Hi All! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
Viv is really one of my favorite people ever - she is so talented, genuine, and funny! I just love her. So I'm happy to be able to visit The V Spot so Viv can spend more time with her son while he's recuperating! Over at Flamingo Toes I love sharing jewelry, sewing, and home decor projects - and one of my favorite sources of inspiration for all those things is Anthropologie. A little while ago I found the sweetest stacked up serving tower there and fell in love. Then I had a bit of sticker shock when I noticed that it was $198. Yeah, no thanks. So I ran to the nearest thrift shop, took my life in my hands (this thrift shop is scaaaaaary) and found some sweet plates and cups - and got to work making my own! Here's my version of Anthro's Stacked Serving Tower:
Pretty easy right? Just repeat these steps for each layer. Check that your glue is dry before you add the next layer. This is a great project to do over a few days. Just glue a plate - then leave it for a day.
Now I need some chocolate. And cream puffs. And maybe some mini cupcakes. . . . :) The thrift store plates came to about $10 - much better than $198!!
If you want to come visit Flamingo Toes and check out more of my projects - here's a link to my tutorials page. Here's just a few of my favorites:
How cute is that!? What a cute little Valentine's Day dessert display that would be too! And yes, what kind of a crazy person would shell out $200 when this clever tutorial is available!? I love that she weighed down the plates and cups with literary classics (which she probably has actually read!) If that was happening at my house I'd be weighing that down with Stephen King books or pots and pans! Thanks so much for sharing this today, Bev!!
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