I found what looked like a vintage Fostoria Americana sugar and creamer set during my thrift shopping last week. After some research, I am thinking its an imitation rather than authentic.
Either way, I did purchase it since it reminded me of a set my mother has. I immediately thought that some gold dipping would update these pieces instantly. I decided to just accent some of the prism effects on the set instead of dipping the entire set. I love the outcome and it only took about 5 minutes.
Here is how the set looked before. I was lucky to find this set on one of the 50% of sale days, so it was only $1.50.
I used a gold leaf pen to paint on some of the details of both glass pieces. This pen was very easy to use and dries extremely fast.
I went for a little art deco effect on both containers, but you could cover the entire glass with the pen if you’d like. It will still look very chic either way. I plan to use my set to hold my paper clips and writing utensils when my craft room/office finally gets done.
In the mean time, I shifted the set around the house trying to find a perfect spot. You could just use it for its intended purpose, or you can modify it just a little for some afternoon tea.
I found that the set looked fabulous in my bathroom to hold my cotton swabs and Q-tips. Now, I just need to work on a tray.
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