Friday, August 3, 2012

Let them eat cake

To be honest cakes never last very long in our house, but I still like to display them prettily for those few minutes before they are devoured by my 3 little horses (and myself).

I have built up a little collection of cake domes and stands, some new, some old...

This lovely 2 tiered cake stand is by Laura Ashley, it took a lot of perseverance to get my hands on one of these after seeing them online in the UK store who unfortunately don't deliver to Australia, they weren't available in Laura Ashley Australia stores who charge about 4 times the amount for their products as the UK stores anyway. Luckily I finally found a UK eBayer who sells brand new Laura Ashley homewares and was willing to ship to Australia. Hurray!

These vintage glass cake plates with domes cost a few dollars each in Vinnies.



Vintage glass cake stands in small, medium and large...

You can't have too many cake stands can you?


This glass dome cost $2 at a market.

It looks great teamed with this cake stand...

Or this pretty vintage cake plate.

And lastly, a simple white cake stand from David Jones :-)

That's all folks.

Now if you'll excuse me, there's a vanilla slice awaiting me, better wolf it down quickly before school pickup!

7 comments:

priscillapants said...

where/how do you display these? i just found this one at a thrift http://www.ebay.com/itm/AQUA-BLUE-JEANETTE-LYRE-CAKE-STAND-PEDESTAL-PERFECT-/221088214833?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3379e26f31
(the ebay pictures dont do it justice) and am stuck about where and how i should display it. it's too pretty to keep in a cabinet but also seems weird to have just sitting out on a table.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Hi, with limited counter space I can only use them one at a time unless we're having a birthday party/gathering then they all make an appearance :-) When not in use I keep them in my big sideboard, looking forward to having lots of open shelves someday to keep them all on display.

Emma said...

Gish you have collected some beautiful things over the years. I am seriously swooning for your Laura Ashley cake stand, one of the prettiest I have ever seen and such a classic piece. x

Emma said...

gosh... gosh... hmmm. xx

Mick said...

You can never have to many cake platters! Love the blue 2 tiered one!

chestnutmocha said...

such lovely trays!

Hello Vintage said...

Love the first one and the colour. Glad you managed to get one over here. I love the idea of the dome on the vintage plate. Might have to keep an eye out for a dome myself. Looks great! I can imagine how fast the cake disappears in your house!