Monday, November 18, 2013

A Few Creations for the Holiday Market


Is it really mid November?  I don't remember getting off to a late start way back in January, but I sure hope I can catch up before the year is over. First thing on my agenda this week is to finish up some last minute details and a few more holiday inspired creations for the Noel Vintage Holiday Market this Friday and Saturday.

Last week I created a few cloches and some whimsical goodies made with old springs.

Wire baskets purchased at a flea market were turned upside down for an instant cloche.
Etched light globes topped with wooden knobs were a perfect fit inside the silver plated goblets.

Old wooden knobs were glued to the original bottoms.

I can just hear the sound of breaking ornaments if little hands (or big hands) decide to pick this up without the base.  Do you think some clear tape would be a good idea, or should I bring it without the ornaments?  

Before settling on shredded sheet music, I tried faux snow in these silver cups, but they looked too much like fried eggs.

Just for fun.....see what I mean?
I still want to use this cast iron skillet as a base for a cloche, but haven't found the perfect match yet.

Old springs, jello molds, and some shredded paper hold little LED tea lights.

The show will be held indoors with no flames or real candles allowed; I thought these battery operated tea lights would be a perfect alternative.  Purchased at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $19.99 with my 20% off coupon of course.  These really are brighter than any others I've used.

I've had this part from a chippy metal light fixture for ages.  Sheet moss, an old spring, and a few Christmas ornaments make it a whimsical little tree.

The base of the spring was too large for the light fixture until I tweaked it a little by adjusting the screws.

I hope to get a few more projects completed and posted this week, but we'll see how that goes.  So much to do and to think about right now.  Hugs!!!

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31 comments:

  1. Betsy, they are all so cute and unusual. I worried about the same thing when I saw the wire cloche. It is so pretty with the ornaments in, I would leave them in, but tape it like you said!!

    Carol

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  2. Your creations are so clever! I'm loving the bed spring/jello mold idea, but the wire basket cloches are great, too. Heck...I love 'em all!!! I'm voting with Carol for some strategically placed scotch tape on the wire cloche. It's better to be safe than sorry! I have a fry basket w/handle that would be perfect for your skillet cloche base!

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  3. Loved what you did with the bed springs and the ornaments! You are such a CLEVER one my friend!! Have a wonderful selling weekend!!!!

    I'm drowning in work but I'm still ALIVE, ha ha ha

    xoxo

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  4. Wow! LOVE the ornaments / old spring creation... so very cool Betsy! Amazing combos of those baskets too - I never even thought that's what they were. Very cool - they look so neat with the ornaments inside. Hopefully no little hands set them free - maybe keep them up high with a sign?

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  5. Your creations always inspire me! Love the wire basket cloches! I would leave one with ornaments but TAPE it! I need to go junkin and find a great basket!

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  6. So pretty and neat display!! Love all your creations! :) Have fun at the holiday market! Can't wait to see more pics!! :) xo Holly

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  7. I love the candy colored ornaments in those repurposed wire baskets (I need to find some of those now!). Your display looks beautiful!

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  8. Love it all! But the metal light fixture/bed spring tree is my very favorite. Oh how I wish I lived close enough to come to your show!! :)

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  9. Gorgeous creations!
    I love them all .... but I'm partial to chippy metal anything! :-D
    Have a great week!
    diane @ aug's blog

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  10. LOVE those wire cloches!!! Tape will probably work, but, I'm not a big fan of scotch tape unless I really have to. My thought is to take a coordinating ribbon and thread it through the wire under the bulbs, back through the wire and tie a bow underneath? Oh, and be sure to knot before you bow. Because somebody somewhere is going to pick that cloche up!!!
    best and happiness~~Mickie

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  11. This whole year has flown by.
    I also think I would tape the wire cloche down. I have been in shops/shows many times and seen people that just seem to have to touch everything and/or move it around.
    So many great ideas.

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  12. Quite unique Betsy...love them all! You are right about hands and the spilled ornaments...I would definitely secure the cloche. It looks so festive with the ornaments inside...Great Job as always!
    Hugs, Loretta

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  13. I will look for those there, Betsy. The usual ones are pretty dull and don't give much light if they are down inside a votive.

    Really cute things here- xo Diana

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  14. The wire baskets work so well and look so nice for the holidays. I'd love to find some of those tea lights, too. I use them in my house in every room! Enjoy your week!

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  15. Hi Betsy! This could also serve as a great and unique table setup for an event, birthday, wedding or a Xmas party. I'm holding on to my wish that you will be features on TV :)

    Have a great week!

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  16. Hi Betsy! This could also serve as a great and unique table setup for an event, birthday, wedding or a Xmas party. I'm holding on to my wish that you will be features on TV :)

    Have a great week!

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  17. I love the wire cloches. You always have the best ideas! Yes, I would do the tape and just point it out to the buyers. You could also tie the base to the cloche with a ribbon under the moss.
    The fried eggs cracked me up!

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  18. LOVE those wire baskets with the knobs added! Genuis! I actually just bought a wire cloche from Antique Farmhouse and I realize I should be buying them from you!!! Also love the glass pendants as cloches, esp on those little silver stands. I've done something similar and love the look.

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  19. Wonderful ideas, Betsy! Everything looks so cheery. I think it's a good idea to attatch the cloche with some tape to the base. Or you add a little sign "You break it, you buy it", lol.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  20. I just love your creations - especially the bed springs. Yes, I think I do hear the tinkle of broken glass ornaments. Wish you success!

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  21. Love all your creations...so pretty!! I would tape that one piece for sure. Hope you have a great show. My Christmas show is the weekend right after Thanksgiving and then I'm done for a few months.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  22. How unusual and pretty these are! I got a little laugh out of the fried egg result, but am really enchanted with the bed springs and wire basket cloches! I would have never thought of doing that - you are so creative. Good luck with your show! xo Karen

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  23. Betsy, I love all of your creative creations! (That really does look like a fried egg-ha!)
    I love that old light fixture (and how you added the spring)-I have one almost just like it that I'm using as a little tree stand :)
    Susan

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  24. so creative, becky--i love all of it! love the frying pan, too:)

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  25. Just beautiful Betsy!! I LOVE that spring tree on the fixture base. Do you think you could use a piece of ribbon or twine to tie the wire cloche to the plate?

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  26. Oh PLEASE tape those baskets! You know that's what will happen if you don't :) I LOVE the spring on the light fixture -- that one caught my eye right away. So many cute, clever ideas!

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  27. Gloriously Cheerful Creations! I have Intentions of Creating something out of the Hoard of Supplies I have for Christmas Decorating spread throughout the house... sitting here Blogging isn't exactly getting around to it tho' is it?! *She says as she procrastinates in tackling the mounds of unfinished and yet to be started Project Lunacy she has Created! LOL* Holiday Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  28. Betsy, You must stay awake all night with so many wonderful ideas going on in your head. I love how you used a wooden knobs to transform the light globes and wire baskets into cloches. And the spring on the old light fixture so neat!
    Keep creating and having fun!
    Linda

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  29. Oh, I love it all. The cloches you made are divine! I'm still chuckling at your "fried egg." The shredded sheet music is a perfect solution. Sharing your post on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

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  30. Wonderful and so creative Christmas cloches you have decorated.

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  31. All great ideas but I really love the waste basket cloches!

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