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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday Freebie~ Cupcake Pedestals

 I have accomplished so much during my blogging sabbatical. I have quite a few projects in the works which I will be sharing with you in the upcoming weeks. Recently, I found some sweet vintage treasures at the thrift shop that I repurposed.

plates 038 Sweet Mr. Decor shot this video. He has now decided we need better editing equipment so the video quality should improve in the upcoming weeks.

For those of you who prefer pictures, I have been playing around with Picasa. Here are just some of the vintage plates and cake servers that are now for sale in my Etsy shop.

Through the next week I will donate 10% of all of my Etsy sales to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.

Now onto Friday Freebie. Please visit my Etsy shop and come back and leave a comment if anything captured your fancy. The Random Number Generator will select a winner next Friday.

UPDATE: The Random Number generator has selected Margaret of The French Bear. Margaret will get her hearts desire of a hand  painted fruit plate with sterling silver knife.

Blissfully blessed,

Laura

50 comments :

Jeanette said...

Everything is just beautiful but my fav is the hand painted fruit plate.

Jessica said...

Adorable idea!

Lady Dorothy said...

Those hand painted plates are so lovely!

I'm happy to hear that you've been accomplishing much! At least one of us is! :-)

MarySue said...

My fancy was tickled by the silver cake server.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the cupcake stand - it's my favorite!

Jennifer Dawn said...

I love the cupcake pedestal! What a divine way to serve cupcakes!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the cake server, Laura! Let me know how you are liking Picassa. I believe I have that on my laptop, along with Photoshop, but I just use Photoshop.

Mildred said...

Good Morning Laura, I enjoyed watching the video and seeing all the lovely creations for cupcakes. Did you ever make a cupcake pedestal with the 1950 hand painted milk glass plate and vase that belonged to my mom? I have also seen little miniature Bundt cake molds that would be cute on the small pedestals. I like your addition of the silver.

daysease said...

Hi, sorry I have not been around much. Hope you are well. I like the cupcake plate with the sweet little unique spoon that can have the vintage party tage with it. reminds me of the perfect little adornment to a little girl's tea party. Need to have one of those with my daughter one of these days. :-) Thinking of you...

Terri and Bob said...

Well, I had to buy the two things that captured my heart!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What fun creations. I love this idea and they are all so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Laura, I just loved your sweet video and all the ideas you came up with. I also in the past have married the saucers with candleholders for such a beautiful pedestal. Maybe a great idea for a bloggers get together would to be to go to flea markets or second hand shops. I loved all that you did here, thanks so much and now I am off to your etsy shop, Char

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

They are all gorgeous! I really like the cake servers! Your video is great too!!! I would be stumbling all over my words if I did one!

Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

I love the hand painted plate, everything is lovely, I enjoy your things. Thank you for sharing.

Jingle said...

I LOVE the cupcake pedestal!!!! The hand painted plates are gorgeous, though! Those would make fantastic cupcake pedestals!!!

WendyBee said...

So glad you are back! And you've returned with quite a bang. Great video. Clever ideas.
Thank you, Laura.
WendyBee

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Laura, you are a star! So cute and so smart-what a combination! Love your creations. Thank you for sharing these great ideas. laurie

Liz said...

Super cute! Your videos are getting better and better. I'm just not brave enough.:) Don't forget to e-mail me your address so that I I can send you your prize. :)
Lizr8r@gmail.com.

~Liz

Mimi said...

Hi Laura!!!!
Oh yeah!!!! I can leave a comment!!!!
Where did you say I could find your e-mail address?????
Here is mine
jamiegibbs@hotmail.com
I love Antro also!!! Such cute unique things there!!! I so sure shop the sales section though!!!!haha
Vincent's Market Bistro is at 39th street and Camelback, it is behind Vincent's on Camelback, alot less formal and less expensive, $12.00 for salad, your own plate size wood burned oven pizza and dessert!!!!!The place is so cute and charming!!! Liz our blogger AZ buddy says her and her daughter ate lunch there one day and she saw Congressman John Shadegg there, it seemed like a very nice been there along time kind of place!!!! WE will for sure be going back!!!!
I live WAY out in SE Gilbert!!!!
So meeting half way is the best choice!!!! Either downtown, which is fun, around Historical square, I forget the name at the moment, there is a darling tea house called Teeter House and some other cute places to go or we can meet off of I-10 like Rain Forest cafe??? I-10 and Baseline, I have a buy 1 lunch get 1 free for there good til end of Jan!!!!! The Baby would love that!!!!! If I had her that day!!!!!
Lunch any day would be great!!!!!
Let me know!!!
Hope you got all your to-do's done!!!!!
I will check out your shop!!!!!
have a great week-end
heading to SNOW Country!!!!!
Pray for Snow!!!!
hugs,
jamie

CupcakeDD said...

The Cupcake Pedestal is SUPER sweet!!
Grins & giggles,
Julie

The American Homemaker said...

Such a pretty pink cupcake :) I'm hoping to do pink cupcakes this afternoon.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Another great video and another fantastic idea. Thanks!

Everything is gorgeous, but I love the hand painted plate with the fruit.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

my fave is the cupcake pedestal (in fact soooooooooooooo much... i bought it!!! plus i love that u are donating some of the proceeds!! YAY!! and I hope U see this along with my ETSY order from U... I forgot to indicate that I would like the "vintage party" tag...sorry I forgot to mention that in my transaction...).... these are just gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Together We Save said...

So pretty!!

Amy said...

I love the cake server! I said to my husband yesterday "We need a cake server." He said "No, we don't. We do not need any encouragement in our consumption of cake." LOL

Bettyann said...

Love the cake server..you have such great ideas for the "lost' saucers..

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

My favorite is the sweet cupcake pedestal. It's darling! I just bought a few teacups from the thrift store to repurpose. Now I just need the perfect plates to glue to them. :)
Have a great weekend!
~Michelle

LDH said...

Hello Laura, I too enjoyed watching the video and visiting your Etsy shop. I love the cake server!

Kindly, ldh

Creations from my heart said...

Hi Laura,
Love the vintage cake server on your ETSY. Thanks for visiting the giveaway for my pincushion. And your sweet comments about the baby shoe. Hope to see you visit again.
Blessings….Sherry

creative gal said...

I love the cake servers!

fairfieldhouse said...

Laura,

I was so happy to log on today and see you had returned. You were missed. All of your items are beautiful but I am partial to the beautiful cupcake pedestal dish you created. How clever!

I enjoy your videos. You really are a natural in front of the camera.

- Deborah

cityfarmer said...

how have I missed this blog all this time????

beautiful here

cityfarmer
stuffintheburbs

Olivia and Me said...

Laura..

I adore the cheeseplate with the Marie tag and small knife!! ONLY 10 dollars? WOW, nice price and cute hostess gift!

I'm soo glad you took the time to 'catch' up and splurge on your creative side this past week. You look soo refreshed.. almost glowing. Ok, so where did you 'actually' go? heehee..

Missed you, but I'm glad you're back.

with love,

Olivia

CupcakeDD said...

Laura! Welcome to the "Be Mine" Valentine Swap! You and I partners!! Send me an email with your info and I'll do the same!!
Woo-hoo!!
Julie

Patti said...

Very sweet way to serve a cupcake! Thanks for sharing

{ L } said...

Perfect idea and so cute!! Also, the cleaning supplies below are adorable lol. :)

Linda said...

Laura,
You are such a sweet, amazing person - the video is darling and informative and I sat here watching, thinking "How do you find time for all of this with everything else you have going on???" :O

Anyway, you are inspiring. All of the items in your Etsy store are adorable, but I'm partial to the silver cake servers, mainly because as much as I love dishes and such, I just don't have the place in our small home to display or store. Hey, if you're ever looking for a blog subject idea - I'd love to see some suggestions on how to display various plates, platters, etc. I have only our dining room table and a small buffet. No hutch, no shelving, etc.

Hope you have a blessed week,
Linda :)

Ginny said...

Beautiful stuff. I think my favorite though is the Vintage Valentine Corsage in your sold section!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

love the Cute Cupcake Pedestal

Jeanette said...

forgot to mention

Just thought I would let you know.
We are having a just because giveaway
$50 gift certificate.
No need to folllow or twiiter, or blog, just say what you think you might like and leave a comment.

http://gafoodies.blogspot.com/

Cindy Conner said...

All I know girl is you are the woman! WOW! Be Blessed, Cindy

licha20 said...

Hello,
I want to say your videos are great. I am a very visual learner and these videos help like you dont believe.

Your cupcake servers are just soo darling.

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Enjoyed the video with all your great ideas - thanks for sharing all of those. Enjoyed your Etsy shop also. My favorite is the plate with the burgundy tulle, butter knife and Marie tag. Very nice.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Deb said...

Your Etsy shop is lovely, Laura. Beautiful presentation for each of your items. I love the plates and that cupcake pedistal is fabulous!

knitandputt said...

I love the cup cake plate. Perfect for a tea party. I bought the cake server. At our very first party in our new home, afterwards mine went missing. Maybe thrown out with the trash? I felt so bad, I had found it at a garage sale and bought it for one dollar. I was happy to find one to replace it. Thanks.

susan said...

Laura-Doesn't it feel good to mark things off the "to do" list?!! It's a hard choice, but I am a cupcake maker, so I would choose the cupcake pedestal! Thank you for the opportunity and your gracious gift to the Red Cross!

The French Bear said...

Laura, of course everything is fabulous! I do love the first hand painted plate with the lovely silver knife, ho wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jaclyn said...

I love everything but if you're going to make me choose, then I'll pick the cupcake pedestal!

Crystal said...

You are a very talented lady :), of course we knew that. Those plates are just gorgeous and I really like that cake server.

Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration.

Nancy said...

Laura, I was searching for your craft room makeover and became caught up in current posts! What an excellent idea, the cupcake pedestal plate! So, my fave would be the hand painted one.

Love the seam binding and rick rack, too. Just what I need to tidy up. Off to check out the one I was looking for.