Friday, February 20, 2009

Crazy How I Can Be Hooked On These.....

Yes, it is true, I am "Hooked on Cake Stands". These are about half of my collection, the rest are still boxed away in storage. Gone are the days when I can afford to hunt these gems down.
Plus how many cake stands do you need really???

I just think they're beautiful...



These are some of my favorites a "Hobnail", white from Fenton, and pink from Smith Glass.


Or the "Original" design from Smith Glass Co....

I also have several milk glass version of this design.


Or these delightful "Trellis" from Smith Glass...


Or the most well known "Thistle" design,
these are from Smith.

So, now that you know what I'm Hooked on this Friday, check out Julia at "Hooked on Houses", to see what others are up to this week!
Maybe I should have a High Tea and use some of these beauties!



33 Others Say::

Christy said...

I love cake stands too - the turquoise colored one on the bottom right really speaks to me - absolutely gorgeous. I only have one of my own - clear glass!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Wow! That's quite a collection. I would have those pretties in every room of the house holding something! Cake stands are fabulous decorations, use them girl!
~Misti

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, those are fabulous! If you ever need to purge, just let me know! :)

Kristen said...

Fabulous collection - they are all so pretty!

amariaf2000 said...

What a beautiful collection!!!
~angela @ peonypatch

Jenny said...

Those are pretty! I've always wanted a cake stand, but I wouldn't know what to do with it. I don't make cakes and they are a bit breakable to have around with a 4 year old.

tidymom said...

Those are all just beautiful!!

~TidyMom

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great collection you have! Glad you shared it.

christy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Your collection is amazing. I especially love the thistle designed cake stands. I have a few stands myself...my blue hobnail is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!
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Anonymous said...

I think they're awesome and you could display many things on them if you wanted too..., I've seen some with shells for example.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Your collection of cake stands just took my breath away! Wow! And these aren't even all of them? I'm amazed.

They're all sooo beautiful. How do you ever choose which one to use when you bake a cake? :-)

Andi said...

so pretty! are they just for cakes or do you use them for decorating in other parts of your house?

gayle said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! What a great collection.

Kristen said...

OH!!!! A fellow cake stand lover! I think cake stands are so pretty..I would love to have a place like that to display a collection! Lucky you!

Shelia said...

Oh, how lovely! I love cake stands and I believe you take the cake on having the most! You have them displayed so beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

modernemama said...

I love the jewel tones, so pretty

Gigi said...

Oh my, what a beautiful collection! I love that you shared the pattern names. It would be interesting to hear more about where you found them and how long it took you to find so many varied ones.
Fabulous!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Wow, I love your cake stands. I have a few cake plates, maybe because they are on short legs. Anyway, I am guessing you live in an older home with the leaded glass doors. Beautiful collection!

Amber said...

I am in love with that milk glass one in the top picture!! L-O-V-E love!

Fifi Flowers said...

AWESOME collection... I love them though sadly I only have one.

Songbirdtiff said...

wowza... You do have A LOT! Of all things to collect, I think it's very interested. I love cake stands, too. I think it's something about the shape. Sadly, I rarely bake a cake. :) I bought my first one right before Christmas, if I found another one at a thrift shop I would probably be temped to buy it.

solsticehome said...

beautiful collection..i can see so many seasonal decorations on top of them.

Anonymous said...

These are great! I love your collection. Thank you for checking out my blog, as I am so glad I found yours. I LOVE it!

AliceAnderson said...

Wow. That's a lot of cake stands! I only have one. :( I occasionally wish I had a few more for different occasions. I guess I'll keep a lookout.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE your cake stands and going to keep my eyes out for some pretty ones, too. What a beautiful collection you have. Thanks for sharing!
~Ginny

ps... The patience comes and goes... the humor keeps me going with those 5 year olds.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Oh they are fabulous, I've been meaning to buy one for ages - I think I will now :)

Ramona said...

I love it...great collection! Just looking at those stands makes me want to bake some cakes. This is a wonderful post. Happy weekend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

His Doorkeeper said...

I love cake stands too and have many! i love to stack them up and use them for decorations with different things on them!

Thanks for showing us yours!

Blessings!

Mary Beth said...

What a beautiful collection. I love cake stands but only have one....now I feel deprived! Thanks so much for sharing...I enjoyed looking.

Lisa said...

Hi there Miss Suzy Homemaker!
What a nice surprise to find you. Your blog is darling and very inspiring. I too love cake stands! I have not once ever used my (3) stands for cake though. I use them to just add height to different displays and arrangements around the house. You have a beautiful collection and a wonderful blog. I will look forward to stopping by often.
lisa

Rue said...

I just love your collection! You must be the one that always outbids me ;)

great blog!

rue

Steph said...

What a gorgeous collection!

Saucy said...

Now I don't feel so bad about having, say, eleven or so. Your collection is wonderful. Let's put some cakes on each one of them and have a party.