Monday, January 10, 2011


Do you have things that you covet but can never quite bring yourself to purchase?

Mine tend to be kitchen gadgets and gizmos.

Here is a prime example:

 When my mother-in-law’s sweet parents passed away in 2004 we inherited this lovely glass cake cover. Unfortunately, I never had a cake stand that could accommodate the large size and thus our cakes were always awkwardly perched upon a plate, with the entire kitandcaboodle engulfed by the glass cover. Not so pretty.

And I thought about it every time we had a special event that required a fancy dessert. What’s the point of going to all the trouble of making a splendid confection if you can’t present it with a grand flourish? [Well, besides enjoying said delectable item]

So I bit the bullet and bought this plain white cake stand from Pottery Barn with a few gift cards that I had been hoarding.

Problem solved. Fancy desert, fancy [but not fussy] presentation.

The only problem with coveting things is that once you have something in your possession, you naturally turn your attention to wanting other things. Like the fact that my lovely cake stand comes in a smaller size…perfect as a cheese plate!

oy vey.