Sunday, September 19, 2010

New use for a plate stand...

I have a plain old plate stand... flat gold paint with rings for 3 plates.  Some of you know that I'm setting Pieces of D up at a wine festival this coming weekend.  I'm trying to be creative, but frugal, with my displays, since I splurged on an 8 foot table and am trying to save for a tent.  Anyway... I've been going crazy making ornaments from wine corks and beads to have something wine themed to sell (besides my grape paintings).  No I didn't drink all the wine... I have friends that save corks for me... but I did drink some of it!  So... I saw my plain little plate stand sitting there and thought... Why not hang the ornaments from it?  I'll even make a price sign and clip it to the handle with a clothespin!   Ta Da!

Not a bad idea huh? 

And they are so pretty and sparklie!

And some are even elegant...

What do you think?


  1. How cool is that? I love those....all of that pretty color! ♥

  2. What a great idea, I love how it sparkles and looks so festive, I'm sure it will catch many an eye.

  3. Great idea! These are so pretty! Did you wrap the beads around with wire? Adorable! Good luck at the festival!

  4. What a fun idea! These cork ornaments are enchanting! Love your creativity.
    Gabx xo

  5. Looks great! And I imagine these wine corks will sell like hotcakes.

  6. ooo you clever gull you!
    Love your cork ornaments ... just brilliant AND the perfect display "rack" too!
    We always have a cork collection on hand ;)

  7. Great idea, they look so pretty! Good luck at your sale :)

  8. What a beautiful and inspired way to use your corks. I collect them too & display mine in an old printer's compartment box.