For the Record...Vinyl-Inspired Table for Two

June 9th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
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It all started with this package from
The task? Create a junk-inspired project around these items...
Here are all the 50s-era goodies I could find around the house and garage. I love the Americana colors that emerged as well as the mix of fun materials!
Place larger records underneath your plates to serve as chargers. Simply insert your silverware into the center of a smaller record and you have a great presentation...
Insert a pair of records into a vintage store sign display to present your menu. I simply used white paper cut to size.
Present your hors doeuvres on a vinyl record used as a platter. Top with a cloche. Set upon a vintage wooden stool to be easily in reach from the table.
Just for fun, add vintage items such as this authentic speaker from a drive-in movie theater.
A few bright-colored letters with time-worn patina add to the fun. A yummy table for two!

Whew! What do you do with all those vintage vinyl records? You've seen fabulous ideas from other JunkMarket contributors. Well, when I think of vinyl, I think of Elvis and the 1950s. I gathered up anything I could find that reminded me of that era. Using the table that just received a makeover, I created a table for two using the vinyl records as my inspiration.


Pattern or design used: My own design - ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage & Junkologie
posted in: blog, member junk, tabletop, centerpiece, funky, , fun, black, dining room, retro, red, letters, napkin holder

Comments (12)

CottageElements writes: Amy, you did an amazing job on this. Love how everything looks. Very visually appealing. I'd love to go through all the stash you have. Can't believe you had all this just laying around the house. Ha!

Lani Posted: 9:31 pm on June 16th
lotsofbottles writes: What great ideas. My son just asked me if I had any good ideas for using records that he doesn't want to listen to . These are very clever. Posted: 3:04 pm on June 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Man! I bet you have the best theme parties, huh? You have so much fab junk, it's amazing.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 6:59 am on June 12th
JunkArchitect writes: The entire presentation is very cool and what great photos.


Posted: 9:14 am on June 11th
suewhitney writes: Awesome set up Amy! I love the fact that you pulled this dinette together from things you had about the house. Nice work! Posted: 2:13 pm on June 10th
shabbychick writes: Amy - great ideas, beautiful photography & love your 50s theme! My favs...the cloche and the "yummy" chippy letters! When is your diner's grand opening? :)

Kathy Posted: 9:10 am on June 10th
alicemom writes: I agree with Jenny. I love your pics as well as the cloche.
Alice Posted: 10:26 pm on June 9th
fellowjunker writes: Amy,
What great FUN ideas you have come up with. Your display/presentation looks wonderful. I especially love your ideas of using the records as chargers and the menu idea and the cutlery idea and, well, I guess just absolutely everything!!
xojanis Posted: 9:20 pm on June 9th
DownHomeDIY writes: I'd like to make a reservation for two please!

Love everything about this! Awesome presentation.
~MB Posted: 8:46 pm on June 9th
georgiamoon writes: Amy, you built yourself a DINER!!! Love the retro look and all the inspired ideas. Georgia Posted: 7:36 pm on June 9th
writes: Great ideas! I especially love the cloche by the table. Wonderful photos too.


JennyK Posted: 6:14 pm on June 9th
BarkingDogs writes: Love all the ideas! Posted: 2:09 pm on June 9th
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