As it turns out, you're not actually stuck with a cabinet full of china that’s destined to collect dust for eternity… or until you have some kids yourself and torment the next generation with a boatload of unwanted crockery. Read on for our favorite options and DIY tips.
For those looking to turn grandma's dainty floral teacups and saucers into cash, you have several options: Just be prepared to find out that it may be more trouble than it's worth. This post cites top places and tips for selling and buying vintage china online along with pros and cons of the various platforms.
You're planning a tea party celebration and you went out and purchased several tiered cake stands fit for Eloise at the Plaza. Now...what do you put on them? I wrote this blog in response to that question, precisely: Given their dainty and delicate nature—tiered stands are made of vintage fine china, after all—they generally pair well with foods that you would describe as miniature or bite-sized. While full meals can definitely be served on them, tiered stands are most commonly found gracing tea party tablescapes or buffets during cocktail hour at weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, children's birthday parties (mostly for the benefit of the parents), Mother's Day gatherings and other female-centered festivities. My Favorite Ways to Use Tiered Stands...
What do you call those tiered plate thingys that people use to serve desserts on—you know, at tea parties and such? In this post I highlight a few features of popular tiered stand varieties and call out some of their strengths and limitations. I'll try not to be biased—but naturally, I think The Brooklyn Teacup's vintage tiered stands have the most going for them.
The best, most unique and meaningful wedding gifts you won't find on their registry. Customize and personalize any of these gift ideas, from a framed photo mosaic to a vintage tiered cake stand made from the bride's grandmother's antique dishes, for an unforgettable and sentimental gift the couple will cherish forever.