Monday, March 29, 2010

2nd Time Around: Art from Old Plates

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Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.

 

This week I want to share with you a project that one of the vendors in one of the antique malls I am a part of completed. She searched for old antique and vintage plates, and glued them using Epoxy glue to a wooden board. She got the idea from an interior decorator who first saw this in an antique shop in New Orleans. I love the way her plate ‘art’ turned out! What a great way to use those one of a kind vintage and antique plates!

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Have any of you used antique and vintage items to create works of art? Tell me about it.

 

20 comments:

bj said...

i'VE SEEN this done..Cherry Hill Cottage has one she did by using plate hangers. Very pretty.
xo bj

Sherry said...

The "Plate Art" is very pretty. It would look great in a public space.

Mary Ellen said...

This is really a great idea and what a way to use chipped china- you can hide it behind other plates!

Thanks for the party!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is really neat, Diane. Amazing that you posted this because I went to a party a month ago in a house where a girl did something similar.

I have a bracelet that is made of vintage jet buttons. There are some lovely antique ones, too. I've always loved it.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Linda said...

Very cool art. Since I love plates this would be very interesting to try.

Tootsie said...

That is amazing!!! I love that idea!

Carrie said...

This is a fabulous design with so many pretty plates. Thanks for sharing it!

Carrie said...

This is a fabulous design with so many pretty plates. Thanks for sharing it!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Absolutley love this!!! Great idea, but bet it's a heavy one. I think blogger is having problems. Will check back later to see if I can link up to todays party.
*hugs*deb

Tardevil said...

Gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of a mega oyster plate.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So lovely! What a great idea!
Happy Easter!
*hugs*deb

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Diane this is lovely! I would love to have some of the dishes she has used in her art for my china closet! Oh, they are so pretty!

Nancy said...

I think that plate collage is soooo unique! It's really unusual and pretty!

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I am home from Florida at last. That was a long visit and a busy one. Visiting my daughters, grands and the blogging party was just wonderful. A lovely time, but home is where my heart is.
plate collage is amazing. I do think it must be heavy too. I spotted some familiar patterns in there. She must have collected them for a while. A very unique idea.

I hope spring is happening up your way. We are finally getting some wonderful spring weather. We ate lunch our our deck. Sooooo nice.

I will be joining you again next Tues. I have not had time to post much or visit. Until then, enjoy your week and have a wonderful Easter with your family.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

FIONA said...

A great idea for display. There are only so many horizontal surfaces in a house.

Barbara said...

Diane, Beautiful...Happy Easter.

Barbara

Denise Marie said...

Diane...drool...gasp...eyes wide!! I love, love, love it.

I finally get to join you this next week with a treasure.

Shropshire Suz said...

Great posts...oops just getting the hang of this reminder to self read the title properly!
Suz x

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous way to display your awesome vintage plates! I love, love vintage plates!

Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Just found your party! I'm excited to participate. Thanks for hosting.