Repurposed Silverplate Pitcher Birdhouse with Modified Forks & Spoons

May 23rd, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
13 users recommend


It's been a little while since I've created one of my metal, decorative birdhouses. I had to get back to my roots and where I started! I created this one almost entirely out of silverplate found items. It started with a beautiful pitcher and candlestick holder topped with a glass doorknob. I ground and carved some silverplate spoons into rose leaves and modified the forks and brought them around to connect to the copper napkin ring. A silverplate casserole dish handle/finial serves as the perch. An upside down candlestick holder and bowl for the pedestal that mounts to a beautiful serving tray.


posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, outdoor, napkin ring, serving tray, birds, pitcher, copper, spoons, birdhouse, garden art, patio, Candles, silverplate, glass door knob, bird house, candlestick, bowl, metallic, forks

Comments (16)

AndrewCampbell writes: Antique silver is usually thought of in the context of being a serious topic, but treating it in this style means that antique silver and gets a new lease of life! Silver forks are especially useful in this type of artistic interpretation, with the prongs of the forks being especially suitable for forming and articulating into more intricate shapes than larger pieces of silver. Antique silver can so easily be treat with kid gloves but this is a great way to enjoy it while making a spectacular garden ornament! Posted: 6:41 am on September 5th
chippingcharm writes: "Stunning" was the first word that popped into my head too...wonderful Brian! Posted: 4:12 am on June 2nd
AuntieJo writes: I love this. I have some family silver plate that I will try to make something wonderful. Thank you!! Posted: 8:20 pm on June 1st
suewhitney writes: Another stunner! Adore this one, Brian!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:13 am on May 31st
gadgetsponge writes: Hey there Cottage Collectibles. I give a warning on my listings about never putting my houses out in any form of sunlight. They must remain in a protected area from exposure to harsh heat or cold in Winter. My metal houses are meant for decoration but are fully capable (and have been by many customers) of being homes to many birds. Posted: 6:44 pm on May 28th
Cottage_Collectibles writes: That's really attractive, but metal birdhouses attract unhealthy levels of heat. Baby birds can "cook" in them. Beware! Posted: 9:49 am on May 28th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks again everyone! wlseitz, I have an Etsy shop you can get to through my blog (www.gadgetsponge.com). Posted: 7:22 am on May 28th
rzrback writes: Absolutely gorgeous! Well done. Posted: 6:51 pm on May 27th
wlseitz writes: Wow, is it for sale and do you have a website so I can see some of your other amazing creations?
Very impressive! Posted: 12:00 pm on May 27th
mountaingoat writes: Awesome! Love it! Posted: 12:47 pm on May 26th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much everyone!!! Posted: 10:10 am on May 25th
CottageElements writes: Brian, another stunning creation! You attention to detail is amazing! Just beautiful!

Lani Posted: 9:39 am on May 25th
CountryDesignStyle writes: Beautiful and so fancy! I sure the uptown birds will love it. Posted: 4:11 pm on May 23rd
BijouBytheBay writes: WOW. just. WOW. What an amazing work of art!!! Love ~ Love ~ Love!!! Posted: 11:02 am on May 23rd
RhinestoneContessa writes: This is absolutely Awesome!!!! I love your work!! Posted: 9:54 am on May 23rd
Junkflirt writes: wow love the idea, I have several silver pieces I may try something with now! Posted: 9:46 am on May 23rd
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