Friday, December 11, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake ~ Off My New Cake Stand



Yay! It's Friday and that means the end of a long and tiring week for me, and Frugalicious Friday, hosted by Jane of Finding Fabulous.



I almost thought I had nothing to participate with this week, but remembered that I got a pretty good price on a cake stand this past weekend. I had actually been looking for some pieces at the dollar store that I could put together and make my own, but all they had were some Christmas patterned dinner plates. I picked up two and headed to Marshalls thinking I might find something there to use as the base.


After scrutinizing each shelf I found this by accident. A plain white cake stand, which, after consideration, I realized might be a better idea because I can use it all year long for special days.




$5.00 at Marshalls! I thought that was a good price {especially since I was expecting to see $12.99 on the sticker}. Here is the plate I got at the dollar store, too. I realized after I washed everything that I might be able to use both these things together.




Have you seen this picture around blogland? I have and I love it! So simple, yet so pretty. I had also picked up something else at Marshalls . . .




Here's what I did ~ I put the decorative plate on top of the cake plate and that gave me what I wanted for my Christmas Eve table {as I want to lift some foods up and have varying heights on the table}. Then, just for kicks, I put this set of gift boxed chocolates on top. Right away I thought of that picture above!



Well, I thought it made for a nice picture anyway!




I don't know that I'll leave it like this for my buffet, but it does provide some nice decoration in the dining room at the moment.




31 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great idea! I think I need to go dig out my cake platters now! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a wonderful idea and such a pretty decoration. I love it. I really need a white cake stand too, so now I will be on the hunt. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So simple and so great looking. I love this idea! Great deal on your new cake plate too!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

It *does* make a nice picture! Great job!

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix

It's very pretty and I love the stacked boxes!

Christina said...

Love it! I may need to give that a try!

Lou Cinda said...

I love cake platters because they are so versatile!! This is beautiful! LOVE IT!!

Those gifts on top just set it off for the holidays! Of course, if there are chocolates inside, I would have to wrap it up TIGHT to keep myself OUT!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Jane said...

Wow...what a great deal on that cake plate and you really put it to good use. I love the stacked boxes! Time to did out my cake plate.
Jane

Anita said...

Love the stacked boxes. I'm never one to pass up a good cake plate....or set of dishes, or flateware, or glassware...Oh well, as you can see I think we all might have a little addiction problem. Love the idea.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Great idea! Looks fantastic.

Danielle

Get Your Martha On said...

I love the stacked boxes! And I wish I'd find a cake stand for $5 at MY Marshalls!!!!!

Red Door Home said...

Great job! I loved this idea the first time I saw it and I love your design as well.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stacjed boxes on the cake stand. I have yet to see that!

Room to Inspire said...

I just love the stacked boxes! This one I am definitely snagging! Have a great weekend.

Chelsea

One Cheap B*tch said...

Definitely leave up for Xmas eve. Mom and I will get a kick out of seeing it!

2sisters said...

That looks darling, what a snag on the cake plate!
teri

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Kathy, I really like this. The poor cake stand was just sitting there all by it's lonesome and you came and added some beauty to it and now...it's perfect and happy. If I were you I would use this as a display for a buffet during the holidays. It adds height and color. It will also add texture! It has been a long week hasn't it? Why? I think I'm just tired. This would be the perfect weekend for rain. I could watch Christmas movies, comfy clothes and stay home! Have a good weekend!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

How beautiful!

Becca said...

Hi Kathy !! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my new blog !! I just added pictures of my holiday home tour ... please stop by and take a peek !! I'm always open to suggestions. :) Your home is beautiful, and your Christmas decorations are beautiful !! I love the garland going up your staircase, and I love your new cake stand idea ... the boxes add such a fun, whimsical touch !! I look forward to getting to know you better. Take care, Becca (adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com)

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
I like the festive stacked boxes! They look great by themselves, but would be wonderful filled with holiday goodies. Great job!
Cathy

Atticmag said...

I've been hankering for a footed cake platter and now that I've seen the terrific idea to use it without baked goods, I may just take the plunge. Thanks for that and for stopping by to see our mantels. -- Jane F.

Embellished Bayou said...

Cute AND thrifty! You can change the plate out for every holiday/season!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

What a wonderful idea! I collect antique cake plates. I might just have to pull some out and use this idea. Thanks for sharing!

TheOldPostRoad said...

Looks great! I love Marshall's and TJMaxx - where would we be without them?!!?
-Trish

Carla said...

Couple nice scores for you! I really need to get me some more cake pedestals. Maybe I'll make a dash into my Marshall's next time I'm by there.

Tutti Chic said...

Great idea! I have some tracy porter cakestands that I should play around with~ Thanks for the inspiration~:) chris

Miss Eve said...

Fantastic idea dear Kathy and you really did a great job. Thanks for sharing it, I will definitely (try) to make some Christmas decorations like this...

Hope you have a lovely weekend, cheers: Evi

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Nice find! I love cake stands, but I had to get rid of some of mine. It was getting a little ridiculous! :)

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty and now I'm wanting to dig out my cake plates too! :)

Have a great week!!

Roeshel

Becolorful said...

What a clever idea. I'm going to go downstairs right now and see what I have in the way of boxes and a cake stand! Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Ack...Kathy this is sooooo pretty, I love it! When I'm out looking for Sales the day after Christmas, I may have to look for some pretty boxes. Thanks for the idea!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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