Upcycled Tea Time for the Birds

July 26, 2010 by

On my the hunt for objects repurposed into cool things for two garden rooms and a garden we are doing for the September Stamford, CT Designer Show House,  I came across these teacups and creamers upcycled into bird feeders.

Working with the theme “Conversing with Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat,” interior designer, Victoria Lyon, and I are designing two rooms that will serve as a potting shed as well as a place to develop creative ideas for the garden, paint, sketch, read garden books, and otherwise lose one’s self in imaginative thought.  We’ve got some fantastic eco-friendly and innovative things up our green sleeves: stay tuned for details.

35 Comments »

  1. Georgia said:

    Fabulous. One to share with my crafty mother.

    — July 26, 2010 @ 19:58

  2. Megan said:

    They’re adorable!

    — July 26, 2010 @ 20:13

  3. Penny said:

    The birdfeeders are terrific. I purchased one for my garden.

    — October 2, 2010 @ 23:25

  4. Amberlee said:

    45rIOs Very true! Makes a change to see someone spell it out like that. 🙂

    — April 10, 2011 @ 12:50

  5. marchello95 said:

    The earth thanks you!
    The ultimate in 3R:
    reduce – the amount of material going into landfill
    reuse – materials that can be repurposed
    recycle – objects reincarnated for other use
    Added bonus is that they’re beautiful and definitely a conversation piece in any garden setting.

    — June 6, 2011 @ 11:14

  6. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    What a nice way to comment on these, thanks!

    — June 9, 2011 @ 15:20

  7. stephanie cavanaugh said:

    THRILLED to find you. Just posted two slide shows about repurposing to my citified garden blog … One is a collection of shots taken at the Philadelphia Flower Show this spring and the other is photos snapped in private gardens and on the street. Looking forward to more.

    — June 20, 2011 @ 17:06

  8. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Glad you found us too Stephanie! Look forward to seeing your slide shows. I loved the Philadelphia Flower Show, it was my first time.

    — July 7, 2011 @ 20:38

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  11. Gilian Lopes said:

    Thanks for sharing…

    Kind regards all the way from Brasil

    — March 8, 2012 @ 10:22

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  13. Rev. Charlotte said:

    The glues hold me back. What is healthy to glue dishes together like these?

    — May 16, 2012 @ 20:34

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    The glues hold me back. What is healthy to glue dishes together like these?

    — August 17, 2012 @ 03:10

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  18. Josiejo0701 said:

    Again, what glue did you use to make these? Would love to make a couple for my garden, but want to make sure that the glue is safe for the birds – just in case they decide to take a bite.

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