Vintage 3-Tiered Cake Stands + Tea Party Inspiration!

I have a bit of a vintage tea cup / cake stand obsession and I like to add to my collection on a regular basis. When I spotted these adorable vintage cake plates by High Tea for Alice I added them to my last-minute Christmas wish list immediately. There’s still time to add them to yours! ;) After looking at these, I want to throw a tea party!

After admiring these, I want to throw a tea party. These hand-picked treats would make for a pretty party…






treats: from top – {1}, {2}, {3}, {4}, {5}

If I was planning a spring wedding or bridal shower in 2011, I think a garden party theme would be lovely. Sunshine, willow trees, wildflower bouquets, tons of decorative touches (bunting, garland, a pretty backdrop, diy doily charger) and these cake stands as lovely centerpieces. Pick your favorites (the more mis-matched the better!) and add tons of colorful treats like macarons, whoopie pies, lemon squares, cupcakes…. YUM!

So, lovelies…

What would you add to the tea party?


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  • celia arredondo

    where can i find those cake stands, love them for my niece tea party bridal shower!!

  • laurie

    Where can i buy vintage 3 tiered cakestand? Im having a shabby chic party and this is perfect.

    • EmmalineBride

      Hi Laurie!

      You can buy these from High Tea for Alice. I’ll send you an email to give more details.

      Emmaline Bride

  • Kristin @ Bona Fide Bride

    I would just like to say that I have ordered those macarons from Sparkles Kitchen (on etsy) before and they are delish! Just as pretty in person!

  • postcards and pretties

    so so pretty!

  • Naomi

    Those cake stands are simply divine. Love it!

  • Kimberlee @ Gracefully Girly

    I love these little tea party pretties! The only thing I would add would be a tea pot of Lady Grey tea and my best girlfriends.

    • EmmalineBride

      Thanks, Kimberlee! I think a pot of Lady Grey tea and your best girlfriends sounds like a great tea party. :) Happy weekend!

  • Wrapadoo (@Wrapadoo)

    RT @EmmalineBride Vintage 3-Tiered Cake Stands, T.. #bokolette #cake #topper #centerpieces #creative LOVE!

  • lizzie [love your way]

    PERFECTTT inspiration for a tea party. Excellent picks, jeez!

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  • Emma@EmmalineBride

    I’m glad you like it, Lauren! A bridal shower is definitely a great idea, too.

    Katherine, that sounds so pretty! I’m sure your friend loved it. :)


  • Katherine {flower & honey}

    LOVE the yellow stand :) I helped throw a bridal shower for a dear friend at a local tea room. It was perfectly girlie and so much fun! This post brings me back to that day *le sigh*

    great post!

  • Lauren Elise

    This is such a great idea and absolutely adorable! You’re right Emma, it would be perfect for a spring garden wedding or bridal shower. Love it!