2 Tiered Tole Table

March 1st, 2011 in member junk     
LisaLoria LisaLoria, member
7 users recommend

The option to fill the creamer with flowers or even seasonal twigs, pine or fall leaves, makes this piece change character throughout the year.
Love mixing parts from multiple sources to create something functional.
The option to fill the creamer with flowers or even seasonal twigs, pine or fall leaves, makes this piece change character throughout the year.

The option to fill the creamer with flowers or even seasonal twigs, pine or fall leaves, makes this piece change character throughout the year.


This table was born because, when building my typical counter displays, I ran out of a rather important component.  The words, "Adapt, Improvise and Overcome" (my late husband used that line A LOT) were ringing my ears.  Having this really cool old cast Iron Gumball machine base helped with the adapting part.  With a little engineering, it came together well.  The lovely old creamer on the top is bolted down, so to use it as a vase for fresh flowers, there is a small glass jar one can insert and remove.  Fun piece for many applications, would even fair well as an outdoor or patio piece.  Hopefully to be sold at one of my upcoming shows.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lisa Loria
posted in: member junk, cream, tin-metallic, european, beachy, gold-metallic, marigold, olive, 40s

Comments (4)

lilacsndreams writes: Very nice, and thank you for sharing. I love the words of your late husband...very well true. I adore what you did with this, and chuckled as I do believe I have a tray like this I just seen in our dining room closet....trying desperately to clean house, and down size:)

Best of luck to you with this, and thank you for sharing:) Posted: 2:45 pm on April 10th
PowerToolDiva writes: I love the iron gumball machine base!! Make something elegant out of a "kiddie" machine. What creativity!! Now I gotta keep my eyes open for one! Posted: 4:45 am on April 8th
shamrockerin writes: I would love to make something like this! The gumball machine base was perfect for it. Posted: 8:26 am on March 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Great bunch of components incorporated into this table. I really like the old cast iron base.

Jim
Posted: 6:39 am on March 2nd
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