Carrie’s Containers

Carrie’s Containers

Oh ingenuity, why do you evade me so? Why can’t I be the one to see something cool and unique and fabulous out of garbage, why?! If I ran across these dated light fixtures in a thriftstore, this is what would honestly run through my mind. “Uh, good for target practice I guess.” (Side note, I’m a pretty good shot, just in case you were thinking of robbing me in the middle of the night, mkay?)

I would have definitely never thought, “Yes! Perfect for a whimsically retro pair of laquered vases in vintage throwback colors of aqua and gold!” The credit for that goes to Carrie, (actually it was Carrie’s husband’s idea! Yeah! High fives to you sir!) from Carrie Saxl Jewelry. Love these!



  1. October 7, 2010 / 1:53 AM

    They would still be good for target practice…just a lot prettier when they exploded in a zillion little aqua and gold shards of death.

  2. October 7, 2010 / 2:20 AM

    These are great! I love the color combo, too.


  3. October 7, 2010 / 2:33 AM

    Oh Wow! Who would have thought!!??
    Don’t feel bad, I would have totally walked by them myself.
    Love the colors!

  4. October 7, 2010 / 12:08 PM

    I’m with you. I can’t see it beforehand. But these are uh-may-ZING! Now I’ll be on the lookout for something similar!

  5. October 7, 2010 / 2:06 PM

    Wow, what at transformation! I’m with you, I would have never said vase! when looking at those things in a thrift store. Thanks for posting…maybe this weekend I’ll go thrifting and see what I can paint myself!

  6. October 7, 2010 / 5:25 PM

    Those turned out so great!How is it that things I paint NEVER looks so perfect! I’ll blame the paint!

  7. October 8, 2010 / 4:22 AM

    These are awesome! Love the color and the switch – a – roo of the colors! I have to do this one for sure!

  8. October 8, 2010 / 7:39 PM

    I would have walked away too, but now that I’ve been reading people’s blogs I get all sorts of ideas. I’m afraid of going near a thrift store. lol

  9. October 10, 2010 / 3:03 AM

    Holy cow these are gorgeous. Kind of art deco. Love!

  10. October 20, 2010 / 7:15 PM

    Hi Lindsey, Thank so much for featuring my little project! I love your blog and am thrilled to have been included in a post 🙂

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