Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Broken Dishes

I've been lugging around this box of broken dishes for at least 10 years.
 
Whenever anyone would break a dish, I'd say no worries and put
the pieces in my broken dish box.
 
Totally Mom of the Year!
 



 
So the other day I got out my box, hammer, and tile cutter thing.
 

 

 
And made little pieces out of the big pieces.
 
 



Arranged them on a piece of siding that the Mister cut to just the right size.
 
 


Glued the pieces on with thin set, according to the package instructions, grouted the whole thng,
then attached it to this cabinet that was missing it's top. 
 
 
 
 
 
I found the cabinet by the side of the road on someone's pile during the spring clean up.
 
 

 
And now it makes it's home out on our patio.  

 
And now I don't feel quite as bad about those broken dishes
 


14 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So cute, and such fun and bright colors!

Carol

Mary Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE this piece! Well done!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It turned out wonderful! So full of color and fun.

The Gathering Place said...

What a cute idea! I love the red dishes.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love it! Love the colors of china that you used. Good job!

Scrap for Joy said...

Cheery, happy, fun! You've made a work of art out of something that other folks might throw away. I love it!
xoxo
Joyce

camp and cottage living said...

This is really cute.
I like the bright colors you chose!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Adorable Sue! You did a great job and I love all your pieces! I love to mosaic too!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Lisa said...

Once again, you put the rest of us to shame. AWESOME project. You rock.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH this is pure FUN! You did a beautiful job with this!!

Lorilee said...

I love it. That reminds me that someone gave me some tiles that they didn't use. They are a rooster mural. I have thought about using them to make a tray by putting them into a frame. My brother just re-grouted his kitchen counter. I'll have to see if he has any left-over grout? I love the bright colors in your mosaic!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Art and Sand said...

Love the colors of your mosaic and love your attitude- don't cry over spilled milk, clean it up and use it in a different way.

Paula said...

Sue, I love this. The colors are so you and the idea is super fun. Always love your projects!
paula

Kathleen Grace said...

So adorable! And yay that you finally got to use the pieces:>)