A Rustic Junky Holiday Tablescape

November 21st, 2008 in member junk     
ALVN ALVN, member
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Start with a car jack, a heavy (and I mean heavy!) house jack, and a vintage Christmas tree stand. Adjust the house jack to the height you desire. Place them on a white tablecloth, add some candles, and mix in Grandmothers china.
Turn down the lights and you have a warm glow on your rustic tablescape. Incorporating mirrors doubles the visual impact.
Use an old clipboard for a charger under Grandmothers china gravy boat.
Use metal floral frogs as name cards. What are the name cards? Hand-written names on the back side of old business cards! You could also use old gift labels or greeting cards.
To add some sparkle, bring in some greenery and some Waterford crystal. Add the charm of a hand-turned bottle cork and you have the makings of a simple but memorable rustic junky holiday.
Start with a car jack, a heavy (and I mean heavy!) house jack, and a vintage Christmas tree stand. Adjust the house jack to the height you desire. Place them on a white tablecloth, add some candles, and mix in Grandmothers china.

Start with a car jack, a heavy (and I mean heavy!) house jack, and a vintage Christmas tree stand. Adjust the house jack to the height you desire. Place them on a white tablecloth, add some candles, and mix in Grandmother's china.


Welcome to a 
"Rustic" Junky Holiday! 

What is a rustic junky holiday? Well, it's a mix of rustic items with Grandmother's china and your fine Waterford crystal. You heard me right! The best part is that you have everything you need around the house and...(gasp!)...even in the garage. It's easy, it's both rustic and elegant, and...it's junk-inspired! Check it out! 

There is a longer version of this post on my blog. Go to:  http://whisperwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2008/11/rustic-junky-holiday.html.

Amy


Pattern or design used: My own design - ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, tabletop, metal, centerpiece, industrial, dining room, cast iron-metallic

Comments (6)

bridiemurphy writes: Hysterical! you have to laugh when the description of a GORGEOUS holiday display begins with: "start with a car jack..." I'm still giggling! Posted: 10:41 am on December 3rd
Chovey writes: Woohoo!!! Now that's MY KIND of junky decorating! Great, great job! Loved the clipboard charger!!! Unique! Awesome!
cynthia Posted: 7:23 pm on November 23rd
csudderth writes: A car jack--that's truly creative. Wonderful!
Christy Posted: 10:26 pm on November 22nd
catbishop writes: Very cool. Posted: 6:01 pm on November 22nd
LuAnn writes: This tablescape is truly elegant yet rustic. Love how you married the two together.

LuAnn Posted: 12:53 pm on November 22nd
junkermidge writes: I really like these tablescapes. The contrast between rustic and elegant is what really makes it. Thanks. Midge Posted: 10:16 pm on November 21st
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