Monday, June 8, 2009

For the Record...Vinyl-Inspired Table for Two

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It all started with this package from

The task? Create a junk-inspired project around this...Linda Ronstadt and vinyl records.

Well, when I think of vinyl, I think of Elvis and the 1950s. I gathered up anything I could find that reminded me of that era. Using the table that just received a makeover, I created a table for two using the vinyl records as my inspiration.

Here, the larger records are used as chargers...

Simply insert your silverware into the center of a smaller record and you have a great presentation...

Insert a pair of records into a vintage store sign display to present your menu. I simply used white paper cut to size...

Present your hors d'oeuvres on a vinyl record used as a platter. Top with a cloche. Set upon a vintage wooden stool to be easily in reach from the table...

Just for fun, add vintage items such as this authentic speaker from a drive-in movie theater...

A few bright-colored letters with time-worn patina add to the fun...

A yummy table for two!

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  1. Very, very cute! And original.

    The Texas Woman

  2. That looks great! I love the letters too-nice work.

  3. OK, Cher was right... Phooey on David! I'm still not crazy about glass tops, but what you've done here is pretty darn cool! I especially like the drive in speaker and the old table top juke box controller.

  4. I like the menu and the YUM and the idea of slipping the silverware through the 45's. Groovy, girl! I like it! ~Mindy

  5. What great ideas!! Love it!! The whole setting looks incredible, I hope you enjoyed a meal or 3 there! :)

  6. Hello!

    Thanks for your your comment - Google -translation tool seems to work well, because it was almost flawless English in your comment:)
    So fun to see who visit my page - I see that we like the same style ... but getting the chance to browse the flea markets in the U.S. would certainly be a dream, because the supply is completely different!
    Wish you a wonderful week!!


  7. I love this! You always have the BEST ideas!!

  8. That is soooo swingin' cool. Love it!! You are one hip kitten who is very talented!! Love the old speaker & table top Juke box. I'm ready to have dinner there. Now........ where did I put my poodle skirt!??!*

  9. By the way, the lines in the cardboard corrugation of that first picture make some really neat patterns when the picture is reduced to a smaller size (as on my dashboard).

  10. Love it. I have done the fifties them several times with the albums. They also look fabulous. Great job and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. our neighbour just called this morning wondering if we would be interested in a collection of old vinyl albums of his dad's ... maybe we are interested! how timely ... thanks for sharing this!

    i really like the idea of the corrugated cardboard 'wrap' ... cool.

    as always,

  12. Your vignette was charming! My fav was the menu written on the record. I loved the old juke box record selectors in the old cafes where I grew up. Eat and listen to YOUR choice of music- what a novel idea. I think there is still a restaurant left in my hometown that has one. Sweet Memories... Sue

  13. Girl, coming to Texas really got your motor revved! You have always been creative, but seems like it is just pouring out of you now!
    That photo looks like a magazine shot...I love the whole concept.
    Can't wait to see your next over the top idea!

  14. This is incredible. This is wonderful. Wow. And your incredible photography shows it off so beautifully. Way to go! I'm betting that someone in blogland is going to feature this post on one of their "best of the week" lists.

  15. Now this is quite the theme and so well done. I like it!!

  16. Great job, great photos - just love them. You are very creative !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  17. How cute! Have you seen the "bowls" that you can make with LP's?

  18. Very creative. I really enjoyed the photography and the flatware thru the records. Definitely outside the box in an excellent way!

    Thank you for sharing


  19. Very imiginative tablesetting.


  20. very cute. I like the old time items. very cleaver

  21. You are so clever. I love the drive in movie speaker (brings back memories) Do you do this often, take things and create? I love that idea. Have a great idea filled day.

  22. This is so clever, love your creativity! Do you have a Hi Fi to play the records on? I don't~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  23. {sigh} I heart your house and your blog and your talent and your everything! If i'm ever so lucky as to own a home again, you can bet on your lucky stars that I'm going to be coming here for inspiration

  24. This is such a fun idea! I love all the details. Visiting from F&J Iron Crafter.
    Scissors & Spatulas

  25. Oh Amy! I love this. I adore vinyl records... I used to use them as chargers and menu cards all the time especially for Bar/Bat Mitzvhas...but you took it to a whole new place....FAB!

  26. You made the top 5 at The Iron Crafter! Congrats!


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