Friday, November 06, 2009

Holes!

Yesterday I popped into my local thrift store and could not resist buying these well rusted vintage graters.  How fortunate for me they are filled with holes!  They came at just the right time!

Because -Linda Sue of All I Ever Wanted invited me to take part in a Week Word Contest today and the word is today is "Hole"!

Holes + light = Pattern. Very nice!
NB Do not pick the grater up by the handle after the flame is lit!!! It gets very hot very quickly! I know!

24 comments:

flowerpress said...

You have such a talent for seeing the potential in everything :-)

Estelle said...

Sometimes you leave me speechless. What an incredible idea! I think it would make an awesome dinner by candlelight alternative (-:

Heather Moore said...

Gorgeous! Reminds me that we had a cheesegrater lampshade for years... until I decided it was time for something just a little more grownup!

eco-stylista said...

What a simple and great idea! Yor creativity seems to be endless!

L'Atelier said...

i love love love this idea!
making mental notes of it... for my next party!

great idea for the weekword, and so practical :D

sakurasnow said...

What a brilliant idea! The light and shadow cast is beautiful.

char said...

These are grate. What a bright idea!

Jesse said...

Lovely! I can imagine that with flickering candlelight they must be quite mesmerising. (Ooh, yes, thanks for the warning! I wouldn't have thought of that!)

Linda Sue said...

These look really great with candles lighting them up, casting interesting shadows...but I still use my old grater, they just don't make them like they used to...highly functional tool.

Thea said...

What a clever idea.

kendalee said...

Yeah!!! I love it! :)

Sarah said...

Wow, what an original use for those graters! They look grate(ha ha!)

Leenie said...

Still have my old grater. Bought a new one but it does not have a slicer on the side so I have two. Now I have another use for the old one! Super idea!

frayedattheedge said...

What a brilliant idea - they would make unusual lighting for a cheese and wine party!!!

:: elk :: said...

lovely way to see the theme..ouch!

Anairam said...

Yes, your are the Recycling Clever Idea Queen of Style! I love this idea of yours - and now feel compelled to look for some holes to make my own!

Caroline said...

Oh, this is a good interpretation of the theme this week! Fancy the common grater looking so fine!

e said...

BRILLIANT! love the idea and the effect!

ewix said...

You are very clever because there are lots and lots of holes!
and you lighted it perfectly.
loved it

Elizabeth said...

You are very clever because there are lots and lots of holes!
and you lighted it perfectly.
loved it

Down Pillow said...

Good 'no-touchy-the-handle' tip :)

Freshly Found said...

Thanks everyone. The candlelight really does the trick with these graters. They are very ordinary and rusty in the day light!

ambika said...

What a cool idea.

Estelle said...

On the phone today, one of my other friends mentioned this. She thinks it's great! Lovely to hear how many people come and have a look at your work, even though they might not all comment.