Cake plates are one of those things that are just so fun to collect: I’ve found them at thrift stores and flea markets, and even dyed a clear cake plate red to make my own Depression Glass as part of a JITH episode. But, as we know, I’m also fairly terrible at cake-baking…and so that raises the question: what to do with all those pretty plates?
This cake plate (discovered a couple of weeks ago at T.J.Maxx) was too cute not to play with.
Garden Decor: A simple white cake plate topped with mismatched candles makes an unusual – and atmospheric – addition to your backyard.
Fruit Stand: Scatter some fresh fruit across the top of a ceramic cake plate to create a pretty (and delicious) centerpiece.
Jewelry Display: Have some beautiful jewelry or perfume bottles you want to leave out? A beautiful cake plate makes a perfect backdrop, and the height adds visual interest to a tabletop. (This is the idea that I ended up sticking with; the plate is presently sitting exactly where you see it pictured.)
(Check out more great finds and fun ways to style them on T.J.Maxx’s Tumblr.)