Friday, April 23, 2010


Vintage lovers always say collecting is recycling and it's going "green". Of course that is true, but to me collecting is something I do because I love time worn treasures. Some items however, no matter how much loved, are not useable for their original purpose. They may be too fragile or too rusty. That's when it's time to repurpose the item. Not change it, that would be upcycling, just find a unique use for it. While looking through my etsy Vintage Market Team shops, I came across these two photographs from Tea At Home With Olivia They are perfect examples of how a vintage item can become useful in a new way. This ladle has become a flower pot. Imagine how a row of different sizes would look!

That same ladle could be used for candles! More information on this item can be found HERE

This funnel has been converted to a vase. Imagine the possibilities!! More information on this item can be found HERE

Pictures reprinted with permision of Tea At Home With Olivia


  1. I love all of the uses for the ladle,especially the planter one! Very cute!

  2. now you've got me thinking !

  3. I adore the recycling of the funnel for flowers and making a candle of the ladel. I have both in my walk-in shop.
    I have got to find my camera for getting them on-line. You have a fabulous site!
    Smiles, Cyndi


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