Saturday, June 18, 2011

Etsy Shop Profile: Recycle Room

Vintage Avon Cape Cod candlesticks candle holders cranberryI'd like to introduce you to Recycle Room Etsy Shop and Daydreams and Dust Bunnies blogger.  This is my first profile, but I'm really excited about getting to know this shop owner and regular blogger for the Etsy Blog Team.  

Imagine finding lovely little items and turning them into something else.  For example, in today's post she explains how she took this cute little chair and turned it into yard art.  Now isn't this just the cutest?  Makes me wish it weren't so hot here.  

Of course, in Washington state, it's probably in the 60's.  Even I could get outside in that weather!

There are many adorable items in her shop.  One of the questions I asked her was what is her favorite item right now.  She responded by saying that it's hard to choose just one.  Well, I have no problem choosing one.

Vintage bowl  burgundy rose design gold rimThis rose plate is definitely on the top of my list.  I collect dishes with roses on them, so it would be perfect for my collection.  If I could limit it to just one, though....of course I can't!  Take a look at all of the really beautiful items she has.  Her Etsy shop can be found here.

Home or patio side table plant stand sculpture glass porcelain ceramic blue and white blueberry designWhere/when did you learn to recycle? I think it was when I joined a craft club in the early 1960's. We made crafts from materials such as metal cans, fabric to name a few and made jewelry from poured resin with found objects inbedded. Lots of other projects also, but I can't remember all of them. Five years ago one of my former neighbors showed me a necklace that I had made for her with a lock of her hair embedded in it. She was in the first or second grade at the time.
Glass garden sculpture totem blue unique one of a kindDo you ever re-purpose items? In what ways? Yes. I use glassware, porcelain, ceramic and metal found objects for garden art. I've used eating utensils for plant stakes and wood scraps for garden signs. I have redecorated planters from garage sales; also nursery pots. There's so much more I would like to do, but where I see art my hubby sees junk. 
Besides the obvious, why do you think it important that we recycle? It's so much fun to look at an object and see art rather than junk.  Teapot garden sculpture blue and yellow totem
What is a favorite item in your Etsy shop? That's a hard one. Right now I think it's the orange swan. It's reserved for a buyer at this point. I also like the garden man and the milk glass fruit bowl. The garden people have been very popular locally. I need to get some more made. I have one nearly finished that I'll be listing soon.  Teapot garden sculpture blue and yellow totem
Do you give recycled/salvaged gifts? How do you present them? Definitely. Sometimes a friend will find a new garden art piece in her yard or on her deck. I put one in the yard next door last summer. She didn't have a clue where it came from until my husband told her. Weird! They're all over my flower beds. 

To get to know more about Recycle Room, go to her blog here.
Or leave a comment on this post.  I'll make sure she knows about it.
Glass garden flower stake totem sculpture

1 comment:

daydreamsdustbunnies said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful article! I'm honored that you like my art work enough to feature me here.