Sunday, March 28, 2010

Creative Displays.........

Hi Girls....

Are you having a fun and relaxing weekend? I haven't been doing anything too exciting myself today, just a bit of "playing house" and finding new ways to display some of my collections.

As you know, I love to collect vintage crocheted potholders and for many years, I have displayed several of them on my kitchen counter top using an old metal coffee mug holder with hooks that I had painted a pretty shade of pink. It worked perfectly for hanging the potholders. Here's a very old picture from my archives to give you the idea.....

Well recently, as I was shopping at Marshall's, I came across an item that I thought might work for displaying my potholders in a slightly different way. Wanna take a guess as to what this piece is that is now displaying some of my potholders?

If you guessed that it was a jewelry holder, you guessed right !!

Isn't this a wonderful piece? I just adore the architectural detail on this. The little posts that are intended to hang necklaces on work just perfectly for hanging my potholders from instead. There are seven posts in all with four on the top row and three on the bottom. I can hang two or three potholders on each of the post.

Just a fun and creative way for displaying some of my favorite things so I can see them everyday and which of course makes the daily chore of doing dishes just a little bit easier.

I'd love to hear about ways that you have found to use an item for a purpose other than which it was intended for. I'm sure you all have some great ideas to share.

16 comments:

Sheila said...

That is a super cool jewelry holder.. YOur pot holders look wonderful on that. I do not have a marshalls close to me.. I would love to have one of those.. Soooooooooooo pretty.. Sheila

rosenresli said...

I love your crocheted potholders (I crochet too) and the way you present them.
I´m a follower of your blog since some months and have added you to my favourite bloglist so it is finally time so leave a nice comment to you.

best greetings from germany,
rosenresli

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow these potholders look great. I love the display.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Great idea, Kim!!! LOVE the wicker basket and how you are using it to display treasures.
Happy Easter.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

How sweet is that! Love your pretty potholders, and now you have a fabulous way to display them :)

Vicki said...

How fab is that? would NEVER ever have ever thought of a jewelry holder!
it looks great I love it!!!!!
thanks for sharing the idea
Vic xxxx

debi said...

You have a beautiful collection of potholders! And I love your clever idea of hanging them from a jewelry holder.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Well now! That *would* make doing dishes a lot easier! ☺ My few pot holders are scattered all over the house. ♥

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

Wonderful idea!!! I love it!!! Your vintage crocheted potholders are so pretty!!! I love the soft colors. I have a small collection, but most of them are bright pink. Thank you for the inspiration.
Love, Paula

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I loved how you displayed your pot holders!!! That is such a cool idea!!
Debbie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

I haven't visited in awhile. Oh my have you found some great things! I love the idea of the jewelry holder for the potcholders. so clever, and they look so pretty!
Love the basket you found with the handle. Really different. I think it needs a teacup! lol Love that little sewing basket, and it's the prettiest shade of blue. Stop by when you get a chance, and see my Easter pretties. Have a great week!

Debbie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

That is a really good idea. Love the way it displays your pot holders!
Valerie

Sandi said...

The potholders look wonderful on that jewlery holder! I think I like it better used that way. Pretty potholders!!! I have a few too and always like to find new ways to display them.
Hugs~

Queenie said...

Good Morning Kim :)
That is the cutest and best idea I have ever seen for displaying vintage pot holders! I love your pot holder collection. I would love to have a collection like that, I think all I have right now is one crochet one with a red rose on a ecru colored background. Maybe I'll luck upon some in the future...those seem hard to come by in my area. I'll be sure to show you when I find any. I love that cute sewing basket you recently found too...I always enjoy seeing your pretties and how you display them. You are always an inspiration :)
Hope you have a very Happy Easter!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Mary said...

Oooo, you've done it again ;) Charmant display and your pot holders are dreamy. Love! Have a blessed Easter, Kim.

Lori said...

Oh Kim, your my life saver! You know I adore my same potholders and am always looking for new to to display, this is so clever!! Thanks for sharing! By the way what is your most favorite one? Lori