Upcycled Silverplate Bird Feeder

December 16th, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I wanted to make a special Christmas present for a dear lady that knew me all the way back to when I was a child.  She recently moved in with family out of state and sold her home and had an estate sale.  At the sale, I was lucky enough to get ahold of some of her late husband's tools and some of her silverplate utensils.  He was a great man.  I used one of the wrenches as a bird perch in the middle of the feeder and two of the silverplate forks holding it up.  The rest is silverplate platters, old rabies metal tags, chain, bowl, and other metal parts and pieces.  It'll be a surprise for her which she should receive very soon.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, art, silver, birds, Bird feeder, recycled, upcycled, sculpture, forks, platter, found, plate, utensils, wrench, chain, bird, silverplate, birdfeeder, ooak

Comments (6)

JunkSituation writes: Wow! I think this might be my favorite of your creations! It's so attractive, and the story is so sweet. Very nice.
Posted: 3:52 am on December 27th
junkredeemer writes: What an amazing thoughtful gift! I think it may bring out the tears! Great job! Posted: 7:52 pm on December 25th
suewhitney writes: Oh my gosh...this is so sweet. Love everything about it, but mostly the sentiment. Way to go, Brian!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:51 am on December 19th
junkermidge writes: What a clever and thoughtful project! Love it!
Midge Posted: 1:16 pm on December 18th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Annebell! I got a call from her yesterday and she was almost in tears. She loved it. Posted: 7:16 am on December 18th
annebell writes: That's such an incredibly thoughtful gift! Plus, it looks amazing! I"m sure she'll love it. Posted: 10:31 pm on December 17th
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