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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011 12:59:29 PM »

oh wonderful!  You just gave me an idea of what to do with these glass candlestick holders I have been lugging around for years...I think I might use some of my old china...I checked ebay and found sets like this but for a lot more money!  Does it have any markings on the back? I think the thrift store is next... Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011 04:09:44 PM »

I hope I describe this well enough for you to understand because I can't find the pic to upload. Three ideas:
1. make a clock out of a dinner plate using movements and hands from craft store.
2. make a bird feeder out of the teacup and saucer by drilling a hole through center of each andplacing a washer between each component then screw onto a post and fill with birdseed.
3. my favorite: use a vinyl cutting machine to write in a fancy font, "These are a few of my favorite things" then hang your plate collection on the wall in a pleasing layout then adhere a vinyl word to each plate. These can be easily removed for use later. It looks so beautiful and homey...yet remains non permanent.
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2011 05:38:02 AM »

If you dont mind drilling holes in it, you could turn the set into one of those tiered sweet displays.
You would need a center post and some washers big enough to support the saucer and teacup but could turn our really pretty.
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011 10:42:15 AM »

I would make it into a beautiful, water fountain.You'd need to drill holes into the  two top smaller ones. The big plate would be the base.Anyway, you'd need a small fountain kit. Or I'd use a fish tank water bubbler, that includes all the accessaries.And put that together.Or another idea would be to use Silver candle holders, and weld them together to make a hanging flower basket.
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011 04:54:33 PM »

This probably won't be helpful to you but I am in the process of gathering a large collection of dishes and cups for my first picassiette furniture project. That means I would break them lol.

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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012 03:18:45 AM »

This probably won't be helpful to you but I am in the process of gathering a large collection of dishes and cups for my first picassiette furniture project. That means I would break them lol.

wow, that's amazing. I would love to see the finished thing.

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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012 12:06:33 AM »

It would pain me to damage the lovely pieces, but if you choose, lamp parts make good connecting pieces for tiered servers.
Use a ceramic/cement bit to drill 1/2" holes in each piece, use all-thread rod and nuts plus decorative metal tubes to hide the all-thread.
I just made a three-tier cupcake server with christmas plates and bits of old lamps.

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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2013 09:57:04 PM »

Lovely garage store find!  You could sew a little ball or felt some wool, put the round shape in the cup, and use the cup as a pincushion. That way, you wouldn't be damaging or altering the set, in case you wanted to use it later.
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2013 08:40:27 PM »

How about using the larger tasse plate to frame a photo?  Using rubber cement, center a wallet-ish sized pic, then display in a plate holder.

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