Silverplate English Tea Kerosene Lantern Trophy Birdhouse

August 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Silver junk transformed into upcycled bird house!
Silver junk transformed into upcycled bird house!

Silver junk transformed into upcycled bird house!


This birdhouse kind of slowly started to resemble the structure of a trophy as a continued building it. I started with an antique silver base to a Svea (of Sweden) No. 121 camping stove. It's got the pump/primer valve and fold down legs. From there, I had some pieces to a silver candlestick to bring up the height. After that, I used the top to a silverplate candy dish to got under the bottom of the English Breakfast Tea Canister. Handles from various silverplate items were used for the side handles and the perch. I used an inverted silverplate cup on top with a small footing of another cup on top of that. Silver all the way around!

Here are the measurements...
Height: 15"; Width (side to side): 7"; Depth (front to back): 8".


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, centerpiece, cottage, industrial, garden, family room, outdoor spaces, kitchen, porch, living room, bedroom, entry, dining room, retro, chic, modern, sunroom, great room, office, silver-metallic, tin-metallic, game room, european

Comments (2)

gadgetsponge writes: Thank you for the kind comment! I'm glad you enjoy them. Posted: 7:51 pm on August 7th
MimiToria writes: You have incredible talent with these birdhouse creations. All of them are wonderful and so unique. Love the one-of-a-kindness that they provide too.
Very well done... Much success to you.
Gretchen Posted: 9:58 am on August 7th
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