Last week I was reading My Romantic Home and noticed an adorable pedestal dish that she made--so cute and so easy! Coincidentally, I knew I would be in the vicinity of St. Vincent de Paul (Catholic thrift store) later in the week and in the past they've had some of the components necessary for constructing the pedestal dish--namely, a glass dome, glass plate, and glass candlestick.
When the children and I arrived at St. Vincent de Paul, we first checked out the children's book section and picked up a number of deals there--they have the best deals on Golden Books! Then we went over to the small glassware section. I found two different cheese domes, but the first one had chips all along the edges and the second one had a 70s style design etched around it. Oh well. We wandered through a bit more of the store and then I wandered through the glassware section again--I found a cute set of Pier One bowls, but I didn't buy them, I was good!!
I did, however, spot one more cheese dome that wasn't with the others. And, it wasn't chipped and wasn't festooned with 70s detailing! Success!!
Of course I've already gone beyond the $3 that Cindy at My Romantic Home thought this project would cost and I haven't even found a glass plate or candlestick yet! The cheese dome and marble base were $4.50. That's okay though, I didn't think the $3 was at all realistic for my area anyhow.