You may remember my previous post about Nashville sister companies Knobstoppers and Cake Vintage Table & Home and how a brainstorming session with some vino involved produced the question, “Wouldn’t that doorknob make a great wine stopper?”  Bingo—a million dollar idea and a million dollar company is born.

Fast forward to the present where they are making serious inroads in the gift and accessory market.  Their new venture Cake Vintage Table & Home is smokin’ with retailers like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and NapaStyle carrying the line.

In fact, Anthropologie just gave them the nod and said, “We want to partner with you in a big way.”

Their whimsical gift items like guest towels, hostess aprons and dessert plates are staples of the store and make perfect gifts for almost any occasion.  What we are so excited about is their new line of Kitchen papers for serving, including placemats, napkins and recipe books. The doilies we all loved under our grandmothers’ desserts have been retrofitted and re-designed.  Add a little modern bling to your look and use these for bridal showers, hostess gifts and your own personal parties.

One huge advantage of Cake Vintage Table & Home is the pricing; everything is super-affordable.  What I love most about all of their designs is they are both nostalgic and chic in the same breath.

If you’re like me, your social calendar is starting to ramp up, so plan to stock up with a variety of goodies to give as a small “happy” to say thank you.  With over 20 items to choose from, all at under $20, you can put together a gorgeous gift basket for under $50.

If you love their paper goods, then you will go bonkers for the lighting.  The “tea party” light will be in the Anthropologie catalog– it’s got that Alice in Wonderland meets Elton John feel that I can see it in many settings, from your daughter’s bedroom to a wonderful butler’s pantry.  Their lighting collection is created from vintage doorplates, flatware, and other vintage pieces.

Cake Vintage Table & Home and Knobstoppers share the same roof and this means one destination for you get 20% off this month!  Out of town?  Shop online and get 20% off with the code Styleblueprint20. While I was in their store Angie said, “I would love for your readers to see our new store. Why don’t we give the first 100 persons who visit a free placemat set.”   Great idea!

Liza and I gave these away as door prizes at our consignment sale last year and everyone was seriously conflicted—should I keep them for myself or give them away as a hostess gift?  With over 50 sheets in each pad, and seven designs, this is a real treat at $20.  But, we all love FREE!

Paper placemat pads

For those of you who love china (OK, I have four sets of china; that would be me!), Cake Vintage Table & Home has tons of patterns including dinner and dessert dishes.  It’s perfectly fine to mix up your china and silver patterns in one place setting.  Why not?  It’s like adding layers to your outfit – each layer reflects your personal style.   With tons of patterns to choose from, Cake Vintage Table & Home gives you an affordable outlet to create your own look.

Also, Cake Vintage offers an extensive collection of vintage silver-plated flatware, trays, teapots and other accessories including hand made linens.

What a great idea for a wedding gift—a basket of dessert plates, placemats and silver- plated dessert forks.

Don’t forget KnobStoppers (vintage doorknob wine stoppers) for the men in your life. Their vintage doorknob wine stoppers, pool ball and golf ball stoppers make  great stocking stuffers.

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Cake Vintage Table & Home and Knobstoppers can be found at 1707 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203.  For those of you who have lived here a while, it’s where the old Porter Paints was – on that section of Broadway that  forks off towards 21st Avenue.