Garden Art forum: Totems, Stacks and Glass in the Garden

Page 1 of 46 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 46
Views: 40633, Replies: 910 » Jump to the end
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 28, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Becky and Vic -- What do you think about a Garden Art thread for 'Stacks, Totems and Glass in the Garden'. Thumbs up Would there be enough interest for that?

Thumb of 2011-07-28/SongofJoy/313868

Thumb of 2011-07-28/SongofJoy/2e624c

Thumb of 2011-07-28/SongofJoy/7fd1ba
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
[Last edited by SongofJoy - Jul 29, 2011 6:52 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #113331 (1)
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 3:16 PM CST

Moderator

Obviously YES with the capitol letters and bolded YES!!!! I just split this post to it's very own thread. Wooo Hoooo.

I love totems...glass...not sure what stacks are but I'll like them too I'm sure. Hilarious!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Sally
Wesley Chapel. FL (Zone 9a)
Tip Photographer Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Ponds Orchids Container Gardener
Butterflies Birds Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder Garden Art
Image
Sossman
Jul 28, 2011 3:29 PM CST
I would love to see more of this! I've seen some at the local garden shows and just love them. :)
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 3:33 PM CST

Moderator

I agree
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jul 28, 2011 3:54 PM CST
Yep, might be interesting...
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: California Region: United States of America Plumerias
Container Gardener Garden Art Vegetable Grower
Image
Samigal
Jul 28, 2011 4:45 PM CST
I started a glass totem, but didn't get very far. Every time I start to gather up all my glass treasures I get side tracked. It isn't hard to do so that is why I don't seem to get a project finished before I want to start another. I did make a glass lady but she never did make it out to the garden. Her time inside is almost over.
Thumb of 2011-07-28/Samigal/5bdda5

Around the brim of her had I put small mirror squares and a "necklace" around her nect.
Name: Robin
Pittsburg, MO
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Art Birds
Orchids Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Hummingbirder Region: Missouri Plumerias
Image
Robynznest
Jul 28, 2011 7:57 PM CST
It is very much an interest, I make them too. Note to self to find the pics or take pics of the ones I did last weekend for a show.
Save the planet, it's the only one with chocolate.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 7:58 PM CST

Moderator

See my note in chatter about photos. I'm going to write it now.
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 29, 2011 6:54 AM CST
Very nice, Pegi. Love the blue! Lovey dubby

My glue/adhesive of choice for these is E-6000. What does everyone else use?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Robin
Pittsburg, MO
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Art Birds
Orchids Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Hummingbirder Region: Missouri Plumerias
Image
Robynznest
Jul 29, 2011 9:17 AM CST
I use E6000 too.

side view and top view
Thumb of 2011-07-29/Robynznest/240910 Thumb of 2011-07-29/Robynznest/0f97dc

Thumb of 2011-07-29/Robynznest/28172a Thumb of 2011-07-29/Robynznest/23959c

Thumb of 2011-07-29/Robynznest/a60e9f Thumb of 2011-07-29/Robynznest/6bb2e5
Save the planet, it's the only one with chocolate.
[Last edited by Robynznest - Jul 29, 2011 9:18 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #113859 (10)
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: California Region: United States of America Plumerias
Container Gardener Garden Art Vegetable Grower
Image
Samigal
Jul 29, 2011 9:24 AM CST
Very nice totems Robin, I too use E6000 glue, that is the best I have found.
I have a lot of plates so better use them up so I can shop for more. Hilarious!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 29, 2011 10:38 AM CST

Moderator

I have never made a totem. Are they totally decorative or is there a function too...like a bird feeder?
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 29, 2011 11:45 AM CST
Yes, they can be decorative and/or functional ... bird feeder, plant stand, side table, birdbath, gazing ball stand, topped with a small piece of statuary ... ??

Ooo, ooo, Robin ... love the vintage white opalescent glass one on the bottom!!

They don't have to be made from glass objects but one thing I've found is that some glazed plates, dishes, vases and pottery will crack due to the stresses of weather. I don't object to that myself as long as they remain solid and stable. If you are using them to hold water as a birdbath or bird watering station, that can be a concern. I try to keep my pottery stacks under at least a bit of protection like carport, trees, etc. Big Grin
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 29, 2011 12:15 PM CST
One of my personal faves is this shorter one. Later I found the alabaster egg to go along with the picture on the plate. Smiling

Side view of components (upside down cereal/soup bowl base, old heavy glass vase, another bowl, plate):
Thumb of 2011-07-29/SongofJoy/2b72ee


Top view of plate and alabaster egg:
Thumb of 2011-07-29/SongofJoy/f23a98
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 29, 2011 12:30 PM CST
This stack is a pottery plant stand consisting of two old green pottery florist's vases with their bases glued together, a decorative Mexican pottery ash tray glued on top of that and topped with a green vase to hold a plant.

Thumb of 2011-07-29/SongofJoy/21c4f9
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: California Region: United States of America Plumerias
Container Gardener Garden Art Vegetable Grower
Image
Samigal
Jul 29, 2011 1:13 PM CST
A lot of totems were made and set on patios, my patio is such a mess you would never be able to find one. I will get at them sooner or later, my metal plant stand for styrofoam containers is my project right now. Have some plastic panels we hauled out of a dumpster and they will be perfect for top of stand. Have to cut them down to fit, so my big helper (DH) decides it is time for a nap. If I have to wait on him nothing would get done. Keeping my eyes open for "turtle rocks" too.
Name: Robin
Pittsburg, MO
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Art Birds
Orchids Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Hummingbirder Region: Missouri Plumerias
Image
Robynznest
Jul 29, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Totems are so much fun to make. Mostly the fun starts when you go looking for plates, bowls, vases or whatever. I love thrift stores and consignment stores, they have a great variety to chose from.

The pic on the bottom is a type of milk glass, forget what they call it. It's function will be to put little cakes and candies on for Christmas, the rest of the time it will hold fruit. That is the only one that isn't glued yet because I'm looking for a really pretty opalescent vase to go with it, The plates are antique and that vase with it isn't a vase but an old fashion soda glass that they used when you went to the corner drug store that had a soda fountain in it. Sure miss those nickel cherry cokes we used to get.

The one thing to make sure of, actually a couple of things is to have the heavier plate on the bottom and to make sure you have everything right there withing reach and you know for certain how you want them stacked. So play around first with several different plates and vases or whatever you use and then when you discover the one you like the best then glue it.
Save the planet, it's the only one with chocolate.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 29, 2011 7:46 PM CST

Moderator

I have always liked dishes and maybe I'll make one as a birdfeeder! Thanks for the hints,Tee and Robin!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
[Last edited by Boopaints - Jul 29, 2011 7:46 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #114258 (18)
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 30, 2011 1:15 PM CST
Thanks for adding that info, Robin. I always tend to arrange and rearrange many times before I'm happy with it. But I'm like that. Big Grin Blinking

Right now I'm looking for items to make three stacks/totems and will top them with these three things (sprayed with poly sealer for outdoor protection) to make a 'vignette' in the shade garden. The statues were Goodwill finds for $2.50 for both.
Thumb of 2011-07-30/SongofJoy/93913d



I've seen the stacks/totems selling for $20-$30 at Flea Markets and Farmers' Markets. Big Grin


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Robin
Pittsburg, MO
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Art Birds
Orchids Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Hummingbirder Region: Missouri Plumerias
Image
Robynznest
Jul 30, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Thank you Becky, Tee maybe you can find the white milk glass type Avon Bottles to go with those. That's a cool find. I keep looking everytime for that special something like that, when I go into the stores
Save the planet, it's the only one with chocolate.
[Last edited by Robynznest - Jul 30, 2011 1:20 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #114699 (20)

Page 1 of 46 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 46

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Garden Art forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"