Saturday, February 27, 2010

Funnels!



I was just sitting here thinking about those funnels at Anthropologie....(see post here)...
...and I saw a glimpse of an article featuring funnels from the new magazine Flea Market Style ...(just found one at the grocery store...will check it out now)...



...and it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't have to take a trip out to the garage or shed or even go down in the basement...



I've got funnels in the kitchen!

....when you have been collecting for as long as I have...
...you sometimes forget what you have stashed!

There is no telling what I will discover when I start to clean out in a few weeks!!
Stay tuned for a funnel project....
Any suggestions?
:)

30 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

I have a couple of funnels just like these...they came from our old farmhouse. Right now they are displayed on my gourmet stand in the kitchen...

I'm anxious to see what you have planned for yours.

Happy Weekend ~Natalie

GardenofDaisies said...

Well, funnels must be the hottest new collectible if they are featured in the magazine and displayed at Anthropologie. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Rosemary said...

Now you will have me looking for funnels at the flea market.
So pretty!
Have a cozy day!!
Rosemary

Jane said...

I know you'll come up with something fabulous...and then you can share it with us :-)
Jane

Trouvais said...

What do you NOT have!? (or have only one of...besides your dear husband)? I can see a little hanging mobile overhead...or perhaps succulents or violets within. Happy weekend, Trish

Piyush said...

You always come out with an extraordinary collection of images. Great funnel collection though :)

Lisa said...

My mom has a collection of the gray ones and wants to get a graduated set and when you stack them thay look like a tree! She has 4 or 5 now and we look everywhere we go. It's fun to have things to look for. I found a great retro pink clock radio last week and I was so excited. You don't see them often so it is hard to remember to look! Have a super great weekend. OH I love the Flea Market Style magazine too!!
Hugs, Lisa

1 Funky Woman said...

Too funny! I do the same thing. I see something cool and think wow I need to get one of those and it turns out I already had it in my stash I just forgot about it! I love Anthropologies display people they do such an amazing job!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Laura,
I knew that you'd have some to hand. You have EVERYTHING !! I'm sure that you will think of something great to do with them.....the only thing that I can think of is that you could wear then as a Madonna-type, Jean Paul Gautier bra !!!! haha.
Enjoy the weekend, Laura. How's the snow ? XXXX

G-style said...

Hi Laura, the funnels are very nice.
I saw on pictures in your last post that there is very much snow at your place......... here the snow has almost disappeared but now it's raining .
I hope the sun is coming our way.............than we can take pictures in the garden .
I wish you a nice weekend , warm greetings from Gea

Judy Beatty said...

Just discovered your blog today and there is a big grin on my face - I'm happy with what I see and read. Will definitely sign up to be a loyal follower. I too am a collector of all things and when I discover something I haven't seen in my stash for a long time, it's like a gift has been given to me again. Judy Beatty, Houston, Texas

Les Cotrions said...

They are beautiful Laura! I'm looking forward seeing your projects!
Happy Sunday!
Vale

All Seasons said...

I have also of these funnels, of emaile. I have a whole collection of emaile. Very nice stuff, so beautiful!!!
Nice photo's Laura.
Have a wonderfull weekend.
♥ Patricia

yaya chique said...

Great minds think alike! I was in Anthro last month and saw their "funnel flower beddings" and thought...HUmmmm---great display for the Yaya windows in April! Now to just find some of the funnels that are HUGE like theirs were and blend in some small ones. Love it! xo...deb

Floss said...

I was thinking of you and your funnels today - I only have plastic ones, and I think Something Should Be Done about this!

sandra said...

Anthropologie is such a great source for inspiration!!!Punching holes on either side of the funnel and wire or ribbon for hanging on doorknob or back of chair would make a pretty vessel for flowers! Plumbers putty is great for plugging holes to hold water. So many possibilities.....

Mélanie said...

Great treasures , I love them . ANthropologie is always a wonderful source of inspiration.

Theresa said...

I saw those funnels in the post and the magazine. Quite creative uses, who knew? Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Beach House Living said...

Nice collection you have! We have a few and they get used for various things from a bouquet of flowers to little decorations like houseing a little spring birds nest with those little eggs in it. My favorite is the one in the garage. We threw a ball of twine it fed the end to hang out the bottom. Now when newspapers get wrapped up for recycling the twine doesn't roll all around the floor. I'm on the hunt for some more for another idea I have.

My Grama's Soul said...

It is always so great to see all the treasurers you have. I often wonder how much STORAGE SPACE you must have to be able to stash all this stuff??

Good for you that you have saved them all these years.

Blessings,

Jo

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I have had a love for funnels since last summer! I use them to make planters..the bigger the funnel the better. Can't wait to see what ya do!
Beth

Florence said...

I love those enamel funnels, I am going to have to go on a search for them, wish me luck.
Florence

sissie said...

Those funnels look like fun!
Can't wait to see what you do.

hugs
Sissie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura
Well I love funnels!! Strange but true.. I recently found my long lost glass scientific funnel!! been looking for it for ages.. washed it and dropped it... boo hoo.. no more funnel... Now these are a better option for a clutz like me!! Love the enamel.. but love the industrial/zinc look too!! ideas!?? Hmm have to think about that!! Have fun xx Julie

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Use the funnels upside down for:

1. Birdhouse roofs
2. Feeding string, yarn, etc. out of some sort
of container that would store the string,
yarn, etc. May be a little funky but could
work.
3. Doll dress (just add a head, etc.)

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with

God Bless

Bonjade said...

Oh I also saw these on another blog. Upside down with a candle in it.....I love it......
What are you going to do with them.....?
Nice day

Ann Creek said...

I found a large funnel last year at a antique store and used it for the top of my tin man that stands in my garden. I think plants would look great in them.

Corinne Phillips said...

I know what you mean about not knowing what you've got. My problem is I remember buying it - but can't remember where I put it. I have so many drawers in my workroom and it's very frustrating looking through them all - and I invariably then get completely side-tracked with other bits that I DO find!!

The French Bear said...

Laura, I am sure you will think of something really neat, I just reread your pretty article in Somerset, so lovely!! I think they would look good with brown or cream parchment paper and lavender or dried roses with ties of muslin and an old key.......
I found this book on an Etsy account, you need to see it, it has your name on it!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41266277

La Petite Gallery said...

I say if it's not broken don't fix it. That tells you how people stash things away.
I clean out my Garage every year and it's still has too much.Yes Funnels in the kitchen, in tool shed for gas.
yvonne