The Electric Totems In My Courtyard ~

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  1. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    These are made of glass globes that were salvaged from old lamps.
    Each one is between 3 and 4 ft tall and has a length of cable lights up the center.
    They are a rather "unique" :)roll: not to say "weird") light source.

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    My husband crafted the copper superstructures which,
    I think, add an artful touch,
    as well as much needed stability.

    This photo shows how they look with the other decorative elements in the courtyard.

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  3. GardenFanantic

    GardenFanantic Seedling

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    I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THEM. I am going to try to find some an see if I can make them too. Do you glue them together or wire or???
     
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    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    Absolutely beautiful ZuZu and very original
     
  5. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Thanks, glad you like 'em.
    They are a fun way to re-purpose those old lamps from the resale shops,
    which, by the way, have become harder to find and a lot more expensive recently, :(
    apparently they are now "vintage" rather than "old", dang it!!

    G'Fan ~ Yes, the pieces of glass are attached to each other with silicone caulk.
     



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  6. muddybob

    muddybob In Flower

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    Cool-o.

    muddy
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Absolutely Goregous.Your yard,court yard is fantastic.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Really classy junk ZuZu. I could kick my butt for not buying 2 "vintage" lamps" when I first got into junking. They were amber and $3 each. Each one had 2 glass globes, one round and one oblong. Oh well!! Thanks for posting yours they are lovely.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    WOW those are fabulous Zuzu!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    Love them, Zuzu. I want some.
     
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    Me like, especially the combination of amber and green. 8) We just found a new junk place and are going this weekend.
     
  13. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Aww, [​IMG] thanks everyone, I appreciate your kind words

    Happy hunting, Bethie, [​IMG] I can't wait to see what you find
    and what wonderful thing you do with it.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Zuzu those are great!! And so is your beautiful courtyard!!
     
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    Another trash to treasure success. Lovely courtyard too.
     

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