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Tea Time For The Birds

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I run across these vintage glass snack sets at the thrift stores. All. The. Time.
The day I picked this one up, I had at least 40 to choose from. It was a regular glass-a-palooza.
They were made by Hazel Atlas, Federal Glass, Anchor Hocking and probably every other glass type company back in the day. Every self respecting mid-century hostess had her glass snack set and a glass punch bowl in her party planning arsenal.
I decided to repurpose my snack set into a snack set for the birds.
A place where a bird could sit and relax, have a little nosh and chat with a few friends. Doing so, all the while, in the lap of 1950's luxury.
Nothing but the best for my bird friends.
Supplies Needed:
Vintage glass snack set
Piece of 1/2" wide copper pipe - mine was roughly 3 1/2 feet long
A 1/2" copper adapter
Waterproof epoxy or glass glue
Tomato stake or similar stake to pound into the ground (has to be thin enough to fit inside the copper pipe)
FULL DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE BLOG.
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A fancy place for the birds to snack.
  • tea time for the birds, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
It started out like a typical vintage glass snack set from the 50's.
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I also added water to the tray so the birds could take a sip or dip while having lunch.
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To see more: http://www.houseofhawthornes.com/2014/05/vintage-snack-set-bird-feeder.html

Got a question about this project?

  • DeeAnn Cecchetti
    DeeAnn Cecchetti Milledgeville, IL

    Go to your local Goodwill....we get many of these sets in all the time...;-) I could make hundreds of them....cute idea!

  • Amy B
    Amy B Lorain, OH

    What a cute idea! Stealing this for sure! ;)

  • BINA E

    I still have some of the tea and sandwich plate sets!! such a neat idea

  • Diane Boren
    Diane Boren Berwick, IA

    You can also glue clear bud vases upside down on the bottom of the snack tray and place it over a painted post to stick in the ground. That is how I did mine. :)

  • Hildegarde
    Hildegarde Germany

    This is so aristocratic, a bird must feel special, especially at Tea Time! Thrift Stores are definitely on my list when I get into town after the Season Holidays! What a lovely idea and so simple! Thank you so much for sharing such elegance.

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