With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Pretty Cake Plate

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Pretty Cake Plate

This pretty Princess House cake plate was a gift from my cousin in the early 80's. I was so thrilled that she gave it to me as it was a hostess gift and I knew I didn't have a prayer of getting one on my own. You see, when Karen would host a party, she would have 30+ guests in attendance as compared to my very small party. How delighted I was and still am by her kind generosity. This is one of my very favorite possessions.I think I still have it because I would NOT allow my children to open it!
Still don't!

I am sorry if they feel insulted, but 99% of everything in my home has been Super-glued back together. They were shockingly good at it too. I am still finding pieces, that upon close inspection, reveals repair evidence.
(I think I hear them snickering even now, as they know I still haven't discovered everything they have mended)
I love those little stinkers!

Oh, and of course you know how frequently I fill this with healthy alternatives to delicious, sugar-laden, mouth-watering, tempting desserts! YupJoining Cindy of My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

20 comments:

Gee said...

Hi Ldh,

That cake plate is simple and nice. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

The Watts Family said...

That is gorgeous I always love your pictures you are wonderful at photography. I know what you mean everything I own is cracked and chipped lol!! especially since my boys started doing the dishes ~Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh that is so pretty!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
This cake plate is absolutely eye candy gorgeous. I love it. I love the shape and the big knob on top. Looks like it would be very easy to hang on to. The fluted bottom just really adds the fancy to it, and I love the scalloped bottom stand piece. It is so delightful. I would think it would also work well as a cloche. You could put so many things in it, when it wasn't in use, and still enjoy having it out all the time.

What a wonderful cousin to share this gift of love. So wonderful.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Dayle said...

I adore cake plates. Yours is beautiful.

Miss Jen said...

Awww~ it is a lovely cake plate indeed!!! :)

Love~Miss Jen

Lora said...

I love cake plates! This one is lovely. I'm laughing though about your kids:)

marie said...

I'm certain that the beautiful cake plate is always full of healthy fruit! : ) I love the ruffle edge on it...so pretty!
I love super glue too! There's a lot of it around my house too!

dj said...

love the sweet scalloped edge on the plate. interesting piece and i here ya on the super glue pieces......funny.

dj

Hootin' Anni said...

I love stuff like this...it's always so perfect with any decor, and the age of it all gives it charm and character!!!

My Show n Tell is posted now. Do come visit if you can find some time today. It's...

HERE

Mildred said...

That is a lovely piece - I see the etching on the top. As always, your photography is simply amazing - this picture would be gorgeous framed in a dining room or kitchen! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

hip chick said...

Oh it is pretty and it's nice that it has such special meaning as well. I wouldn't have let my children open it either. They break everything!

Mary said...

I used to sell Princess House and they had some beautiful things. Too bad they have changed so much. Back in the 80s their stuff was gorgeous. Love the cake plate.

I have a beautiful serving platter that matches and quite a few other pieces. I never seem to use them and I have the huge turkey platter in the other pattern.

Blessings,
Mary

Leann said...

I remember those Princess House Parties. What a beautiful gift and I know hat you mean about super glue:)

Leann

Vintagesquirrel said...

That is a such a gorgeous piece. Thank you for continually checking in with me...you are such a lovely person. I will be praying for your sponsored child in Haiti. (I too have a Compassion child...mine lives in India.)
-- Michelle --

Denise Marie said...

It's gorgeous! I totally understand with 2 boys, their friends and pets.

crochet lady said...

How lovely to display fruit in such a wonderful piece! That is funny about the super glue trick!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love your cake plate. My mother recently gave me one but I have NO WHERE to put it. But after seeing your fruit in it, it gave me an idea! I think I'm going to copy your idea! Thanks so much for sharing! -April

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

What a beautiful cake plate, I collect pedestal cake plates and yours is so pretty, I remember going to these Princess House shows, and enjoyed them. I think I still have a set of salt and pepper shakers. I so enjoyed reading of how you knew about your children gluing things they had broken. It brought back memories of me finding the same things. I too kept quiet.
I will certainly be praying for Rolaneda, That God's protecting hand will be upon her and her family. We also are praying for all of Haiti!
Thank you so much for coming by and visiting me and for your very encouraging words.
Blessings,
Sue

Debbie said...

I have one of those cake plates. I had a Princess House party back in 1982 and earned it as a hostess gift. I was SO excited. I have been married 28 years and have moved many times. My cake plate has been one of the non-negotiable items that goes with us whenever/wherever we move. I have packed it many times. I have it pictured on my blog, but I am currently using a different lid for it. I filled it with articial snow and a simple white birdhouse for Christmas and I loved it. For Fall I usully fill it with fall gourds. So fun. Glad to see that you enjoy yours too!!

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