Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A project in the making!

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.

10 comments:

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

That's a lovely dome! I've been looking around for the proper components for this same project! Cindy is brilliant, and so nice to share her ideas with us ;-)

By the way, I'm having a giveaway if you're interested.

Shannon said...

I clicked on the link and saw how cute that was! Can't wait to see yours!

Sarah said...

I'm watching for the same components...that Cindy stirs up all kinds of incredible ideas! Great find for $4.50...can't wait to see your finished product! Hope you're having a great day!
Sarah

Darlene said...

I just found a cheese server at a garage sale for $1.00 and was trying to decide if I could get away with using it as a cloche with something cute under it. I looked at hers and it is really cute too so I may have to do that...thanks for the link.

Nicole said...

It's such a pain how everything has to cost money, why can't it ever be free :) My mom has a cheese dome just like that, it's really nice. I love your ice cream post, I'm going to have to try that. I've also seen people do that where the put in ice cream in a pint size jar, and then put that inside a coffee size can and then roll it back and forth on the side walk. I've always wanted to try it but didn't have a recipie so thanks.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Nice dome!

I am amazed at what other people can find at their thrift stores!! I never seem to have the same luck!!

Blissful Nikki said...

I too saw that idea in Romantic Home and rushed over to good will, but no luck! I think yours looks lovely! :) Great find, and I think the price was great too! I think under $10 for something like that is a steal.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I saw a dome yesterday at the Goodwill, so now you've got me thinking.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Back to say I think the candlestick can be found at the dollar tree.

Shannon said...

I am going to do this! I bought the candlestick yesterday and am going to the thrift store today to find the other pieces. Thanks for posting this!