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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vintage Finds, Desserts And A Tutorial

While vacationing in Colorado last week, we were about to do some antiqueing. I came across these beautiful china dessert plates and am excited to show you what I did with them.
Using the glass candlesticks that I also found, I was able to make these very sweet pedestal display plates. Just think of all the wonderful uses for these. I would think they would make the perfect gifts too.
I love to use the glue above when gluing glass. Simply go around the rim of the candlestick with the glue and place your china plate where you would like it. Let dry and there you have something very pretty and usable. It's just that easy. Make sure all surfaces are really clean before using the glue.
I made some faux cookies to go with this plate with lots of gold rimming and yellow roses. I love it!!
Look how beautiful this is.
I made faux mini cakes for this gorgeous plate with all it's lovely pink roses. One cake is chocolate, one vanilla and the other lemon. Yummy good!!
These and more are available on my website SOMEPLACEINTHYME.  I hope you will give this a try, it's easy and fun as well as being beautiful.

15 comments:

Lisa T. said...

Brilliant and so lovely!

Smiles,
Lisa

Marilyn said...

I have done this too & the Pedestal Plates look so elegant like yours!!
Love,
Marilyn

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Char Sweetie...
Just beautiful. What a gorgeous share and who would have thought. I would imagine a pretty glass cloche would be lovely over the top of the plate too. I have a couple that need something, and this might be that something.

Hope you are staying cool. The air went out in the house last night and it so DARN hot today. We called the folks first thing this morning, they can't get to us until tomorrow, possibly late today, but NO promises. It is already 95 degrees and still climbing. I was up sick all night. Just to darn hot to move today.

I hope you are fairing better on your part of the valley sweet friend. Have a gorgeous day.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

sissie said...

I think everything looks prettier when put on a pedestal. Your plates are so lovely and so are those faux desserts, which by the way, are making me hungry!

hugs
Sissie

Julie Marie said...

Oooh those are so beautiful, and I love your faux pastries on them too... xoxo Julie Marie

Shirley said...

I love what you did with your finds while you were in Colorado. We have family in Colorado Springs and Loveland. I love your picture of your desert sky they were beautiful. A belated happy anniversay. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri friend.

sweet violets said...

Aren't you a clever rambling rose!!! Great idea!!! And a glass cloche would be even prettier......but nothing can take away from your beautiful pastries....you are very talented girlfriend!!! hugs...cleo

Mari said...

HELLO CHAR....
LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME ON VACATION I TOO WANT TO GO TO COLORADO, I HEAR ITS BEAUTIFUL :) I ALSO MADE A CAKE PLATE, ONE OF THESE PINK SATURDAYS I WILL HAVE TO SHOW IT OFF....LOL YOUR'S ARE SOOO PRETTY :) THANKS FOR PAYING ME A VISIT AND FOR YOUR VERY SWEET COMMENT ;0)

HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Charlotte,

Those are some beautiful plates, and I love what you did with them.

Hugs,
Meri

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Char, you don't know how much your comment meant to me! Sometimes I make something that I really like and then no comments, nothing . . . so I think hmmmm I must have weird tastes LOL

I have been wanting to make these pedestal trays. I have the plates and I have the candlesticks and the glue . . . I just need to do it!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Marsha

Rose said...

just saw your post just beautiful. you are so talented. have a good day. rose

Zuzu said...

Oh, these are beautiful, Char! The faux cookies & cakes look so real - just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That turned out beautifully!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Hi Char ! Hey I'm still working on that tutorial LOL...your cookies look delicious !!!

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Francie

Rebecca said...

You notice everything my friend~
blog!

Blessings to you and thanks for the tutorial. LOVE THOSE PLATES!

xoRebecca