Thursday, May 8, 2014

Vintage Chafing Dish Legs: Earring Holders!

Hello again!  Hey, here's a neato idea for storing earrings.





At practically every thrift store and yard sale,  I come upon these lonely chafing dish legs.  The poor things have lost their chafing dishes and nobody loves them.




But they're so beautiful!  Vintage silverplate, gorgeous lines, myriad styles.  I can't resist buying them.  One of my favorite uses: just add earrings.




For more vavoom, I like to fill the empty center with a vase or live plant.  Just place it on that little platform where the heat source would go.







Another great option: place a little dish in the center, for storing bracelets-n-stuff.



Aren't they delightful, these lovely, lonely legs?  I love them mucho.  I will continue to buy them and make them feel useful.




12 comments:

  1. you must have the BEST flea markets and garage sales around. I never see cool things like that especially for a bargain. but i will keep my eyes open in future ,maybe i just haven't been really looking .
    great ideas.

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  2. They are truly delighful and kind of chandelier-ish!

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  3. lovely- yes- I especially like them with greenery

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  4. Aren't you clever. I love the idea of using it for earrings, and the vase idea is even more clever. I never pass them up either.

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  5. Brilliant idea - really - I love it...wish I had more surface area in my home!!

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  6. Such a smart idea! Great Job! Makes me want to buy more earring though! Eeeek the hubby's not gonna be happy haha :) xo, Iris

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  7. So pretty & unique idea, you just find this antique stuff & its amazing to use it this way! so cute organizer :)

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  8. That's a great way to display your jewerly at a fair too. Not only don't you NOT have to spend heaps on displays but you get to have a unique one too! Great share!

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  9. Great idea! Thanks for sharing... I will now be on the lookout for one!

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  10. Leave it to you to come up with a completely unexpected way to display your jewelry. I'm featuring this when my link party opens up tonight :)

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  11. I found a plain one at a thrift store, turned it on its side, and added a wire loop so I could hang it on the wall. It's holding a ray gun now! I put space erasers over the ends, to cover the edges and help keep the gun from sliding off, although there's also a discrete loop of wire holding it in place. Here's a picture, although it ended up holding a different ray gun. https://www.flickr.com/photos/84797924@N06/13944375894/

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