Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Monday - continued...

I'm posting Vintage Monday a little early again as I have a very busy day tomorrow and won't have a chance.

Last week I showed you the cake plate that I bought while shopping with my new BFF Nanette...it was a vintage china plate that had been glued onto a crystal candlestick, making it into a very vintagey-adorable cake plate. I just love it so much, I decided to make one myself.

Because I'm a collector, I have several pieces of vintage china that I've picked up here and there, so I went through them and found a handpainted saucer that I have had for quite a while.

I thought it would make a cute "mini cake plate" and would also look cute in my livingroom sitting on top of the one that I got last week.

I didn't have any glass candlesticks laying around so I went junking for those.

I found several pieces of glass that I thought would be fun to play with!

First off...below is my mini cake plate.

I thought it turned out darling....it was in my studio for the "photo shoot" so I placed the adorable pincushion that Sherri made me on it...cute huh?


One of the things I found was this really cute square glass plate....I brought it home along with a short pudgy candle holder that looked like it would work....and glued them together for another fun little plate on a pedestal.




The pincushion on top of it is one that I made several years ago.....it sits right next to my Bernina.


I remembered that I forgot to show you something else that I bought last week at Material Girls while with Nanette.....a new item that Nadine just got in....wool-felt fat quarters in luscious colors. I bought several colors but put only a few that would fit on the plate to show you.
Kassidy and I will be having fun with this wool-felt (it's 80% rayon and 20% wool) during our
sew nights...more on that later...

I also found a little glass dish while junking and paired it up with a medium size candlestick and glued them together when I got home...



The pincushion on this one was made for me by
"my friend Linda no-blog"....

And this pincushion was made for me by "my friend Kim cute blog"!


How about a double-decker pin cushion?....cuteness


I already had this little glass dish on a pedastal that I bought to hold this pincushion that I made a few months back.




I found a pair of large candlesticks and another short chubby one for later use....I have not decided what to "marry" them with yet...so for now they will remain single!



The glue that I used is E-6000 and you can get it at any craft store....just in case you decide to do some match-making for your own junking finds!


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20 comments:

Fiesta said...

Lovely treats but I am partial to those unique pin cushions.

Cynthia said...

Okay, you got me drooling! I bought one of those cute little pedestal plates at the SLC farmer's market a year ago. Last week, I bought a pale yellow depression glass plate and a wine glass to glue to the bottom. Haven't made any cute pincushions yet though. They are on my list! I hope your "single" candlesticks are pursuing mates :)

Sherry said...

Hi Lori. So much cuteness in one post - I love it!! Thanks for sharing.

Nedra said...

I love the pincushions on their own beautiful stand. Great idea!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lori, these turned out SO cute. And I love the pincushions. Now take it to the next level. Check out this blog for MORE inspiration -

http://www.homebodyholly.com/2009/11/thrifty-gifty-2use-glassware-to-create.html

Rae Ann said...

Another astonishing idea! Lori, you rock my world with all of the adorable things you do.
I was just headed out this morning to the thrift store and am happy that I read your post before I left. I will be on the look out for the items to make these cute plates. They will make such cute gifts! Thanks again for sharing!

Mary said...

Glad you told us what glue to use. That E6000 is wonderful stuff to stick different materials together.
Cute Cute Cute! Gotta go junking now...I think my Secret Pal needs one.

Country Dreaming said...

These are so fun and popular right now. I have been collecting plates and candlesticks recently just need to "marry" them. Getting the glue would help.

PS: Love the wool felt fat quarters.

Melinda

Sherri said...

Everything is so cute...I've got to get collecting...and thanks for sharing the type of glue...will add that to my list so I'm ready!

Carrie P. said...

How very smart of you. They are all so great. I am going to have to look for some neat plates when I go antiquing again.

Jackie said...

You are so creative! Love your ideas and love your pincushions!

Elizabeth said...

Lori, I've been looking for a small cake stand for about a year. Now I no longer have to look, I can make my own -- thanks to you! I'm headed over to the thrift store tomorrow.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh my, I LOVE all the pretty pin cushions! I've begun to collect them. Just got one in the mail today from Etsy. Your blog is so very inspiring and colorful. I just love it!
Brenda

Kim Walus said...

I love this post and the pincushions look so cute placed upon the darling cake plates that you made. I must find me some of these plates and candlestick holders to glue together. So cute!!!

Sandy said...

I must have one of these!!!! These are so darn cute!!!!! I really love the ME fabric one! What agreat reuse! I am going to have to try this! Thanks!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Lori, I just want to tell you that I made one of the mini cake stands you showed on your blog. I just loved it and couldn't wait to find something at the thrift store. I have a photo of it on my blog, but I don't know how to link it here. it is http://www.journalingbylizzie.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for showing me how to make the cake stand. I love your blog.

belinda said...

Oh Lori...I feel so soothed and
pieceful as I scrolled through your
last 10 posts (yes, shamefully, I was that far behind). There is such
wonderful quilty/vintage/Kassidy/
grandbaby-ness going on over here!!
Thanks soooooo much for sharing!!!

Becca said...

That square glass plate has Grandma Crane written all over it, I love it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh they are sooo cute. And with the pincushions they are lovely. I love Sherri's pincushion on top. I have hers that she made me in my sewing to go but I might have to change that. I am making those teacups and saucers into the same thingish. But I'm going to put something else on the top. It is a secret so I'm not saying. Well, Nan from Pots and PIns gave me the idea so I'll share it I guess. You are my BFF so it would be bad to hold a secret. Anyway I got lemon scented soap to put on them and make a cute vintage cup soap dish to give as gifts. You could do that with these that you are making too.

Sinta Renee said...

I love all of your pincushions! Oh my goodness... they are sooo cute! And displayed so sweet ta' boot!

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