I just saw the work of Esther Coombs posted over on Decor8. I hate repeating what someone else has just posted, but since it's so relevant to my last post, my appreciation of using recycled materials for new work and since her designs are so beautiful ... why not? No harm done.
Esther combines vintage teacups, plates and glasses from second hand shops with hand drawn doodles to make her new creations. From her Etsy shop: "I want to mix the old treasure and narratives these items possess with the new story I layer onto them."
I feel a DIY project coming on ...
there's a great instructional here at the blog of jewelry designer Caroline Armelle on how to make your own cake stand.