The original Unmistakable Tea & Cupcake Stand est. 2010

Palm Springs, California · 454 Sales


The original Unmistakable Tea & Cupcake Stand est. 2010

Palm Springs, California 454 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

HighTeaForAlice is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thank you so much for stopping by! We are taking a break to attend to life but hope to be back soon with new designs. You can always visit www.highteaforalice.com for rental info. See you then! xo, Lisa Marie

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016

Thank you so much for stopping by! We are taking a break to attend to life but hope to be back soon with new designs. You can always visit www.highteaforalice.com for rental info. See you then! xo, Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie Hart

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Lisa Marie Hart


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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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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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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.

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!

Look familiar? 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 & Etsy's very own front page. (Yay!)


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 more than 3 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 April 29, 2011
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
Once you add the item(s) to your cart, you can checkout through Paypal quickly & easily. All payments are required at the time of purchase. After this time, we may need to cancel the sale & release the item to other shoppers unless we have made an alternative agreement with you.

We accept Paypal because it allows you to pay safely & securely with any credit card while protecting your information & your purchase. Should you prefer another payment method, please contact us prior to purchase so we can arrange for it.
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 & may 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 do take custom orders for stands in certain colors or themes. Just convo us so we can create a special listing just for you.

* We do offer a 15% discount when purchasing more than one stand in a single purchase. Convo us for a private coupon code to use at checkout.

* We are not able to recreate a stand identical to one that has sold. All of our stands remain one of a kind always. We may be able to create something similar for you, through our custom order process. Please allow at least 90 days lead time.

* Clients will receive information on our High Tea for Alice High Society program with their first delivery.

* We have not yet sold our stands in boutiques. But if you are in Southern California, we would love to hear from you.

* 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 may 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 do not rent our china pieces out, but someday might consider it. If you are in Southern California & are interested in tea party china rental, do get in touch.