Wednesday, February 6, 2019

When you run out of time....or maybe just too lazy.....

I bought this cute black stand at the thrift shop, hoping that these small bowls would fit - SCORE!

My thought was to use this for a "taco station" or to hold BBQ condiments in the summer...


....when my husband invited friends over at the last minute...

...I turned it into a "dessert decorating station"....

....I quickly baked up some cupcakes, put some frosting and "sprinkles" in the bowls...

...lit a "buttercream" scented candle....

...pulled out a few pretty dishes....

...and let our guests decorate their own cupcakes...

 ...everything was on my large tray...

...all they had to do was frost and sprinkle and enjoy!!

This made us feel like kids again....

...who doesn't like to pretty-up a cupcake?....

I am looking forward to using my thrift store find more often....

...OH, and the best part...

..the black stand cost only $1.59 !!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Wow! That is a great score Patti! This is a fun idea too.

  2. What a great find! I love running across things like this...pretty and multi-functional! The cupcakes look delicious! Love and hugs!

  3. Lovin' your new dish stand and I'm sure you'll find lots of fun uses for it-enjoy:@)

  4. Great find Patti, I love it and the bowls! Fun idea for entertaining friends in the kitchen. You will use that stand over and over............Now I will be on the hunt.

  5. What fun Patti, and a super idea for a gathering, not to mention easy on the hostess! I have serious MKC envy!

  6. Patti, this is the cutest idea ever! And that stand holds the bowls perfectly. Where in the world did you get it? It looks like a Longaberger piece!

  7. Patti you always have the best ideas! Love this one. I would never find a piece that my bowls fit perfectly. By the way those dishes are soooo cute..
    Happy Ten on the 10th!

  8. What fun, and a great bargain too! So glad it will have so many uses!

  9. A great idea and I am so glad it worked out. Your dishes are so lovely Patti. What great fun your guests must have had.

  10. Patti, what a great way to use the black stand. I love all your dishes. What a great last minute party. Must have been so fun and a big hit.

  11. What a delicious little find, Patti! Handy and adorable...that's a score!!