Friday's Find: Insulators to Succulent Vases!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I found these vintage glass insulators hiding in the garage at an estate sale.   The aqua glass was so pretty , I thought they would make lovely vases...

Insulator succulent vases

I often start in the garage at estate sales for this very reason--some of the best finds may be tucked away there! 

Vintage insulators

Though these look almost identical, when flipped over one would stand on its own but the other would not.  Setting it on a candlestick gave it just enough support plus I liked the difference in height.  Last, I added moss and faux succulents. 

Vintage insulator vases

Until next time, happy hunting! 





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15 comments:

  1. Really cute Cecilia. I like that you were able to make two different heights. Don't remember ever seeing one that was flat on top. I was looking for some today to use in the bed springs I just salvaged. Saw some clear ones, but expensive. I have had some, but sold them sometime in the past. Have a great week-end.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  2. I just love these! I have always admired those insulators but could never quite figure out what to do with them...this is a great idea!

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  3. This is a great idea, Cecilia...and I love how you used the candlestick, too!

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  4. When I was a young girl my brother and I would walk up and down our long country road and find these electrical tops that the power company would just throw out after repairing the poles. We collected more than my mother really wanted, she said that they were junk. Oh if I could find them today on the side of the road I would keep them all. lol Have a great weekend sweetie. Jo

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  5. I see these while thrifting and love the color but never know what I would do with them. Great idea!

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  6. I don't think I've seen this idea before. Very clever!

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  7. I just love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love old insulators maybe its because I worked for an electric company most of my adult life. This is a great use for them.

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  9. I have seen this done Cecilia and love it! I have a few small ones and a large blue one that are still in our cubby. We stored a lot of things there while finishing the basement and I keep forgetting to empty it out. On my 'to do ' list. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I love how yours turned out!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Such a great idea, Cecilia! I just bought my first, live succulents and am trying to decide what exactly to do with them. Thanks for the idea :)

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  11. I have lots of these! What a great use for them. :) Thanks for sharing on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. Pinning to the highlights board!

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  12. Hey! I have some of these too. Great idea to use them as a vase for succulents. Catching up on your posts today...

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  13. Those are so pretty, I picked one up ages ago but never knew what to do with it because it would not stand on its base either. This is a great idea!

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  14. Cute idea…I see these often and always wonder what they could be used for because the colors are so pretty - clever!!

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