Margo @ Margo's Junkin' Journal is having a party....an Industrial Chic Linky Party.
So what exactly is Industrial Chic? Margo describes it as anything vintage factory, transit, manufacturing, medical or school related.
Now I don't think I've ever been labeled chic but today I'm going to give it a try.
My home doesn't lend itself to a total Industrial Chic look but I think I have managed to add a few accessory items to my home that fit the category of Industrial Chic. Let me know what you think (the pictures are all staged in the same room because it was the only room with good light).
This weight was used in the early part of the 20th century to hold down stencils on an addressing machine that printed addresses on newspapers, mailing labels, envelopes, etc.
It's perfect use now is as a paper weight. I have it sitting on some of my old college letters on an ironstone platter.
The platter is sitting on top of a vintage wood file holder. I can imagine this being used at some time holding paperwork at an office or factory.
I found this big Edison light bulb at a flea market. It's sitting next to a small vase.
I combined the two for an illuminating display (I just couldn't resist).
This is one of my favorite pieces. It is a vintage time card holder. I can't imagine how many people clocked in and out of work pulling their time card from this holder.
I'm using it for displaying old pictures, postcards and other ephemera.
My vintage dress form surely saw a lot of use at a clothing manufacturer. She has a date of 1962 on her size 18 frame.
I found two of these rusty machine parts at an antique store recently for $1.00 apiece.
I'm using one as a picture frame.
And the second one is going to be used as part of a clock. Here's a sneak peek. It's not ready for it's big reveal yet.
I have no idea of the original purpose of this piece.
I unscrewed the top part off the base and have it on my work space holding my scissors.
The base is now on display as a holder for some rolls of crochet thread.
This German beer crate is the work horse in my studio, holding paints, brushes, glue, etc.
I love the iron handles and the metal strapping on the sides.
I posted about this muffler clamp turned picture holder in July but I'm picturing again because I think it fits the category of Industrial Chic.
And finally, my display of vintage hose nozzles on a "shelf" made from the handle of an old push lawn mower.
So there you have it.......the small touches of Industrial Chic in my home.
Is there any Industrial Chic in yours?
If there is, make sure to link to Margo's party.....if not, drop by Margo's blog and go visit some of the participants for some chic inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend.