Monday, November 22, 2010
We have the perfect centre piece to complete your setting. A Christmas Village 3 tier cake stand created by us from new Mason's plates designed by Marsten-Mandrajji. With cute little Christmas cottages and trees based on a naive festive scene it's sure to delight. Stack up with treats, sweets and festive goodies or if you prefer a healthy option why not pile it high with mixed nuts, dried fruits and clementines. Decorate it with strings of gold beads, pine cones, and festive foliage. Tie a large bow onto the handle and enjoy! Available in store now at £39.95 plus postage.
We also have a lovely selection of festive vintage teacup candles which are wonderful for creating a warm ambiance. Scented with mulled wine, cranberry and pine needles, bring the aroma of Christmas into your home. They make beautiful gifts and once the candle is finished use them for a nice cup of tea.
The cake stand is easy to assemble/disassemble so that it can be safely stored until next Christmas and for many festive occasions to come. Time to get making and baking!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I have a confession to make! I found myself looking at Christmas decorations this week. Yes, I know it’s only the first week in November but a girl has to make plans. Take a visit to your local garden centre at this time of year and you will be overwhelmed by the array of gaudy plastic decorations. What happened to the silver tinsel and the red baubles for the tree? Well all this ‘bling’ made me think about a more tasteful and stylish approach to my décor that I thought I would share with you.
Here’s what to do. Take a beautiful cake stand and....
Add deliciously perfumed soaps which are beautifully wrapped or made into pretty flower shapes. Give your scented cake stand pride of place and you have a gorgeous room freshener that will not only last much longer than any shop bought squirting gimmick but will look stunning too!
Choose a Cake Stand with a pretty Teacup or Bowl top and fill with potpourri. Place coloured tea lights on the lower plates and create a romantic atmosphere.
Use your Cake Stand to display and serve Christmas treats such as Satsuma’s, nuts, chocolates, dried fruits and sweets.
Display your jewellery on a cake stand in the bedroom. Rings on the top plate, bracelets and brooches on the middle, watches and chunky items on the base. Stop necklaces from getting in a tangle by fastening the clasp through the cake stand handle.
Oh! And of course you can use your cake stand to serve cakes too!
Next time I will pass on my tips for making the most of a Vintage Mixed China Tea Set....