Vintage Vanity Platter with Monogram

December 2nd, 2008 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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This was inspired by Kelly Wilson of Kelly Wilson Antiques in Texas who was featured in the Dallas Morning news on 11/29/08. 

I've been playing with decoupage for quite some time and knew this would be fun...and rewarding!  I'm pleased with the result.


Pattern or design used: Not specified
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, centerpiece, cottage, artwork, fun, white, kitchen, entry, dining room, sunroom, letters, pink, bridget navoda giunta shabby pink vintage platter

Comments (6)

italianpeasant writes: great, i love to decoupage :) Posted: 7:05 pm on December 3rd
KimberlyMelamed writes: This is such a beautiful idea. You are terrific to share it and your process! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Posted: 1:56 pm on December 3rd
fellowjunker writes: What a great and beautiful idea. Will have to try.
xojanis Posted: 12:05 pm on December 3rd
bridiemurphy writes: Hi Sue, Hi approach may differ than Kelly's; hers are not foodsafe and only for display, as are mine.

Find a book of monograms (I'm using a Dover book of charted Monograms for needlepoint and cross-stitch), there are lots of nifty calligraphy books with gorgeous monograms, not to mention I found Mary Corbet has free patterns online, including Flowered Monograms from La Broderie Blanche, 1912!

I then use a piece of transparency paper to trace the monogram and then cut it out in a square/rectangle (Don't cut out detail). Put clear pattern over paper, then cut out both, including all details.

Use regular glue and affix to plate, gently wiping away excess. Even when dry you can wipe off excess from the edges of the monogram with a tip of a wet cloth.

Using a gold paint pen go around the edges. Fortunately, the china is somewhat forgiving, wipe off any excess immediately (it will dry and stay).

Voila! Posted: 10:32 am on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: I'd like to know more about the process too....please tell us how you did this. I love vintage dishes and this makes them even better. What a great gift idea!

Thanks so much,
Sue Posted: 10:09 am on December 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Your plate looks beautiful! What exactly is the process? I'd love to know more.

Candy Posted: 8:21 am on December 3rd
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