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A Trio of Stands

Last week I did a beautiful table scape on my porch using my newest dishes.  I made the dinner plate into a temporary cake stand by placing the plate on top of a candle stick.  This was fine for this setting but what I really had been wanting was a stand of some sort I could stack my small dishes on.  I have several smaller stands already but I wanted something larger and darker (more fallish) if you will.  So I hit the thrift stores and here’s what I found.




This shows the before pictures during my restoration. Sorry! I forgot to take the photos before I dissembled them to paint.  As you can see here they were brass.  But with a little ORB spray paint I changed them to this!

I had intended to only purchase the one larger stand as they were being sold separately.  However, the sales lady at the thrift store offered me 50% off if I bought the whole set, which came to $9.00 total.  Sounded great to me so I brought all three of them home.  Quick question now, what exactly is the proper term to call these?  All I can think of is a compote stand, but that can’t be right.  Please do tell!


This is the one that I wanted most!  I just love thee wooden dish part of these stands.  I am sure my grandmother also had some of these when I was young, because I sooo remember them.






I am very pleased at how well the ORB turned out on these too!  I think it looks so much better this way!  I couldn’t wait to set them out and of course I had to find spot for all three of them in the dining room.




This is what I was aiming for, something to hold small snack plates.


Perfect!


For now the smaller one is holding one of my jacks but, Oh, the things I can think of to use this one for!



This one really needs some nuts, don’t you think?


Love, love, love the ORB!

I also came across something else while out thriftin and just could not resist.  I have seen these all over blogland but have never owned one.  I look forward to putting a few fresh flowers in this.

I am guessing this is a milk bottle, right?  Please correct me if I am wrong, but that’s what I’m thinking.  Would you believe I only paid .25cents for this?  I was like OMG! 

It has ” Since 1852″ on the front.  I guess that was the date the milk co. started?


But here’s what I don’t get.  Why does the bottom look like this?  At first I thought it must have happened after it was made, but I think it was made this way.  Anyone know why?  Just curious!



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Thank you always for taking the time to visit!
I hope you have a great weekend!
Mary
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16 thoughts on “A Trio of Stands

  1. What a great job you did, Mary. And an original idea. The tiered stands look great with your dishes on them!

    I think the bottle is a carafe that was probably sold with wine in it. I have a couple, too and that's what I use sometimes when I'm serving wine outdoors. You can also fill it with water and lemon slices for the table.

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Love your wonderful wood servers. They are fabulous and also look like they could be stacked for a fabulous tiered display. Love the bottle too. I also think it is a wine carafe. Great find. Your vignette is lovely using them. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi Mary! Those are some great finds! I think my aunt had one of those wooden bowls too so that totally brought back memories for me. You did a great job with your thrify finds and really made your own custom pieces!
    Vanessa
    P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment! 🙂

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  4. I read through the comments hoping that someone knew for sure about the bottom of the bottle. That's so interesting. I didn't think it when I read the post, but the person who said it was a wine carafe is probably right.

    I would call the stands compote stands. AND I would call them beautiful with that ORB make over. Great job!

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  5. You certainly scored big time, I love the bowls and how you have used them too! Especially the one with the small plates!

    I thought those type of bottles were used for wine? I don't know why I think that though maybe I've seen them used that way but can't remember where. It will look great though used as a vase:)

    Rondell

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  6. I have GOT to buy some ORB paint! Nice job — yet again… I hope you're still enjoying your new china cabinet. I finally found what I was looking for at auction yesterday. It's a very old stepback cupboard with Art Nouveau carving and thick beveled glass. I'll try to post pics soon.

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  7. How on earth did I miss this post?! You are so stinkin' creative! I love how you created new stands! Thanks for the inspiration that I will be borrowing. 🙂 (And, thanks for your sweet note about my mudroom redo! And, I'm also glad that you now know who Snooki is … lol!) Take care, Becca

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