I’ve been having a lovely weekend (I don’t work Fridays so mine begins then) and have been making a few bits and pieces ready for the Vintage and Handmade Fair in a few weeks. So far I’ve made a few rings (using decorative acrylic designs my Mum made a while ago), some tiny daisy studs and waxed Irish linen friendship bracelets with dinky gold and silver tone charms. I also experimented with making some cake stands and smaller cupcake/jewellery stands. Once I’ve bought some cake stands fittings I’ll have ago at drilling plates to make in to two and three tier stands, but in the meantime I have been busy gluing vintage cake plates to vintage glass candlesticks, and turning upturned cups and sandwich plates into cupcake stands. The handles of the upturned tea cups mean you can whisk them into a room rather elegantly too. Today I’m working on more button badges as these seem to be quite popular at the Bicycle Basket Bazaar and I’ve chosen to use vintage fabrics with small detailing on. I’ll also make a few more using old stamps and other recycled bits and bobs.
On a totally different subject, my mum, stepdad and I are attempting to empty the garage, as the garage my mum rents for all our ‘oh my god I love it and have to have it’ larger finds is leaking and we can’t really ask for the roof to be repaired because technically you’re only meant to have a car in there, not mountains of furniture. We’ve also realised that we need to stop buying furniture just because it’s beautiful, because we have nowhere to put it and it’s not that easy to EBay when you have to arrange a courier and have people emailing you with silly questions. So, I’ve been pro-active and upon seeing that my favourite girly gift shop, Aspire, was opening a new store in Solihull, I emailed them with an offer of an art deco dressing table. Their shops aren’t the usual ‘put everything on shelves’ type, they have dressing tables and vintage cabinets adorned with all their lovely wares. The owners loved the dressing table and very kindly offered me a gift voucher, so as of tomorrow the garage will be a little bit emptier and my vintage shoe rack will be a bit fuller. Yes I’ve already mentally spent the gift voucher!
I have wanted these beauties for over a year but since all my money was ploughed into my New York trip and my new house I haven’t been able to buy them.
I’m also very excited about seeing my old dressing table in all its glory when the shop opens. It is such a beautiful piece of furniture and I’m glad that it’s going to a good home.
OMG Ilove those shoes if only I could wear heels!! And can you share where you got cake stand fixings from I've been looking for some for ages. Anyway have a lovely weekendReplyDelete
I Pene, try this link to an ebay shop. Let me know if it doesn't work.http://stores.ebay.co.uk/replacementpottery/Cake-Stands-Fittings-/_i.html?_fsub=1358004014&_sid=40365344&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322ReplyDelete
Also, www.chinasearch.co.uk. I haven't actually bought any fittings yet, I just glued the above together using Araldite Glue. On the top two I used vintage glass candle sticks as bases x
those shoes are awesome and WOW that dresser!! xxReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely comment.
I just adore your new cake stands, what a great idea!
If you check out one of my earlier posts you will see that I have made one of the 3 tiered cake stands (well at least my DH did) He found it quite tricky to get really neat holes without breaking the plates, so I suggest you buy plenty of spares and practice on some old plates first. Good Luck. I bet the fair will be great. PS almost forgot the shoes are Fabulous!! Only wish I was a few years (well lots then) younger!
Amy...I have those exact pair of shoes. They are very comfy to wear and a real talking point whenever I wear them. I feel a bit guilty about having them now because you want them so much and I am a tart when it comes to shoes, one day l love this pair, the next that...I should be more appreciative of what I have.ReplyDelete
Love your cake stand ideas, they are very creative! And I love the dresser too! x
What an inspired idea with those cakestands, Amy! you are an inspiration. Loving the jewellery, too.ReplyDelete
I've made over my Deco dressing table today. How fab that yours has ended up in such a cool shop. xxx
Well I have to admit I have seen a similar idea with the cup and saucer cake stands online and in a little cafe, but I thin in all of those they used the cups the right way up. I thought the cups worked better upside down as otherwise they looked a bit top heavy. Hopefully you'll post some pics of the dressing table Vix, would be great to see what you've done with it xReplyDelete
Amazing cake stands! What a good idea. Love the shoes - good luck in your quest to obtain them. P.S your doggies are just adorable <3ReplyDelete
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Can't wait to meet at the fair, and look forward to seeing all your lovely makes too!!ReplyDelete
Know what you mean about not being able to resist lovely furniture, I'm just the same!!
Great to see that the lovely dressing tablw went to a lovely new home!!
Loving the shoes. I can't believe you have a lock up just for your purchases! Better than me I suppose, I have bought things on Ebay and then declined to collect it as I can't fit it in the car or have anywhere to put it!!ReplyDelete
Amy thanks so much for the charms I won on ebay and the two button badges are lovely, they are now on my pinboard ready to take pride of place on the scarf I'm knitting for me..ReplyDelete
For those of you who love the shoes, you can see a review of them here http://messycarla.blogspot.com/ and also get a discount code to use on anything at Aspire! http://www.aspirestyle.co.uk/catalogue - including the shoes!!ReplyDelete
Love the shoes! The tea cuo and saucer are fab - Good Luck with the fair!ReplyDelete