|Swordless swordfish takes a dive|
I’ve been dying to use this picture ever since some enchanted afternoon in 2011, when I saw this bright blue swordfish across a crowded room – garden room, that is, during the Gardens of the Beach garden tour.
Now most people browsing a vintage shop would look at a swordfish minus its sword and think: Aw, gee, it’s broken.
But some smart cookie thought: Hmmm, I can see him diving into a washtub pool!
And how wonderful he looks doing that, doesn’t he?
In this week’s Idea File, we look at a few vintage finds that someone has simply looked at differently and done the unexpected. Next time you come across an object, old or new, turn it around in your head a few times and try to see all the possibilities.
By the way, isn’t this a great use for bamboo blinds?
I’m always impressed by the off the wall thinking on IKEA Hackers and Recyclart. And for crafty garden how-tos, visit Melissa, The Empress of Dirt. Now get out there and turn the world upside down! You can.
|Yo ho ho and a trunk full of sea-creaturey succulents|
|No need to shout. The collection of plates behind the veil of Virginia creeper has an air of mystery.|
|Table mushrooms make unexpected containers for a collection of succulents.|