Yes I said that – a wineglass.
No, I haven’t been drinking! Well, actually yes I have … but not out of that particular glass. Because it’s plastic … and I bought it to display miniatures, silly!
Here’s the wineglass “right” side up.
This is an acrylic wineglass I got at the store, At Home. I saw a couple of home decor articles that showed an upside down wineglass as a candleholder. Then you “fill” the empty area with matching decor. When people start selling them on Etsy, you know it’s a full-fledged trend.
I realized it would be perfect for miniatures! Especially for my 1/144th scale kit from Robin Betterley, the Blue Sky Cafe. I fell in love with this kit even though I keep telling myself 1/144th is too small. It’s so fiddly and maddening to work with although the Betterleys do such a great job with their kits. The directions are clear and they have nice helpful pictures.
When I finished the cafe and the furniture, I fit-tested the wineglass on top and voila! It just barely fit. I got some cardboard that I cut into a circle, glued green paper on in case you could see any of it under the base of the cafe, and then glued the base/cafe to the cardboard. Once that dried, I glued the cardboard and cafe inside the wineglass and then glued gimp trim around the edge to make it look pretty. Trims make everything pretty.
Some close-up photos of the cafe and the interior: