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 time...so many options!