2 Items From My Best Buy

greensuzqAugust 26, 2010

Here is a totem I made with the sugar bowel, under another teapot I had bought.

And then a plate flower with one of the cup saucers.

Haven't done anything with the other pieces yet.

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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Suz- LOVE the totem, but the plate flower is TO DIE FOR!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! TFS.
-Sprout

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 11:23PM
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sunnyca_gw

The totems are nice but I too am crazy about the plate flower! Where do you get those flowers & how do you get them off whatever they were on without destroying them? They are usually on a lid out here & chipped or parts missing. Hope you have someone very special to give that plate to or save it for yourself!! Jan

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 1:01AM
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Marlene Kindred

Great job...and I am having some serious heart palpitations over that plate flower...the center is absolutely gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 10:14AM
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greensuzq

Hi all, I started out liking the totems because my mother in law made a couple and I really like them. But, I am having so much fun making these plate flowers. I live in a small town in TN and find a lot of the plates at the local TS and Food Bank. I only pay 10 cents to 75, once in awhile I splurge and pay a dollar for the plates. The flowered center is from a small jewelry container I paid 50 cents for. It was dirty and top and bottom was in good shape. I almost saved it for my dresser, but like the flower much more. Once I scrubbed it up it came out beautiful.

I started making these thinking I would sell them at a yearly Octoberfest that draws in tons of people to the area. My friend and I are having a garage sale, which we do every few years. But, once I make them I am not sure if I can get rid of them. There are some for sure I will not part with.

Thanks for the compliments. And thanks for all the things you show on here. I love learning all the new stuff going on out there. I am so glad the we are only in the low 90's instead of 100 so I can get out there and enjoy my gardens more. Now I have beauty even if the flowers aren't in bloom.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 1:16PM
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jeannespines

Great recycling, suzq! Love that plate flower & how you created such a unique center for it..& the combo of colors & shape for the whole flower works so well! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 10:57PM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

I'm with the others on that plate flower! I also agree with you on once you make something that you like & can't replicate in most cases, you hate to part with it, even to make some money! THAT'S when you you know it's REALLY good!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 10:01AM
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