Jenny K. Sets the Table with Some Spicy Junk

June 23rd, 2009 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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This is a up close and personal view of the placecard holders. Im not sure what they are, but I know theyre wonderful. The first time I visited Jenny K.s lab I was immediately drawn to them. Ive always said junk speaks to you and these littles beauties were shouting at me! What a treat to be able to take one home as a party favor!
Here are the little party soldiers all in a row. The placecards are fashioned from vintage tickets or coupons and the names are typed on using a vintage typewriter. Nice touch! You know me. I cant get enough of those little details.
The candles holders take center stage on the table. I believe the glass containers are globes from industrial light fixtures. As for the meetal stands...their idenity remains a mystery to me.
So cool, I thought you should see them from a couple different angles. Notice the bottom tray. Some of my favorite junk comes from hatcheries. This is a chick transporter. Youve seen me use these before...they are so versitile! Love Jennys use here as part of the table dressing.
Napkins bundled in industrial metal clamps? But of course!
The condiments were served in little metal cups from the good old soda fountain days. Looks good enough to eat, huh?
No water needed with dried arrangements. This scoop is to die for cute!
The Polly ricotta cheese cans provided the wimsical factor. Love them! Apparently they already had little holes in them making them ideal for candle holders. No drilling required.
Smoking may not be cool, but vintage ashtrays are. All cleaned up they are perfect little lime and lemon holders.
Ah,hahaha! Nice!
Forget it Sophie! You may not have my taco! Sophie has perfected the puppy dog pout. And yes, she did share part of my dinner. Who can resist a face like that?
This is a up close and personal view of the placecard holders. Im not sure what they are, but I know theyre wonderful. The first time I visited Jenny K.s lab I was immediately drawn to them. Ive always said junk speaks to you and these littles beauties were shouting at me! What a treat to be able to take one home as a party favor!

This is a up close and personal view of the placecard holders. I'm not sure what they are, but I know they're wonderful. The first time I visited Jenny K.'s lab I was immediately drawn to them. I've always said junk speaks to you and these littles beauties were shouting at me! What a treat to be able to take one home as a party favor!


The last time I visited the beautiful central coast of California I was treated to a spectacular dinner party that was as pleasing to the eyes as it was to the old taste buds. Jenny K., Melissa, and Georgia too set the table with junk fresh from Jenny K.'s lab. What did I do? I had three chores. Make the guacamole, play with Sophie, and eat. Now that's what I call a junker's day off! Thanks ladies...it was junktacular!


posted in: blog, tabletop, candle holder, napkin holder

Comments (12)

ALVN writes: Fabulous!! I am inspired!

Amy Posted: 6:52 pm on June 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What an amazingly cool setup! Magazine worthy!
Candy Posted: 9:57 am on June 29th
aprilrain writes: That is so cool.Lucky the people who sat at your table! Posted: 5:00 pm on June 24th
JunkArchitect writes: SOMEONE who was there filled me in on all the dirty junk details of your little get-together. I’m not going to miss the next one. You guys really put together an incredible looking junk party.

Jim
Posted: 12:00 am on June 24th
alicemom writes: I love it all! I need a mind junk boost...............oh that is just what I saw! The place card things were great. I love the napkin holders.............well I just loved it all!
smiles,
alice Posted: 11:52 pm on June 23rd
georgiamoon writes: I have to tell you all that this was a fantastic time. The food was to die for, the company...excellent as always, the junk fun to play with and the laughs kept on coming. You guys probably think that all we do when Sue comes out to visit is eat, right? Well, you'd be right. The "junk" dinner party is one of our favorite things to do. I think everybody should pull out their favorite junk pieces and give it a try, you never know what you will come up with. Thanks Jenny and Melissa, for sharing your home with us, Georgia Posted: 11:36 pm on June 23rd
fellowjunker writes: What a fun and fabulous table setting Jenny and Melissa created!!! You know I LOVE ALL THE REPURPOSED JUNK in this post!!!!
xojanis Posted: 9:47 pm on June 23rd
junkermidge writes: How fun is that!!! I love it all, but the clamps as napkin rings is pure genius! Love the cooler, vintage ashtrays, and the candle holders. Fun junk AND food and friends??? Oh, yeah.
Midge Posted: 9:38 pm on June 23rd
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
That is awesome you are making me hungry and its not lunch time. What a great display.Robert. Posted: 11:14 am on June 23rd
shabbychick writes: All that great junk so used so creatively is sooo appetizing! What fun you must have had. I've been wanting to have my girlfriends over...and would love to use some of my "junk" too!

Love the candleholders...the cooler...and of course the placecard holders...just junkingly fantastic!

Jenny & Melissa did such a wonderful job...have they ever thought of catering? :)

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:08 am on June 23rd
RustyDiva writes: How cool is that?! Looks like a great dinner and I love all the dual purposing of junk. Posted: 10:50 am on June 23rd
oldnews writes: This totally makes a meal an eating experience! How fun this must have been! Marie Posted: 10:38 am on June 23rd
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