Simple Thrift Store Decorating 1

March 23rd, 2010 in member junk     
Christina_S Christina_S, member
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I really like the look of light globes and with their big round shape and smaller opening I thought they would make a great flower vase.  The dilemma was how to get it to stand without falling over.  I started trying other items in the thrift store to get this to stand up when I happened upon the perfect solution, an ashtray.  The two together make the perfect flower vessel and what's awesome is that both pieces can be found in abundance in thrift stores.  You could put together a lot of different light cover/ashtray combos.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, container, cottage, vase, glass, flowers, vessel, fixture, ashtray, repurpose, Light, globe, marriage

Comments (12)

greenlady2010 writes: great idea. love it. Posted: 7:06 am on November 7th
vanj writes: HOW INSPIRING! YOU HAVE SOMETHING THERE GIRLFRIEND Posted: 10:36 pm on March 31st
GatheredOverTime writes: Uh Oh! Something else for me to add to the thrift shopping list. SOOOOO cute! Posted: 3:42 pm on March 26th
fellowjunker writes: Wonderful!
xojanis Posted: 9:41 pm on March 25th
MelHow writes: Love the vase - and I thought ashtray as soon as I read the dilemma!! :) Posted: 4:41 pm on March 24th
MakinItHappen writes: So pretty! Posted: 9:26 pm on March 23rd
lakelover69 writes: Clever Girl! I like ! Posted: 7:43 pm on March 23rd
cobblecreek writes: What a great idea! Posted: 6:31 pm on March 23rd
alicemom writes: Now that is using your noggin! Great repurpose and so easy to find. I could see a whole party with different "vases".
smiles, alice Posted: 5:23 pm on March 23rd
racers7 writes: I think that is absolutely fab-u-lous! Who would of thought...hmmm sounds like a new idea? Melody Posted: 4:00 pm on March 23rd
bluebucket writes: Your vase is gorgeous. I love your solution to get the round globe to sit. You know what I'll be looking for on my next thrift store trip - thanks for the idea.
doreen Posted: 3:41 pm on March 23rd
carolinagram writes: This is such a lovely arrangement. Very elegant! How clever! Posted: 3:37 pm on March 23rd
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