Shopping for ideas ~ croquet, anyone?

November 16th, 2008 in member junk     
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Horray ! My first post!  I'm "shopping" for some ideas for my old 1920's shopping cart ~ I had glass cut for the top and bottom.  The top slopes down, so nothing breakable or with too much weight.   It's currently filled with my vintage tablecloths, but I want to do something better with it!  I thought for Christmas I'd fill it with wrapped packages and greenery, but what about later?  Thanks in advance for your ideas!  Also recently purchased this old croquet set and also had glass cut to make a side table.  It's rather thin, so hard to know what to place on the top.  I also don't want to hide the mallets too much...any ideas?  Thanks again and I love this site!  Can't wait to see more!


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Comments (9)

catbishop writes: This is so great. I love croquet sets but had never seen a round one like this, how cool.

Thanks for your comment on Globe Guy, he sold long ago (i wish i had kept him but this is my living so have to part with them) I do sell his 8x10 photos and have other sculptures available here.. let me know if anything interests you and I'll give you a junkmarket friend discount. Oh and if you look to the right you will see a section called "1000 Pieces" and those are the sculptures.

http://artsy.etsy.com

Thanks,
Cat Posted: 1:57 pm on November 24th
CottageElements writes: Welcome to the site. You'll find so many fun and creative ideas on it. And great people, too. I like Amy's suggest of trying to even out the top for the glass and and using it as a bar cart or Candy's suggestion of using it for flowers. It would be great on a porch. It be kind of fun at Christmas putting a little tree in it and using as the Christmas tree stand. As to the crochet set, I love it as it is. I would see if you could get a stronger glass top. Pier one has table tops and they do put them on sale for 50% off. Good luck and thanks for sharing.

Lani Posted: 11:47 am on November 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love these finds and I like that you've made them useful.

I like Amy's idea about making the grocery cart a laundry room accessory that is functional. I thought of the drink server like she mentioned and think that could be a really cute idea.

Your watering cans made me think of using it as a plant/flower stand. Display the cans with a few potted plants.

And welcome to the site! You'll have a lot of fun here and will see so many great ideas!

Candy Posted: 8:55 am on November 17th
Chovey writes: Welcome to the junkmarket site! Love your goodies! Can;t wait to see what you come up with!
cynthia Posted: 8:37 pm on November 16th
suewhitney writes: Yay for your first post! Love the croquet table. I always say.."If you can't figure out what to do with it, look at it from every angle and eventually you'll come up with something!" I have a bright red one that is similar and I am in the same boat as you right now. I'll let you know what I come up with. Welcome to the site. Let the junking magic begin!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:11 pm on November 16th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: The cart would be a great laundry room accessory. It would be very functional for moving laundry from the dryer to wherever you fold, etc. If you know someone who welds, you could weld a couple small pieces to the one end to even out the glass. That way you could use it as a drink server, sofa table, etc. Great finds!

Amy Posted: 6:04 pm on November 16th
MimiToria writes: Welcome to the funnest online site of people around!!! You will have a ball here. Go back into the old projects and start from the 1st page and you'll will find tons of inspiration, unless you've already done that.
Great projects you've greated. The croquet project brings back fond memories of playing croquet growing up. Cool shopping cart, too.
Gretchen Posted: 5:56 pm on November 16th
LuAnn writes: The shopping cart is the first one I've seen in my travels. Very cool! Love the croquet too--I've purchase plenty of croquet equipment but not like this--too cool also!.

Glad you posted. Hope to see more.

LuAnn Posted: 5:19 pm on November 16th
italianpeasant writes: WELCOME, I HAVE AN OLD SHOPPING CART LIKE THAT, THAT I PURCHASED IN CT; A MAJOR COUNTRY MAGAZINE GOT THE OTHER ONE :) MINE CAME WITH THE 2 WIRE BASKETS. I HAVE USED MINE FOR QUILTS, RAGBALLS, TABLECLOTHS, FAUX FOOD (FRENCH BREAD,FRUIT. I EVEN MADE A WINE GLASS WITH FAUX WINE IN IT & ANOTHER WAS A BLOODY MARY WITH FAUX CELERY STICKING OUT OF IT. I ALSO USED IT AS A COMP. PRINTER HOLDER, USING A CUTTING BOARD ON THE TOP. Posted: 4:56 pm on November 16th
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