However, several years ago this glass cake stand was given to my parents by my grandmother. Assuming my grandmother had simply downsized her kitchen, I never really asked about it.
The other day, while flipping through an old Real Simple, I came across an article about cake stands and thought the subject would make for a cute blog post. I snapped a couple quick pictures of my fav cake stand and decided to e-mail my grandma to see if she had a fun little memory I could include.
It turns out that this cake stand was a wedding gift to my (very German speaking) great, great grandmother, who lived with my grandfather's family until she passed away. After making several family trees...and crunching the number for a few minutes, I believe this makes the cake stand at least 80 years old!