Never had more fun with a Teeter-Totter!

June 17th, 2013 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Who would have thunk a teeter-totter would be a great serving piece!!
When I saw it, I knew it had potential!
These candleholders fit perfectly in the center of the piece.
The seats work great for holding the plates....
...and napkins.
And since I have a black and white theme going, this black water will go perfect with it.  And yes, the water is actually black, and tastes great!
I didnt have a smaller cake stand, so what does a good repurposer do?  I made my own!
Now doesnt that look good!  Nummmmm.....
Of course we need a bottle of wine for our get-together.  And it has to match as well :-)
Im serving it up in these vintage wine glasses.  Theyre actually depression glass called Rock Crystal.  I love being able to use my vintage pieces for guests!
Lastly, every table setting needs some plant life, doesnt it?  These ornaments are new, but I love the mix of new contemporary with old.
There ya have it....and it all started with a teeter totter.  Like I said, whod ave thunk it!
Who would have thunk a teeter-totter would be a great serving piece!!

Who would have thunk a teeter-totter would be a great serving piece!!


While shopping in Ohio for the Vintage Marketplace, I found this cool old tetter totter.  It was love at first sight!  I even had to wrestle Sue for it ;-)  Not really, but I had to make sure I kept my eye on it so it didn't wander off...tehe!  I think it works perfectly as a serving piece for this table setting.  And even as an adult, I can have fun with a teeter totter!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette Lorsung of Cottage Elements
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Comments (7)

TinTinJunkFan writes: How cool is this! Great job! Posted: 12:21 pm on July 5th
georgiamoon writes: Oh Lani, that is the most fabulous find! So many things you can do with it. I can't wait to see what you do next. The whole table looks amazing! I am not so sure about back water though. It just seems weird.
Georgia Posted: 6:54 am on June 20th
suewhitney writes: Lovely as always, Miss Lanette! That teeter tooter is the cutest thing ever and works beautifully on a table top!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:05 pm on June 19th
CreepinJen writes: We have an old swing set that was left on our property when we bought it. It has a teeter-totter! I didn't realize what a gold mine I was sitting on. Lots of rusty chain, the slide ladder, etc. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Posted: 4:44 am on June 19th
CottageElements writes: Junkpony, I wonder if it actually came off of a swingset. Not sure, but I love it! Brian, the item that looks like a chicken feeder is actually the center part of the teeter-totter. It does look like it could be a feeder though! As to the "Black Water", I talked to someone this weekend and since the water is alkaline, it's suppose to be super good for you and they drink a glass of it a day for their MS. I guess it's suppose to have healing agents. Who know? But it does take some getting use to. You think it should taste like coffee, but there's really not much flavor to it, maybe a slight metal taste. It is very interesting that is for sure!

Lani Posted: 5:59 pm on June 18th
gadgetsponge writes: Such a great sense of style Lanette - as always! Loving the teeter-totter. I would have grabbed that too. Is that a chicken feeder or gutter with the candles inside? And "Black Water"! Huh! I've got to look into that. Posted: 3:14 pm on June 18th
Junkpony writes: I've never seen such a tiny teeter-totter, what a great find! That cake looks pretty appealing, too. Posted: 12:35 pm on June 18th
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