Friday, January 13, 2012

A Pleasant Surprise

Quite often, one idea leads to another with me.  Such is the case with this large candle holder I just put together






The base is one of three rusty ice cream stools I found  in a salvage yard.



I gave one a good scrubbing with a wire brush, cleaned it, and sealed the finish.  I considered making another seat, but changed my mind.  One way I thought of using it was as a table, with a silver plate tray as a top.  They both had great patina, so it kinda worked.


Then I put a candle on it.



The candle made me think about my large glass bowl I was using as a candle holder.  That lead me to  this next idea.  I inserted the glass, and it was a great fit.  The pattern in the bowl seems to echo the twist on the legs of the stool.   Notice another  cool thing happening?














Just like the graters in my "Peaceful Vignette" post,




I was pleasantly surprised when I put the stand in the corner, and turned  the lights way down.



More beautiful shadows.





Now, if only I had two more large glass bowls with the same pattern.


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47 comments:

  1. That worked out perfectly Rosemary! I love it!!

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  2. Your one of the most creative people in blogland, and I love your candle holder!

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  3. Rosemary only you! Really FAA! Vanna

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  4. Another winner, Rosemary. It's absolutely a beautiful combination.

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  5. Beautiful! that was a stroke of genius putting those two together.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful idea that turned out to be!

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  7. Like the way your mind works, Rosemary, this used for the glass candle holder is wonderful!!

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  8. like how it turned out, really nice.

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  9. OH! How beautiful! Another great project. :0)

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  10. Wow Rosemary, what a great piece you've created. I love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. How cute! You have such a wonderful imagination lady!!

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  12. Very inventive. Maybe you will find some similar glass bowls. Nice shadows.

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  13. what a pretty idea..love the way the light bounces off the walls in the stunning pattern...and love the patina on those pieces..
    best,
    maureen

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  14. Simply Stunning! You always amaze me, girl!

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  15. Beautiful Rosemary I wish my mind worked like yours.

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  16. Genious! Repurposing projects are always my favorite and this one is a really great one.

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  17. What a perfect fit...The glass worked out beautifully! It sure gives off a gorgeous glow!

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  18. Wow, that was genius! You see things the way no one else can. That's truly a God-given talent! What a beautiful piece!

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  19. Girl, I love the way you put totally unrelated things together and they complement each other in such exciting ways!
    -Revi

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  20. Rosemary, those ice cream parlor stools are awesome! I love it with the silver tray top as a table, but it really comes to life with your glass bowl and candle! The glow makes the bowl look like ice and the shadows it casts are really fun to look at! Don't you love it when something just comes to mind and works out so beautifully? Love your creative spirit! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

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  21. That is gorgeous! I love the pretty shadows and the way it all fits together so beautifully.
    Cindy

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  22. That is beautiful, Rosemary! I can't believe you found those in a salvage yard!!! I need to go scouting around a little more! I'd actually like to find two of those to use as a base for a bench in my laundry room. With an old board across the top, they could be the end supports! Love them!

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  23. This is such a sweet idea! I actually have a little wrought iron chair for the garden that this idea would work great in! Thanks for the inspiration! xo

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  24. Wow! I just love that and the patterns on the wall...so lovely.

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  25. I just love this project. Very romantic.

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  26. I can only imagine how much that would cost if you were to purchase it! I love it! lin lbprich@bellsouth.net

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  27. Great idea, looks wonderful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  28. Okay, so this is where my mind went and I gotta share in case it might work! You have a third stool. Is it possible to use it for a stand that you were looking for? You know for your statuary pieces that needed a stand?? Maybe?

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  29. Just love this, Rosemary. You are such an inspiration.

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  30. oh, i LOVE the little stools and how you've used them, rosemary!

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  31. Oh -- that takes my breath away! How absolutely lovely and how clever of you to think of it!

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  32. Absolutely lovely! What an amazing idea! I love these! You're so creative!

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  33. This is one of my favorite projects of yours, Rosemary. How clever you are! I would have never thought of using the ice cream stools like that. Amazing!

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  34. You are a genius. That is AWESOME!!!

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  35. I LOVE the glass candle holder inserted into the stool! The flow of creativity never ends, does it! :) hugs

    Rose

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  36. Inspirational, and the photo's are beautiful. I especially liked the first one - it reminds me of a metallic waterfall.

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  37. I am loving these stools turned candle holders. Great find! Lucky you!

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  38. LOVE it!! Thinking outside the box is so much fun!

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