Wind Chimes, Plate Flowers, and Birdfeeders

I finally reopened my etsy shop last week, and I just wanted to show you what I’ve been working on.
Creating one-of-a-kind garden art pieces has become a passion for me. I love hunting for the treasures to be used in my wind chimes and plate flowers. To me almost everything has wind chime potential. I see wind chimes everywhere. lol.

Vintage Teapot Silverware Wind Chimes

To create this wind chime I used a vintage silver plate teapot with a lovely dark patina.

The chimes are made up of 2 silver plate forks, 2 silver plate butter knives, and 4 silver plate teaspoons that I hand stamped with the words love, faith, joy, and hope.

This wind chime was made with a large silver plate sugar bowl and six small silver plate goblets.

There’s a silver tablespoon hanging in the centre. It acts like a clanger by hitting the goblets when it’s breezy.

This wind chime has already SOLD.

I custom hand stamped the word WELCOME on the spoon for the buyer, and just shipped it to its new home.

Teapot Silverware Wind ChimesThis silver plate teapot wind chime has 4 silver plate teaspoons that I hand stamped with the french words amour, foi, espoir and joie, which mean love, faith, hope, and joy.

Along with the 4 teaspoons there are 2 silver plate forks, and 2 silver plate butter knives used for the chimes.

Silverware Wind Chimes

For this flower plate wind chime I hand stamped the silver plate teaspoons with the words Dream, Believe, Create, Share, Inspire.

Silverware Wind Chimes

I made the plate flower top portion with a lovely silver plate tray, a gold coloured ruffled and diamond-shaped glass dish, and a vintage colourful rhinestone brooch for the centre.

Picture Frame Wind ChimeThis sweet picture frame wind chime that I posted about a few months ago is now available too.

The 3 silver plate teaspoons are hand stamped with the words espoir, amour, and foi ( hope, love and faith).
I also love to make one-of-a-kind garden flower plates.
Garden Plate Flower
This one was made with a lovely large silver plate dish, a clear glass decorative bowl, a flower shaped pink glass dish with a green ruffled edge, and a clear glass sort of  bud-shaped candle holder.
A vintage pearl bead and rhinestone stud earring decorates the centre.


Garden Plate Flower
To create this flower I used another large silver plate dish, a golden coloured ruffled diamond-shaped dish,  and a clear glass candle holder.
A vintage gold tone metal brooch is the centre of the flower.


Garden Plate Flower

This starfish flower was made with a large silver plate dish with a fretwork edge, a clear glass decorative bowl, a lovely translucent turquoise glass starfish, and a clear glass candle holder.

A vintage rhinestone earring decorates the centre.

I also have some vintage teacup bird feeders in my shop.

They can also be used as tealight candle holders.

To see more pictures and details please check out my Thrifty Rebel Vintage etsy shop.
I’ll be adding a few new items each week as I get them finished.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Of course, I want 'em all. But I'll tell you something, if you ever find purple/lavendar/lilac plates or whatever, and make a flower or windchime with them, they are MINE! Seriously. Consider this a special order, on your own time, as you can find the color. I'll buy whatever you make! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! I'll keep an eye out now and I'll let you know when I have something to show you. It may take a while but I'll be looking.

  2. Dearest Tuula, you make the prettiest windchimes and garden decor! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us. Love and hugs!

  3. You have been so busy creating these gorgeous wind chimes and garden art. When I am in a thrift store and see an unusual silver piece, I always think what would Tuula create!

  4. I love all your creations.
    Would bring charm to anyone's garden.

    Our internet service has been down for a few days to trying to catch up on things.
    Have an enjoyable weekend