Junk Basket Display

December 8th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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1)  The finished display.  I had problems photographing it at 4 p.m., so I apologize for the inconsistent photos on this post.
2)  I started with a twig basket that someone had filled with a variety of fresh greens that are typical for the Holidays.  I wanted to add to this, so I had a great buggy wheel I had bought at the Junk Bonanza flea market that I added to the basket with black wire that blends in with the basket.  See photo 4 for button details.
3)  I then wired a black faucet handle to wire on both ends to give the basket some length and to help balance out the added on wheel.  I added a vintage skeleton key dangling from the faucet.
4)  I added a black cloth vintage coin purse, with a vintage card of mother of pearl buttons, vintage strand of pearls, a rusty 2 and a new glittery white Believe wordage.
5)  This black and white photo shows a much better detailing of the extra junk added to this arrangement.  I just couldnt get it right with the time of the day I was photographing, so have added this photo to give better viewing.
1)  The finished display.  I had problems photographing it at 4 p.m., so I apologize for the inconsistent photos on this post.

1)  The finished display.  I had problems photographing it at 4 p.m., so I apologize for the inconsistent photos on this post.

I just threw this together quickly Saturday morning before we went out of town for the weekend.  The time was almost all spent with twisting of the wires, otherwise everything is just loosely set into the display, so that it can be reused after the Holidays.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Gretchen Schaumann
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, porch, wire, wheel, seasonal arrangement

Comments (9)

Gardenjunky writes:

Love your fun creation. It just pops with the green from
the house. I cannot get over how great your house color shows up on all of your pictures. Very creative as usual.

Carolyn Posted: 8:36 pm on December 15th
MimiToria writes: Thanks everyone for the nice comments. It was very easy, so I didn't just make it look that way. It is. On a scale from 1-10,it is probably a 4 for difficulty in making.

Like I mentioned this was a basket type foundation that someone threw in a variety of greens into it. Nothing is very arranged and it isn't even in a sponge type thing, as it will be outside and most likely be fine as is.
The items were wired easily and quickly without much rhyme or reason, and the misc. items thrown in and are loose. I didn't want to wreck anything with gluing them.
Both the wheel and black faucet were from Junk Bonanza and looking for a project they could be used on. I will probably take this apart after the Holidays and reuse the items elsewhere.
Gretchen Posted: 7:13 pm on December 9th
junkermidge writes: You make it look so easy. It's gorgeous!
Midge Posted: 6:28 pm on December 9th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Nice work Gretchen. You threw it together perfectly! Love the junk touches...they really do make it don't they. Great idea with the purse!

Stay Warm! Posted: 9:55 am on December 9th
suewhitney writes: This is beautiful Gretchen. The black and white is stunning!

Sue Posted: 12:31 am on December 9th
CottageElements writes: Lovely display, Gretchen. The faucet and the key are a nice added touch.

Lani Posted: 10:10 pm on December 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You put this together so beautifully, Gretchen, and I want everything in it! Once again, your details are so very nice.

Posted: 9:15 pm on December 8th
bridiemurphy writes: Fabulous green on your front porch! I also like the doohickey that you used to hang the basket from!!! Very fun...and brimming with good stuff. I like this. Posted: 8:30 pm on December 8th
fellowjunker writes: Just love ALL the junk you used in your display Gretchen. This is so neat, from the purse...to the buttons...to the faucet...to the wheel...to the...everything!!
Great job!!
xojanis Posted: 6:53 pm on December 8th
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