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« on: January 02, 2005 07:01:52 PM »

Mom got a new dinnette set and is... *gasp* THROWING OUT THE OLD ONE! This simply cannot happen. We're talking plates, dishes, etc. in various sizes. These are my memories, damnit! I need to find something to do with them or they will be garbage. I'm thinking a mosaic or something? Thoughts? Anyone?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005 07:39:01 PM »

you could do a mosaic table with the different plates and stuff as each "setting" on the table Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005 08:32:33 AM »

you could do a mosaic table with the different plates and stuff as each "setting" on the table Cheesy

I love this idea!!   That's especially cool if you don't want to break them and/or they're flat enough to work. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2005 07:24:04 PM »

Ooo! I dig that! How do you think I could go about doing that? Should I put broken pieces in between the whole plates? I also should probably add that it's not the most attractive set ever.  Tongue But, I could always paint them or something. Thanks for the tip!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005 07:31:22 PM »

Well, I think that if you want to put pieces in between the place settings, you should paint THOSE pieces, that way it's very obviously different.  if you don't paint them, it's possible that the place settings will get lost within the same pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2005 01:58:02 AM »

what about a mothers day gift of a mosiac waterfall. the kits in stores (including the pump and what not) are pretty cheap. break the peices up, make a cute design or even a random design on your choice of surface and hook up the kit and you have a waterfall made by YOU! i dunno just a thought..
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2005 07:04:35 PM »

Ooo, that's pretty rad. About how much is a kit? And is it easy to do?
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2005 01:03:09 PM »

I've never done it, but I've seen them do it on HGTV and whatnot. they seem pretty easy but It would probably depend on what materials your fountain (thats what there called sorry) is made of and how you put it together. i did a quick search on google and each kit comes with different things, and all differnt sizes. A basic one has just a pump. some come lighted and they all come in different sizes. i guess they average about $15. but places like target or kmart might be cheaper. sorry hope i helped!
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2005 06:10:39 PM »

For the waterfall/fountain, you may not need to break them, but you may be able to glue/attach pieces together so that one spills into another.  Given that you'd have a set, you could make several versions, or you could make one fountain that's the centerpiece of a garden.

I made a similar fountain (small).  Iit was part of a ceramics class project, and I made all the plates, cups, and bowls before assembling them.  I used bamboo "pipes" to run some of the water through.  Since I made the pieces, I could also (and did) put holes where I wanted.  With a high-speed drill, you could drill holes to make more interesting water routes.

As I think about gardens:  the dinner plates could be a decorative edging of a flower bed.  For cups and saucers, glue the cup to the saucer, and glue the saucer to a stake:  instant butterfly feader.

Another alternative:  wind chime?

Then, there's using the pieces as saucers for houseplants.

Ok. . . I'll stop now.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2005 08:05:54 AM »

I once saw a back splash/art piece type thing that had mosaic dish pieces and the really cool part was that the cups were broken in half and glued on so they jutted out from the rest and could be used as plant pots, sponge holders, etc.



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