Friday, February 28, 2014

Garden Cake Pedestals

Recently I found three perfectly good stove burner covers that are just perfect for gardeners. I think they were 25 cents each. Just my price range, hehe! These are even signed by artist Sandi Gore Evans.

Then I glued on a lovely (10 cent) candlestick using E6000 glue.

And although my lighting is horrible, here is a charming cake/cupcake plate.

Here is a taller model. Same top, but different stand.

Great candlestick holder (50 cents) sets it up high. May be a little high and risky for a cake, but cookies would work.

Here is the smaller and squattier version. I used a short white votive candle holder as pedestal.

Fun project, and they will be for sale at our Beauregard Master Gardeners Garden Festival tomorrow (March 1, 2014) along with some garden aprons made from recycled jeans.

What an easy, peasy project. No sewing, only cutting with good shears!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bits of Vintageous Crafting

Can you identify the parts to this candle holder?

Lovely old plate that was once part of a tier serving dish. Then a cut glass dessert dish. Next a brass candlestick in the shape of a flower. Above that, an etched globe with a mini-mini clay flowerpot with a candle.

And the base is (I think) a glass light fixture.

Love those little battery operated candles!

Nothing cost more than 25 cents each.
TaDa! Total expense=$2.00. That includes a squirt or two of E6000 glue!

Perfect Vintageous decoration (or bird feeder) for any outdoor table.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

At Vintageous Begins

I know that I do not need another blog. But I really like this blog name.

I recently read somewhere that anything from the early 1980's is vintage. 30 years old is not old!! Over 50 years old is old to me. And 100 years is antique.

This blog will be about Vintage, so I suppose I will use the late 1970's/early 1980's as a starting point and go backwards. In other words, we will be At Vintageous.

Looking for old things has become contageous. But I do like to share what I find. And this blog will be a place to do this. I will keep my Wetcreek Museum blogpost, but that will be for items I plan to keep and that "have a story." 

 At Vintageous will be a place to share my found objects.

(Price was 10 cents at the Catholic Thrift Shop. Not quite 4 inches wide. Looks like a tea bag saucer. I love cardinals!)