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:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautifully inspired!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That worked out perfectly Rosemary! I love it!!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Genius!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

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

lvroftiques said...

Rosemary only you! Really FAA! Vanna

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my...a LOVELY "marriage!"

Ann said...

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

Karen said...

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

cityfarmer said...

in a word ...w.o.w.

Brandi said...

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

Debra @ Common Ground said...

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

Sherry said...

like how it turned out, really nice.

Olive Cooper said...

You are a pretty shadow maker.

Tina said...

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

sissie said...

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

hugs
Sissie

Pamela said...

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

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

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

citicasita said...

Great idea!

Diddie

eclecticrevisited.com said...

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

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Simply Stunning! You always amaze me, girl!

Peggy said...

Beautiful Rosemary I wish my mind worked like yours.

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

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

Kris said...

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

Revi said...

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

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Nan said...

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!

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

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

kpaints said...

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

Mimi said...

I just love this project. Very romantic.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

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

Biljana said...

Great idea, looks wonderful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Lesley said...

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?

ImSoVintage said...

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

lynn said...

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

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

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

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

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!

Toodie said...

You are a genius. That is AWESOME!!!

Vintage Rose said...

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

Rose

Lisa said...

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

Terry said...

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

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

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

Lili said...

Simply stunning!! xo ~Lili