Saturday, December 22, 2012

Re-Purposing Vintage Housewares

Vintage housewares are strong, durable, beautiful and surprisingly multi-functional. Once washed the possibilities are endless! Not to mention, re-purposing old items helps the environment by keeping them out of the trash and giving them new life. And just to get your imagination flowing here are a few examples for you to consider.

Vintage green chip and dip bowls
from Little Shop of Treasures

Chip and Dip Bowl Sets:

*  Fruit and Yogurt Bowls
*  Mail and Key / Catch All for Front Hallway
*  Face Cloths and Q-Tips
*  Necklaces and Earrings
*  Plant Holders
*  Veggies and Dip

Vintage Pottery Ashtray
from Flea Market Floozie


*  Candy Dish
*  Jewelry
*  Salt Cellar
*  Peanuts
*  Place Used Toothpicks From Appetizers
*  Candle Holder
*  Soap Dish
*  Water Colour Bowl



    Vintage Carafe
    from Habit Schmabit


    *  Vase
    *  Juice Jug
    *  Watering Can for House Plants
    *  Fish Bowl

      Vintage Cupcake Stand
      from Zoestoys

      Cake and Cupcake Stands:

      *  To Hold Jjewelry
      *  Desk Organizer
      *  Hold Condiments on Table (ex. salt and pepper shakers, ketchup, vinegar, etc.)
      *  Organize Make-Up and Nail Polish
      *  Center Piece for the Table with Festive Decorations
      *  Candles Tray
      *  Organize Sewing Materials (ex. thread, needles, bobby pins, etc.)
      *  Paint Palette

        Vintage sewing drawer
        from Solstice Home

        Old Drawers and Crates:

        *  End Tables
        *  Storage Containers for the Linen Closet
        *  Magazine Rack
        *  Toy Bin
        *  Hang on the Wall as a Shelf
        *  Put Wheels on it for Under-the-Bed Storage
        *  Shallow Drawers can be Used as a Serving Tray
        *  Make it into an Ottoman!
        *  Balcony Planters

          1960's Record Organizer
          from Madamexpresents

          LP Record Stand:

          *  Mail Sorter
          *  File Sorter
          *  Magazine Rack
          *  Desk Organizer
          *  Dish/Plate Storage
          *  Children's Book Organizer

          Vintage mason jars
          from Catfish Jar Rescue

          Mason Jars:

          *  Pen and Pencil Holder
          *  Utensil Holder
          *  Food Canisters
          *  Organize Kids Crafts (ex. pipe cleaners, stickers, googly eyes, etc.)
          *  Plant Holder
          *  Vase
          *  Bathroom Organizers (ex. q-tips, cotton balls, toothpick/floss, etc.)
          *  Candle Holder
          *  Drinking Glass
          *  Spice Jars
          *  Child's "Piggy" Bank
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