February 26, 2011

Goodwill Cake Stand

If you have visited my blog recently then you know that I bought several 'treasures' from my local Goodwill stores. I bought things that I hope to use at my sons wedding shower and the wedding reception. So I thought I would try making a cake stand. I like how it turned out, take a look and see what you think.
Yellow apples are my favorite.

I really like glass that has the air bubbles in it so when I saw this I really wanted to buy it, but I needed to know I had a use for it.
So when I found this platter that had the same bubble look that was all I needed. I new what I would do with my new treasures. Oh and there is probably a better name for this type of glass but I am unsure what that would be and when I was looking for more glass like this on Google that's what it was called so if you know what the correct name for this just leave a comment and let me know. Thanks
I picked up a tube of this at my local Wal-Mart. Love that place but I always spend to much!

I turned the glass upside down and put some glue around the bottom edge of the glass.
This picture shows a close up of the bottom of the platter and a nice view of the bubble effect I was talking about. 
I originally drew a line using a dry erase marker on the top side of the platter to find the center but when I turned the bottom over there was a nice little circle from when the platter was made. I used this as a guide to find the center of the platter (If you look close you can see it in this picture).

I placed several plates on top of the platter so that it would get a good seal. A left it for a day and WaLa there you have it!
You like no? (said with an accent)
It was a little taller than I expected it to turn out, but I am thinking I can place some flowers around the bottom and then place something nice and tasty on top. But for now this is a great place for my apples to stay. I have some oranges just waiting to join!

I had some beautiful weather today here in Tennessee I hope you did too. I know there will still be some cold days ahead but I am hoping the worst is over. 

I painted some things today and will be adding this project soon so come back by  and see what I am up to next. 

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February 20, 2011


I just wanted to share some information with you. I am new to blogging and I don't know many things about the settings of my blog. Thanks to Susan over at homeroad.net for letting me know she wasn't able to respond to my comments because I didn't have my e-mail set up correct. She also gave me this great link to House of Smith's where she shows a tutorial on how to make the changes that need to be made so that your e-mail will be set up for folks to respond to you. I hope this helps you out as much as it did me.



Trixie over at Flea Market Trixie has a great giveaway going on from RAMSIGN these are some beautiful porcelain enamel signs and would be a beautiful addition to your home. All you have to do is visit RAMSIGN and leave a comment telling her which one you would pick, now how hard is that? So head on over an leave a comment, and best of luck!

Goodwill Treasures Hunting

 I have been wanting to share some of the treasures I have found at Goodwill. I am so excited that a Goodwill has opened in the town that I work in. These are some of my recent finds I got at the local Goodwill and another Goodwill out of town. Several of these were bought on the first Saturday of the month which made them half price! Happy Dance took place!!!Some of them are on their way to a new coat of paint and some just needed a good washing.

I have several pictures so I will leave it at that and you can check out some of the great treasures I found.

Copper wire basket  $1.99


$1.99 for both

You can look here to see what I did with this.

OK these were my most favorite find, love these.

I will be using this at my sons reception.

This is Pampered Chef I paid $2.99 and it retails for $16.00 another happy dance. I didn't even notice that it was Pampered Chef until I was getting ready to wash it.

Well I am not sure what I am going to do with her but I just love her.

My treasures

The pictures below are the treasures I bought on the half price day!!!!

This is my other PB Knock off find. I was going to paint it to make it look more like the PB ones but I kind of like it the way it is so I am still debating on painting or leaving it the way it is. It was regular $3.99 so I got it for $1.99 yes you guessed it another happy dance.

 Well that is it I know there were several things but I didn't spend that much and I have some great treasures that I can't wait to show you what I am doing with them. If you made it through all these pictures thanks for stopping by.