How to Use Cake Stands to Create A Tiered Tray Display


Hi Friends! I have been inspired to participate with the lovely bloggers at the Thoughts of Home party for their Seasonal Tiered Tray Extravaganza. If this sounds like fun to you as well, drop by and visit Laura, Jemma, Stacey, or Laura and link up your tiered tray decor. If you would like to join the fun, but like me, are one of the few people who don't already have a tiered tray, why not create your own? Here's how I did it...


Tiered tray created with cake stands



Tiered tray stands seem to be everywhere and while I adore the look, they can be quite pricey. So, what's a thrifty girl to do? Use what you have to create your own! I do happen to have a variety of cake plates that I often stack for added height in my displays. However, I found that by simply flipping the cake stands over and inverting them before stacking, it had more of the tiered tray effect. I added a plate for the top tier and was ready to arrange some festive fall goodies! 


Tiered tray created with cake stands


Assorted white pumpkins are my favorites and they finally made an appearance here, this week. For the bottom tier, I arranged them with Indian corn, a mini floral arrangement from a grocery store bouquet and one of the squirrels from a pair of vintage salt and pepper shakers.


Tiered tray created with cake stands


I thought it would be fun to create sort of a hospitality station, so on the middle tier I  placed a few jars of my organic herbs  to have on hand as hostess gifts.  


Tiered tray created with cake stands



For the top tier, I added the other squirrel shaker and gave him a stash of acorns, plus plenty of fresh mint...


Tiered tray created with cake stands



...for the fall beverage bar. Of course being from the south, I add mint to almost every thing I drink! I used pieces from my vintage jadeite collection to display an assortment of cocoa, hot tea, and cinnamon sticks for apple cider.  Which do you prefer? 


fall beverage board


Here's a peek at the full tiered tray. I really love that I was able to discover another way to showcase my vintage collection by using what I already have. Unlike what I might find in the stores, It creates a very personalized display. Oops...looks like I need to move my Happy Fall sign up a smidge ;) 


Tiered tray created with cake stands




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Tiered tray created with cake stands
What do you have on hand to create a tiered tray that reflects your personal style?

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29 comments:

  1. We think alike! :) My tier was made of cake plates, too, but with white milk glass ones. Love your jadeite ones! Beautiful ensemble! ~Rhonda

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  2. Cute! I don't have a tiered stand either and can you believe I only own one cake stand? Ha, I'm so not in trend. Lol.
    Love the squirrel salt and pepper shakers! They are so cute. Your jadeite is gorgeous - it looks good styled with the Fall goodies. As for my beverage, I'll take some hot cider, please. :-)

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  3. Love the idea and the squirrels, too.

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  4. The squirrels are adorable...I've used cake stands for years to form a tiered look...and yours is really pretty....what a fun time we are having at this party. :)

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  5. What a beautiful way to display your vintage collection. The little squirrel is adorable.

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  6. I love it! Anytime you can use what you have available is a winner! Love the jadeite color green. The chalk board ties everything together. I have seen a common theme in several of the posts, squirrels are in many! That is too cute. Have a wonderful day and very nice to meet you!

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  7. Wow...you are a creative girl...and a colorful one! I love it!

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  8. I love jadite and I never would have thought of flipping my cake stand to create a tiered tray-so clever!

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  9. Cecilia, I just love this! I love that you made your own to begin with and the way you fixed it up is perfect. Sharing.... ;)

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  10. So creative! Love how you used the cake stands! Just beautiful!!

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  11. Love this idea! I have one cake stand and that's it. I'm still going to pull it out and use it for decorating this fall, even if it's not tiered.

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  12. Wow, I love your jadeite! Your little Fall touches look so nice against it. I only have one cake plate too & it's clear glass. Admiring your collection...

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  13. This one takes the cake!! Jadeite is just perfect for the fall colours you have added. Such a sweet vintage look to the entire piece. Love it! I too used a cake stand on my tiered tray.
    Wendy

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  14. What a great idea especially turning the cake plates upside down. Love the jadeite! ~The Happy Wonderer

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  15. You ar the Macgyver of tiers. I would have never though of flippings those cake stands. lol

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  16. Love your tier stand! Colors are awesome. Nice job.

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  17. Great use of your cake stands. Very clever to turn the stands upside down.

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  18. Love your tiered stand. Clever use of those cake stands. That jadeite is so lovely!

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  19. This is just beautiful Cecilia. When you create something with treasures that you already have- there is nothing better.
    You have a treasure hunter's heart which makes you a very special lady:)
    Thank you for joining us!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  20. Such a pretty display. Love your creation and adding the squirrels is darling. You have a lovely collection of jadeite. Blessings to you dear. Thank you for your sweet visit.

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  21. I love the green jadeite with the colors of Fall....so pretty! I love that you made it with things you already had. Perfect.

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  22. You had me with your Jade-ite collecion. Up here Jade-ite is pretty rare. If you do find it, it is extremely expensive. So pretty lady.

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  23. Cecilia you clever girl ~ what a wonderful tiered tray! Your autumnal touches are lovely. Thank you so very much for sharing this gem.

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  24. Cecilia, your twist on the tiered stand is simply awesome! You know I love jadeite, but I really like how you've given it an autumnal season appeal. I have never used my jadeite for fall, but you have inspired me to do so at some future point. Really nice. Happy Fall!
    Rita

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  25. Cecilia, your twist on the tiered stand is simply awesome! You know I love jadeite, but I really like how you've given it an autumnal season appeal. I have never used my jadeite for fall, but you have inspired me to do so at some future point. Really nice. Happy Fall!
    Rita

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  26. Cecilia, it's so pretty! All the colors just pop! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/09/make-pretty-monday-week-193.html Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. Beautiful use of your Jadeite collection of cake stands. Thank you so much for sharing it at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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