It's a known fact that I am an antique cake stand & compote freak. I collect them and hold them very near to my heart. I especially love the clear EAPG bakery style cake stands which are so well worn and full of history. I use them all the time for display at shows and also for foods at parties. It's amazing how elevating cookies or a cake on a glass stand can make them look terriffic.Sooooooo... I've been working on lots of new ideas for the Fall ...and ....I started fiddling around with candlesticks, tart pans, plates, shells, bugs and of course, glitter, and ......the next thing I knew, these decorative compotes appeared! I have used different types of paints & glitter, too, including glass glitter, which means they must stay out of the way of little fingers!
The compote at the top of this post (first picture) is actually a large scallop shell, the kind you serve fancy seafood dishes in, glued to a small wooden candlestick which is glued to an upside down terra cotta flower pot saucer, with a glass-glittered dragonfly hovering overhead. Am I nuts, or what???!!! These pictures don't do them justice. They really sparkle in the sun.
These are purely decorative and are not meant to be used with food, unless you like eating glitter, but they can hold all kinds of other things. At the holidays, you can pile them high with glittered pumpkins, a candle, glass ornaments, fruit ornaments or other decorative treasures to add a bit of sparkle to your table.
The little bitty ones were made out of mini tart pans glued to small candlesticks, and can be used as place markers if you pile some mini glass balls in them and stick a place card in. I'm sure you guys can think of other ways to use them...
You never know what I'll dream up next!
Would love your thoughts, comments or ideas.