Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glass Hound Hoarder Fanatic Home Decor Garden

Glass Hound Hoarder Fanatic Home Decor Garden

Welcome to LilacsNDreams everyone! Glad to have you visiting. I have a confession to make to you. I have a tendency to hoard different pieces of glassware. Some might consider me a hoarder of glassware too. Sorry, but when I see different shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and all that can be done with glassware I sometimes become infatuated with it. 

There is colored glass, clear glass, old glass, textured glass, worn glass, window pains, glass prisms, and so on. Some of these pieces can really have some beautiful reflections that come from it, and oh they are sometimes so sparkly too. Like many other things I also feel from it the moods that some funky glass pieces can add to a space, or a home too. 

When I started seeing more of the glass pieces being upcycled into different things, the more excited I became with it too. I enjoy painting, and doing other creative things too. Yet, I still seem to favor the glassware just a lil bit more.

Glass totems can be made for inside the home, or the outside with your porches and gardens. They are great with glassware being stacked, maybe adding some stones or gems to them, add a figurine, a few flowers, and etc. When making these sort of pieces you need to make sure to use the glue that will work with these items during weather changes. 

I have seen pieces used making bird feeders, pieces made to serve with, used in home decor, weddings, bridal showers, holidays, and given as gifts too. Below are some pictures being shared that I had found of items done with glassware. Most of the pictures came from the Pinterest boards which also had their links to who they came from too. 

Isn't this bird feeder that was made from a blue glass bowl with it's lid, and a glass candle holder just ingenius? I really liked how this turned out, and sorry that I cannot share a link with as it was not available. 

I love seeing glass jars used in many ways, and this is a lovely way to repurpose it, and upcycle it with a little bit of glue, paint, and some other pieces. Why buy an apothecary jar when you can do one that fits more into the decor of your home, and of course the way you would like to see it too? 
 Is this not fabulous?! Different pieces of glassware were used, different colors, different designs, and along with it a few of the colored gems were also added to give it a little bit more character of it's own too. This is something that could sit outside on your porch, in your garden, or adorn a place in your home too.
 I just love this idea, and is something I have not come across till now. I do have this one on my list of to do as well. Gonna take a little time, little patience, but is a fabulous piece when it is done too. Always looking for ways to decorate bottles, and this is one of them to consider.
 This is another glass totem that was done with all clear pieces of glass. Different shapes, sizes, and patterns were used. It turned out nicely, and would be a conversational piece to those passing by too.

This is a very simple thing to do, but a clever one to consider as well. Use your wine glasses for drinking, or also use them for decorating your tables, and home with too. Just flip them over, add a flower before setting it to the table, and on the base, or now the top of the glass add your candles. Simple, but yet another creative way to use glassware.

This is a piece that was done by me, and is listed for sale in my shop at Etsy too. I used a vintage green relish dish tray that looks like new with no signs of use to it. I then found a glass candle holder with design, and from home interiors that is in a like new condition too. This piece is fabulous in the sunshine coming through the windows. In fact when the sun hits it just right you can see a few minor different hues with the clear glass too. It will also reflect some of the green from the dish on it as well.

 There is so much more out there on the internet that can be shared involving glassware. Don't forget there is also the vintage collectible pieces that are a treasure to find too. I could carry on, and show you so much more. I would suggest checking with google, or bing and seeing what other treasures you could also adore too. 

Thanks for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams. I enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon. Toodles everyone. 


  1. I'm in love with your blue bowl bird feeder, its funderful!

    -Solomon Berkovitch
    Storefront Glass Installation Brooklyn

  2. Isn't that piece fabulous? I love it, and it always sticks in my mind too. Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend!:)


  3. I think its fine that Glass Hound Hoarder can use in bedroom designans its will really make difference to this field.

  4. Hi Ricky,

    Yes, they can be used anywhere, and can really truly make a difference with everywhere used too. That is one thing I enjoy about pieces like this, they are versatile:)

    Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful day!:)