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

The Charm of Home said...

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

Anonymous 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 @ A La Carte 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!

deb 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.

deb 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's Daily Dish 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.

Sue Pinner 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.