Saturday, January 29, 2011

Junky Bird Centerpiece

I don't normally publish a post just to link to a party, but I'm doing just that today. Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is having a link party focusing on centerpieces. Since creating a centerpiece is very similar to designing a vignette in my booth at the Antique Mall, I thought I would try my hand at it. It gives me a chance to practice creating a vignette and photographing it.

Indulging my "junky" side a bit, I started with an old round mirror and bird cage that I bought last week at an estate sale. The bird cage led to thoughts of birds (duh!) and it sort of happened from there.




I grabbed an art deco kitchen scale, an old Coke bottle, some skeleton keys, and that vintage binder clip I featured earlier this week.




I added an old woodpecker toothpick dispenser, mason jar with marbles and whatever else I could find that was rusty.









Smush them all together and what do you have?.......a Junky Bird centerpiece!!!





Join me at the Saturday Nite Special over at Funky Junk Interiors and see what all the others have created, too.



I'm also excited to link to Debbiedoo's Newbie Party on Jan 31. How about joining me there!

22 comments:

  1. love the jar of marbles ~ have a weakness for old canning jars.

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  2. How fun to be able to play with your stuff in your booth to come up with fun centerpieces. Love the bird and the woodpecker toothpick thingy is cute!!

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  3. Really cute and fun centerpiece! love all the different elements.

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  4. Your junk is inspiring, my friend! But seriously, how can you call that sweet, adorable little bird "junk". If his heart is broken and feelings hurt over this, he can come live with me.
    Hugs, Honey

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  5. your collectible centerpiece reminds me of my art teacher who would always put together collections such as these

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  6. How cute...and what fun! I've never heard of this but it sure is a clever idea! I LOVE your bird and that jar of marbles! Hugs! ♥

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  7. It's all so neat looking...love the old keys and bottle! I’m having a GIVEAWAY…would love to have you come by and enter to win a gift card and some goodies!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. I love your junky bird centerpiece. You certainly picked some great items to display!
    Seeing your coke bottle with the sprinkler top brought back so many memories for me. I have one just like it that was my mothers. She used to shake that sprinkle bottle every time she ironed my dads work uniforms.

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  9. That woodpecker toothpick holder is something!!

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  10. This is so great!!And your blog is looking terrific! I am serious about helping you! If you need anything just let me know!!
    Blessings,
    Kelli

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  11. Love your junk bird centerpiece...so very fun and unique :) Laurel

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  12. That is really cute! I am so glad you joined the party. Have fun making some new blogging friends.

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  13. I love this look! such great vintage finds for sure! :)

    Welcome to blogging. I hope you will come visit me too.

    Donna

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  14. It most certainly DOES NOT look like junk to me!!! I think it's spectacular, wonderful, Treasures... AND I'm looking at the little aspirin tin and thinking to myself "Oh How VINTAGE I am". I still have these little guys floating around my drawers AND My Dad carries one around in his pocket still(he's 85)...LOVE this, AND I'm "In Love with your woodpecker!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  15. How charming! Welcome to blogging. I am crazy about vintage so I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop in to visit me!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  16. Very cute!! I love the bird!

    I missed Donna's party this weekend.....too busy!
    I found you at Debbie's Newbie Party!
    I will follow you, cute stuff you have - come over and say hi!!

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  17. Hi, I've popped over from Debbidoos. What wonderful treasures you mixed together for your centerpiece. I love vintage everything. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is so cute! I collect old scales, so love to see them used in anything creative! I also love birds and your skeleton keys. Nice work!

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I'm now a follower of yours. :)

    Have a great day.
    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

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  19. Wow, this works for me. I'm loving all that vintage goodness and the birds are just adorable.

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  20. Love your junk! Adorable! That little aspirin tin brings back memories. I remember trying so hard to open one of those when I was a kid. Now that was child proof.
    Finding you via Debbie's Newbie party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  21. I found your blog from the newbie party! I love finding treasures at yard sales and flea markets, but especially love using them to decorate my home! I'm your newest follower!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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