Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

April 25th, 2009 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Everytime I look at this, Ill remember the great time I had and the great friends I made.
I started out with an old Post Office box door purchased at a local antique store.  It was a little grimmy so I gave it a good washing with soap and water.
The photo corners were purchased from the local scrapbooking store.  They are self sticking.  I used two wallet size pictures, plus a title card printed off the computer for the piece.
The back had a couple hinges that were once used to open the door.  They worked perfect as a stand.
The title card was inserted in the place originally housing the P.O. Box numbers.
The photo corners were placed on each of the pictures, and then onto the P.O. box door.
Tah Dah!  My finished project!  I thought the star at the top was perfect for a Texas Theme!  And dont we all look fab-u-lous dahling!  Ha!  It was a great time had by all!
Here are some additional pictures from the Prom.  This is Sue and Elizabeth with one of our Junk Marketeers husband, Elton.
Okay, these gals were a hoot!  Theyre pictured here with Doug, the welder (lucky guy)!  They were all decked out as lamps on end tables.  They called themselves  a couple of one night stands!  Ha!
Kimberly and me with Large Marge the Gypsy Mobile!
Sue with Shelly Weidner  of Cibilo Creek Antiques.
The Junk Marketeers at the Junk Gypsy Prom, Elizabeth, Me, Kimberly and Georgia!!
Everytime I look at this, Ill remember the great time I had and the great friends I made.

Everytime I look at this, I'll remember the great time I had and the great friends I made.


The Junk-O-Rama Prom is held every spring and fall during Antiques Week in Warrington, TX.  It is hosted by the Junk Gypsies, Aime Sikes, along with her sister Jolie and mom Janie.  Everyone comes dressed for the occasion and is able to dance the night away listening to some rockin' country music.

I had a "ball" at the Prom, along with a couple of Junk Market Gems!  I created this photo holder made from an old Post Office box door to remind me of this spectacular event.


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Comments (15)

frstyfrolk writes: I was there also! I met Sue and got her two books signed and met the Junk Gypsies also. I never would have thought of an old Post Office box but BRILLIANT Idea!

And the idea is so fitting for the occasion too. I hope to be back spring 2010 also.

Smiles, cyndi Posted: 10:45 pm on December 18th
shabbychick writes: Lani - very cool way to display your memories - what a great piece (and how perfect that the hinges worked for you too)!! Also...that Texas trip just keeps looking like more and more fun! :)

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 2:11 pm on April 29th
MimiToria writes: This is a great reuse of Junk, Lani. Very cool project and everything seemed to just flow with your vision, with next to no effort other than your brain coming up with the great idea.
Very cool photo display, and what a great choice of photos for the memory maker.
Gretchen Posted: 8:50 am on April 28th
CottageElements writes: Jim, I'd love to see that picture (of you and your date at your prom in '77). Maybe you could incorporate it into your Contributors Challenge?? And it would be very interesting to see you with a lamp shade on your head. I always thought you were bright (maybe that's why you have that fascination with lamps)?? LOL!!

Lani Posted: 11:55 pm on April 27th
writes: Wonderful project Lani. Love it!

JennyK Posted: 3:55 pm on April 27th
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, you really have incredible vision to turn a P.O. Box door into such a cool frame. Even dressed for a Junk Prom you all look much better than what my girlfriend and I were wearing to my 1977 high school prom…not a good fashion year…horrible tux. Wearing a lamp shade hat may have improved the overall tux look.

Jim Posted: 12:10 pm on April 27th
roadtriplouise writes: Great picture frame, I always like to put unique ways to display pictures!
Ann Posted: 3:59 pm on April 26th
NDJunkGirl writes: You're so smart - this is clever and well done. Adorable! Andrea Posted: 12:08 pm on April 26th
fellowjunker writes: Lani,
You find the most amazing things..........I love this old postal door and I love what you have done with it. I have been reading about this great event in a couple of my favorite magazines for a few years now so it was especially fun for me to see pictures of my junking friends at the prom!!!!. Thanks so much for sharing.
xojanis Posted: 12:07 pm on April 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nice, Lani! I've never seen prom pictures displayed in such a cool way! Love how the hinges played a part in your stand. The Texas "star" is perfect too.

Beautiful job, my friend.
Candy Posted: 3:44 pm on April 25th
georgiamoon writes: Lani, what a great project and a fantastic way to preserve the memories of our time in Texas. I love the mailbox frame... it is so cool with the name plate and the hinges on the bottom. Very clever of you my dear. Thanks for showing this project and reminding me of the Texas FUN!!! Good job, Geo Posted: 3:34 pm on April 25th
junkermidge writes: What a great project! That seems a perfect use for the mailbox door, you had great vision for that piece. What a wonderful way to capture the fun and creativity of the Junk
Prom. I'm happy you were able to get down there, it sounds like a blast!
Midge Posted: 2:57 pm on April 25th
texasjunkermom writes: What a neat way to display photos/memorabilia!! You did a great job to remind y'all of the fun TEXAS time. (Alas, I no longer have the whole section of p.o. boxes that were on my grandparents' farm. Some scavenger thought the place was abandoned and took that, as well as other neat things.) It was good to see you and the others and imagine the fun you were having. Great save on your part. Posted: 2:04 pm on April 25th
monakent writes: I love how your Post Office box door/photo holder turned out. It looks G-R-E-A-T!!! I do think I need to move down to Texas though... it appears ya-all have lots of fun "down there" (I live in the Milwaukee, WI area). What a absolute HOOT to actually have a Prom for Junkers! I was very impressed that Doug-the-Welder (better known to some as "Blue Eyes") was there. Does this mean he is now "one of us"?????? Thanks for sharing the project with us all and your happy memories. I am "happily jealous" of all the fun ya-all have and look forward to more stories and more projects. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 1:32 pm on April 25th
suewhitney writes: Ah, fun times, good times, fab friends, and a great project. Love it, Lani! Posted: 10:20 am on April 25th
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