Table Whimsies

My new found hobby is now making unusual dishes from thrift store throwaways.  This is in combination with my other favorite hobby of poking through every shelf in any thrift store I can find!  I saw a few at a garden shop and they called them Whimsies.  Some for outside and some for table decorations. 

Table whimsies are perfect for entertaining!

Having that one unusual dish you can build your table around gives you confidence.

 Anyway.....Here are several different types I put together.  

This is a great tea party whimsy
Or for a birthday party.  Hey, even an unbirthday party!  I would put cookies or candies on top and cake squares on the bottom to serve with tea. 

The 3D look on this one is really striking!
 It was actually designed by me as a garden whimsy, a plate flower.  As
a table whimsy, it might be more fun.  The flower bowl can hold petals or a candle.  It will hold chips nicely or even just candies and nuts.

This one  would be fun for a fiesta or a western style party. 
It stands on a  four inch square green glass pedestal.  I picture cheese on one side and crackers on the other.  You could put fried pear cactus all around or simply pile it high with tortilla chips. 

This last one one isn't done.  I'm still on the fence about it.  I love both pieces so much I can't decide if they each need to be featured or if they just belong together.

What do you think?

This is how it looks from a distance

The top has a touch of Chinese red which ties in with the base.

I would center it better when using my adhesive, but isn't this red bowl fabulous?  
It takes a lot of time to find just the right dishes to put a whimsy together.
Nothing is more fun for me to play with.  Even as a child my favorite gift ever was my blue willow china toy dishes. 

Some great links at this party:
shabby creek cottage
and Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home 
Flea Market Finds 
 Boogieboard Cottage


Paulette said…
Your table whimsy will certainly make any table look enchanting.
You are so very clever!!
Happy Rednesday!
Melisa said…
These are so cute! I especially like the first one and I used to have a set of saucers like the flower plate in that one. For the last one, I think the bowl is just too pretty to hide underneath the plate so I'd use some other way.
I think they are very cute, really like the first one, great way to up-cycle. I also think the bowl is hidden underneath the plate too. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my cottage mantel.
Hi Jeanne: These are so pretty--now you've got my wheels spinning on how I can put some together! Take care--have a lovely weekend!
Cheapchick said…
Wow, these are great. Great combinations. My favorite is the top one.
Unknown said…
This is so cute and crafty! I love the flower plate! A+
you are on a creative roll jeanne! what a brilliant idea too! ill be on the look out for unique plates and saucers now :)
Abby said…
Those were all inspiring! I went to a garage sale this summer & they had taken this a couple steps farther. They had taken taller vases or pitchers or large candle holders...added upside down bowl, cup, tall glass...then a plate, etc. etc. til they were 3-4 ft. high. They used some for bird baths by making the last addition a deep, huge plate. For a candle holder they topped one creation with a medium fish bowl. Oh, and they embellished some with crystals, copper curling wire and beads, etc. Your wheels turning yet?? LOL!! So many creative people out there!!
Thanks for sharing those!!
srpprcrftr said…
Very inventive versatile whimsies, love em all. Think you might have started something, I'll be looking for little dishes, cheapies at thrift stores or yard sales. Fun to think how I'll put them together and with what. Clever lady. Happy summer
When I make some I'll have to hang them on something or our charming dog will pick them up in his mouth to run all over the yard to show them off. He once found a tomato cage, put his head in it and proceeded to run all over the yards twisting his head and galloping around, he's quite a character, loves when we laugh at him. He's a black lab/border collie, much too smart for two seniors. He keeps us alert and we love him much too much.

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