Saturday, April 24, 2010

Antique China Tiered Tray

I saw this idea a few months ago and tucked it away until I had time to make one myself.  I love what she did, but wanted to put my own spin on it.   Living in New England, we have so many wonderful antique/thrift shops around, so instead of buying new dishes, I decided to find some old treasures to work with. 

It didn't take me long to find the perfect mismatched set of dishes.  I bought three colorful plates (of different sizes), three white teacups (two are the same, one is smaller) and a small shallow bowl for the bottom pedestal.  All together they cost me $10.   Then, all I needed was to buy some Duco Cement at the hardware store. 

Each piece was washed, then simply glued together in a stack.  I like the teacups facing opposite ways and at least one placed upside down.  I wasn't going to put another teacup on top, but I found that tiny one for $1 and couldn't resist.  I thought it would make a nice dipping bowl, bud vase or perhaps a candleholder.   

So easy and so lovely. I can't wait to have a tea party!
I glued each piece one by one, then put a heavy book on top to give it pressure.

In use!  I put some pansies in the top tea cups this many options!



  1. So fun to happen upon your blog. I follow a few creative blogs but how wonderful to find one that speaks of love for Jesus and bringing Him Glory! Thanks, you encouraged me this sweet saturday morning. Blessings to you this weekend.

  2. Thanks for your kind note! And thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. that is gorgeous and completely romantic! LOVE IT!