Free stuff from dump and mosaic wip

concretenprimroses(4B NH)July 29, 2011

A friend of mine finds great stuff at her dump. The town has a lot of wealthy people who don't want to be bothered with old things, but fortunately the dump has a little house (literally a little house/cabin with windows and a door) for usable items for the taking!

She thought of me when she saw these dishes which I put on the little cement table I made last year while I decide what to do with them. She also got me about a dozen jello molds (no pics)to make concrete shapes in, a few of which were so nice that I passed them on to a friend who collects the copper colored ones.

And here is my current mosaic work in progress, sitting on a lazy susan for easy turning. I was using this clay pot upsidedown on my porch as a plant stand. I am using thinset to apply the glass, but I don't trust the cheap clay pot ($12 at Biglots) out for winter, so I will keep it as a plant stand on my porch.

My concept is a luna moth on a tree trunk, and on the back of the tree a little birch tree grows. I'm going to mosaic a saucer and attach it to the top, not sure how that will fit with the theme, maybe just cover it with leaves.

Filling in the brown is pretty tedious, especially since I'm using thinset. Trickier with little pieces than glue.

Thanks for looking.


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Wow, crete! That 'dumpin' house' sounds like a GJers' dream! And I am lovin' your luna moth mosaic project! Lookin' beautiful! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 10:28AM
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Kathy...Your mosaic is beautiful. You are so talented. I love the things you got at the "dump" also. Thank you for sharing.


    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 10:31AM
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Oooooh, I'm lusting after that little teapot!! Love it when the dump lets you take things. Very cool mosaic idea too.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 11:49AM
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Marlene Kindred

Loving those dishes! How cute...they look ready for a tea party. And your mosaic piece is just beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 12:56PM
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Every dump should have a little house like that cause it's truely a shame how many good things are thrown away. Got you some really nice pieces. The mosaic is lookin good too.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 2:05PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I live in a (very) small city and our dump only has a bookshelf. I really think there should be a place to put usable items. You've got me thinking that I should try to do something about it!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 4:13PM
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Love the WIP & the cute dishes especially the tulip saucer! The little blue cups are so cute too. Can you get a church or community group to build a "Second -time around house" to store things people can use. A group could make it a project to keep the shelves stocked. Girl Scout or Boy Scout project maybe! Good Luck! Jan

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 1:34AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Great mosiac work. That tea post would make a great totem!!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 9:03AM
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Love your mosaic project. I bet it will be stunning when finished! I want to come shop at your friend's dump! Our city dump won't allow you to take things out. Although that doesn't stop my husband. He got an expensive cordless drill and some broken dishes/pottery for me for mosaicing. It's amazing what people throw away.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 10:36PM
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