A small niche of my German Erzgebirge collection substitutes rabbits for people in ordinary scenes from everyday life. It's hard to find and super-charming! The room box above is extremely rare. It is, of course, a school room with the teacher instructing the students on how to paint Easter eggs. Buckets of colorful paint are stacked on the shelf in the back of the room, while freshly painted eggs line another rack on the wall. There's even a real chalkboard behind the teacher!
This same vignette comes in a military theme with human soldiers around a campfire. This is a hard to find example of the same theme adapted for rabbits cooking their eggs and standing next to a canvas tent.
Erzgebirge vehicles are a favorite of mine. These two incorporate the Easter theme. Note the side panels of the vehicle on the right in the shape of ducks. Both carry Easter eggs.
My cake stand collection began with this vintage glass stand from my Aunt Lillie. It is a nice large size and displays cakes beautifully. Thank you to my daughter, Kelsey, for making her Sunflower Cake for this post!
Stacking simple cake stands to showcase smaller pastries is an eyecatching way to set a party table.
This early 1880s ironstone cake stand once displayed confections in the Theodore Kaempchen Konditorei (pastry shop) in Germany. If only we could step back in time and visit Herrn Kaempchen's bakery for a taste!
Another lovely antique ironstone cake stand with scalloped edge displaying clementines. No need to limit yourself to sweets when using a cake stand!
I have always limited myself to buying cake stands that are simple and uncluttered. However, I found this antique pressed glass stand to be lovely despite the busy pattern with a simple base (and the price was right!).
Here an antique children's size cake stand with simple ribbon pattern serves as a base for a scented candle in the powder room.
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