Monday, August 24, 2009

What I do with broken dishes...

What do you do when you break a dish?





Somehow I lost pictures of the metal pear in it's before state, and the picture of me gluing the crockery on the pear. If you mosaic on metal, use tile mastic.

Does anyone else make mosaics out of their broken dishes?

Go to Kimm's at Reinvented for other Trash to Treasures...:)

12 comments:

Ruth Ann said...

This is exactly what I was planning on doing with a dish that was sentimental! This past week my husband broke a bowl that was his mother's (she past away a few years ago) and always served pierogies in this dish! I was so upset when I found it, but figured I would mosaic a photo frame with the dish and put her photo inside! Hope your having a great day, I just love your blog!

the undomesticated wife said...

Fantastic! I just love that Chrissie!

Do you ever make jewelry out of the pieces? I've seen some cool jewelry pieces from dishes at art shows.

Melissa said...

Clever and beautiful. I usually just throw my dish away and feel bad. I love the pear shape!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Adorable!

~ Pam

Diane said...

I just love, love, love your mosaic pear.
I WISH I made mosaics out of my broken crockery! What I actually do is collected broken things with the idea of "doing something with it one day."
Now I'm in the process of ruthlessly cleaning out.

Adrienne said...

just catching up here... love the use of your broken dish. i have a favorite plate i am saving just for that kind of project.

Jane said...

I have always wanted to make a mosaic out of one broken plate I have from my Great Aunt's china. Somehow it got put on the way, way back burner. LOL. Your pear is pure inspiration!

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh o golly you amaze me once again...heck I love meeting wonderful talented friends.....thanks for the how to and oh my I am cooking that chicken this weekend...it looks so yummy!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh yay, I've been waitin' to see that pear!!! I actually think the bowl looks better in pieces! Such a cute pattern for the mosaic. Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

Hello Chrissie - when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Or in this case, pears! Love what you did with the broken pieces. Very clever!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Infarrantly Creative said...

Love the pear Chrissie...love it.

Kathy said...

My sweet daughter knocked down an entire shelf of beautiful beautiful teapots. I saved them all hoping to someday learn how ot make a mosaic. The snippers make SOOOO much sense now that you mention it :)