I came across Ida Överby and her blog – it’s in Swedish and best viewed in the Google Chrome browser which can translate automatically – recently. Ida makes all kinds of things out of shards of china and other items that might otherwise be considered past their best, and sells them on her website Creme de la Creme.
Aside from making wonderful, inventive cake stands like this one above, she also makes little hanging ornaments out of just such bits and pieces of crockery.
Unfortunately most of the ones on the site are sold but there’s always the hope that she’ll make more and there are still a few unsold items left. And, of course, you could always have a go at making your own.
I certainly feel inspired by the picture frames which Ida fills with shards of pottery. In my cottage I have a shelf by the front door, where I put things that I find in the garden or on a walk as I come in the house. One day, it struck me that these things were actually rather lovely, so I photographed them. Now I want to frame them and hang the picture instead.