Friday, January 11, 2008

The return of the casino ashtrays!

And you thought you had heard the last of them...

Two of them ended up having chips so we decided they weren't worth listing. (None of the others sold at auction - boo! - but I am hoping they will sell out of the store, which is where they are now!)

Will had the idea to see if they would fit in my ashtray stand. I had two Hazel Atlas ashtrays in it, which I really love:

Nice, huh? They fit perfectly too, which believe me is hard to find. I've looked and looked for something to fill the smaller holes! Of course originally the stand had a bunch of different accessories that fit in those holes - probably an electric lighter, an ashtray, a cigarette holder, and I don't know what else. When I got the stand it was empty, which is probably why it was only $15. $15!

Anyway, it turns out the casino ashtrays also fit nice and snug into the bigger holes. So I am giving them a test run. So far, I like them - they ad a bit of funky character! What do you think?

Before:

After:

4 comments:

Jen r. said...

I think that would be a great candle holder with some glass votives added! Very cool!
Jen R

Mitzi said...

Hey, I had never thought of that! I might give it a try... thanks!

Monica said...

very cool!!! I have some casino ashtrays , I kept them not sure if they sell, ebay is so weird, sometimes things sell and sometimes they dont!!!

I have a thing for ashtrays and lighters, if I only smoked!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I have an ashtray stand that I bought at a shabby chic style shop....they had inserted little pots with pink roses in each hole and it's adorable! A tule ribbon was tied to the pole!