Re-imagine & Re-purpose
Since I’ve re-embraced my love of all things playscale (1:6 miniatures), I’ve started seeing things differently and re-imagining various items. So, when a friend of mine sent me a photo challenge titled “re-purposing” was sent my way, I pounced, it’s right up my ally.
Similar to the shelves in my own home, Eve’s shelves are adorned with decorative elephants.
The larger of the two elephants was a necklace pendant, the smaller of the two was part of a pair of earrings - they’re identical copies of the sets I sent to my mother before she passed away. She loved elephants, and passed that love on through me.
As to the elephants on my own, non-playscale, shelves - they’re a part of the Elephant Parade replica series, where 20% of the net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects. I know it’s a drop in the bucket for conserving these stunning creatures, but I like to think every little bit helps.
In Eve’s world, these are decorative vases containing greenery:
They are, in actuality, small knobs for dressers and the like, with the screws and hinges removed. They make cute little round vases; I think they might make an interesting lamp as well. I would like if the hole in the center was larger, but these are easy to come by (at my local Søsterne Grøne) and very affordable, around 15DKK each (About 2.25USD).
As for the greenery itself, they’re a mix of plastic plants and fish-tank escapees, longing for a less soggy existence. Eve is more than happy to grant them their desire, and while they look plastic (because they are), if they’re blurry enough in the backdrop, it may not matter too much. We’ll see. I’m on the lookout for more attractive greenery and I may try spraying them with a matte sealant.
Last, but not least, this adorable little egg-holder from Føtex (Danish grocery store) makes for a wonderful, large mixing bowl for Barbie. A bottle cap with a little glue becomes a pie, and a picture frame becomes a glass coffee table (in a pinch):
Re-imagining the world can be fun, certainly makes grocery shopping more fun, and gets my creative juices flowing.
Thanks for stopping in and checking out my re-purposed doll haul :)