A Festive Junky Holiday Tablescape

December 1st, 2008 in member junk     
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If Im hosting an event, I usually opt for buffet style eating because its less formal. Heres an example of what I might do at my house. I would likely use the kitchen island to display the silverware and napkins for my guests. In these photos, Ive re-purposed some of the same items found in my Rustic Junky Holiday post and added a few new items to complete the vignette.
Here, I use one vintage Christmas tree stand to hold the knives. I began by lining the inside with a paper towel and then a linen napkin. The paper towel protects the linen fabric from getting any rust-inspired marks on it.
Heres the favorite super-heavy house jack being used again. This time, it is a foundation for a plate that you can use to serve hors doeuvres or present a festive floral arrangement. The forks found a home inside a vintage red and green Christmas tree stand.
Of course, you cant forget the napkins! These white linen napkins are rolled and prominently displayed in a vintage Standard stamp holder. This is one of my favorite ideas!
Need to pass the salt and pepper quickly? Put them on wheels! Here, a wheeled base (probably use for plants or a trash can) is transformed into a serving dolly. Load it with goodies and they will disappear even faster than normal!
If Im hosting an event, I usually opt for buffet style eating because its less formal. Heres an example of what I might do at my house. I would likely use the kitchen island to display the silverware and napkins for my guests. In these photos, Ive re-purposed some of the same items found in my Rustic Junky Holiday post and added a few new items to complete the vignette.

If I'm hosting an event, I usually opt for buffet style eating because it's less formal. Here's an example of what I might do at my house. I would likely use the kitchen island to display the silverware and napkins for my guests. In these photos, I've re-purposed some of the same items found in my Rustic Junky Holiday post and added a few "new" items to complete the vignette.


Welcome to a
"Festive" Junky Holiday!

Now, you've already served the turkey, but what about all those holiday parties coming up? Are you hosting any? Need any creative ideas? Well, here you go...create a festive junky holiday! It's a mix of colorful vintage items that are used in creative new ways. Serve up the holidays in unexpected junking style. It's easy, it's festive, and...it's junk-inspired! Check it out!

There is a longer version of this post on my blog. Go to:

Amy


Pattern or design used: My own design - ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, tabletop, metal, centerpiece, container, eclectic, industrial, organizer, kitchen, dining room, green, red, napkin holder, tablescape

Comments (4)

georgiamoon writes: Can I come to your party? I love the idea of rolling food! My family would have a ball with that! You are a brave woman and creative too, Georgia Posted: 4:04 pm on December 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love you mix of industrial with pretty! Very nice.

Candy Posted: 6:46 am on December 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Beautifully creative as usual.
xojanis Posted: 12:03 am on December 2nd
CottageElements writes: This really puts me in the Junky Christmas spirit! Let me know when you're having a get-together. I'll be right over. LOL.

Lani Posted: 11:53 pm on December 1st
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