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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tiered Cupcake Stand

We've all seen these adorable cupcake stands made out of vintage plates and inexpensive glass candleholders, and most of us have even created one or two. They add some cottage sweetness to any party, shower, or just for display.

Opening my new May 2012 Country Living UK magazine, this image was one of the first I saw. Not just one or two stacked plates, but a tiered cupcake stand made out of multiple layers of mismatched vintage plates and saucers, topped off with a delicate cup to contain those individual goodies that might otherwise escape.

(image Country Living, UK)

With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I thought this would be a fun addition to a feminine buffet layout. Then surprise Mom and send it home with her, being sure to include just a few extra bites of those delicious confections. 

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the way they did that, Debra! What a fun way to use some thrift or vintage finds.

Denise Adorian said...

Oooo perfect Debra,I love it.I bought a few glass candle sticks from the 99cent store a couple of weeks ago to make My own.I'm so bad though-I can't bring Myself to glue any of My plates.I keep bringing plates out,then say ,no I couldn't glue this one.I know I will do it someday-Well,maybe ;)

Reinventing Mimi B said...
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Reinventing Mimi B said...

This cupcake stand is such a great inspiration and just in time for Mother's Day.

Thanks for hosting the link party below.

~Mimi B~

Cynthia said...

What a great idea. I hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea!



How beautiful, love this idea. Thank you for sharing and can't wait to see how you do yours! Enjoy your week.

Dorthe said...

That is so sweet, dear Debra-I love the many plates ,and the cup for the sweets on top.
So wonderful an inspirations dear friend...thankyou, and a happy tuesday to you.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That is adorable!

Creations By Cindy said...

Adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jody and Stan said...

Love this idea. I have to run out and get the magazine!
Thanks for stopping by, love hearing from you.


Designing Domesticity said...

Cute. Great magazine, so much better than the US one. Thanks for sharing, liz

Designing Domesticity said...

Cute. Great magazine, so much better than the US one. Thanks for sharing, liz

sissie said...

This is a very pretty cupcake stand. I think I might try making one myself! I got a new tube of glue just waiting for a project!


sissie said...

This is a very pretty cupcake stand. I think I might try making one myself! I got a new tube of glue just waiting for a project!


Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Aren't those cute Debra? I have made a few in the past and have a few in my shop also. I was thinking of making one for a party we're having Saturday night. They are so easy to do also!

Pretty picture!

Anne said...

I love this idea.Looks so pretty.

Zuley Blue said...

That is so fun and will always end up being unique! How awesome it is for you to share this idea as a mother's day DIY gift.

107 Vintage said...

What a wonderful way to use all those favorite cups &
saucers/plates... so delicate and pretty.


Southern Bella said...

Too cute and how creative!!

Robin ~ Southern Bella

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Such a beautiful gift this would make!! Love the use of vintage plates!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Very pretty Debra...I should try doing one with all the plates that I have.


Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

that is a fab idea Debra! and I adore the stand, what a great surprise it will be to take it home...


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh this is just SO beautiful! Thanks for bringing it to our attention -- such a great way to use those individual pieces we come across to create a stunning serving piece! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a cute idea. I have so many mis-matched plates and this would look adorable on my hutch.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Rochelle said...


Special 'K' said...

I love this idea. It looks absolutely perfect for a Mothers Day table setting. Sending a pic to my special daughter. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

That is way too cute!
Love the cup topper too.

A Cottage Muse said...

These are "sweet" (sorry, couldn't resist)!

Saw some in Brimfield yesterday made from vintage silver (with quite a hefty price tag)!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing it! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Debra, I think we're going to see this everywhere now. What an ADORABLE idea..I so want to copy it as well. Can't wait to see your version and what a great idea for a gift for your mom.


"Create Beauty" said...

This is so pretty! And I love the tea cup perched on top. How lovely, thanks for sharing such beauty!

~ Violet

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

That's so pretty BUT where would you store such a thing? I wouldn't have a cupboard that would fit it!

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