Quirky Tablescape

May 21st, 2012 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
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A bag of old metal perm curlers and hair clips were given to me recently as they once belonged to my husbands mother.  She was in her 20s when she used them...over 50 years ago.  She moved to Minneapolis as a young 18 year old and attended beauty school there.  Sadly, she passed away when she was only 24. 
The curlers are very cool in person. I think at Christmas Ill hang them from our Christmas tree and attach ornaments or family pictures to them...and a photo of her, of course.
Even before giving these all a thorough washing, I knew the clips would be adorable in a tablescape as napkin holders....
...or name place holders...I like to use photos of my guests instead of name cards if at all possible.
The dishes on the bottom are old ironstone which I mixed with some new dishes.
Love my old tarnished silverware
The chargers are old file drawer dividers which were still in an old drawer I recently purchased.  LOVE the metal tab on them!
The smallest perm curlers I used as wine charms cause Im all about wine charms - ha!
Hopefully it all adds up to one great conversational setting...
Photo: Andrea Miller

Quirky Tablescape Ideas


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Andrea Miller
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, funky, glass, whimsical, fun, white, house wear, dining room, green, table, letters, napkin holder, tin-metallic

Comments (6)

chippingcharm writes: Love "quirky"!!! So very clever Andrea...I saw a bunch of those hair "thingies" at a sale today and thought of you :) Clever as always :) Chat soon, Laurel Posted: 4:14 am on June 2nd
suewhitney writes: Hey Andrea!!! You know I love tablescapes and you had me at hello with this one. Nice!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:14 am on May 31st
mysalvagedtreasures writes: What a clever picture and napkin holder. Love this idea! Posted: 8:20 pm on May 29th
CottageElements writes: Just darling, Andrea! Like Sandy said, simple yet elegant. You really do have great style!

Lani Posted: 9:42 am on May 25th
gadgetsponge writes: Love the curler clips and the file dividers! Everything works so well together! Posted: 7:55 pm on May 24th
sandyrae writes: love that it is so simple but extremely elegant. I have not seen those old hair pins and curler clips since I was a child and my grams was using them.
Beautiful!

Sandy
Posted: 5:00 am on May 22nd
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