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This circa-1775 Irish silver cake ring ($7500) was crafted by John Craig, and is obviously more money than most people would ever spend on a cake ring (or most household accessories). However, we're not interested in using this item as a cake ring. If you'll remember, the last few How Would You posts, that's not how this Casa post works. Instead, I'm asking you to think outside the home-decorating box and find alternate uses for traditional home accents and furniture pieces.

How would you rework this antique cake server so it serves a different decorating or practical function in your home? Leave a comment below and let me know where you'd put this ornate piece.


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wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
i use fruit as table decor.. you could fill this with lemons as a nice centerpiece on a food-service table!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 9 years
Cocochic - the lamp idea is fierce. But I would make it a bedside lamp rather than a pendant, and first line it with something to soften the light. I have a weird pet peeve about being able to see the light bulb in a lamp. Can you imagine if you could get it to revolve, and have it in a kids room? So cool.
beccaismert87 beccaismert87 9 years
it would be a gorgeous plant stand!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
I would put a huge hurricane in the middle of that with a gorgeous blazing candle for the holiday
Catipa Catipa 9 years
I think it would look great on its own. It is a beautiful piece of art.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
What a beautiful piece! I would use it base for large candles.
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 9 years
I would flip it over and line the inside with clear acetate. I turned my computer over and it still looks cool upside down =). Then I would fill it 3/4 full with vase filler and stick all my makeup brushes in it. I've spent so much money on brushes, they might as well look hot.
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 9 years
I think it's beautiful. I would use it as a centerpiece for either my dining room table or buffet.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I def. would place nice vases, or plants on this!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I would find a plate or bowl to sit on the inside and design a centerpiece.
Nickey Nickey 9 years
It would be a great candle stand or perfume stand. Flowers could go on top or you could put some trinkets on top to make it a nice centerpiece for a dining or end table.
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
Oh, haha. I didn't realize this is supposed to be used to present food, so I guess my suggestion isn't so novel. Whoops! I will have to think about this some more.
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
I would attatch a light and hang it as a pendant lamp. The shadows would be gorgeous!
madbain madbain 9 years
I love the idea of putting candles or perfume on top. It would make a lovely extra level on a vanity. It would also be a nice stand for a special photograph, or an urn.
emalove emalove 9 years
I would definitely not use it for anything's too pretty. I'd either put a pretty plant or vase of flowers on top, or I'd use it on my vanity and put my prettiest little jewelry boxes and ring stands on top.
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
I would put a piece of round glass on the top to create a small stand. Then, you can use it to display a gingerbread house, or some other decoration that you would like people to notice. Plus, you can hide a super-secret present inside until Christmas morning. After the holidays, use it as a stand for other baked goods - I always have some around to share, and this way they won't go unnoticed in the kitchen.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
I would say some pillers with some sort of garnish around it, what we country folk call a "gathering".
anned anned 9 years
I think I would put candles on the top, or even better, put my perfume bottles on it!
Lilhighlander Lilhighlander 9 years
OMG! I love this! I think it would make a georgous base for a plant that draped over just a wee bit. Or you could use it as a stand for a lamp to add extra height or lift the light. It's just lovely!
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