Getting Creative

Getting creative — Old pieces, New uses

Stone Water Jar as Fountain

One of the most fun and creative parts of finding old, beautifully weathered, textured architectural and village pieces, is discovering new uses for them. 9′ or 10′ teak plow handles become handrails, legs for tables or wall art. Teak rice mortars become pedestals for wood dining tables, coffee tables, or plant stands or bases for glass top end tables, drink tables and outdoor tables.

Carved beams become fireplace mantles or decorative doorway pieces. Doors become wine cellar doors, garden gates, closet doors, headboards, tabletops or wall art. Small animal troughs become table top fruit containers, sculpture stands, plant holders, or candle bases. The possibilities are endless. We’ve made stone grinding discs, water storage jars, mortars, watering troughs, and animal feeding bowls into fountains and yard sculpture. There are wonderful old house elements that become the ultimate sculpture stands. Browse through the collection and let your imagination run wild. It’s fun and you’ll be surprised at the wonders you’ll create.


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Having journeyed to the Far East and Asia over 20 times in the past 20 years, I’ve been intrigued and inspired by the ingenuity, craftsmanship, balance and human spirit that have gone into the making of those works I have seen and collected.

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