Saturday, June 9, 2012

Glass and Metal Combos

I spent most of my day playing with glass and metal.  Something that has been consuming a lot of my time, are my silvered and grunged bottles. I'm getting lots of inquiries, and orders since posting about them.  It's funny, because I've been altering bottles for a long time. Many years ago, when I took them to "antique shows", no one seemed to get what I was doing.  It took a while, but gradually they got it.  These are a little more artsy than the silvered ones. More grunging, color, and finials.

I have boxes full of finials, and I've sold combos like these to some of my regular clients.

Some of these are from light fixtures, the others from vintage curtain rods.

Given a silvered finish, this one was a great match for one of my bottles.

I've also been receiving inquiries about my lamp part combos. Something else I've done for years.  So, I'm making more. The silver on this one is a base coat.  I haven't decided what color I'm going to finish with.

This combo would make a great candle stand, or plant stand.

You'll remember the combos I've done before.

 "Lamp Parts and Roses".

"Another Combo"

I have more combos to make, and a few furniture pieces near completion. Appointments all weekend.  I'll try to share as much as I can.  See ya soon.

Sharing With:
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DIY Showoff: DIY Project Parade
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Heaven's Walk said...

Love these, Rosemary! Sooooo vintage looking!! :) You are amazing, girl!

xoxo laurie

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love the glass and metal combos!! Laurie is right - you are amazing!!!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I love those bottles, too!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You've done it again! I'll never look at another finial or curtain rod the same ever again!


Nyanser av vitt said...

Lovely as always.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great stuff!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful, creative combos!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

Gorgeous looking bottles!!! The curtain and light fixture parts look amazing on the bottles.


Herballistic Garden said... the wee bottle with the angel wing for sale? Love it! Also, I just recently saw (on Pinterest) birdbaths made out of old lamp bases. They were beautiful too! Love your mind! xo wendy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love those holders you make with the lamp parts, Rosemary! You've got a great eye to find the lamps that you can deconstruct and put together in other ways.

Anne said...

Love those bottles with the finials!

Kelly said...

You are so clever with those bottles. I never even thought of using old lamp finials as bottle toppers like that. Genius! Makes me take a new look at bottles and finials now. Good luck with everything this weekend!

Maureen said...

I love these! What a great way to use odd parts.

P.S. Would you mind if I Pinned this?

Burlap Luxe said...

I so got it way back then and sooooo get it now! (Bottles)
I love the iron finials and how old looking they help along the old bottles.

Many years ago when I discovered the old bottles with artsy toppers on them for shells, to crosses I fell madley in love with them and never had to question what they were or what they were ment to be!
I loved them for there own art appeal and how they added a bit of mystery and magic to our flea market design style. I guess that was because I am a California native born girl and we seem to get all that crosses our bo-ho chic path in an artsy kind of way.

keep inspiring your creative beauties, we so get it and we so get you :)

Lots of inspiring dreams to you my friend.

Lesley said...

Rosemary....always stunning. The finials are super yummy.

Donna Wilkes said...

Gosh, Rosemary, I could live inside your photographs! Maybe like a genie in one of your beautiful bottles. Are the tops removable or glued to the bottle base?

Distressed Donna Down Home

Sue said...

Your bottles are totally awesome! I've seen a lot of bottle decorated a lot of different ways. I've never seen the toppers like yours. I really like them!

Take care,

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love how you used the finials in the bottles, just gorgeous and a new "take" on altered bottles!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The finials look fantastic in the bottles...another great idea from the "master" .... beautiful!!

Susan said...

Oh Rosemary those bottles are gorgeous! You are teaching me to look at things from a whole different perspective.

tkoblondee said...

Love the finials with your amazing!

TheMoonAndMe said...

Oh oh oh...I really love those bottles...too bad I'm not close enough to head out to the market.

Kathy said...

Simply stunning!! I love your creativity! Blessings!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Absolutely gorgeous and kinda sexy even. Love them all.


Ann said...

you just gave me an amazing idea for some...lamp parts that i have here. i had *good* ideas for them, but your inspired one is going to look amazing. :-) thank you. if i blog it, i'll link back.