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Friday, April 1, 2011

Brown Gingham Vintage Inspired Sandwich Glass

Vintage textiles always lend flair to tabletops and decor accents. When I find a new vintage peice sometimes it just...tells me what it wants to be......I am not crazy..... Haven't you ever heard someone say that a painting 'Speaks to them'... or a sculptor say that a slab of marble told him what was inside? Well, old bits of thread or fabric tell me what they wish they were.  Cake. Alright, alright, stop laughing.

                                This 1940's hand-tatted doily
said it looked like sugar roses and minted sugar leaves.





So, I took a pedestal cakeplate and painted it the palest of green found in the leaves and afixed the doily to it.                                            
I placed a clear glass serving plate on top so it wouldn't get soiled. Here's another view..............................

I love the way it looks like a lattice on top. Now, see, doesn't it look like icing on a cake? I call her,   Rosy

The next doily.........................     
thought it was ribbon candy and  needed to be .....
a cakeplate too. So, I painted a glass pedestal cakeplate a fresh white, afixed the doily, and covered with a clear glass serving plate. This is, Confection.
Now both of these vintage inspired cakestands are available on my website here They are $34.94
My newest serving piece was inspired by a 1940-50 barkcloth curtain panel.........................
I used a flower and geometric patter as an applique, affixed it to the glass plate that was painted a rich chocolate color, and placed a clear glass plate on top...........................

This is the finished platter. I call it Retro Botanical. It is available for $24.95 and you can contact me at......
melody@brownginghamcreations.com if you would like to purchase it.
You may be wondering why I call it Brown Gingham 'Sandwich' Glass.....the textile is sandwiched between the pieces of glass. They are actually two separate glass plates. The clear plate holds your baked goods or hors d'vours and keeps the decorative plate below clean.
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6 comments:

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Very Nice Melody!!! So good to see you and so glad you could participate this week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' that first doily on the cake plate, it looks great! Fun idea:@)

ByLightOfMoon said...

You really made your cake plate creations Fabulous! I adore your doily ideas and how they work so well!

Smiles, Cyndi

Marydon said...

So love your lovely creations ...

Happy pink April ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Marydon said...

IF you ever come up with som epieces that you can include cherries & roses into on a cake stand, let me know before you construct let me view ...

I try to get around as much as possible but lately I've had to struggle to get anywhere ... hopefully things will settle down here & I'll get to chat with you more, Melody.

So glad you popped by ...
Happy pink April ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

NanE said...

Oh my gosh Melody, I never would have thought to drape a doily over a pedestal like that! DUH! I have some gorgeous one's my great Grandmother made, now I have a new way to display them!! YAY! Oh, and about the Cincy Zoo, I have not had the pleasure of visiting but I did know about their breeding program. I would love to visit but it seems like every time we go to Ohio, we are in Columbus or Cleve.! Have a great weekend, Nan