I recently made some cake stands out of found items from the thrift store (plates, candlesticks, etc.) and put them, along with some vintage traditional stands, at Mr. P's. A couple sold right away, which got me thinking about their versatility. Then I remembered this post I did when I first started my blog and I had about 10 followers. Chances are you never saw it, so I thought I'd run it again!
I hope it gives you some ideas!
I love cake stands. I started collecting them for my wedding; instead of one traditional big cake I set up a variety of different cakes for our guests to chose from. Now, even though I already have a collection of different sizes and styles of cake stands, if I see one at a great price I can't pass it up. They are just so versatile ... as long as you think outside of the (cake)box!
I recently picked these beauties up from a garage sale and one of my favorite thrift stores. New and vintage cake stands can cost you anywhere from around $20 up. I didn't pay that for these though!
The crystal one is pretty classic.
And I love the edge on this large milk glass stand.
In addition to looking great on a buffet table ...
They make pretty candle holders. I love this idea!
Look at this centerpiece idea from wedding and event designer Preston Bailey:
Tie the Knot
And this is a great idea for the kitchen! You could also use one to hold your spice containers near your stove.
So if you have a few cake stands around you might want try one of these ideas!
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