Sunday, December 16, 2012

We have a competition winner !!!

We are pleased to announce that we have the Winner of our Million Competition.


The prize is a set of six Sheltonian China teacups and saucers.

The winner was drawn at random from all entries in our One Millionth visitor competition and all our Newsletter subscribers. No purchase was necessary.

J.C. has already been contacted and we will be shipping the prize in time for Christmas.



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So what is this Vintage china anyway?

Many manufacturers are now calling their china 'Vintage'. How can it be vintage when it was made just yesterday? Well it isn't. What they mean is that it is in the style of vintage china. That means pretty china decorated with similar patterns of time gone by. Well there's nothing wrong with pretty china as long as it is of the quality of past productions but surely it should be named 'vintage style'?

Alfred Meakin 'Posy' VINTAGE china c.1940's
There are very few manufacturers who still make their china in the U.K.

Our vintage china was made in and around the Staffordshire potteries between 1913 and 1977. We use a 35 years date guide from this year to arrive at a vintage date line. Anything prior to 1913 -being 100 years old - is antique. 
ANTIQUE china - cake stand created from 19th century plates.
We have many enquiries from our customers asking when we will have an out of stock vintage item back in stock. This has been something of a puzzle to us until we realised that some people think we can order more because they connect the term vintage with new china. 
Shelley ART DECo period cake plate c.1920's
So maybe we should ask manufacturers to stop calling new china 'Vintage'!
At least now YOU know the difference.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A New Collection of Vintage Style China in Stock

Our One Million Visitor Competition will be drawn on Friday 14th December.
The winner will receive a set of six Sheltonian bone china vintage style teacups and saucers in the patterns of their choice.

All newsletter subscribers are automatically entered into the competition.
All we ask is for you to flex a finger. Please would you click on a like, share, pin or follow button when you see something on our website that you like. This can be an item or a page and only takes a second or two.

For those who are not newsletter subscribers you can still enter our competition. Send us the message 'One Million' when you have liked, shared, pinned or followed our products by using the contact us tab on cakestandheaven's website.
Thank you!

We have a new collection of vintage style china arriving next week.
Vintage Rose Large Round Teapot
Beautiful Teapots
English Rose Large Round Teapot
Redoute Rose Tea for One
Tea for One
Vintage Rose Pink Teacup and Saucer
Vintage Rose Blue Teacup and Saucer
Teacups and Saucers
Vintage Rose Green Coverd Sugar Bowl
Covered Sugar Bowls
English Rose Breakfast Teacup and Saucer
Breakfast Teacups and Saucers
Vintage Rose Pink Creamer or Milk Jug
Pretty Milk Jugs or Creamers
Redoute Rose Tea PlateRedoute Rose Napkins
Tea Plates and Napkins
Redoute Rose Melamine TrayRedoute Rose Bone China Teaspoons
Melamine Trays and China Teaspoons.

All available to mix and match from Wednesday 12th December.

As a special Thank You to all our Newsletter subscribers we are offering Free UK Standard Delivery on all orders of £100 and over until December 31st. Just tell us you are a newsletter subscriber in the gift message box when you place your order and we will refund your standard UK postage cost of £5. Don't forget that all orders of £50 and over also receive a £5 Voucher to use against your next order - so that could be another free delivery in 2013.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vintage China Gifts for Christmas

Vintage mismatched bone china milk jug and sugar bowl

With Christmas fast approaching many of our customers are buying beautiful china gifts for their loved ones. To ensure that your gifts stay in perfect condition we recommend that they are hand washed only. We sometimes find beautiful china tea sets which have been ruined by being washed in a dishwasher. The detergents used in these machines are far too harsh for the delicate patterns and gold gilding found on vintage china. We discard pieces which have been washed in this way as their surfaces loose the glaze and the gold gilding is tarnished or completely removed. 22KT gold was used for china gilding, this is a soft metal and harsh rubbing and abrasives will remove it. So do remember to tell your gift recipients to hand wash only.

Traditional Tearoom Cake Stand

Did you know that the traditional tearoom cake stand is used to serve savouries as well as cakes? 

The bottom tier is for ‘finger sandwiches’. Simply cut the crusts from the bread and slice into 3 ‘fingers’. For a more refined sandwich try 3 layers of bread instead of 2 with complimentary fillings.  

The middle tier is for plain scones served with jam and cream and the top tier is for dainty cakes and sweet pastries. 

Pink Roses and Pastel Green Mismatched Teacup Top Cake Stand
If you have a 3 tier china cake stand, instead of the metal framed tearoom style, you can still serve a variety of goodies on each plate. We like to serve crudities in the teacup of our teacup top cake stands. Dips can be served in teacups instead of in bowls. 

Foley Vintage China Teacup Trio
 In fact we use teacups to serve all sorts of things such as jelly, trifle, cupcakes and sometimes cocktails. It’s just a case of using your imagination to create a fun afternoon tea party with a difference. 
Below is a link to Fortnum and Mason’s website where you will find some interesting videos related to tea and serving afternoon teas.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

COMPETITION To Celebrate 1,000,000 Visitors

Cake Stand Heaven

We are about to receive our 1,000,000 visitor to our website. So to celebrate when that happens we are giving away six Sheltonian China Vintage Style Teacups and Saucers worth £108 to the one millionth visitor.
For your chance to win these gorgeous gold gilded teacups and saucers just in time for Christmas visit our website to view our stock and like our pages on Facebook and Tweet us on Twitter - the more pages you visit the faster we will reach one million. Use the contact us  tab to enter your email address and type  One Million  into the message area. 

On the day of our millionth visitor the winner will be selected at random from all entrants who have contacted us by using the One Million message and all our Newsletter subscribers.
Good Luck!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cake Stand Heaven's China Boutique

 We are bursting at the seams with stock in our China Boutique. Just some of our vintage cake plates on display on the shop counter.

Beautiful cake stands to suit all tastes.

 We have 2 tier, 3 tier, teacup top, teapot top, quirky vintage and new china cake stands for every occassion.

Vintage and new 3 tier cupcake stands.

 Visit us to buy beautiful handmade jewellery made with crystal, porcelain and semi-precious stones and Tibetan silver. 
Eveything from tea sets to tureens!

 Our stock room is filled with platters to serve your Christmas turkey, tureens for 'all the trimmings' and gorgeous cake plates for the Christmas cake and mince pies. 
Shelves full of trios, teapots, milk jugs and sugar bowls.
 Looking for a gift! We have a large selection of pretty vintage china teacup trios and gift boxes to choose from.

More beautiful cake stands.
Our vintage cake stands are unique.  

2 and 3 tier cupcake stands
 What will you choose? Pink, green, blue and yellow new china or pretty floral vintage?

All cake stands have a choice of centre fittings.
 Ordering from our website? Cake stands arrive flat packed with instructions for easy assembly.

Cake plates, china mugs and handmade jewellery.
Visit our shop Cake Stand Heaven, 8 Wargrave Road, Newton le Willows, Merseyside WA12 9QZ Tel: 01925 221751 or buy online at

Friday, October 12, 2012

We finally got our telephone line at the shop today.

You can now call us on 01925 221751 during shop hours.

9am to 5pm Mon to Fri and 9am to 12noon Saturdays.

  Our office number is 01925 290587.

You will find us here late into the evening.

  Then there is always someone available on our mobile number 07504 228291.

 We have even more stock available for sale in our shop such as a huge selection of bone china chintz mugs, trinket trays, mismatched china tea sets, cake stands and shabby chic trios.

Our Christmas window will be dressed and ready by the second week in November.

Visit us at 8 Wargrave Road, Newton le Willows, Merseyside WA12 9QZ  for personal attention with choosing a really special china Christmas gift.

Too far away? Browse our website and we will carefully package your purchase and keep you informed of delivery progress.

Beautiful vintage china is our passion.   

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cake Stand Heaven's New Shabby Chic Boutique is NOW OPEN.
Our new Shabby Chic Boutique.
 We are still waiting for delivery of two very large pine shelving units so for now we are using floor space for some of our cake stands.
Mismatched vintage china

 Our shop window display featuring a 'Mad Hatter's' Tea Party setting.
Beautiful china on our gorgeous dresser.
 We are stocked to the rafters with vintage, new and shabby chic china.
Anyone for Tea?
 A pretty pink and yellow roses bowl fruit stand with lashings of gold gilding.
Shabby Chic Chandelier

 Our quirky shabby chic chandelier takes pride of place in the window.
Sheltonina China teacups and saucers, tea plates, teapots, creamers, sugar bowls, tureens and 3 tier cake stands.
'Alice' has joined us for tea and the Mad Hatter will arrive this week too!
Mix and Match vintage china teacup trios in pretty baskets and a row of vintage cake plates.
Royal Albert 'Masquerade' tea set and cake stands decorated with 22Kt gold.
Beautiful tureens to serve your guests from the table.
Pretty gifts including a Minton china picture frame and clock, an Aynsley 'Elizabeth Rose' dish and Royal Albert 'old Country Roses' scented teacup candles.
Keepsake gift boxes in a variety of colours.
Thank you cards from our customers.
A peek at china sitting on pretty pink shelves in our stock room and teacup scented candles in their own individual compartments.

All ready to welcome our very first customers.
Quirky 'throne' chairs, a quirky table setting with a teapot tower and a quirky chandelier.

A closer look at our quirky teapot tower.
A vintage china teacup tower and quirky teapot and teacup topped cake stands.
A 'flying' 3 tier Sheltonian China cake stand.
Do come and see us if you are in the locality. There will be a warm welcome awaiting you and special opening offers in store.


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