The definition according to Wikipedia of Upcycling is: “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher…” Great concept right?!
I got introduced to this company Tried and True on Etsy from my good friend Briana (she always knows the good stuff!). The artist behind Tried and True is Emily Lange. She finds vintage pieces and “upcycles” them into something new and fabulous! Check out one of her cake plates I used in a recent photo shoot:
photo courtesy of TheHendershotts.com
For her cake plates, Emily attaches vintage plates to vintage candlesticks and voila!
Seeing some of these vintage china settings sparked an idea. I’d love to see if Emily would do custom pieces made up from your own family vintage pieces… How cool to have a cake plate made from your Grandmothers china?! What a fun bridal shower gift!
Hope this has inspired you to find some items in your life to upcycle!