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


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