Remember when I talked about the trip to Dead Horse Bay my friend Andrea and I took last October? Here's the post. I've been meaning to show you how I put some of those found objects to work (or in most cases, display).
I'm already itching to go back...look at all the junk I lugged home!
Dirty and discarded bottles, milk glass make up containers, horse bones, and lots of porcelain electrical parts...
Some of those electrical parts have already found a cool new use and new homes as bases for birdies. You may remember these bird riders in recent updates.
I have a few more pieces waiting for their new life.
There were plenty of shallow milk glass makeup and lotion containers to be found...all without lids. No matter...they are perfect for sorting tiny things in a shallow drawer. I think I might bring these downstairs to the bathroom and put them in my antique dentist cabinet to sort small earrings and things.
The large containers found uses as handy pencil holders in my studio.
The bottles, both broken and whole, I clustered together is a display on an antique tea tray on the balcony. This spring and summer they can hold flowers and other natural treasures from outside.
Two tiny bottles that they have their rusty lids are hanging out on the balcony window sill...just looking pretty. They were impossible to open. I might use them for bases for Halloween...
The old light things will be wired into lamps and fixtures (one of these upcoming weekends I'm going to make a trip to the local lighting shop to get some supplies and hopefully some tips for doing it). I have an idea of the bathroom strip light...but I need to make another trip to the littered beach to get some more of these.
I have a few more interesting piece in the basement that have yet to find a place or idea for yet...but one of these days it will come to me! :)