I recently read an article in a magazine about gathered glass garden whimsies. When I looked them up on Pinterest I found them listed as garden totems. Of course, I thought they were charming and decided to 'shop' my booths at Treasures Antiques for some likely elements.
Then, when I got home, having chosen some pretty robin's egg blue glass ware, and a couple of bird theme items, I thought that tucking my real live robin's nest with eggs into the structure would be perfect.
Fortunately, I have the perfect 'dome', really it was my English Trifle dish, but since it always took too much trifle to fill it, and I had since moved to a smaller dish ... I also needed to gather a few other things from home to comlete the stack.
I then spent the evening using E6000 to glue my whimsical totem together in sub sections, shown above.
Then the next day, I grabbed the Americana (sometimes called cubist) punch bowl to serve as the base. Then last of all, I carried the sections out one at a time, and glued them together in place. The sculpture is four feet tall.
This orphaned butter dish lid, which I have had for sale at the mall for about 6 years, has finally found a happy home...
and this sweet little bird salt shaker gets to be the crowning glory of the menage!
I even get a peek at my garden whimsy-totem while sitting in my garden house!! So fun!