Giving in an unusual way...

December 15th, 2008 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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Ever check out the custom requests on Etsy?  Well, I did and responded to a gal who was looking for a Bird Seed Tin for her boyfriend's parents.  She indicated they were in to folk art and Americana.  I came up with this...a vintage pressure cooker (engraved on top:  "For your Health"...) and cut up Texas and Illinois license plates to spell the Wilson's name.  A monogrammed cup and voila -- an outdoor bird seed container with scoop!

Darn the bad luck, not what she had in mind; her preference was for something more Warren Kimble.  No worries, I posted it for free on Craig's List and gave it to a gal who has a brother Wilson who lives in a Barndominium (really, and I had never heard of such a place before) and is into recycle/repurpose.  Happy, happy ending, she says once her sister-in-law sees it she'll need a tin for herself:  Jennys!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, artwork, industrial, outdoor spaces, white, porch, red, blue

Comments (11)

bridiemurphy writes: Hi Wilson, a.k.a. nutbird. No, you don't have to use ETSY, I'll be happy to do a piece for you. Simply advise your desired price and potential can email me from my profile (I'm pretty sure). As for timeline, I won't be able to "deliver" until after the new year. Thank you ever so much for enjoying my humble creations, making people smile is what I'm all about.

I'm also going to take your encouragement to heart and perhaps do a "series" of license plate pieces...hmmmmm...

Cheerio! Posted: 4:09 pm on December 22nd
nutbird writes: Wow, I didn't know that they had that service on etsy. My name is Wilson, I'd love to have anything like that with our name on it. Do I have to make a request on Etsy to have you make one? Do you have a store there.
I think you're on to something! Make some more things with cut up license plates. This would be great as a door sign. Posted: 2:09 pm on December 19th
bridiemurphy writes: Hi Cynthia...thanks for loving this piece. I was rather tickled with it too. My dear husband finally taught me how to use a riveter! I've been piecing together tins and such using nuts and bolts to moderate success. Why didn't he tell me about his trusty riveter sooner? Easy breezy and super tight, these letters aren't going anywhere, and the look is semi-industrial. Happy creating! Posted: 7:33 am on December 16th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Ok, I don't even know any Wilson's and I would have paid big bucks for this awesome piece! Glad it went to a good home. Someone who will really appreciate it. I have to ask... what the heck is a Barndominium? Sounds like a fun updo on a barn. Posted: 9:37 pm on December 15th
Chovey writes: WHAT???? Who on earth would not just DIE to have this? I love it! How did you attach the letters to the metal container? I assume some kind of glue???? This is just toooo cute!!!

cynthia Posted: 6:35 pm on December 15th
Meadowview_Farm writes: How kind and generous of you -- my, my, my, junkers are good people - not to mention creative!
Kari Posted: 2:07 pm on December 15th
SnowmanHill writes: I love it!!! Wish I had one! Posted: 12:31 pm on December 15th
MelHow writes: Too bad some people have no taste....awesome idea... Posted: 12:04 pm on December 15th
bridiemurphy writes: Hi Candy: Aha! Another Wilson connection; how do we get to Kevin Bacon from there? Dunno, but I bet on CL? :) Thanks for your kind too Sue! This site is so much fun. Posted: 11:32 am on December 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Great idea! I'm glad you found a home for it on Craigslist but I think I would have tried to sell that puppy! Like to me...who has a sister-in-law with the last name Wilson. ;)

Truly a unique idea. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 11:07 am on December 15th
suewhitney writes: Hi Bridie,

Very cool idea! I'm glad you found a good home for it. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:23 am on December 15th
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