT!!!!!
I did lots of wind chimes many years ago. I didnt stamp the spoons tho. I would put on a fork as the chimer, and bend the tines all curly and funky.
Made a whole bunch and tried to sell them, but people wanted them for yard sale prices. They were a bit of work to make! So they ended up being given as gifts for a while.....
I bet you could paint a veggie on the bowl, instead of stamping. Enamel paint? I really like the idea of garden markers, and I still have lots of silverplate kicking around.
I also hammered and bent spoons to make hooks to hold back curtains. They also make neat hooks for tea towels etc, bent properly.
Posted: 12:59 pm on March 7th
junkermidge writes: Adorable. I was wondering the same thing about the flattening.
Midge Posted: 9:22 pm on March 6th
JunqueMagnet writes: Very nice look. How does one flatten them? Posted: 12:12 pm on March 6th
suewhitney writes: I love in all of their shabby hammered glory! Nice work....

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:10 am on March 6th
OnEaglesWings writes: I really love this idea. I've tried it myself, but it's easier said than done.....good job! Good luck with Etsy also.
Susie Posted: 7:02 am on March 6th
alicemom writes: Those are so darling! I just love them. I know how HARD the stamping is on metal. I love the lettuce.!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:28 pm on March 5th
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