Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keep your copper lids

A perfect illustration for Spanish colloquial expression se le va la olla, literally meaning, the pot is gone. You use this expression when you want to say that someone is a bit nuts. Never mind if the pot is gone, you can still transform the lid in a funny candle holder like this one I found at Gym's shop, Camel Stop here in the Lecrin valley. It's now hanging in my kitchen above the sink.... quite appropriate to wash the plates by romantic candle light !


Gym just opened an etsy shop. Go and visit here.

17 comments:

Carey said...

Ooo, nice. It coordinates beautifully with your tile (gosh, I sure do like that tile!).

HereBeDragons said...

Ooh! Pretty!
Thanks for the Spanish lesson. I like.

Susana said...

Qué bonita!!! Vaya idea tan buena!

Elisa, Croatia said...

That's a new expression to me, In Mexico we say, "Se le va la onda".

What a great idea for recycling though, love the candleholder in your kitchen!

Don said...

You're not nuts! It looks great! Fun.

lakeviewer said...

I adore those tiles too.

Theresa Cheek said...

Such a clever idea! I am sure the glow at night is wonderful.

Dulce said...

Preciose e ingenioso
Me encanta!
thanks a lot!
;)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beautiful!! And your tile is gorgeous too!

sinnlighet said...

Olala Lala vilken underbar idé, så fantastiskt vackert och så coolt att göra en ljusstake av ett vackert kopparlock!!

Today swedish my friend!!

OBS; Glöm inte ge mr Irving en svensk kram från mig!!

Lots of love

Agneta o;)

Italo said...

Nice, I have some old things in this material and they give you a perfect rural atmosphere. ciao lala.

Joyful said...

I love the candle holder as I love the copper patina. How do u light the candles as it seems high up the wall. Do you use a long matchstick?

Ily said...

Who cares where the pot went when the lid is transformed into a greater thing of beauty? ¡Me encanta!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

This is fabulous! I bet it creates a beautiful, warm glow. Have a great weekend, Lala.

Catherine

Caroline said...

that's a great example of recycling! Those tiles are fab!

Jermaine said...

What a fabulous re purpose! It not only looks great but it's actually useful. I would bet doing dishes by candlelight is quite enjoyable--I am going to try it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

~jermaine~
@www.French-Kissed.com

Lynne said...

must have a great glow when lit! she's very creative - i love all the posts you've one on her home(s)
and my dear, so are you:)

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