Upcycled Tabletop Dinner Warmer

Ever have one of those wonderfully intimate meals where the conversation is as scrumptious as the entrée and the last thing you want is to be dashing back into the kitchen for seconds…  but you also don’t want to put a chill on that hot conversation with food gone cold.

  Last autumn I rescued this table lamp from a neighbour’s curb. The glass shade was nowhere to be seen (probably in the glass recycling bin in pieces).  The shade support held great promise, however.

It became a sweet cake stand/server at an  autumn tea.

Recently, though, while enjoying one of those great intimate dinner chats that you hate to tear yourself away from, I saw further purpose for this baby.

I had my nextdoor neighbor (a retired electrician) remove the electrical parts of the lamp.







and I cut off the cord at the bottom, which could then be pulled through the top.






I put a short pillar candle where the lightbulb had been, lit it and put a baking dish in place of the lamp shade.


Would work fabulously to keep pizza or rolls warm – and I would bet a short soup or stew pot would be a great success, too.

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5 thoughts on “Upcycled Tabletop Dinner Warmer

  1. Oh my gosh this idea is so creative, pretty and practical! You’re a genius! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}


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