Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lab Work



Among the more unusual finds this weekend was a box full of lab glass...

It was at the sale in the school across the street.
It looks pretty sweet with my Yale lab table.

You think?



Add to that my set of lab tubes that I found a few weeks ago at the thrift store...
I have used them to sort my buttons...
...yet again.



...and then another zip lock bag full of skinnier lab tubes...

Have you seen the article about altered tubes in the current issue of Somerset Life?
Now I know what to do with my finds!
I loved this issue .... so many clever ideas!





OK,
... so the set of lab tubes that I bought at the thrift store weren't from a lab but from Dean & Deluca....



...they once held all kinds of herbs and flavorings...



They fit well though!
I don't think I will be doing any chemistry or physics experiments anyway.



Mr. Flea was not impressed with my lab work.
He still doesn't like my old Yale lab table.

Oh well! I thought it was rather fun.

More show and tell finds to share tomorrow...
Have a wonderful evening!
:)

36 comments:

Sherrie said...

What a great find!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, I love the lab glass jars and tubes! I am always on the look-out for these but rarely find any. The ones I have found are very expensive. Congrats on these great finds.

north pal said...

if it makes us happy,i think it's the way to go, right? Bestest,Denise

Annesphamily said...

That is such a nifty fine! I love those buttons in those tubes! Very clever!

Angela said...

I love them too!!

Lanyardlady said...

I love the lab glass. I could have so much fun storing beads in those tubes. Great finds!

Amy said...

I love your table!
school sales are the best, you never know what will turn up.
AMy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Laura .. i love that table.. I remember you dear friends gave it to you.. and the lab glass Is fab.. I have to say I'd be pretty pleased to have Dean & Deluca test tubes.. considering we don't have Dean & Delacu here.. the first time I heard of them was a tv show I used to watch.. name??? come on.. what was it??? girl with long curly hair?? haha can't remember... Ok.. have a lovely day xxx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

'your' dear friends.. not 'you' dear friends.. got blogger typo disease today..

Linda said...

Laura...you just find the best stuff...love it!

Jane said...

Hi Laura,
I love your lab finds. I saw that article in Somerset magazine about altered tubes and I thought it was a great idea....and your buttons look great in the glass tubes.
Jane

Florence said...

Love those buttons in the test tubes, what a great way to see what you have. Florence

Prior said...

I love them!!!... The Science teacher is having a baby at our school and I'd thought of using all the lab equipment as vases and such, for the shower. I think it will be very cool. If my school ever gets rid of their slate lab tables I will so be at the auction! I already have my eye on a beveled glass Nurse's cabinet they've shoved off in an ole' forgotten corner. Lezlee

Beach House Living said...

Love them, and I wish I had been there to purchase them. I started a collection 20 years ago at least. Enjoy!

Dar said...

Explosive!!!! wonderful find. I love that you stacked your buttons in the test tubes. Cutest idea all day.

Judy said...

Where do you live?

I want to come rob you!

Becca said...

Love the lab table! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great SCORE~You get the prize for the best finds!!!

Hugs,
Carol
http://raisedincotton.typepad.com

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Just wonderful, Laura!
My husband is a chemistry/physics teacher, so we have a ready supply of all that cool stuff! :-)

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Anne

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura,
You are way cool with all the lab set up. Now you need a white lab coat to sit and create in :)

I can see you now! just looking all medical and creating :]

Love all that you have inspired us with i the use of the test tubes.

xx
Dore

Theresa said...

Very interesting display! You are so creative and I will have to find some tubes for my buttons! Have a blessed day! Hugs!

small stories studio said...

Ooh I love the lab table and would have a blast filling up all those glass bottles and tubes, what a great idea for storing little bits and pieces!

Gypsy Purple said...

Great find and idea!!!!

Debby said...

The lab glass looks great, what a lucky find.
debby

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, I do love your "lab work". All that stuff brings back a lot of memories for me, since I trained as a scientist. I think the Yale table is perfect for displaying your great lab finds!

Bleudelavande said...

Such great finds!!!
Have a nice week and Big Hugs.

Willow Decor said...

I love your lab table and all the new finds! Its so interesting how lab ware is becoming so popular!
xx-Gina

Diane said...

Clever, clever girl!!
Diane

Rosemary said...

Sometimes the Mr. Fleas don't get us.
I get you!! Love your lab stuff.
Rosemary

beth said...

So great! Love the look of those buttons!

Katsui Jewelry said...

I just love that lab glass. I am anxious to see what you willdo with it. Will have to go back to that issue. I am always so dazzled by Somerset magazines that they look new to me all the time!!!

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P.S.Our site really isn't about jewelry (much)...or selling our jewelry! We are pretty new and we would love to have you visit.

Ange said...

I LOVE your Yale table and have a few like that myself - and love the chippy look! I managed to score some very old lab test tubes with the numbers etc hand etched into the sides. They have been holiding my wee bits and pieces for a while now.
WOnderful finds - can't wait to see the rest Laura!
xx

Les Cotrions said...

I love your lab table Laura! I'm fashinated by all these chemist glasses! They reminds me of school! Great!
Did you received my emails??? I sent you two...but I'm not sure my email works today! Let me know...
Anyway my answer is...yes of course!!! And thanks to think to me!!!! I'm very honoured!
Big hugs
Vale

Yaya Chique, Home of debi lynn designs said...

Cute, cute, cute! Maybe you need to come and "organize" my studio? LOL xo..deb

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I still have to keep the green monster "envy" at bay when I see that dadgum table, Laura. ;)

LOVE IT!

Ruth

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh. I have the Dean and Deluca set and mine if filled with buttons as well.

Jewelee from CT