HighTeaForAlice

The original Unmistakable Tea & Cupcake Stand est. 2010

Palm Springs, California On Etsy since 2010

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HighTeaForAlice

The original Unmistakable Tea & Cupcake Stand est. 2010

Palm Springs, California | 597 Sales

Announcement    Our upcoming Labor Day sale will be our last sale before we disappear... * Welcome to my happy place: High Tea for Alice, home to the most beautiful tea stands in the world -- that is my aim! I hope you enjoy this little slice of Wonderland. Note: We cannot recreate these one-of-a-kind stands once they have been sold, so if one calls your name, let it be yours!

The original U.S. tea stand creator since 2010, we have been featured extensively for our creativity and insistence on using only the most stunning pieces from eras past. 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. (See it first on Instagram: @highteaforalice)

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 just know a High Tea for Alice stand when you see one. Our unmistakable tea and cupcake stands are heirlooms for always. I love being part of the long-standing tradition of tea stands, here in the U.S.

♥ At this time, (unless you are Kate Middleton!) I do not take on custom tea stand orders. I have found it inhibits the creative process and isn't fair to the client, as the vintage china inventory is so variable that it would be hard to guarantee perfection on demand. Perhaps you will find something you love in one of our ready-to-ship designs. More importantly, just enjoy taking a peek -- I always appreciate your stopping by! Thank you for being here... I bet we're kindred spirits.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 29, 2020

Our upcoming Labor Day sale will be our last sale before we disappear... * Welcome to my happy place: High Tea for Alice, home to the most beautiful tea stands in the world -- that is my aim! I hope you enjoy this little slice of Wonderland. Note: We cannot recreate these one-of-a-kind stands once they have been sold, so if one calls your name, let it be yours!

The original U.S. tea stand creator since 2010, we have been featured extensively for our creativity and insistence on using only the most stunning pieces from eras past. 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. (See it first on Instagram: @highteaforalice)

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 just know a High Tea for Alice stand when you see one. Our unmistakable tea and cupcake stands are heirlooms for always. I love being part of the long-standing tradition of tea stands, here in the U.S.

♥ At this time, (unless you are Kate Middleton!) I do not take on custom tea stand orders. I have found it inhibits the creative process and isn't fair to the client, as the vintage china inventory is so variable that it would be hard to guarantee perfection on demand. Perhaps you will find something you love in one of our ready-to-ship designs. More importantly, just enjoy taking a peek -- I always appreciate your stopping by! Thank you for being here... I bet we're kindred spirits.

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Lisa Marie Hart

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Lisa Marie Hart

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About HighTeaForAlice

Sales 597
On Etsy since 2010

Only a High Tea for Alice stand for me! 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 and jewelry stands is something I just get lost in. China is addicting, don't you think?

High Tea for Alice stands invite you to add a little vintage china to your daily life. Pure, old-fashioned charm meets modern entertaining in these instant heirlooms designed to be enjoyed and passed down.

You can probably tell: I am really picky about the china I use. I want each stand to be as beautiful as possible. Rare and collectible pieces add a unique allure. After sourcing them the world over, some kind of magic happens when plates and teacups float on air!

Your tea stand collection will inspire your get-togethers for years to come. 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.

BTW, stacking dishes does not a tea stand make! We use only the most exquisite pieces, and our work speaks for itself. I choose 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

    A writer & editor by trade, I began creating tea stands and cupcake towers 8 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 September 29, 2018
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 vintage European china are heirlooms for the ages. Pure, old-fashioned charm meets modern entertaining in each one. Collecting them is addictive, just be warned. But you'll delight in mixing and matching pieces from different stands to create your own designs. Alice would approve.

Most of our pieces are gently used vintage china that will show some signs of age and wear that, we feel, adds to their charm and 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 make your selection(s).

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the handcrafted nature of our stands, their fragility, and the extensive time and care we put into each one, we cannot accept returns. Thank you for understanding.

If your items arrive damaged, please contact us immediately with photos 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.
Payment
Once you add the item(s) to your cart, you can checkout through Etsy using Paypal or any credit card quickly and easily. We are happy to be of assistance or reserve your items for 24 hours. Layaway is also an option.
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 bow, 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 based 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.

We do combine shipping on multiple items and we have shipped carefully across the globe. Send a convo if you need a shipping quote.

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.}

As a small business, we cannot replace lost or stolen packages. In the event of shipping damage, please get in touch upon receipt with photos so we can find a solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
* We have a rental program for weddings, tea parties & special events in Southern California. Do get in touch!

* Please read all descriptions carefully, zoom in on photos & ask any questions about color (which can vary by monitor) or condition prior to purchase. These spectacularly beauitful pieces have been used & loved for anywhere from 50-100+ years! That's a lot of love. Gold loss, fork and knife scratches on plates, and tiny manufacturing flaws are inherent in our work.

* That said, I do not find it necessary to seek absolute perfection from vintage and antique dishes for our stands. Each has heritage and a story to tell. I choose them for their 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.

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

♥ To other makers: All shop text, photos and listing descriptions are copyright ©High Tea for Alice 2018. Please show respect for the Etsy community: Be original & enjoy the satisfaction of creating your own work.