Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cake Pedestal Ornament Display

This year I didn't bring all the ornaments and vintage Christmas pieces out for display. I just felt it was a time to be low-key, more simply stated, and less stressed. I went through my boxes and just chose a few of the more ornate Shiny Brites and a few little white putz houses.

But they weren't any less special, 
I just needed to display them in a special way.

A few weeks ago Rita from Mammabellarte was preparing for their big event, The Vintage Marketplace at The Oaks, so she shared some of her "tart pan pedestals". I knew this would be a perfect idea for displaying my few Christmas goodies. I actually didn't have to even glue the glass candleholder and the aluminum mold together, is just set down in place.

This is an old jello mold, because I think it predates the Bundt Pan. In the 1920's and 30's it was very trendy to do large fruited gelatin molds or tomato aspics. So even though it is shaped similarly it was used for gelatins.

Most of my Shiny Brites are in whites, creams, golds and silver,
 but these colorful oldies were the ones that I chose for some color and fun.

A few years ago my sis and I went through the attic of an elderly ladies' home sale. The son in charge was asking way too much for everything we chose, but he didn't realize that a dirty old box of Christmas ornaments could be so highly sought after. At least we didn't come home empty handed for our effort.

Just a few baubles to make it feel a little more like Christmas...

We have a dusting of snow and teensy flakes floating down. 
We still have a few more things to do before the kiddos arrive.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
I'll still do The Marketplace tomorrow,
so I'll see you then...

Oh, and if you didn't get to see the Sunporch for Christmas,
click here

Linking up with these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Wow at Savvy Southern Style



  1. Wow! Great idea with the old metal tart/jello molds as pedestals. Idea stolen!!!! Hugs, Linda @Wetcreek Blog

  2. Very cute Debra. Love all your antiques displayed that way! So pretty!

  3. That's a great vintage combination. I love the colors together.

  4. Debra,
    I adore this vignette using your Shiny Brites, dear friend!!!
    SNOW has arrived to our side of the Prairie, too!!!
    Puts one, totally, in the mood for celebrating Christmas!!!

  5. Very sweet and the glittered baby shoe!!!!

  6. All you need are a few Shiny Brites to have vintage elegance. Love the simple. Simply beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Pinning for next year! :) Be blessed dear one.

  8. Debra, all of your little pedestals are so cute! The whole vignette is adorable :)

  9. Everything is beautiful!!!!! But, you took my breath away with the glittered baby shoe!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  10. Looks so pretty Debra!... I have some old jello molds... I might just make a last minute decoration!... seems like everyone used to make jello in those molds when I was a little girl... and it always amazes me that so many estate sales almost "give" away vintage Christmas ornaments!... happy for you they did, yours are gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

  11. how sweet. makes for a lovely vignette....

  12. Hello Debra,
    I have really enjoyed seeing your pretty display of vintage ornaments. Showing them off on pedestals and in the tin containers is such a great idea. Love that glittered baby shoe too.


  13. FABulous! Love your photos.... love what you did ....
    love your patterned fluted pan .... love the colors....
    love it ALL, Debra!
    Merry, merry.
    Alison :)

  14. Pretty and Festive!!
    Wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

  15. I love Shiny Brites and Putz Houses. How cute!

  16. Pretty vignettes. The cake pedestal idea is great!
    Merry Christmas……Sarah

  17. Love your shiny brite displays! So cute in the pan! I need more of these ornaments. I used to buy them so cheap but not any more. I now wish I hadn't used so many of them to make a wreath. I didn't even put my wreath up this year....could not figure out where to put it and I wished I'd had the ornaments to put in a bowl.

  18. Rita's cute tart pan pedestals were in somebody else's hands when we went into her booth at Vintage Marketplace. I was bummed. They were so cute and perfect for a project I have. I'm keeping my eyes open for tart pans now!

  19. Vintage perfection! Love the displays:) Have a blessed day dear Debra, BIG HUGS!

  20. Love this Debra. The tart pedestals are an amazing idea. Merry Christmas enjoy with your beautiful family.

  21. How clever! You decorate so beautifully.
    Yesterday I was flipping through Artful Blogging, back to front, and saw a dining room
    that I instantly realized was yours. Sure enough.....!!! It made me feel like I knew you
    to recognize your home right away! It was a lovely article.

    I come visit more often than you'd know, and I apologize for not leaving comments more often Debra!

    ~ Violet

  22. Your vintage jello mold is a gorgeous piece, Debra! Filled with vintage ornaments, it makes a perfect sparkly centerpiece. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Gotta run....I just found out our family is coming earlier than planned!!

  23. Love it…just perfect for those gorgeous ornaments!…Merry, Merry Christmas!

  24. What a lovely way to display your ornaments.
    Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.

  25. Debra, it's perfect! I remember that tart pan display. I pinned it and now I pinned yours. Such a cute idea. I do have a tart pan. May need to be put on a pedestal next year. Have a joyous Christmas!

  26. I absolutely LOVE your cake pedestals! I see these tins often and never thought to use them this way. I won't be passing up the next few that I find! Everything is just beautiful!

    Cathy ♥


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