Friday, October 28, 2011

Whimsical garden lamps and bird feeders

I fell in love with these whimsical creations at first sight when I came across them at the NC State Fair last week. I don't know who the artist is, but the imagination and creativity is amazing. They were on display in the garden area.

It looks like they are made from recycled lamps and other found objects. The painting is very artistic and colorful.

Some of them have string lights inside.

If you look closely you can pick out certain items that were used and some pieces are turned upside down.

A marbled bowling ball (below) beside the lamp ~ unusual, clever and whimsical.

I think I might have to figure out how to make one of these for myself, or two or three. Yes, I know, a little restraint would be wise. But wouldn't a whimsical lamp be just beautiful tucked away in a secluded spot in the garden ~ or a small group of bright birdfeeders hanging under a tree. Oh, yes, I am definitely going to be thinking about this project.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

They are fabulous! It would be fun to make something like these!

Years ago, I glued copper pennies all over a bowling ball, for garden art.

Donna said...

Wow! Aren't they Pretty?!!!
If ANYONE can figure it out, it's You! Go for it!!
Happy figuring it out Weekend!!Hahaa

Angie said...

Oh Donna, They are AWESOME!!! I want one too, pretty please!! :D

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, you know how much I love whimsy in the garden!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea, I have not seen these anywhere and that bowling ball is adorable, gosh will we ever run out of inspiration? I hope not! Have a great Halloween!

Patti said...

These are so interesting...and it looks like very detailed painting - are you going to give it a shot?

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello Donna - lovely to meet you! and lovely to see Otis and Riley, what handsome chaps they are.

Sarah x

Zuzana said...

These are so cute! I love those with the lights in.;) Lovely dear Donna, what a find.;)

Catherine Holman said...

These are so charming Donna! I think you should give it a try.

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