HighTeaForAlice

The original Unmistakable Tea & Cupcake Stand est. 2010

Palm Springs, California · 455 Sales

HighTeaForAlice

The original Unmistakable Tea & Cupcake Stand est. 2010

Palm Springs, California 455 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(162)

Announcement   New stands for spring/summer are coming soon!!! Oh yes, at long last!!! Sneak peeks will be on Facebook first. Thank you for your patience... we promise it will be worth the wait! Pink, aqua, teal and pastels are just part of the upcoming tea party that will soon be here in the shop.

Hello! You have found our happy place called High Tea for Alice, home to the most beautiful tea stands in the world -- welcome! I hope you enjoy this little Wonderland of vintage china tea displays, tiered wedding cupcake tower stands, cake stands, plates & trays, dessert pedestals & jewelry stands. Browse to your heart's content. (Or inquire about a stand made from your own dishes.) We cannot recreate these exceptional, one-of-a-kind stands made of rare plates once sold, so if one calls your name, let it be yours!

Merely stacking dishes up in tiers does not a tea stand make! We choose the most exquisite pieces for each and every creation... and I believe our work speaks for itself.

The original U.S. tea stand creator since 2010, we have been featured on Preston Bailey's Entertaining blog, Style Me Pretty, Romantic Homes magazine, Ruffled Blog, StyleUnveiled.com, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bravo Bride, Emmaline Bride, OC Register, Blake Lively's former website Preserve & Etsy's very own front page. (Yay!)

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, I have to say, I am increasingly flattered! : ) I never copy other seller's designs, photos, text, or listings. But I cannot say the same for others. If you see something familiar elsewhere, please be sure that I never seek inspiration beyond my own ideas and heart!

You will always know a High Tea for Alice stand when you see one. Our unmistakable stands are an heirloom for always.

♥ At this time we are unable to take on custom stand orders. Perhaps you will find something you love in one of our ready-to-ship designs...

♥ We may soon offer a wholesale line again to event planners & boutiques! Convo to be put on the list for info when available. ♥

High Tea for Alice brings you one-of-a-kind towers of fine & vintage European china. Pure, old-fashioned charm meets modern entertaining. Beautiful to admire, a pleasure to use...you'll never want to put them away. And why should you? Poor Alice never got to enjoy her tea in Wonderland. Now, she will... And so will you!

You can probably tell...I am really picky about the china I use for each stand & want each one to be as beautiful as possible, made from the finest, often hard-to-find pieces. Each remains one-of-a-kind always. I love being part of the long-standing tradition of high tea stands, now created here in the U.S.A.

High Tea for Alice one-of-a-kind cake stands invite you to add a little vintage china to your life. Each European-born dish is designed with vintage china, drilled by hand & outfitted with sturdy new hardware. We believe there's still majesty in presentation.

♥ I no longer find it wise or necessary to seek absolute perfection from vintage and antique dishes for our stands. Each dish has a long, authentic heritage and a story to tell. Please read the descriptions carefully, look at the photos, and ask any questions. I choose each piece of china for its beauty, including those with crazing, slight imperfections, or tiny repairs (which will always be mentioned). These outstanding pieces of history deserve to be showcased by those who appreciate them for their time-honored service, grace and loveliness.

♥ We now rent our tea & cupcake stands in Southern California and beyond! Please see our website for rental details & more: www.highteaforalice.com

♥ We offer a 10% discounts on more than 1 stand... just ask. : ) ♥

♥ If you need help checking out or are interested in layaway or a flexible payment plan, please be in touch.

I take enormous pride in the quality & beauty of each stand & know you will love & enjoy your new prized possession. An instant heirloom to treasure, use, pass on. Life is delicious, don't you think?

All shop text, photos, and listing descriptions are copyright ©High Tea for Alice 2017.

Announcement

Last updated on May 23, 2017

New stands for spring/summer are coming soon!!! Oh yes, at long last!!! Sneak peeks will be on Facebook first. Thank you for your patience... we promise it will be worth the wait! Pink, aqua, teal and pastels are just part of the upcoming tea party that will soon be here in the shop.

Hello! You have found our happy place called High Tea for Alice, home to the most beautiful tea stands in the world -- welcome! I hope you enjoy this little Wonderland of vintage china tea displays, tiered wedding cupcake tower stands, cake stands, plates & trays, dessert pedestals & jewelry stands. Browse to your heart's content. (Or inquire about a stand made from your own dishes.) We cannot recreate these exceptional, one-of-a-kind stands made of rare plates once sold, so if one calls your name, let it be yours!

Merely stacking dishes up in tiers does not a tea stand make! We choose the most exquisite pieces for each and every creation... and I believe our work speaks for itself.

The original U.S. tea stand creator since 2010, we have been featured on Preston Bailey's Entertaining blog, Style Me Pretty, Romantic Homes magazine, Ruffled Blog, StyleUnveiled.com, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bravo Bride, Emmaline Bride, OC Register, Blake Lively's former website Preserve & Etsy's very own front page. (Yay!)

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, I have to say, I am increasingly flattered! : ) I never copy other seller's designs, photos, text, or listings. But I cannot say the same for others. If you see something familiar elsewhere, please be sure that I never seek inspiration beyond my own ideas and heart!

You will always know a High Tea for Alice stand when you see one. Our unmistakable stands are an heirloom for always.

♥ At this time we are unable to take on custom stand orders. Perhaps you will find something you love in one of our ready-to-ship designs...

♥ We may soon offer a wholesale line again to event planners & boutiques! Convo to be put on the list for info when available. ♥

High Tea for Alice brings you one-of-a-kind towers of fine & vintage European china. Pure, old-fashioned charm meets modern entertaining. Beautiful to admire, a pleasure to use...you'll never want to put them away. And why should you? Poor Alice never got to enjoy her tea in Wonderland. Now, she will... And so will you!

You can probably tell...I am really picky about the china I use for each stand & want each one to be as beautiful as possible, made from the finest, often hard-to-find pieces. Each remains one-of-a-kind always. I love being part of the long-standing tradition of high tea stands, now created here in the U.S.A.

High Tea for Alice one-of-a-kind cake stands invite you to add a little vintage china to your life. Each European-born dish is designed with vintage china, drilled by hand & outfitted with sturdy new hardware. We believe there's still majesty in presentation.

♥ I no longer find it wise or necessary to seek absolute perfection from vintage and antique dishes for our stands. Each dish has a long, authentic heritage and a story to tell. Please read the descriptions carefully, look at the photos, and ask any questions. I choose each piece of china for its beauty, including those with crazing, slight imperfections, or tiny repairs (which will always be mentioned). These outstanding pieces of history deserve to be showcased by those who appreciate them for their time-honored service, grace and loveliness.

♥ We now rent our tea & cupcake stands in Southern California and beyond! Please see our website for rental details & more: www.highteaforalice.com

♥ We offer a 10% discounts on more than 1 stand... just ask. : ) ♥

♥ If you need help checking out or are interested in layaway or a flexible payment plan, please be in touch.

I take enormous pride in the quality & beauty of each stand & know you will love & enjoy your new prized possession. An instant heirloom to treasure, use, pass on. Life is delicious, don't you think?

All shop text, photos, and listing descriptions are copyright ©High Tea for Alice 2017.

Lisa Marie Hart

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Lisa Marie Hart

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(162)
Nicole Butler

Nicole Butler on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This cupcake stand is by far and away the most gorgeous stand I've ever seen. The picture is lovely, but seeing it in person makes me truly thankful that it's now all mine! Thank you for taking such care in crafting such a unique item. The craftsmanship and materials are beyond compare. I do look forward to seeing what you create next! Thank you!!!

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Updates

Our 4th of July sale is on through Monday! For the first time ever, enjoy 25% off our last few items in the shop before we close. Just use code HAPPY4ME at checkout. Items will ship after the holiday. Happy 4th to everyone!
These 2 sister stands are now in the shop... You can always mix & match vintage china from multiple stands in new combinations. More to come in 2016--use ETSYLOVE for free US shipping!
See what these beautiful mismatched vintage pieces look like all grown up in a tea stand... ETSYLOVE for free US shipping!
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About

Unmistakable tea & cake stands of vintage European china

Aside from getting me away from the laptop as a writer, the process of creating couture tea stands, cupcake towers, cake plates & jewelry stands consistently captivates me. Sorting through centuries of patterns, eras of colors, and designs from days gone by is something I just get lost in...

High Tea for Alice one-of-a-kind cake stands invite you to add a little vintage china to your life. Pure, old-fashioned charm meets modern entertaining in these instant heirlooms designed to be loved, used & passed down.

Each is made of hand-selected, collectible china chosen for its unique allure. It can take months to find just the right pieces for one stand before carefully drilling each one. I design stands that will keep you up at night dreaming about them. Once you have started your collection, they will inspire get-togethers for years to come.

The moment the pieces stack up takes my breath away. Some kind of magic happens when plates, cups, saucers & teapots become tiers floating in air!

Beautiful to admire, a pleasure to use...you'll never want to put them away. And why should you? They're useful in every room in the house.

Oh, and what's behind the name? Poor Alice never got to enjoy her tea amidst the zaniness of Wonderland. Now, she will.

Favorite part of my job: Receiving photos from you of how you use your own stand in your home or at an event. Those make my week!

You may have seen us featured in Romantic Homes magazine or on Preston Bailey's Entertaining blog, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, StyleUnveiled.com, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bravo Bride, Emmaline Bride, the OC Register, Blake Lively's former website Preserve & Etsy's very own front page. (Yay!)

Stacking dishes in tiers does not a tea stand make! We use only the most exquisite pieces, and our work speaks for itself. I choose to delight and be flattered by those who copy my designs, text, and photos. But I also choose to ignore them and focus on what's best for you: creating the most beautiful tea stands in the world! xo, LM

Shop members

  • Lisa Marie Hart

    Owner, Designer Of Ready-made & Custom Tea & Cake Stands

    A writer & editor by trade, I began creating tea stands, cupcake towers, cake plates & jewelry stands 7 years ago on a whim & never looked back. Sometimes your passion finds you when you're not looking; thank goodness!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2017
Welcome to High Tea for Alice! Alice never got to enjoy her tea amidst all the nonsense in Wonderland. Now she will.

Our stands of fine & vintage European china combine the fascinations of childhood, the tradition of afternoon tea, and the elegance of lost eras. Pure, old-fashioned charm meets modern entertaining in each one. Collecting them is addictive, just be warned. But you'll delight in mixing & matching pieces from different stands to create your own designs. Alice would approve.

Most of our pieces are gently used vintage china & will show slight, though minimal, signs of age & wear that, we feel, adds to their charm & authenticity. Should you need specific details or photos beyond what is provided in each listing, just ask. We would love to help with more details before you choose one.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Once you add the item(s) to your cart, you can checkout through Etsy using Paypal or any credit card quickly & easily. We are happy to be of assistance or reserve your items for 24 hours. Layaway is an option -- just ask.
Shipping
Please allow several business days for your stand to ship. We take plenty of time to package each one to arrive in perfect condition at your door. {When you see the white box with pink cupcakes, you'll know what's inside!} We will drop a little note when it ships so you can look forward to its arrival.

We ship USPS, UPS or Fed Ex bassed on cost and location. We will not require your signature unless you request otherwise. Please let us know if you have a delivery preference.

We may be able to rush your item for an additional fee. Please contact us to confirm prior to your purchase.

Our beautiful packaging arrives gift-ready to your recipient. We will happily enclose a gift card with your personal message. Just let us know the details in the Message to Seller at checkout. {No invoice will be included inside, of course.}
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the handcrafted nature of our stands, their fragility, and the extensive time & care we put into each one, we cannot accept returns. Thank you for understanding.

If your items arrive damaged, please contact us immediately so we can resolve the problem.

We want you to be genuinely thrilled with your new stand. Please get in touch should you have any questions or concerns so we can be of service.
Additional policies and FAQs
* We offer a 10% discount when purchasing more than one stand in a single purchase. Convo us for a private coupon code to use at checkout.

* We are unable to recreate a stand that has sold. All of our stands remain one-of-a-kind always. IN some cases, we may be able to create something similar for you, through our custom order process. Please allow at least 90 days lead time.

* We are always looking to partner with wedding pros & high-end retail bakeries & cupcakeries. We'd love to connect with you. Perhaps you need one to match your shop?

* We do soon offer the opportunity for you to send us your own china so we can turn it into an heirloom tea stand. Please contact us if you are interested in this service.

* We have a rental program for weddings, tea parties and other special events in Southern California. Do get in touch!

* Please see our shop policies for even more information or, just drop us a note!
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