There are so many special occasions
during the year
and sometimes we want to
set a pretty table,
without spending a fortune.
This is one of my easy-pleasy
cost effective table scape ideas.
All you need is
a little coarse sand paper,
some good glue that is made for glass
and two components.I use pretty dishes pair with either a
vase, flower pot or a bowl.
Sand the bottom of the plate
and the bottom of the vase,
flower pot or bowl.
This will provide a little
bit of tooth and make the glue
I use a five minute, two part epoxy glue.Then glue them together and
give at least a hour to set up
(just for good measure).
I look for plates and vases at
yard sales and thrift stores.
The average price for a plate or vase
is between 50 cents and 2.00 dollars.I think that this pink pair
look very 1950's.
I love this yellow plate.
I wish I had it filled with warm muffinsand you were here to enjoy them with me.
This plain white plate
was glued to the top of
a candle stick.
It is just waiting for a lovely cake
or petit-foursand afternoon tea.
Here is just another one of my plates.
One of the nice things about them
is that you don't have much money into them.
So if you take them to a pot-luck
and your hostess like the plate, it's agreat leave behind gift.
I hope this post inspired some of you.
I do have one point that I want to make.
That is if you use a clay flower pot
with a larger clay drain plate
(which are lovely for any garden party)
be sure to use a doily or something
between the food and
the clay plate).
I worry that if the plate is
not intended for food,
it may contain a lot of lead.That is why I only use dishes
for my cake-plates.
Have fun and if you
come up with some pretty ideas,
I would love to see them.
So, send me a link. Connie :)