VINTAGE FISH TANK

January 13th, 2010 in member junk     
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For now I have filled my tank with some of my mercury glass.  The tiaras are part of a collection I started this past year (all from thrift stores!).
I love how this tank fits right in to my home decor which has a lot of glass and silver.
I have also started a collection of vintage rosaries (all from thrift stores as well!).

Last year Lani did a post featuring her Christmas decorating and I spied a vintage fish tank that she had beautifully incorporated in to her home decor......I have been looking for one ever since and all my searching finally paid off!!!!  I was so excited to find this silver-lined tank at a thrift store over the holidays while out thrifting with my mom and dad.

Thanks for the inspiration Lani!  And thanks for thrifting with me mom and dad!!!


Pattern or design used: My own design - janis gurney
posted in: member junk, tabletop, centerpiece, candle holder, organizer

Comments (26)

greenlady2010 writes: Awesome job. It is os beautiful. I walked past 2 fish tanks just the other day at a thrift store. Maybe they will still be there next week. Thanks for sharing this project. Posted: 6:37 am on October 31st
Stile writes: now that IS a fish tank! What a sparkling way to reuse fish tank. Posted: 1:55 pm on January 17th
CottageElements writes: Janis, you know I have my share and love of fish tanks, but this is over the top beautiful. Awesome!

Lani Posted: 10:12 pm on January 15th
bluebucket writes: I never thought a fish tank could look so glamorous. You've done a beautiful job with your display.
doreen Posted: 11:11 pm on January 14th
Prior writes: Very elegant! I'm loving the silvery, mercury glass look lately, I'm sure, in part, because of your great posts! Lezlee Posted: 10:30 pm on January 14th
NDJunkGirl writes: Gorgeous again, Janis!!

Hey, I am so lovin' the cool fish tanks posted by some of you gals...and how many zillion have I walked by in thrift stores? Geesh. Posted: 10:25 pm on January 14th
Christina_S writes: Amazingly elegant! Posted: 2:57 pm on January 14th
JunkArchitect writes:
This is the most beautiful fish tank I’ve ever seen and not one fish in sight. What a great grouping of ritzy junk.

Jim
Posted: 11:03 am on January 14th
junktiqueboutique writes: This is so elegant. I'm sorry I don't have my fish tank any more but there's one out there for me somewhere. And I have done so many things with the stands too, usually tiled tables. I love you're collections too. Posted: 10:25 am on January 14th
junkermidge writes: Thats definitely got to be the most beautiful fish tank I have ever seen. Great jobs as always, Janis.
Midge Posted: 9:32 am on January 14th
Cocalotta writes:
Whoever thought a fish tank could look so elegant?
It is beautiful. The mercury glass is the perfect
pieces for it. I'm going to have to find me a fish
tank. I have old prisms that I think would look good
also. Thanks for your beautiful display! Posted: 11:54 pm on January 13th
suelovesjunk writes: i used to see these tanks all the time in thrift shops, i liked 'em then but didn't commit 'cause i couldn't figure out what to do with them. now i know, here's hoping i'll see some again Posted: 11:49 pm on January 13th
shabbychick writes: Janis...I love what you've done with your fish tank. so elegant and glitzy (and you don't have to change the water...bonus!!) Love your pics!

Your style always inspires me! I've been searching for a fish tank since I saw Lani's too...I know there's one out there somewhere!

Take care,

Kathy Posted: 10:51 pm on January 13th
treasureglitz writes: Who would have thought?? Beautiful and I love the sparkle! Posted: 9:51 pm on January 13th
treefarmgirl writes: I never thought I would like an old fish tank...awesome! Love the bling! Posted: 9:51 pm on January 13th
junkfestgirl writes: This is the most elegant looking fish tank I've ever seen! I love what you've done to it! Posted: 9:47 pm on January 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I LOVE this Janis! The tank I found months ago still sits empty in my dining room. Silly, huh? Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
Candy Posted: 7:42 pm on January 13th
chippingcharm writes: Wow...amazing photos and lovely displays! I agree with Marie..."breathtaking" is the perfect word! You have the perfect spot there under your table...looks like it was "meant to be" :) Laurel Posted: 3:29 pm on January 13th
JunqueMagnet writes: You have such drool worthy ideas and displays!Simply fabulous. Posted: 1:08 pm on January 13th
54girl writes: Absolutely beatuiful as usual!!! You do such good work on your dispalys! Stunning is the word! Mary Posted: 12:20 pm on January 13th
upyourattic writes: Very, very Nice! I love love love the tiara's and plan on collecting them whenever I have a granddaughter (so far, 3 grandsons)! I also really really love the rosaries - the beading on them is always sooooo pretty. I have gotten a few at the thrift shop, also. I just feel like they don't belong there so I bring them home and just stick in a drawer - I'm going now to get them out and hang them up somewhere!
Love it!
Patti Posted: 11:28 am on January 13th
RustyDiva writes: Mmmmmmmmm yummy post Janis! I got to see it on your blog first and it's still just as dreamy and etherial here! Love it and now a fish tank has been added to my list of wants! I am really gonna need a bigger house!! LOL

Kenda Posted: 11:24 am on January 13th
suewhitney writes: I now think I need to add fish tanks to my top "10" list. Look at you ladies go with these things! Beautifully done, Janis. LOVE!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:34 am on January 13th
oldnews writes: Breathtakingly beautiful! you, Lani and Alice have done an amazing job of bringing such an unexpected piece into your decor! It certainly makes us all look at an old fish tank in a whole new way! I think I have one packed away at school, hmmm....
Marie Posted: 9:18 am on January 13th
alicemom writes: Oh Janis,
We are on the same path! Well sorta of! lol!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:07 am on January 13th
SnowmanHill writes: Very pretty display. Now I think I need to find one of these, I loved Lani's too.

dana Posted: 8:49 am on January 13th
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