S T R A N G E CARGO...... the saga continues.

January 10th, 2009 in member junk     
StrangeCargo StrangeCargo, member
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This is what we grow in a South Jersey winter.
Did you ever come across a damaged floor light stand, you know, the one with the sliding light fixture?  I found the one on the left in a flea market, got it cheap, and then just removed the light and saved the cool base.  Then I threaded a round piece of steel onto the top to make this pedastal, which displays a metal perforated swirl vase which when illuminated looks resplendent.  The one on the right was first a good looking chunk of steel then married to a base plate and then a top plate to showcase this found cannon ball.
OK.  Do you ever shop those import stores, Marshalls, TJ Maxxs, Rosss etc?  I found this unusual base, a wavy piece of metal standing on this rock base, but the top had a flimsey birdhouse on it.  I removed the birdhouse and found this carved wooden hand in the same store and screwed it to the base.  The hand now holds a candle, small vase of flowers, etc.  Strange.
Ya gotta love sewing machine bases and you cant get enough of them!  Found this one (says Weed) at a flea market still in its original but broken condition as a sewing machine. Made a low offer and the dealer was happy to see it go and I was HAPPY to take it off his hands!  Removed the broken sewing machine pieces, added some plumbers sink washers to insulate and secure this square glass top, which has now become this endtable.
Now I cant pass up these table bases, either.  I find them, too, at the markets, garage sales, and shows.  After a good price, Ill marry it to a round or square butcher block (from Marshalls, etc.), join some ice cream parlor chairs to it, to create this bistro set.  Cappuccino anyone?
This is what we grow in a South Jersey winter.

This is what we grow in a South Jersey winter.

Thank you for this opportunity to share.  JUNK MARKET STYLE is is a great site!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - S t r a n g e C a r g o....
posted in: member junk, tabletop, centerpiece, container, artwork, plant holder, vase, furniture, candle holder, light fixture, table, lamp

Comments (14)

smiller0529 writes: Love all of them. Great ideas. Posted: 11:42 am on January 21st
Chovey writes: Love the hand statue! Actually just love all the cool stuff!!!
cynthia Posted: 9:13 pm on July 26th
monakent writes: It looks like a tour through your home would be an inspiration to us all. LOVE all the wonderful pcs and how you have them displayed!!! gailmarie, bfa Posted: 7:09 am on April 1st
snowyowl writes: Really nice use of these iron sewing legs - presents a modern of a sort table. Nice to have the light coming through the glass so as to see the legs. A nice marriage of old and new. Posted: 2:30 pm on January 27th
ANGELZ writes: Being a lifelong seamstress I love the sewing machine table...way cool! My old Singer treddle has been a TV stand for years. Hard to find them aroud here! Posted: 7:02 pm on January 26th
shabbychick writes: Great stuff!! I love both of your tables, and your hardy winter planting is too much fun! Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy Posted: 8:42 am on January 14th
junkermidge writes: Love the way your mind works! And the sewing machine base table is incredible. Good job!
Midge Posted: 7:28 pm on January 11th
csudderth writes: Your thumb must be as green as mine is (lol)! Better still, you won't have to weed and water--I love it.
Christy Posted: 2:05 pm on January 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Great ideas! All of them. Although I've seen other old sewing machine stands, yours is quite unique with the "Weed" word and style. Very nice!

Thanks again for the cool posts.

Posted: 1:10 pm on January 10th
CottageElements writes: Your mind must be always spinning with ideas! You come up with such unique things. I especially love the sewing table with the glass top. Very fun. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

Lani Posted: 1:03 pm on January 10th
Tuttibelle writes: Your style is very beautiful and unique. I plan to steal some of your ideas! I do have a question about your cannon ball. These are sometimes known to explode. Are you sure this one is safe? Posted: 11:58 am on January 10th
suewhitney writes: You're funny...I like that about you! The squiggly things are great. The tables are fab. My favorite is the little bistro table. Too cute!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:05 am on January 10th
StrangeCargo writes: Thanks for your generous comments. This stuff is fun! The stems are gathered at Marshall's, Maxx's, etc. and are sold as toilet tissue stands. I cut the stand base off and then am left with the squigley rod. It's too nice for toilet paper! Posted: 9:27 am on January 10th
FunktionalJunk writes: Love the sewing machine and bistro tables! Those are great. And your yard art is really fun. What are the "stems" made from? Great work!

Leah Posted: 9:05 am on January 10th
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