A Thrifty Cake Stand… Just Wait and See!

I’ve been wanting a nice glass cake stand with a dome cover for a long time now, but haven’t really made the effort to actually find one… and of course kicked myself yet again as a result. You see it was my hubby’s birthday just before the weekend, and he’s a cake guy. No, I mean seriously. He’s a cake guy – he makes amazingly decadent cakes. I, on the other hand, do not. So I thought the least I could do is serve his chocolate truffle cake from Dolce Bakery on a lovely stand.

 

But it was not to be… at least not in time. And as a result this chocolate-rich delight was served as is.

So when we headed out this weekend thrifting and antique browsing, I had a cake stand on my mind.

This is one that got away… well, we actually opted out on it.

 

But only because I had my heart set on a dome covered cake stand, and this one just happened to be nearby.

 

Notice the doily? This one is crocheted… I wrote about doilies here.

So to cut to the chase… yup, we brought this beauty home! But we didn’t know anything about it at the time, other than we really liked it. Heavy, sturdy, and large enough. We’ve since learned this is the Monaco glass dome and cake stand by Anchor Hocking.

Here are a few photos I took once we got home.

 

It was so great to find some info. on this particular stand because we learned that it’s actually invertible.

 

Isn’t this cool? You flip the cake stand upside-down and the finial on the dome fits inside the hollow base of the stand. Now you have a trifle dish or a punch bowl! We also learned the cake plate itself is textured to prevent the cake from sliding around if you’re carrying it.¬†Who knew? We didn’t, not when we made the purchase.

This is a close-up of the finial.

 

I love the way it absorbs the reflection of the tulips. Looks like they’re inside, almost like a glass paperweight.

The floral pattern cake plate under the stand is a vintage piece I was given years and years ago… eeek, maybe it’s an antique now :-0

At one time there was a matching server, but sadly it broke along the way.

So that was our day out for a little browsing. We both love this new addition, and I can’t wait for hubby to fill it ;-)

What have you crossed off your wish list lately? Are you into cake stands too?

Thanks for stopping by!

Photographs by Sheila Zeller