Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Finds

While planning Emma's birthday party, I had envisioned small cake stands displaying the treats that we would serve...just like these beauties from Sweet and Saucy Supply.

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I was not, however, interested in spending a fortune for these decorative serving pieces. Although aren't they just beautiful???

Before Christmas, I had seen a blog post on making your own cake stands using old china. I even made one from a plate and coffee mug that I bought at our $ store...you may remember seeing the photo:

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I decided to go to our local Goodwill and see what I could find in the glassware department. There was no "china" to be found, but I did spy these cute aqua plates by Silvestri (I think...the bottom of the plates are now covered).

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There were four plates, but I only purchased two for $0.50 each. I then searched for something to use as the base for each plate. I knew that I wanted the two stands to be different heights, but I wasn't sure exactly what I could use. I first spied this glass for $0.25. I decided to buy it because it was only $0.25...if it didn't work, at least I would not be out a small fortune.

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I then went down the rest of the home goods aisles, and I saw this VERY tarnished silverplated candle stick for $1.

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It was the perfect height and size. My plan was to spray paint it if I was unable to get it polished nicely.

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I think it turned out quite nice considering its future as the base to a cake stand.

My next step was to use Liquid Nails to secure the bases to the plates.

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And...VOILA

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Not bad for $2.25 + tax, huh?

I think they turned out great. I forgot to take specific photos of these platters the day of Emma's party, but you can see them in the following cropped photos.


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What do you think?

11 comments:

Ally said...

Lovely! They look GREAT with the spread!

Love Being A Nonny said...

What I think is I wish I had those other two blue plates you left at Goodwill. I have old silver candlesticks...........

Looks fabulous!!!!!!!

akarudd said...

Luv it! I wish I was that creative.

3 Peanuts said...

You did a GREAT job...I need to scour our local thrift shops and good will more often. I get discouraged if I don't find anything and then don't go back for a long time.

Kristine~Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Those are wonderful. What a great price too. Yes, those lovely cake stands in the first pic are very pricey aren't they?! I saw some the other day in our local antique store...they are beautiful!

Kacey said...

I only WISH that I could be as crafty as you...how fun! What a brilliant ideas! :)

Gail said...

Love, love, love!!!! They turned out so well...and this is totally up my alley. Now you've inspired me.
I have a few cake stands and they are pricey.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH WOW.... these are SO CUTE!! I love how they turned out and cannot believe how little you paid for them. Way to go girl and thanks for sharing your finds!!

Happy Weekend to you and your family~

xo,

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

What fabulous finds! Those turned out sooo cute!

teg said...

Nice finds! I love retro :)

bevy said...

Love the silver plate candle stick version!!!

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