Upcycled Creative helps to celebrate New Year baby 25 years on...
Derby based creative, lighting business, Upcycled Creative has made a unique, bespoke champagne, bottle lamp to mark the birthday of a New Year’s Day baby, 25 years on.
As the world welcomed in 2014 Cathy Godwin had an extra special reason to celebrate, her daughter Ashleigh turned 25 years of age. Cathy, the owner and creative talent of Riverbank Floristry, wanted a special gift to mark her youngest daughter’s quarter of a century.
Cathy was aware of Upcycled Creative's work and asked owner Lee Richards to make a special champagne bottle lamp using the bottle of Bollinger Champagne that was presented to her on the birth of Ashleigh whilst she was in hospital back in 1989. The champagne was a gift from Derby City Council and was given to the parents of all babies born 01/01/1989 to celebrate the City Council’s centenary year.
Cathy said “the champagne had never been drunk, there never seemed to be the right occasion and for many years it has sat gathering dust in the loft, which seemed such a shame. Now the champagne bottle has been given a new lease of life and Ashleigh loves it.”
Lee commented “I was thrilled and nervous when Cathy contacted me about making the lamp, champagne bottles are notoriously difficult to work with because of the ‘punt’ or dimple at the bottom of the bottle and because of the history of the bottle there were no second chances, if it broke it could not be replaced.”
Lee added “I was delighted when the bottle did not break and I can confess I did breathe a sigh of relief.”
UpCycled Creative is all about giving new life to unused and unwanted items and creating a fantastic range of upcycled lighting. Lee said “people buy our products based on a favourite drink, or memorable time, making this lamp with a bottle that has such a fantastic history has been a privilege. It’s great to know that the lamp will be loved and appreciated for years to come.”
Upcycled Creative is a creative business based in Derby. The company specialises in giving renewed purpose to unwanted and discarded items, creating a range of lamps and lighting from bottle lamps, fire extinguishers lamps to upcycled chandelier centre pieces.
Upcycled also works with furniture, a broken chair, an old fashioned cupboard, an empty beer keg and a discarded crate all examples of items that have been transformed into beautiful, elegant, functional, individual furniture.