Sunday, August 7, 2011

Meat Fork Plant Stakes???

Call me crazy...

...but these old meat forks went from steaks to stakes ;)

What can I say, they charmed me with their chippy handles.

I bought these little wooden tags at Micheal's...used a little bitty hand drill to make holes.  Sprayed them gray and then wiped them with white...then sanded them down.  A little "fussy" but I like the look.  Then I added the stamped sayings...also from Micheal's for .49 cents each...good deal huh?

Then I added a few junky embellishments and tied them on with twine.  I think this one is my favorite with that little number on there.

Are they charming you yet?

And I'll just be honest and tell you...I had to run up to the store to get a plant to photograph it in.  It looks a little sad doesn't it?  We'll see if I can "revive" it...doubtful...plants don't live long here.

So what do you think?  Should we add this to the "What is she thinking???" file with the EGG YOLK SEPARATOR FLOWERS and the SHOE STRETCHER FLOWERS?  Or maybe a closer resemblance to the TABLE FORK and FAUCET HANDLE FLOWERS.  There seems to be a "theme" here...

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  1. This is really a cute idea, I would have to run to the store for a plant too!


  2. NICE!!! They are perfect~who knew!?
    Maybe you will hear me screaming tomorrow when I'm on the roller coaster! LOL!!

  3. Those are just lovely!! I'm putting it on my FB page! :)

  4. Laurel these are so cute and clever!! XO Fran.

  5. You are brilliant!!! I love it, I might have to make one for myself!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. I'm in love, again. These are such great ideas.

  7. Super awesome!!!! I've been wanting to make cutlery herb markers for a while, but I think these might be cuter!

  8. Oh, must run in the genes. I love your fact, those "what was she thinking ones..." are some of my favorites! I used some old silverplated forks for an ivy plant that needed some girding. The plating had worn off and I was keeping the utensils for sentimental reasons. Looks really cute. Your Uncle Tom said. "Why is there a fork in this plant?"

  9. I love them!!! I actually picke up some egg seperators at the flea market thanks to your inspiration... I had a ironstone pitcher needing some color!

  10. Yes, you are charming me! Such a fun re-use the tags!

  11. Very cute, I love the tags! Thanks for sharing! We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
    at Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

    Sherry, DGB Team

  12. Hi Laurel,
    I love this project!! Who knew meat stakes could look so good....well, you did of course!!
    I love your Up/Down light in the previous post too!
    You always have great ideas.

  13. Hoped over from Very Merry Vintage Style. So cute! I love all of your added charms. What can I say, They are ever so charming!

  14. I'm liking a lot of thing I saw on your blog. You are quite creative for sure.

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

  15. Visiting from Very Merry. I think your tags are awesome and the gray look makes them almost look galvanized. I think I need the "delight" one!

  16. I just found you on Bunny Jeans....these meat fork tags are just adorable...I love them. I'm now your newest follower!
    Marianne :)

  17. Such a good eye for trash to treasure-- LOVE this idea! May I borrow it sometime? I see folks like this all the time at Thriftys

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

    ~Suzanne in IL

  18. Hi,

    What a great idea!

    I've seen you on the Delightful Order link party!

    Greetings Sofieke

  19. I think it is an adorable idea and a great conversation piece.

  20. I came back to say thanks for coming to my Bunny Hop party.

    I also became a follower... I thought I did that the first day.

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

  21. Now this is just too cool! Love it - your newest follower!

  22. Practical to pretty is definitely you! I admire your style, Laurel! It truly is authentic!! I always want to see what you will create next. I find your creativity so inspiring.


  23. You are so creative... I Love this idea!!!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  24. Very nice! Love the finish and the details. Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday!

  25. good morning...just found your blog and I'm so enjoying scrolling through all of your "stuff"....It's great and you are so glad to meet following along and look forward to coming back often....pls come on over for a visit....look back on my older posts...I think you'll like it...Happy Wednesday, Mariaelena


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