I don't think it's any secret that I am a huge fan of Marshalls. I shop there frequently. I always seem to find great bargains, especially items for the house.
A while ago I found some very pretty tableware, however there were only 4 small plates, 4 cups and 1 dinner plate left. I wandered around the store picking up other bits and pieces while debating whether I should grab this too. It was just too pretty to leave behind though and I spent less than $10 for it. Who can possibly pass up a pretty bargain.
I decided in the store that I would turn the larger plate into a cake stand and then this set would make lovely tea party tableware for when I have girlfriends over to visit.
This project of course had flitted to the back of my mind recently, you know, with moving house and my office/craft room being in a right royal mess still. Then, whilst staring starry eyed at Pinterest the other day I came across a link to Brenda of Cozy Little House who has the same tableware, she has found some lovely co-ordinating items too. It jogged my mind that I still hadn't done anything with my lovely set. So I dug it out of one of the boxes in my office, then headed to a local thrift store where I found two lovely candle sticks for $1.99/set – I now have a spare for the next lovely plate I find to build on my dessert plate obsession.
You are going to need some seriously strong glue to hold this together, but isn't it lovely.
Such a pretty pattern. In the words of Miss M: "I like flowers".
I like cake too.
This would also make a lovely dessert stand, don't you think?
Now who is going to come over and enjoy cake and tea with me?
I used smaller cake pans and made two, then stuck them together with frosting. Then I did 2 layers of frosting on the outside – a crumb layer and once that hard firmed up a little, a second pretty layer.
Oh how I would love a big hutch to display my cake stands on. My husband doesn't know it yet, but I have plans (in my head) of where he will be building new cupboards for me between the kitchen and dining room :).
Adorable! I love it!
Join you for Tea and Cake? Name the date!
That cake looks amazing! I wish I lived next door because I would be there tonight. 🙂
Those are cute pictures, never would it believe you are at home 🙂
I will! I dream of having room some day for a big hutch or butler’s pantry, so I can have lots of awesome serving dishes/sets. Love these. And that cake is FROSTED! How’d you get it so high on top?
Gorgeous pics and that cake looks delicious! Wish I lived close enough to come over and have some of that!
That is such a cute set, I’m inspired to find a Marshalls to me!
I am also very impressed with how nice the frosting looks…and that lovely cake plate!
That looks beautiful and delicious. What time should I be there?
Thank you Brandie 🙂
Thank you Tamara 🙂
One can never have enough icing :). Thanks Dennis
that cake looks so very very good! Two layers of frosting? Your a girl after my own heart….sigh
What a beautifully presented tempting cake!
Beautiful set and lovely photos. Very smart of you to buy it.
When I was at Ross I found a lovely white teapot without a lid. However, they had a co-ordinating coffeepot. So for less than $10.00 I have two serving pieces (although I couldn’t use them both at a time, but I never serve both tea and coffee in one sitting.
I guess I’m late for this particular tea party, but the next time you serve a cake like that, I’m in!