Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Silver Casserole Holders - New Use!

By no means do I consider myself a "crafty" person.
I admire people who are though. It's just that if I can come up with something that takes me about 10 minutes tops to complete then I'm real happy ecstatic!
I bought one of the silver-plated casserole holders in an antiques store in Goliad, Texas. The other one I bought from a local Market Days event... actually from someone you probably know... Laura from White Spray Paint.
Anywho... I was decorating for a spur of the moment Easter dinner and had these two holders resting on my kitchen counter. I swear they were calling to me to be used.
So.... as you see, one became a cookbook holder and the other is a "knock-off" butler's tray. Eventually I will have a
piece of glass cut to fit the bottom of the one on the left. They probably need some polishing, but for now I am satisfied.
Each one of these casserole holders was less than $15! 
A few of my favorite cookbooks!
Rather cheesy looking decantures but, oh well...
The shaker in the middle was my paternal grandmother's.
She kept it filled with cinnamon and sugar.
In case you can't see behind the shaker, there is a white container full of silver spoons.

I am linking to Blue Creek Home for
Treasure Hunt Thursday
I'm a first-timer for this event, so I'm looking forward to
participating. Check it out!


Deb said...

now that is a cool idea..

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Great idea! I love them...

Theresa said...

Brilliant, dear Karen! I have some of these and need to copy your idea:) Big hugs!

Babs said...

Karen, What a great idea! Now I'm wondering what I did with the one I I threw it out because I couldn't think what to do with it. (sigh) Isn't that the way it always is?
Have a great day.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Aren't these beautiful! Very clever.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love it when you can look at somehting and disocver a whole new use and job for it! You did great..they look wonderful!

Diane Mars said...

That is a great Idea, I see these all the time but have never thought of a useful purpose for them , good thinking.Beautiful Blog! oxox, Diane

Lynne said...

I am always trying to think up ways to repurpose things. I LOVE using something NOT for what it was made for originally. You did a great job with those holders!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

Karen - this is ingenious! Not crafty??? WEll, I think you might be craftier than you think!
I do love how the crystal looks with the silver and what a pretty way to group your books. I like that you don't have to take up extra space with bookends!
Thanks for sharing this great idea at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

amyd said...

Karen - I think this is brilliant! I see these holders all the time and have racked my brain for ideas - and now I have it - thanks!
and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!
amy of four corners design

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Karen, thanks so much for referring me back to this post! This is GENIUS!! I actually have some crystal decanters up in the top cabinet that I am not using. I think I am going to pull those out tomorrow and try something like this! Thanks so much for sharing! God bless you!!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Karen! I am finally getting around to doing a post about how I used my silver casserole holder; and I will be posting it on Monday. I am referencing you as my inspiration and linking back to this post! I hope you'll stop by on Monday, if you get a chance! Have a great weekend!!

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