Deep Fried Decor - A Floral Welcome

February 15th, 2009 in blog, projects     
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This arrangement definitely puts a nice crispy coating of Spring in our entry.  I know its only February, but I just cant help it.      
Candys Ultimate Deep-Fried Decor
1) flowers
2) deep fryer basket
3) add 9 cups of
Sizzle, sizzle...
I already know this basket will be making its rounds in our home.  I tell you, theres nothing better than a multipurpose piece of junk!  
After gathering my goodies at the restaurant warehouse, I paid my bill and left a JUNK! 
This arrangement definitely puts a nice crispy coating of Spring in our entry.  I know its only February, but I just cant help it.      

This arrangement definitely puts a nice crispy coating of Spring in our entry.  I know it's only February, but I just can't help it.      

I took Sue's advice from her books regarding restaurant supply warehouses being a great source for junk pieces and made a small trek to the closest one I could find.  It ended up being only a 35 minute drive...well worth it I must say.   

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Comments (29)

chicvintagetreasures writes: Milk glass+wire basket+flowers=fantastic look! Love it! Posted: 3:46 pm on January 21st
vangogh_sister writes: pleasing to the eye. dig it. Posted: 9:49 pm on November 5th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: very cute. I have been looking for a centerpiece for my table in the front room. I have an old wire gym basket. Off to the thrift stores! Annie Posted: 11:50 am on April 11th
rosejunker2009 writes: I love the look, great job!!!!! Posted: 9:04 pm on March 23rd
BrokenBeautiful writes: How B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L and simple! I LOVE THIS IDEA...CHARMIMG & WELCOMING!!!

~JOY Posted: 4:35 pm on March 14th
JunkandJava writes: This is great! I love your style and creativity. I now know what to do with my many, many mismatched pieces of milk glass. Posted: 10:30 am on March 6th
bridiemurphy writes: Yes, always best fried! Especially "greens"! :) Posted: 9:08 pm on February 17th
georgiamoon writes: Candy, this is so fresh and inviting. What a great display you have made with these simple elements. It looks like spring started in your entry this year! Love it and the photos are gorgeous...right out of a magazine! Georgia Posted: 8:20 pm on February 17th
CottageElements writes: Candy, I'd love to find a restaurant supply store by me! Sue, any ideas for one around here? This is such an awesome piece with so many uses! Another great job!

Lani Posted: 11:31 am on February 17th
suewhitney writes: This is so crisp, clean, and beautiful. Great job! Didn't you just love the used restaurant supply store? I wander around in these junk venues for hours at a time, truly amazed at what is to be found.

Thanks for sharing this idea!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:16 am on February 17th
rebeljunker writes: Hi Candy. I love your arrangement. I too love metal and milk glass. You put it together with just the right touch! Di Posted: 11:09 pm on February 16th
snowyowl writes: Love this idea and the gathering of the milk glass. I collect milk glass and use it all over the house. Grouped in gatherings is nice. I love it for Christmas and winter too with red, candy canes and I put glass votives inside too. they make a great candle arrangment like that too. Love the industrial look with the white glass. Posted: 4:09 pm on February 16th
shabbychick writes: Candy - very elegant display (and fat-free too!!)! Looks like you had fun at the restaurant supply store (there's one just up the street from where I work - might have to stop in on my lunch hour some time). I love the basket - and, of course - the white vases!

Thanks for sharing!


P.S. So...have you started your photography career yet?? Beautiful pics!!

Posted: 11:03 am on February 16th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful Candy...your house is stunning!!! I love your collection of milk glass.
xojanis Posted: 10:59 am on February 16th
MimiToria writes: What a great post Candy. You truly have a gift for putting things together and repurposing them. Another great job!
Gretchen Posted: 10:40 am on February 16th
roadtriplouise writes: A great unique arrangment, its nice to add the spring touches now.
Ann Posted: 9:44 am on February 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thank you all! It was great fun perusing the aisles of the warehouse and disappointing I couldn't buy more that day.

texasjunkermom - The stand is an old Napanee Hoosier-style cabinet that comes complete with metal flour drawer. I bought it at a garage sale last summer for $10. It definitely needs some TLC and is on my to-do list. You can see it in one of my original posts to the site.

Thanks again for the wonderful off to see what else I can cook up.
Candy Posted: 7:59 am on February 16th
writes: Candy,
You've cooked up somethin' special with this prize of a post! Nice job. And your photos always look so fabulous. WOWZA!


Posted: 1:41 am on February 16th
JunkArchitect writes: Candy,
What a beautiful display! Everything just flows together…great entryway.

Jim Posted: 10:12 pm on February 15th
paisleypenguin writes: This is great and so versatile! There is a restaurant supply place near my house. I have been meaning to make a trip there. Posted: 9:37 pm on February 15th
texasjunkermom writes: Ditto all the nice comments about what you created. It is wonderful, as always. NOW, let us see more of what it is sitting ON. That looks very intersting too. Posted: 3:43 pm on February 15th
DownHomeDIY writes: Well, kiss my grits! Now this is some southern fried charm at its best!
I logged in hoping there would be a "Candy Gram" waiting for me. Once again, you have created a top shelf project. Keep 'em coming!
-MB Posted: 2:14 pm on February 15th
SweetMelissa writes: Metal baskets are just the best! And now it's "heart healthy"! Thanks for all the wonderful eye candy you share... Posted: 12:17 pm on February 15th
NDJunkGirl writes: A girl just can't go wrong with baskets! You do a A+ job on displaying...very lovely! Andrea Posted: 10:15 am on February 15th
grannijo writes: Hi again! being from OHIO too...just thought you or any other OHIO people would like to know at the Allen County Fairgrounds on Feb 28th and March 1st..there will be a big flea market! and Craft Show.. admission is $1.00..hours: Sat 9-5 and Sun 10-4.. the fairground is one mile east of I-75 on Rt. 309 in Lima,OH..

Love to see all that you post..always very nice and beautiful!..sharon Posted: 9:57 am on February 15th
grannijo writes: Candy.. I love the arrangement! It is so refreshing your home is beautiful!..sharon Posted: 9:38 am on February 15th
junktiqueboutique writes: Here in the south we're known for deep frying everything. I think this is a lot more healthy and absolutely beautiful. Posted: 9:20 am on February 15th
junkinhart writes: Candy, I absolutely LOVE this!! Yes, I can see that fryer for many uses!! And I love the collection of milk glass......

~Cindy Posted: 9:17 am on February 15th
LuAnn writes: How simple is this. I love the look. Restaurant supplies are definitely versitle. I'm going to have to locate one in my area. Good job.

LuAnn Posted: 8:35 am on February 15th
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