My Love for Junk is on the Rise!

January 18th, 2009 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I bet when you host a party and use these for serving, your friends will be in awe at your decorating talents!
Hows this for a serving piece?  Great for a birthday cake or maybe some other kind of special treat!
This consists of a vintage stool base, a grate and a dinner plate. 
Or how about this for a dessert server?  Or maybe for a centerpiece with candles and flowers?
All this consists of is some sort of burner and a vintage dresser mirror.
How elegant would this be filled with some kind of condiment or side dish?  Or maybe a dish full of candy?
This was actually a vintage cruet holder missing the bottles.  I simply added the depression glass bowl. 
How about using this for use some veggie dip?  Or simply remove the bowl and put a candle on it! 
Okay, Im not really quite sure what the iron pieces are.  They came from some sort of equipment.  But who cares?  They look great together!
This is a vintage lamp base.  I purchased the candle made from a wine bottle.
Here we have a spacer from a piece of farm equipment.  There are so many uses for them.  You can use them for table risers by adding a plate on top.  Or how about a vase with twigs, or a silk flower.  Or then again maybe a simple pillar candle.  Be creative!
I bet when you host a party and use these for serving, your friends will be in awe at your decorating talents!

I bet when you host a party and use these for serving, your friends will be in awe at your decorating talents!


I love using different types of "junk" as table risers. So when you're getting ready to host a party, and you have no special serving pieces, why not take out the junk? They'll add some unique pazzaz and dazzle your guests.


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Comments (17)

livinonthecrowrock writes: Totally awesome idea! Posted: 9:42 pm on February 16th
FunktionalJunk writes: I'm having a big shindig on superbowl Sunday and I can't wait to use these ideas! These will be perfect for holding dips and appetizers! Thanks so much for the great idea!

Leah Posted: 9:02 pm on January 20th
writes: We would have a BALL! I'm in!

Posted: 10:52 pm on January 19th
CottageElements writes: Now if we could all get together for a Junk Party! How fun would that be! Now my mind is spinning with ideas . . .

Lani! Posted: 10:10 pm on January 19th
writes: OK, the vintage stool base, grate and dinner plate is my fav. Nice collection of fun! Thanks for the cool post.

JennyK Posted: 8:24 pm on January 19th
byabpryor writes: Oooo I likey a lot! and Clever title. Posted: 10:44 am on January 19th
junkermidge writes: That table is incredible! I love it ALL! You definitely have a gift for presentation. Thanks for sharing it.
Midge Posted: 8:13 am on January 19th
DownHomeDIY writes: OH-LA-LANI! You are indeed the hostess with the mostest. These are awesome! Posted: 8:20 pm on January 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love your junk, Lani! I really like your ideas in this post because I bet I could go out and find some of these items at one of my local thrift stores right away. Specifically the cruet holder minus the bottles and the vintage lamp base. Fantastic ideas!! Love the grate and old stool base serving stand combo too!

Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
Candy Posted: 5:58 pm on January 18th
MimiToria writes: Love your project post Lani. You've shown once again how great rust and junk can be when you have good taste with putting it all together. You are a natural at this, and could easily teach your skills to others. I guess you already are with us Junk Members. Thanks for the great inspiration.
Gretchen Posted: 5:53 pm on January 18th
Chovey writes: OOh..Lani...love your elegant junk...as always!!!
cynthia Posted: 5:49 pm on January 18th
JunkArchitect writes: Old rusty components and vintage glass assembled into beautiful and useful table top displays. Junk really is great.

Jim Posted: 3:54 pm on January 18th
paisleypenguin writes: Love this idea. I could combine my silver pieces and with something like this. I am now on the lookout for stuff like this! Great presentation! Posted: 2:05 pm on January 18th
fellowjunker writes: Lani
I absolutely love these tableware pieces you have created. What a great way to use cast off pieces!!!!!!! You have such a great sense of style!!!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:57 pm on January 18th
georgiamoon writes: Oh yeah...this is great stuff. I love the way you mixed all the different pieces together. Looks like the makings of a fine party. Thanks for showing all of us how you put the pieces together..and the beauty is that you can switch them around, Georgia Posted: 1:56 pm on January 18th
LuAnn writes: Thank you for all these great ideas. Now we all have items to look out for!!

LuAnn Posted: 1:29 pm on January 18th
suewhitney writes: Hey Lani,

I find these ideas very entertaining. Hahaha! I love tabletop decor and these are really wonderful and doable ideas to make a table setting special. Love them all!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:36 pm on January 18th
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