Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases

created by

Sandra Webberking

$45.00 $ 19.99

created by

Sandra Webberking

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Insulator Decor

Originally used on telegraph and telephone lines, these reclaimed insulators serve a new purpose as hanging lanterns or bud vases for your home or garden. Beautiful with a tough, industrial edge, these sturdy decorations by Sandra Webberking feature recycled ball bearings from planetary gears and a frame made of steel that is hand bent by the artist. Handmade in Pennsylvania. Sold separately. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

Due to the reclaimed nature of the insulators, the color and make of the insulator will vary slightly.

These items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Made in

Artist Sandra Webberking lives and works in Springfield, Pennsylvania. She is an avid gardener, and got her start in sculpture by creating whimsical pieces for her own garden. She values the process of finding objects, listening to their stories and reincarnating them into something new and different. She is inspired by nature, especially "the wonderful rhythm and lines of trees and branches - they are purposeful with the space they take up."

Sandra graduated in 1997 from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in sculpture. It was there that she discovered metal, and it has remained her primary fascination ever since.

"I found a kinship with the process of bending, heating, hammering and welding," she says. "I love the loud dirtiness of my work and also that I am breaking through perceived gender norms and working in an environment, mastering skills and using tools that are traditionally associated with men."

Sandra is a strong believer in preserving our natural resources and recycles materials whenever possible. "We live in such a disposable age and I am trying to show that reusing is not only environmentally friendly, but also fun."

Handmade Recycled
Made from
reclaimed steel, glass
Measurements
16" H x 7.5" W x 4" dia.
Item ID
17433

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to assemble (8)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (7)
  • Kitchen (5)
  • Living room (5)
  • Bathroom (4)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (4), Single female (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (4)

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4.0

Unique accessory

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from Northern CA

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Pros

  • Antique
  • Versatile Container

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Flowers

Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

I bought 3 of these (2 blue and 1 white) and hung them at different heights. Once you get them up they are great but they should come with a chain or something to hang them with. I bought twine and the special hooks to hang them in drywall and that worked out perfectly.

 
5.0

Neat Retro Item

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from St Paul, MN

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

      Very neat idea, bought one for my mom who loves those old insulators. She loves it. Its decorative enough you can just hang it and not even use it for candles if you don't want.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      cute, well made

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      from California

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

          It's cute and as described. It's probably a little overpriced for what it is, but it's unique!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!

          By 

          from FREDERICA ,DELAWARE

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Home
            • SUN ROOM

            Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

            THIS IS IN MY SUNROOM,,,,,LOVE IT ,I GET A LOT OF COMMENTS ON IT.IT WAS A GIFT TO ME.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            What a great idea!

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            from Mechanicsburg, PA

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Lounge Room

              Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

              Needed something to replace a broken hanging planter on a decorative hook in the sunroom. This looks great in the room. We use it for candle light or fresh flowers when we eat in the sunroom. Actually, it even looks good with nothing in the blue insulator.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Straightforward

              By 

              from Stanford, CA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Yard

                Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

                When my sister and I were little girls we used to find insulators along country roads. We thought they were magical, particularly when we lined them up on the windowsill to catch the winter sunlight. This is a perfect gift for my sister, who may hang it from her apple tree in her garden and catch the sun there.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Nice nostalgic birthday gift.

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                from White Bear Lake, MN

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

                    I will use these as birthday gifts. Not everyone remembers these insulators, but I do as well as my sisters will. They are very nicely constructed - strong and durable. I would recommend them to all who enjoy things from the past.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    My family and friends are jealous!

                    By 

                    from Houston, Texaas

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Assemble

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bathroom

                      Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

                      perfect

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                      • Family Older Kids
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect gift for "insulator enthusiast!"

                      By 

                      from Indianapolis

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Assemble

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

                          My brother-in-law has recently become fond of collecting insulators he finds in antique stores and "junk" shops. When he opened this hanging candle holder (I chose the blue one), he was amazed. I cannot think of a more perfect gift for him; he's just figuring out where he wants to hang it! A tea-light fits perfectly inside the insulator, and flowers from my sister's garden will look darling in it come Spring. The ball-bearing tips of the hanger, the metal nature of the holder itself, and the beautiful glass make this item appealing to everyone who has seen it.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Item arrived quickly, well-packaged, and exactly as described.

                          • I Am A:
                          • Couple No Kids
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          "A little piece of home"

                          By 

                          from Pennsylvania

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Assemble

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Recycled Insulator Lanterns & Bud Vases:

                            Purchased as a gift for our son and his wife who recycle everything they can and also buy locally if possible. This was perfect because it was locally made in Pennsylvania and they will use it at their home in Oakland, California! A little piece of Pennsylvania in California!

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                            • Family Older Kids
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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