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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What To Do With Old Silverware....

This past weekend when we were at the art fair, I found a couple of whimsical garden art pieces. Please click on the photos to enlarge for detail.

This first one is a cute flower. Look closely. It is made up of spoons! And the leaves are the handles of forks.



This second one is a sweet dragonfly. All made from silverware handles. I put these in my "kitchen" garden...Where else you you put your silverware?




I have been the lucky recipient of some awards this past week. Judi from Judi Creations honored me with the Super Commenter Award.


Cathie of Catherine Holman Folk Art and Sandra of Canyon Wren Cottage awarded me the Hooked on Your Blog Award.


And Beverly from How Sweet The Sound awarded me the the Million Dollar Friend Award.

Thank you all so very much. I really appreciate it. I would like to pass these awards on to all of you who read my blog, because you are all the best Commenters, Million Dollar Friends and I am Hooked On All Of Your Blogs!

See You Soon, Penny

35 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Very cool garden art.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I love the spoon art that's so neat!!! very creative stuff out there!!
Diane

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

I am partial to dragonflies, so of course it's my favorite!

LW said...

love the garden art, so clever …..

I also enjoyed all the before and after pictures in your last post..
You have really done a lot of work this year… wow!!!!!
Everything looks wonderful……great job.

Louise

Pink Slippers said...

What a very FUN idea with the silverwear. You could get very creative with that idea. Yours are just darling. And you put them in the perfect spot.. the kitchen garde, of course. And congratulations on all your awards--you deserve everyone of them. Wendy

Mimi Sue said...

Those pieces are adorable. Reuse and recycle I always say. Did they weld them together? Just what I need, another project...Mimi

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

These are so neat..m..

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations, everyone loves you Penny. I love this music today. I love your garden jewelry. Karen

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Penny, I had to catch up on your blog and just what are you and your DH going to do when all the before and afters are done. Ya have been one busy couple. I love the way your table turned out and can you come do my yard?
I've made wind chimes out of old silverware, but never thought of the items you showed. Thanks for the inspirations.
Bonnie

Miss Rhea said...

Great Garden art, :) Congratulations on all of your awards. :) You do such beautiful work, I am in awe. :)

Baby Vagabond said...

Now that is cute garden art. The spoon flower is amazing! Good finds, Penny!

:-) Rosie

bj said...

The silverware art is just the cutest things! I've not seen any like this before. I know they look fabulous in your kitchen garden!

Congratulations on the awards...
Love, bj

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Fun art! Yes, right in the garden kitchen is a wonderful place for them.

Three awards? Four? All new ones, too. Congrats!

Kathleen Grace said...

Too cute! Perfect in the kitchen garden. Congratulations on all the wonderful awards, you are well loved in blogland my friend:>)

Sugar Bear said...

What a great idea. They must be even cuter in person. They are so much fun.
Karla

Sandi McBride said...

What beautiful garden whimseys...now I know what I want for Christmas...a little welding torch,lol! Congrats on your awards, you deserve so much more...
hugs
Sandi

Catherine Holman said...

I love that dragonfly. How creatvie! Thanks for sharing this Penny.
Hugs,
Cathie

Tamara Jansen said...

That is just fantastic! Love, love, love the stakes :)

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

These are adorable Penny!!! Thank you for sharing all the amazing things you find.

Blessings,
Brook

judicreations said...

Toooo cute! I love the silverware in the garden idea. They must look so sweet in there.
Have a nice day.
Judi

Louise said...

SOOO cute! I love these. Makes me want to go looking for vintage flatware.

Congrats on the awards!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love the silverware garden art. I've always wanted to make a wind chime of old spoons and forks, but have never got around to doing it. Congrats on the well deserved awards.

Shellmo said...

How fun - silverware art in the garden!!

The Brenda Blog said...

What innovative ways in which to use silverware! I love the wind chimes I sometimes see made from old silverware.
Brenda

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~ I love your garden silverware!! I truly don't think I could of lived with out them if I came across them I love them!!!
Take care
ginger

Lisa said...

What a great project. Now, I would never have thought of that.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I have seen the spoon flowers before and just love them but I have never seen the dragon flies...so very CUTE...
HUgs
Linda

Utah Grammie said...

How fun all of that silverware is!!

sandra/tx said...

How clever! I especially love the dragonfly.

Cindy said...

Oooo! Your new autumnal header is so pretty, Penny! I just love it!!!!

Hugs,
Cindy

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How cute! Love these ideas - gotta love creative people!
Your landscaping venture has been hard work - but looks so fabulous! Bet you are glad it's done and you can relax now!!!
Karla & Karrie

Melanie said...

Congratulations on your awards Penny!

What a wonderful way to use old cutlery! That dragonfly is gorgeous!

Nance said...

Congratulations on all those awards, Penny! you are well loved indeed!
What a clever creations those spoons and forks are! very original!
You and Mr. LHS did an excellent job on your courtyard ... a real labor of love!
This weekend is our Naples Fest. I'll try to take pics and post them.

Have a grape weekend!
nance

Rhondi said...

Congratulations on all the awards. You are a very popular lady. I love the flower and dragonfly made with silverware. Too cute!

Meggie said...

LOVE the garden art, especially the dragon fly! Your autumn flowers look very nice at your entry.