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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mexican Tile Coasters

A few years ago, while in Playa del Carmen, I picked up a few
beautiful hand made tiles in a quaint little shop. You know how
expensive hand made Mexican tiles are here in the US! Well,
these were only $1 each, so I brought a few home with me!
Last week I rummaged through my workroom and found pieces
of cork that I cut slightly smaller than the tiles and attached to
the backsides with my hot glue gun.
They make perfect coasters...with a wonderful vacation memory!

23 comments:

  1. Betsy, quite clever! I think that's a great idea and don't you love things that remind you of a great trip. I try to always buy rings. Just little inexpensive ones so I can wear them and be reminded of my fun when I was in that locale. A neat idea with the cork for tiles we can purchase at Home Depot. Cool.

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  2. Well, I don't have any pretty tiles like you, but I think I might have to see if I can google some daisy tiles! I have to be careful with my hot coffee cup on my counter (I think I'm just overly scared since they warned me) and that would be so stinkin' cute! Love what you did!!!

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  3. They certainly aren't $1, but go look at what I found:
    http://www.reptiletiles.co.uk/pages/daisy.htm

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  4. These are so pretty, Betsy - what a creative idea. I agree, I am amazed how expensive they can be. What a great memory to have.

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  5. What an excellent idea! I love coaster, I have an affection for them and I have so many different ones at home.;)) These are truly lovely.;))
    xo

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  6. Wow. You were too competent.

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  7. Hi Betsy
    Thanks for visiting. I am a bit late doing the thursday theme rounds- I enjoyed your acrostic poem- and I would probably prefer barefoot if I had feet as neat as yours!

    Lovely tiles- you are very creative. So important to find an outlet for creativity especially in a busy life.

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  8. That's a great idea, Betsy! Well done, they look lovely! Can you please come over for a minute and read my post 'Magnificent Sevens'? I've got a tag to pass on to you..

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  9. Very cute idea, and I have walked past many boxes of those types of tiles many times and never bought any because I thought I could never use them for anything. Now I could happily buy some if I go down there again.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    God bless.

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  10. What a great idea. I would sit and dream of all the fun while sipping coffee!!!

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  11. They're beautiful. I need one to go at our computer desk.

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  12. How in the world did you come up with such a great idea??? ;^)

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  13. You should put wheels on them and call them rollercoasters! HA!

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  14. i love this idea, betsy!! i remember seeing so many lovely pottery items in cozumel when we were there and all at great prices, too! i should have bought some.

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  15. the tiles are really festive and as you said the coasters now hold really special memories to cherish...

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  16. Great idea! Those look fantastic!

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  17. what a great idea ! i need some new coasters, i should see what i can come up with !

    ps ... i love the new header at the top of your blog ! great shot ! very peaceful !!

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  18. Those are perfect one of a kind coasters!

    Manuela

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  19. How lovely! What a great way to remember a wonderful place!

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  20. What a great idea, I love them.

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  21. I had some tiles like these! Only I paid a little more than that for them in the US:) I actually made coaster with them, too, except I just used the green felt dots. I like your cork idea better!

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