MAKERS HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from WINDHAM FABRICS

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday Giveaway - a little late

sunday giveaway
(okay, I'm a little off schedule)

So, if you'll remember
sunday giveaway series is about the following:

so many of the things in my home
from my travels
and my experiences
f u n c t i o n a l
I thot, "we could do a sunday giveaway series
I asked all of you the function of something
or the age of something
or the purpose of something"

here we go...

please leave a comment 
to be entered in the 'drawing'
for this fq bundle
of colorful fabrics

your comment should answer two questions

1.  how were these metal sculptural elements 
originally used?
2.  in what unique way would you use them (other than for what they were intended)?

get creative here
think of something really 

let's have some fun.



robin said...

I think they're garden obelisks, to support climbing plants such as flowering vines. I think they would be great to use in the walk in closet or bedroom for storing ties, scarves, belts, necklaces, etc.! :)

gill said...

I grow sweet peas up mine!
How about decorating them for Christmas??

Kwilt Noob said...

I think they are trellises for growing peas. I would hang ornaments from them!

Lindsey F. said...

They are for trailing plants, like ivy or other vines, to grow on. I was thinking ornaments, too, but trying to come up with another idea...I would say for hanging jewelry on - earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc...

Janet said...

I'm guessing tomato cages ... at least that's what I'd use them for - finally my tomatoes wouldn't have to be hidden!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I was thinking fancy tomato cages. I would either put some potted plants in the rings or maybe some plates with colorful cupcakes or knick knacks on them.

deserae said...

They are originally used for gardening. I think the one would be great for an earring or jewelry holder!

angela said...

Definitely supports for plants. But too small for tomatoes! They were probably very cute topiary forms. What would I do with them? I love hard structure with my growing things, so one wold probably end up with a plant! The other would want some fabric on it. Perhaps pretty braided pieces run around each level...some ribbons hanging down...I do love the ironwork at the top of them both!

Bennett and Graves said...

I was thinking gardening too, but they look small for something like tomatoes and so I say they are for a herb garden. My stepdaughter would use the one on the right for hanging necklaces and bracelets too. I think I'd use the one on the left for decorating according to the seasons/holidays. Changing out dried flowers or greenery.

Jake and Vicki Chase said...

I think it's a thing for tomatoes, I can't remember what they're called, where the tomato plant climbs up it. I'd put plates on each rung and serve cupcakes and small desserts.

Cris A said...

I also think they were used for gardening. I would string some little white lights on them and use them on the deck at night!

goecker said...

In the gardens, I have a few in flower beds with globes on them - could be really nice for holidays, Christmas ornaments - Easter with eggs hanging on them. It is hard to tell, but think maybe fat quarters or bundles of fabric would work in the two bottom rings,

Desert Diva said...

Would guess originally used for vine plants to display them in pretty shapes. Now me - I'd use them to hang some of my lovely ribbon in my sewing room :)

Jan said...

I think they're garden trellises. I think another great use would be to fit plates inside, and use them for display space, indoors.

mascanlon said...

Just realised I commented on I'm thinking some kind of plant trellis, my Grandma huge Poth used to grow huge pothos in pots in the living room and had somethinglike that for them to climb. I'd use them with timy clothes pins and attach photos and other bits of ephemera....tres cute!

Kathryn said...

I think they were used to support climbing flowers or plants. I would use them to organize ribbons - just wrap them around and pin at the end. Kathie L in Allentown

quiltzyx said...

(copied from my Fbook post)
At first glance, I thought they were really tall, but then I noticed the framed photo in the background & changed my mind. So, I think that originally they were hats for fancy garden gnomes, and probably had glittery boas wrapped all aroun...d them.
Now, what would I use them for? In sort of the same way as the gnomes, except I would wrap them with those really shiny garlands & put some mini-lights around them too & use 'em for night lights! :D

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Okay, it's time for the random number generator to pick a winner for the lovely fabric bundle! Good luck, everyone.
And thanks for stopping by...loved the ideas for 'repurposing' the garden items.