It's a Salad Spinner

March 28th, 2019 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Spin and eat freely!
How do the movie stars have their salad? Served out of a film reel, what else?! The rest of the stuff includes the following; four, 7 inch bowls, four 3 inch custard dishes, four insulators for feet, two drawer pulls, and some Gorilla Super Glue. Oh, dont forget your favorite salad fixins.
Make sure your bowls are shallow enough to allow the reel to spin. You dont even have to add the lazy susan mechanism because its already built in!
The center of the reel allows you to add the dressing, flowers and all!
I told you I had many tuba mouthpieces. This one makes a perfect bud vase. I put some floral foam in the base to keep the flowers fresh.
Love, love, love this. A bright red ashtray for one with a vintage salt spoon. I cleaned it up real nice!
Using the four larger holes in the reel as a guide I glued the four insulator feet to the bottom of the reel.
Using Gorilla Super Glue adhere two drawer pulls, opposite each other close to the edge of the reel.
This drawer pull allows for easy spinning. Maybe too easy, the stawberries might just fly right by you!
Slip the bowls into the holes and fill with you favorite lettuces and salad toppers.
And thar she blows!
Okay, it wont spin the lettuce dry, but it will put a new spin on how you serve your salad.
Spin and eat freely!

Spin and eat freely!

Those of you who know me are aware of what kind of junk that really gets me jazzed. I love everything round, everything, metal, and everything industrial. I also love to entertain. What you might not know is that I am drawn to everything vintage that has to do with the film industry. This find was a little slice of junk heaven for me!

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Comments (21)

byabpryor writes: simply amazing..... I'm in awe of your talent. Posted: 1:19 am on July 7th
MimiToria writes: Sue this is truly a fabulous junking idea. You are such a creative gal and cease to amaze me with your talent. From your great ideas, to the presentations to the photography it is always so top notch. It a wonder your so successfuly with your book writing and such. Awesome idea.
Gretchen Posted: 2:14 pm on June 18th
CottageElements writes: This is such a cool piece! Love all your little details you put to it. It's a "winner, winner, chicken dinner (or salad spinner)" for sure! Perfect reuse!

Lani Posted: 10:02 pm on June 16th
alicemom writes: Really cool! Your are the "Genius Junk Queen"!
alice Posted: 9:50 am on June 16th
LuvJnk writes: What genius. I also love the small things, like using a ashtray for condiments. You have created a work of art that is functional.What is not to love? Posted: 9:09 am on June 16th
frstyfrolk writes: This is really a fabulous idea, who'da thought? I will have to look for the metal more when I am out and about. I like the universal ideas of salads and candy, how about a jewelry display in the bowls and keep the tuba flowers vase always in anything? How about maybe even a lace and ribbon organizer also? Let's keep thinking!

smiles, Cyndi Posted: 7:14 pm on June 15th
JudiD writes: No commercial film spools here, but I DO have a bunch of 35mm, hmmm....

Thanks Sue!

Judi Posted: 9:30 am on June 14th
piecesofthepast writes: This is really cool! The only thing I can think to improve this would be to fill up those bowls with candy and desserts and THEN invite us all over...just sayin! Posted: 10:07 pm on June 12th
georgiamoon writes: Wow, what a terrific idea and a fantastic piece of "junk"! This is so unique and useful, besides the fact that it looks really cool too! You are SO awesome girlfriend. Georgia Posted: 5:02 pm on June 12th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: WOW, Sue you made me hungry just looking at the food. What a neat idea.You have alot of imagination how to do things. You are truly a blessing to all of us.I can't wait to see the next creation you come up with. SUPER JOB Robert. Posted: 4:23 pm on June 12th
berton718 writes: Sue,
I think this is a wonderful idea. I love it!! You always make everything look so beautiful!! Posted: 2:31 pm on June 12th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome! I love the presentation. You put things together so well. Posted: 1:46 pm on June 12th
oldnews writes: This is beautiful! I just last week picked up an old kodak film tin that I just love. I have't decided what to do with it yet, but I will eventually...Thanks for sharing this, it's wonderful! Marie Posted: 12:13 pm on June 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Hey I thought we were going to have a Junk Market party soon and this would make a great first course. I agree with you Sue sometimes the coolest stuff is hidden behind other pieces of gotta dig. What a great idea and fantastic presentation as usual.


Posted: 8:52 am on June 12th
LuAnn writes: Sue: This does not look like the "salad spinner" I have in my cupboard. I like yours better. Great job. You are such a great inspiration to all of us. Thank you for all your talent. YOU ROCK!!

LuAnn Posted: 7:59 am on June 12th
shabbychick writes: Sue - this is pure movie genius! I love it - and it all fit so perfectly together! Love the little bud vase, and of course the insulator feet are too sweet!

Looks like it's party time for sure - and movie nite too??

Kathy Posted: 12:03 am on June 12th
monakent writes: Thanks Sue! Will keep my eyes peeled and will look harder in the dark corners of the antique malls I frequent......there's hope for me yet!!! gailmarie Posted: 11:15 pm on June 11th
fellowjunker writes: This is AMAZING Sue. I love what you have done with this old film reel and I love all the vintage additions you have made to your table. The vase is PRICELESS!!
xojanis Posted: 11:06 pm on June 11th
suewhitney writes: Wow! You two are fast...I just put this up. To answer the question of where I find reels, I find them all over the place. At antique stores tucked in the corner and at flea markets. I also find the metal cases that i love. Keep your eyes peeled.. they are out there!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:32 pm on June 11th
monakent writes: I do a lot of theater work and have been in a couple local ads years ago, as well as had a small role for a medical company's film. You can imagine how much I ADORE this project!!! I would love to own a large film reel like the one you used. When not in use, it would sit grandly on my wall or in my studio, just for me and my theater friends, to admire. This is a wonderful idea. Do tell, where on earth did you find the film reel???
gailmarie the envious one :o) Posted: 10:17 pm on June 11th
grannijo writes: Wow Sue..what a neat idea! have the neatest things in your workshop! are amazing...sharon

Posted: 10:06 pm on June 11th
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