Monday, January 11, 2010

Cake Stand Crazed

I am just starting to really explore this world of blogging and have looked at hundreds of blogs.  Each one seems filled with ideas of things I am just itching to create.  I am sad to say my old mind can't place where I first saw this but I HAD to do it and add my own twist. 
ONE...
I first took several little trips to some of my favorite spots looking for old candle holders and plates and platter.  While I did some damage at many places, my very best came from my home store...Chartreuseandco.com

Here I bought three lovely little plates, a platter from Virginia and two little ones from Donna, each vintage plate uniquely shaped and painted with little dabs of color and gold.

TWO...
I painted the candle holders, each different, some with handpainted ditties, some antiqued and the clear glass left alone.

THREE...
I glued the plates to the candle holders using Gorilla Glue that dries white.  The ever expanding glue sometimes gets me!  OK each time it expands and expands and makes me chip and scurry to get it off where it should not be.

These steps got me these...


Hand Painted base to match...

Dainty Trio of Pink Polk-a-dot, why not??


Vintage Beauties...


The whole gang available at my shop for our ONE DAY SALE January 16th!


Oh, and yes...I had to add a faux cupcake, made with a large pom-pom and a sticker!!
Thanks again to those who inspired me to create.  Your turn.
Molly

29 comments:

  1. They turned out so pretty. I love the polka dotted ones. Just to cute.

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  2. The cake plates are so cute! I don't think you can ever have too many cake plates.

    I also love the boulangerie sign down below. So sweet!

    I am following you!

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  3. Those are so beautiful! You did a fantastic job. You'll sell those in no time flat. Can't wait to see what else you create!

    Nancy

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  4. These are just adorable! So VERY pretty!!

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  5. Just darling! I, too, am addicted to cake stands!!

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  6. So pretty and just right for the upcoming Valentine goodies!

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  7. Cute!!! Some days I just travel around in blogland, soaking up so many wonderful, creative ideas - and then wonder why I didn't get anything done on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing this one!
    Zuzu

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  8. Those are really so clever. You are very talented. Thanks for visiting my blog and the tip on burlap. Looked through yours and will be back.

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  9. I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG AND LOVE YOUR SOMETHING FROM NOTHING! I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT MORE YOU ADD.

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  10. They are so pretty.
    And the pom cupcakes...swoon!
    Beautiful.
    ~Amy

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  11. Oh.... Love, love,love them!! What a great centerpiece for a Valentine table.

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  12. Thanks so much for linking up! I forget where I saw things too! lol

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  13. Never would have thought to use those plates. I've seen lots of them in crystal but not decorative plates. Now I'll be on the look out.

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  14. I am IN LOVE with your cake stands!!!!!! Beautiful! Thanks for linking up at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. SOOO cute! I've made a smaller plate version that I use as a candle holder, but I really need to get my act together and make some cake plates (they are my weakness, LOVE me some cake plates)

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  16. Ooops. Found my way here via Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch but I see you haven't put a link back to her Met Monday on here. I am sure she would appreciate the link back as is customary.

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  17. Her link was the first one on my blog...love her! I am not a customary kind of gal but I do so appeciate all the creative souls out there and love that I can help others find them with the links. Yeah to Naps!

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  18. These are darling - I love the plates you used! You little cupcakes are so sweet too!

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  19. Love these Molly! Great job! See ya this weekend.

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  20. Hi Molly,

    We make beautiful cake & cupcakes stands all the way over here in South Africa~! Email me if you'd like to see our catalogue: brij@live.co.za

    Bridget, Durban South Africa

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  21. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I was so happy to hear from a virginia girl since I grew up in NoVa and never seem to bump into people from my neck of the woods in the blogosphere. Then I was so excited to hear you mention chartreuse & co. because I'm on their email list and have been meaning to get to one of the sales for a year now, but I seem to be traveling every time there is a sale! I will definitely do my best to get to the Jan. 16th sale (i just got the email about it!) will you be there? I'd love to say hello!
    BTW- the cake stands are beautiful! Looking forward to perusing the rest of your blog!

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  22. So pretty. Love the cupcakes and how easy it was to make. Thanks for posting to Made it Monday! Jules

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  23. FUNNY--I was out looking today for plates and stand but didn't come home with any.
    This will be in my list of favorites--you can grab an I've Been Featured Button.
    Cheri

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  24. These are beautiful....

    Keep On Junking
    Nora

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