Thursday, September 29, 2011

tea lights

I found these small sized telephone pole insulation caps at a local flea market
I love them for the irregularity of the glass
it's like someone at the factory said, "don't make them perfect, just make them."



I thought they looked pretty cool upside down



and with a candle in them too



they're hanging from my dining room light fixture
it wasn't a hard project ... just a little wire wrapping and twisting ... easy peasy

20 comments:

rebeca trevino said...

Sweet!

amyd said...

you made them perfect...!

Yvonne said...

I did that exact thing once upon a time, back in the 70's. I still love them, as classic good design never goes out of style. Great job Kimmie!

Gayle said...

I remember these from when I was a child and they always fascinated me....I thought the glass was so pretty. Love what you have done with them, very clever. xx

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Oh, they are pretty! I made candle holders of them in the 70s, too. We glued a ring on the bottom so they would stand and put thick tapers in them. I like them even better with the wire!

Jill said...

I just love these old insulators and am trying to find a way to use them in my garden. I bet these look great hanging in your home!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Sweet re-use! Charming Kimmie. xox Corrine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks like a fun project.

Becca said...

Great idea! I have a couple of these too, I'll have to try it!

~*~Patty S said...

and brilliant
Love them...I am drawn to those thingies too ;)
oxo

T's Daily Treasures said...

They probably did just make them in batches as quick as they could. Love the different colors and the way you have repurposed them. Hope you are well. Best wishes, Tammy

La Dolce Vita said...

you are so clever ... I bow to you oh recycling goddess!!! xox

Halle said...

How fun are those hanging over the dining room table!

Steph said...

Glad you're feeling better, Kimmie...and wow these are pretty....

Nancy said...

Lovely :) the colour in the glass is so pretty! Just getting back to 'normal' here. Your previous posts are awesome, especially your stamps/stamping! Your photography is awesome too Kim :)

ooglebloops said...

Great idea !!!!!!!- I use them also - with battery operated tea lights under them, set on blocks of wood, lining the stairs.

Catharina Maria said...

This is the winner of beauty !
I love them !
love ♥RINI♥

Renee Howell said...

wonderful. Lovely. LOVE the wire! so, enquiring minds want to know - what weight of wire? don't know much about wire wrapping - but what do I need to get started? Thanks Kimmie - I love the inspiration of your blog! Good brain food....

lyle baxter said...

great idea! looks good too!

sukipoet said...

move over Martha Stewart! what a brilliant idea for insulation caps.