Friday, April 1, 2011

A Vintage 3 Tier Cake Stand for an Easter Tea Party


Each month we will be featuring a beautiful vintage cake stand inspired by the natural colours of the seasons. 


 This month is APRIL and we have the perfect centre piece cake stand for an Easter tea party. You could decorate it with slices of simnel cake and mini chocolate egg cupcakes for an extra special treat on Easter Sunday. This month's featured cake stand has a top tier made from a beautiful pale green vintage Aynsley plate. The colourful middle tier plate is by Colclough in the Hedgerow pattern. 

We love the mixture of soft greens and pale yellow. Yellow is the colour of spring. I'm reminded of primroses and the blaze of yellow forsythia and daffodils and of course dandylions. Very pretty!


The base of the cake stand is a Caverswell china April plate. It's one of a series of twelve designed by John Ball to reflect the unique beauty of the book "The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady" by Edith Holden.

 

I remember taking this book from my Mum's bookcase and browsing through the pages as a child. Seeing it again is a sentimental treat. The drawings are exquisitely pretty and evokotive of a nostalgic English countryside and it's wildlife. Just like the book I hope that this cake stand will make you smile and have you feeling the hopeful cheer of springtime all year round as the seasons change.

 Next month....May!




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