Monday, August 31, 2009

Repurposed Flea Market Finds

I have always been fascinated by oil lamps at the flea market but never wanted to bother with the oil and lighting them, so I passed them by. Then, being a stylist and always looking for new floral container ideas I realized how beautiful they would be filled with flowers. Now I have an excuse to buy more.

I created this on a shoot with photographer Jim Westphalen for Country Gardens.

So easy to do.
Remove glass chimney
Unscrew metal fixture with wick.
Clean out glass with bleach to remove oil residue.
Fill with water and flowers from the garden.
Flowers with thin stems work best.