Monday, February 20, 2012

Prim Uses for Unsual Finds!

In our quest for unusual antiques, sometimes we come across things that are unique, but we're not always sure how best to use them.  That's how it was with the 3 humongous boxes of old ceramic insulators I bought a while back.  I loved the rich colors and unusual shapes, but wasn't sure what to do with them.

Then one day, someone set one of them on the counter at the shop and as I stood there looking at it, I picked up one of my battery operated candles and plunked it inside and finished it off with a berry pip candle ring and VOILA!  I absolutely love this idea!!  And since I've been displaying them like this, people are finally buying the insulators.

I had a very large one that we suggested to a customer could be used as a mini bird bath in the garden.  She bought two!

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