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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Cheese Dome Turned Chic

"The Cheese Dome" A popular way to serve a hunk of cheese to your guests. I think these were popular in the 80's? Were they ever popular? Are they still popular? Either way there are a ton of these around at garage sales and thrift stores. I've been seeing multiple examples of do it yourself cake plates and apothecary jars in blogland and I didn't want to feel left out. So I paid $1.00 for my Cheese Dome. Here's a before pic of (do you see her in the lower right corner?)
Then, two weeks later, the garaging Gods were smiling upon me and I found this great pedestal candle holder (She's on top of the desk, with a silver box resting on her) for .50.
With a little Rustoleum's Semi Gloss black and some E6000 glue, I now have this...
I think she's so cute. I've replace the traditional cheese with some candles (from a garage sale) and some of my favorite rose hip potpourri. I ordered the tag from a lady on ebay, years ago. They're cinnamon scented.
Let me know what you think. Love, Kelly

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10 comments:

  1. Hi kelly,
    you don't know me, I'm laura's friend Jenny G's friend Kelly... anyway this is the best Idea EVER! Just yesterday I wipped out my cake stand to keep my pastries fresh and I was thinking that I wish I had something a little smaller and cuter to go along side of it...
    I'm now on a mission for my very own cheese dome!
    thanks for the great idea!

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  2. oh kelly---I love it!!! Great idea! I love the tag you put on it as well! A great thing to have because you can easily change what is inside---for spring,valentines day etc... Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  3. I'm so glad you posted this! I've seen these cheese domes a hundred times at Goodwill and I've wondered if anything could be done to make them fabulous. You have certainly made it fabulous!

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  4. I'm trying to find your new post with the giveaway. It doesn't show up on your blog. Also could I get a link to Pursenickety?

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  5. Carol, You can find pursenickety at http://www.pursenickety.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for visiting My Dear Trash and I hope you win.

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  6. This is fabulous and to think I walked right by one today at Goodwill, I will have to go back and see if it's still there.

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  7. Sounds like cheese domes will be a rare thing to find after we all run to the Goodwill!

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  8. FUN!!! i have my gma's cheese dome & the wood finish was chipping so I was wondering what to do w/it. NOW I KNOW. thanks!! :)

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  9. I loved how your craft turned out. It goes really good with your other 'decor'.
    I have had my Goodwill/garage sales/craft thingys together for about 2 weeks and visiting your site inspired me to finish the project.lol

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