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11/21/11The Multi-talented Spoon

My Great Uncle Bert was the artist in the family.  He painted, made turquoise jewelry (several pieces of which I inherited and still rock all the time) and made stuff out of spoons and forks– like rings, bracelets and mini easels. As a little girl I remember thinking that it was the coolest thing *ever* and perhaps, now that I think about it– that was my first introduction to artful upcycling. (I was was about 5 or 6 and already making scrunchies for my ‘fro using elastic from my old panties by then, so I guess that counts too, but hey, I said artful…) Can you remember the first time you noticed an upcycled object and it tickled you the way that creative reuse can?

Spoon Starbust from Counrty Living via Tatertots and Jello
Snug Mug Spoon Wall Rack by Patricia Heal 
Plant Markers via Grace Ballor on Pinterest (no source)
Spoon Rings at Silver Spoon Jewelry
Spoon Pulls by Hutch Studio
Sp-andles via Storage Glee
Coat Rack by JJ Evenson
Plant Markers at Mossy Mossy

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Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

7 responses to “The Multi-talented Spoon”

  1. amazing what you can do with spoons! I love the gardening idea :)

  2. Lovin’ the new look! Great seeing you last night (as usual). :)

  3. Love the look of the site, J! You creative guru, you!

    p.s. vintage, weathered spoons? such a winner!

  4. Christine says:

    Love this post!! Gives me some great ideas for what to do with my souvenir spoon collection…they would make a perfect mug wall rack!

  5. Shauna Nep says:

    Eeeeeee love the new look!!!!!! I miss you!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Probably the spoon rings were the first. That yellow shelf rocks. We have a new Anthro store here in GR and they had globe pendants hanging made all out of clear plastic spoons.

  7. @Julie – isn’t the gardening idea great?! I want to try it!!

    @Jessica – thank you so much! Huge compliment coming from you!

    @Will – THANK YOU! so thrilled that you like the new look!! xoxo

    @ Christine – Mag wall is my favorite!!

    @Shauna- miss you too!! Much have lunch date soooooon!!

    @Elizabeth – oooo ya Anthro is always coming up with great upcycled stuff—

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!

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