"Shake AND Bake!!??!!"

July 25th, 2009 in member junk     
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I started with a variety of baking molds, a pair of candle holders and a hurricane vase.  Honestly,....I wouldnt have a clue what to do with these molds in the kitchen, but decorating...well, thats another story.
A pretty candle filled hurricane vase fit perfectly inside the large mold, which was simply filled with water and layered with flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece.
The finished centerpiece.
The little tart molds were set at each place setting with a monogram tag (and, of course, a little jewel).
The smaller ring mold sits perfectly atop a tapered candle holder.  Filled with water it keeps the flowers fresh through the night.

With an abundance of flowers in my garden this time of year I love to set my table for guests with as many as I can.  I used just a few easy to find and inexpensive items from the thrift store to display my blooms and keep them fresh through the night for this occasion.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - junkstyle
posted in: member junk, container, centerpiece, vase, candle holder

Comments (21)

smiller0529 writes: So beautiful and creative! I love thrift stores! You can find alot of neat finds there if you just look. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 12:23 am on August 2nd
paisleypenguin writes: What an excellent idea for those molds - beautiful centerpiece! Posted: 12:04 am on August 2nd
snowyowl writes: This is so intense and beautiful. Great finds at thrift store. those milk glass candle holders are a real find. the jello molds too. I have a ton of them and love them. I put some on my Christmas tree. Great finds in the hands of a great decorator. Posted: 7:12 am on July 29th
JunkArchitect writes:

Janis, you assemble the most beautiful projects I’ve ever seen. I know you use junk in your creations but the word doesn’t seem appropriate when commenting on your projects.


Posted: 11:16 pm on July 27th
RustyDiva writes: Simply beautiful!!!!! Posted: 11:27 am on July 27th
MimiToria writes: Hey Janis- Another great post. Love the flowers and the interesting idea with the jello mold around the hurricane lantern. Quite ingenious! I'll be right over for a visit. Now that is definitely wishful thinking!
Gretchen Posted: 11:03 am on July 26th
shabbychick writes: Janis - this is all so pretty - so fresh and welcoming!! I love the individual tarts you used for each guest - with your signature "bling" and simple elegance!

Would love to come to a party at your house too!! :)

And, great to see you too my friend!

Take care, Kathy Posted: 11:46 pm on July 25th
flowerbasketgirl writes: absolutely love the peonies...(it gets hot here too early for us to have them for long) using the molds makes it easy to look into their faces..using a lemon-lime soda really works great for flowers, too. Posted: 10:42 pm on July 25th
alicemom writes: I love pink and especially pink flowers & yours are divine.
The setting is so beautiful. I will cook with your molds & you can do my flowers lol! You have scored again. Thanks so much for the post.
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:20 pm on July 25th
monakent writes: WOW Janis, your posting is gorgeous!!! Your charm and creativity shines through with each photo. The flowers are beautiful, your ideas are amazing (simple, yet chic). LOVE the bling you always attach to your work. It adds so much to all you do. I never would have thought of using kitchen items (esp a jello mold) for the base of your centerpiece. How truly brilliant! gailmarie

p.s. love your photo!!!

Posted: 8:54 pm on July 25th
junkermidge writes: Oh, everything is so pretty! Such great projects with basic items. And I love that color!
Midge Posted: 8:08 pm on July 25th
georgiamoon writes: Well HELLO Janis...you little cutie-pie!! Nice to see ya face! This post is so pretty in pink. Lovely flowers and even lovelier ideas for the table. It just shows us all what can be done with a few inexpensive items and a little creativity...make that a LOT in your case. It looks so beautiful and FUN! wish I was there in that gorgeous garden, Georgia Posted: 8:05 pm on July 25th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: First of all, Janis, it's lovely to SEE you! Your thrift store finds look amazing on your table...so soft and pretty. I think I love the mini ring mold around the candle most. I never would have thought of such a thing! Beautiful!
Candy Posted: 6:15 pm on July 25th
chippingcharm writes: WOW...this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Laurel Posted: 3:12 pm on July 25th
LadyCatherine writes: Simply GORGEOUS!!!!!! Posted: 2:42 pm on July 25th
berton718 writes: Inspirational and Beautiful!! A party I would love to attend!! Posted: 1:13 pm on July 25th
byabpryor writes: very pretty Posted: 10:57 am on July 25th
suewhitney writes: Great tip, Grasshopper! I did not know that. Thanks...

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:10 am on July 25th
suewhitney writes: Oh, Janis you're a girl after my own heart. How beautiful is this...WOW! Amazing collection of junkable items and your floral arranging is to die for. Your garden must be spectacular. Utter perfection here my dear!! When I see a table setting like this I wonder why anyone would ever shop anywhere other than a thrift store. I think this may be my all time favorite from you, Janis. LOVE!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:59 am on July 25th
Grasshopper22 writes: Simply divine...I wish I was the guest attending
your party!!Have you ever tried club soda
instead of water?? The carbon in the soda keeps
the flowers lasting longer... Posted: 8:56 am on July 25th
LuAnn writes: What a lovely display of your flowers. I'm sure your guests loved these. Very cleaver with your use of "junk items". Gives us all inspiration. Great Job!!!!

LuAnn Posted: 8:52 am on July 25th
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