My roomate upstairs has a number of things that I would like in my home. One in particular that really facinated me was a round globe that you can put flowers in and add water. She had just put a bit of water in the bottom of it and the rose lasted for over 3 months and still looks not bad. When I inquired at a garden center about them, the lady said they didn't sell them but she had seen them in the past and she recollected that you could fill them full of water and they would preserve flowers indefinately. Needless to say, I had to have one.
This rose was put in there a week before Christmas and this picture was taken April 4th, pretty impressive eh!
I finally found one the other day and as a bonus, mine comes with an ornate silver plated stand.
Before I found that one, I found this pointy one.When I tried using it however, the plastic lid wasn't snug enough to keep the water in, so I went with dried flowers in it and placed it in this funky glass I found in the thrift store.
One of the other things she had that Ive always admired were these large gold plates that she used under her table setting as chargers. I found six of them yesterday for a dollar each, whoohoo! Here's what they look like with various place settings.
beautiful porceline 3 tiered server. I have been searching for something similar ever since the first time I saw it. I was so busy looking in the glass showcase that I almost missed it, but as I stood up and my gaze focused on what was sitting on top, I almost shouted with glee. There it was , the most beautiful porceline server, just as I imagined it. I have to admit, the price was hefty. I'm pretty sure this is the most money I have ever spent in a thrift store for a single item but it was in perfect shape and exactly what I was looking for. So for the princely sum of $45 here is my version of Cindy's dessert server.
This post is linked to My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday