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January 10, 2010


I love going thrifting with my mom and dad, and so enjoyed a day with them doing just that, when we were home over the holidays.  Well, what a great find we made that day.....you see I have been looking for a silver fish tank for months and months!!!!!!!!!  And that is just what I found on our thrifting adventure
(along with lots of other goodies)!!!!!

I first saw vintage fish tanks used in home decorating in a post my junking buddy Lani of Cottage Elements did for the junkmarket style site.  I absolutely loved how she incorporated one into her decorating.  I have been dying for one ever since, and this month I also spotted one in the pages of the Jean D'Arc Magazine.

Here I have filled my vintage fish tank with some favorite pieces of mercury glass as well as part of my rhinestone tiara collection. 

My head is swimming with all the possible ways to use this tank!

Hope you have enjoyed my Silver Sunday post.  Be sure to click the link on my sidebar for a list of all the participants.  Thankyou to Gypsy Fish for sponsoring this fun silver-filled day!


Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Oh , I just love it!!! What a fabulous find! Hugs, Janna

Les Cotrions said...

I love your Silver Sunday post! Faboulous finds and so nicely arranged!
Happy Sunday!

Chic Cottage Junk said...

Janis, this is just gorgeous. You have so much talent and an eye for great junk connections!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Janis,
I so love your fish tank and the items that you have displayed inside. Wow!!

Thanks for a lovely silver sunday post.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

How fabulous is this! Silver and bling!!

Great Silver Sunday post!


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Beautiful mercury glass and your rhinestone tiaras are to die for!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!


V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

Stunning display! I used to see fish tanks all the time ... passed them by, and now that I want one ... do you think I can find one? nope!

Love what you did here!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Janis, really beautiful idea. love how you have used the candles inside! Have a wonderful SS.

Junk Girl said...

Simply gorgeous! Happy Sunday!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I just can't believe it. How many fish tanks have been thrown away over the years! I love the look...ok, next, terrariams are coming back...which I had mine from the 70s!

Maureen said...

Just goes to show you "seek and ye shall find"! Beautiful!

Beth E-R said...

I never knew I wanted/needed a silver fish tank before reading your post! Of course, I will be looking for one of my own now. How gorgeous. And oh so many decor possibilities.

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving a nice comment about my "new" skirt.

Beth of Salvage Studio

My Grama's Soul said...

Simply Beautiful.

Nuf' said.



Sharlotte said...

What a great idea! And you're right, the possibilites are endless... Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura said...

What a wonderful find! All of your silver treasures look great in the tank.

I am so glad I found your blog today!


anythinggoeshere said...

I love silver fish tanks and I love how you decorated it! Happy Silver Sunday!

Sylvia said...

What a great idea, never thought to put trinkets in the fish tanks, mine are filled with tropical mini plants. Ok...I am off to see more of your blog. Happy Silver Sunday...

Linda K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous display case for all your treasures. Yes, I can see so many possibilities for your fish tank. Wonderful post and gorgeous silver pieces!


jules said...

What a fun idea....love it....jules


I first saw the "fish tank" display on Start at Home with HGTV a couple of years ago...and just last month finally found one! What a fantastic display it makes! Only problem, I couldn't resist...sold it and now it'll probably be another couple of years before I find another...oh well, my hunt continues...Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.


Oops, again I forgot to say...I am now a follower...

Brynwood Needleworks said...

How very clever! Aren't Silver Sundays fun? Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie said...

This is the second post that I have seen the silver fish tanks. I have never seen that at a sale. I am now intrigued and am on a mission to find one.

Gypsy Fish said...

I soooo heart all your bling...just beautiful!
...thanks for playing today...see you next sunday..
{{gypsy hugs}}

the old white house said...

Your display looks so high-end! i love it! Plus every girl needs a tiara! ~ Theresa

Rosemary said...

Hi, love your blog. So nice to meet you.
Glad you like the chandelier shirt.
I guess I should take orders.

Unknown said...

I got rid of one of these a few years back, and I've been kicking myself ever since!
Yours is just gorgeous all blinged out!

Have a wonderful week,

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Great idea! So pretty!!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, I've never seen this before! It looks just beautiful the way you have it filled with so many gorgeous treasures.
Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

Donna said...

I love it! I see these all the time at our local swap shop and I always pass them by...no fish...no desire to own fish. Now I want one to put "sparkly things" in! Great post and pics.

gina g said...

love, love, love the rosary photos... they are done so well!
everything is just beautiful!

Lyneen said...

What a great idea for a display piece. A FISH TANK! love it. tfs Happy Silver Sunday

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your silver fish tank and all your silver treasures! The tank is amazing!! Also, I love, love, love your Blog. Thanks for visiting my blog site, that's how I found you.
Have a great week!

alice said...

Janis, Love your post! It is funny how we go in cycles. The mercury glass is fab!
Smiles, alice

lottens vita och gröna said...

enjoy ot, i love it, beautiful photos, filled with magic!

warmhug lotten

Rustydiva said...

Congratulations on your find ~ it's perfect!!! I know you will find so many wonderful ways to use it and I can't wait to see them all! The mercury glass looks beautiful inside. Awwwwwww the posssibilities!


julie said...

OMG! how did I miss visiting you blog! Your silver things are beautiful. And I love the fish tank. I have not seen that used before, so I will certainly keep my eye out now. Love your blog...julie

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Oh dear.....I guess I better get out and go treasure hunting this week....'cause I just have to have a silver fish tank. I see lots of tanks but not ones with the silver edges and I so love what you did with yours. xo Have a super great week

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Janis. Love the fish tank, the crystal rosary and the glass you chose to put in the display piece. I too have been on the lookout for one of these silver rimmed tanks, but have yet to find one. Your's is wonderful and the entire display is to die for. I could move right into your beautifully decorated home.


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