Fun with metal

January 5th, 2015 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
11 users recommend

While in an antique store in Arizona with my sisters, I found these round metal cow tags to add to my already extensive collection, but Id never seen metal tags like the long and narrow ones before.  I always tie the round ones to my guests wine glasses when they stop over.
I thought they were neat...but how to use/display them?
After cleaning them, I decided to stick them in some cheese blocks as a little conversation piece when some girlfriends stopped over...they are never surprised by my junkie ideas!
I also found these long numbers on metal rods...I dont know, but I think they either came from an adding machine or an old typewriter...anyone know?  They were used as stir sticks in the cocktails I made.   There was even one with 15 on it - Happy 2015!
More metal numbered tags!  The pretty blue matched everything on the white tree I put in the diningroom.
These metal tags Ive had for a few years and Sue Wolfe made them...shes a naive of Minnesota who makes outstanding metal art.
While in an antique store in Arizona with my sisters, I found these round metal cow tags to add to my already extensive collection, but Id never seen metal tags like the long and narrow ones before.  I always tie the round ones to my guests wine glasses when they stop over.

While in an antique store in Arizona with my sisters, I found these round metal cow tags to add to my already extensive collection, but I'd never seen metal tags like the long and narrow ones before.  I always tie the round ones to my guests' wine glasses when they stop over.

Photo: Andrea Miller

Fun metal tags used in a variety of ways.  I always give everything a thorough cleaning when used with food/drinks.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, container, industrial, funky, glass, whimsical, fun, white, kitchen, chic, table

Comments (4)

suewhitney writes: You are the big cheese of junk Miss Andrea! :) Love it!

Take Care,
Sue Posted: 7:25 am on January 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Majorly jealous of your collection! I'm really diggin those numbered spikes! Posted: 7:03 am on January 7th
StrangeCargo writes: Wonderful collection, and I share your obsession in adding to it. Also, another good reason to drink wine!

Ken Posted: 5:40 am on January 6th
CottageElements writes: Love all of these numbers! Great finds and uses! I'm sure those long ones were for some kind of adding machine. You really scored, didn't ya, Andrea! Wow!

Lani Posted: 6:48 pm on January 5th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.