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.

Diy cake stand

You are going to need some seriously strong glue to hold this together, but isn't it lovely.

floral tableware

Such a pretty pattern.  In the words of Miss M: "I like flowers".

Yellow Tea Cake

I like cake too.

Tea Party Tableware

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?

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Tonya Staab September 1, 2011 - 10:34 pm

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 :).

Ali September 1, 2011 - 8:26 pm

Adorable! I love it!

Join you for Tea and Cake? Name the date!

Shelby Barone September 1, 2011 - 8:27 pm

That cake looks amazing! I wish I lived next door because I would be there tonight. 🙂

Labloggymom September 1, 2011 - 8:47 pm

Those are cute pictures, never would it believe you are at home 🙂

Laural Out Loud September 1, 2011 - 9:11 pm

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?

Tamara Walker @MomRN September 1, 2011 - 9:37 pm

Gorgeous pics and that cake looks delicious! Wish I lived close enough to come over and have some of that!

lisa September 1, 2011 - 10:23 pm

That is such a cute set, I’m inspired to find a Marshalls to me!

Brandie September 1, 2011 - 11:12 pm

I am also very impressed with how nice the frosting looks…and that lovely cake plate!

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles September 3, 2011 - 1:57 pm

That looks beautiful and delicious. What time should I be there?

Tonya Staab September 4, 2011 - 7:21 am

Thank you Brandie 🙂

Tonya Staab September 4, 2011 - 7:38 am

Thank you Tamara 🙂

Katherine marie September 6, 2011 - 10:14 am

Soooo lovely!!!!

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:25 pm

One can never have enough icing :).  Thanks Dennis

Chef Dennis September 6, 2011 - 12:54 pm

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!

Carla September 10, 2011 - 4:35 pm

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.

Cake Cricut October 18, 2011 - 11:04 am

I guess I’m late for this particular tea party, but the next time you serve a cake like that, I’m in!


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