Saturday, June 7, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday- Trash to Treasure and a swap peek

Happy Sunday to you all! I hope YOU are having a beautiful Sunday, and the sun is shining for you, cuz it sure as heck ain't shining here! It has been grey and gloomy and cool, with forcasters saying it may be like that til the end of JULY!!!!! Oh well...there's always artificial sunlight...

I just have two things to show you today. Here are my trash to treasure offerings:

Mosaic are the ultimate treash to treasure for me. I love that I can take something broken and make beautiful art out of it! The address plaque hangs by my door and was made out of teacups and saucers that were my mothers. She collected them all throughout my childhood and then, one day, an earthquake hit, and well...I'm sure you can imagine (That's California for ya!). So, she lovingly swept up all the peices, put them in a box and kept them for me for 2 years. At the bottom, it says "Enter with a happy heart". I also made one for my mom.


The mirror is just one I made out of a $1.99 IKEA Mirror and a sweet plate with pink and white roses, a saucer with a green and gold pattern around the rim, and a cream colored plate with lots of crazing. Let me tell you, it is really satisfying to break plates...

Oh, before I go, here's a little tiny sneak peek at one of my Treasures of the Sea Swap pendants:



I love swappin'!!!
Have a great day, ladies!


18 comments:

Kathy said...

Just beautiful mosaic's you did a wonderful job!!! Love the mirror the colors are just so pretty!! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I love your mosaics! That's really turning lemons into lemonade.

Alisa said...

What a wonderful way to turn lemons into lemonade!

Lisa M said...

Mosaics are one of my favorite looks. These are soooo gorgeous! I need to try this, seriously! Thanks so much for sharing. It must be wonderful to come up to your doorstep and see this much beauty. How could you have a bad day after that?

Christa said...

Beautiful Mosaics.....a craft that I would like to try someday.....

Christa
Chloe Rose

http://chloerosedesigns.blogspot.com

Di said...

Hi Tammy! I love your mosaics. The house number sign is so pretty! And using your mother's china makes it really personal. Have a fun Sunday! Di

Jeanne said...

I love that frame and I have some of those IKEA frames! I bought them a while back to collage, but I think one of them will have to be saved to try this project on. It's wonderful!
xo
jeanne

Margo said...

Beautiful mosaics! That's something I haven't tried yet but would love to.
Thanks for your sneak peek - I'm in that swap too! Maybe I'll get one of yours :-)
Margo

Our Back Porch said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your trash to treasure!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

sherry said...

I love the mosaics, they are great. Real trash to treasure!!! I love swapping too, and am sorry that I missed this one. Since I participated in a mermaid swap a month or so ago, I see mermaid stuff everywhere, and I am in the mountains.
I couldn't post today's topic, cause my whole house is trash to treasure, and I never took before and after shots of all the junk I have messed with. Have a great day, sorry for the gloominess at your place, hot as all get out here.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous mosaic items. You have a real talent.Vicki at Hollyhocks.typepad.com

Kristin said...

Love the pendant!!! Fabulous! I couldn't help but giggle and think of the most recent Mr. Bean movie...Mr.Bean's holiday. I think it was so good and had a lot of cool french things in it!! Kristin

leesiebella said...

Awesome mosaics Tammy! Beautiful Colors and a great story behind them!

xo
Analise

Karin@creativechaos said...

They are wonderful!!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful mosaics! I tried my hand at a mosaic table top, and it ended up uneven and cracked! It's not as easy as it looks. Yours are beautiful!

Jeanie said...

These are lovely! Just beautiful, as is your work! So nice to stop by!

miss gracies house said...

Hi Tammy,
That is a special treasure to have from your mom! Very cute, too!
LOVE that vintage wallpaper!
Have a great week!
Rene'

lia said...

oh, saw on flickr...love your "little junk shop" and all your creations!