Thursday, September 13, 2007

new table centerpiece.

i shamelessly stole another project from the JUNK ladies. using an old drawer I found at our local architectural salvage shop - I screwed on little wooden legs to turn it into a tray. The drawer was a perfect square and only $1! (I just love that store - it's near the Rochester Public Market)

during my junk outings - I'm always picking up fun, cheap, OLD bottles. I PACKED the drawer/new tray with bottles of all diff shapes, sizes, & colors and then stuck little blooms from the garden in a couple of them.

VOILA! A unique new table centerpiece! sorry the photo is so dark. you'll have to click on it to make it larger and really see it. note 2 self - need more SUNLIGHT.

ps. another reason why the drawer touched my re-purposing HEART is b/c it has HAWKEYE printed on it. Kodak bought the Hawkeye camera line back in 1907 which sold for many years. Then also named a major plant Hawkeye which focused on lens work. I can just picture this drawer sitting in that plant decades ago. I love finding an OLD piece that has a connection to me.

Does anyone have a great FIND in which you shared a connection? Share ur story please!

7 comments:

Jon said...

eek- no story of any great finds, but I know Lisa will have her pen and paper out for this blog. She has told me about this idea before. I am sure it'll be making it's way on to our center table in the near future.

MylRae said...

where's the salt and pepper?

I like the green, seems like it might be adding some light, no?

No grand ideas for me lately... but glad to see you are all over it!

Will the flowers be Orange in time for T Day?
:) Mom

Lisa said...

That's right my pen and paper are ready! Love it, Nicky!!

MylRae said...

Here's an idea, add a lazy-susan to the base instead of 'feet' then you can spin it on the table...

Add salt and pepper shakers 2!

;)

MylRae said...

Here's an idea, add a lazy-susan to the base instead of 'feet' then you can spin it on the table...

Add salt and pepper shakers 2!

;)

niccunha said...

mom - Lazy susans are making a COMEBACK!

jon - lisa's a good catch. u better keep her around ;-)

lisa - who needs pen & paper when I'm a photo addict!?! U know I have like 12 other photos with before, during, and after project results!

emily said...

Last year I went to a sale, where they didn't look like they selling too much, but I decided to check it out anyway. Looking at their "junk" I found a Welsh Love Spoon. Being my Mom is from Wales and I already have a small collection I was totally blown away! And too add, it was only $1!! See an upcoming post on Welsh Love Spoons with what they're all about!