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.
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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