Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trash & Treasures Tuesday: Lilac Inspiration

The Lilac Festival is one of Rochester's best events; there's everything from music and food to beautiful flowers and arts and crafts. While I'm planning on visiting this week, I wasn't able to see the arts and craft show this past weekend due to work obligations. So for this week, some lilac inspiration courtesy of Etsy!

First up is an amazing mobile from RNEST's very own creative.hodge.podge.

Sarah took cardstock, fishing line, a dowel and washers and reinvented them into a cute mobile. I love her unique style of upcycling (especially those books!) and for $12, it's a steal!

While these too-cute-truffles aren't upcycled, repurposed or vintage, they are definitely a treasure!

Made by RNEST's Duncan Creative, I just couldn't resist.

I've been seeing a lot of paper beads on Etsy and in stores (like Rochester's One World Goods), and these purple finds by Miss Woo Goo are just waiting for someone to scoop them up.

And last but not least, something lilac-inspired for your hair, thanks to DollfaceDeVille.

Made from upcycled t-shirts and recycled bottles, this hair clip is eco-friendly and cute.

Any lilac finds you'd like to share? Any upcycle projects you've tackled lately? Leave 'em in the comments!

Peace & thanks,


  1. Great lilac inspired treasures! those chocolates look good enough to eat!

  2. This cotton cloth is the color or the deep purple lilacs

    and these fingerless gloves are the color of the lighter purple ones.