Q: My grandmother's birthday is coming up and this year I know exactly what to get her. She's been looking for a three-layered cake rack, like you use for tea. She would really like one with removable plates so that it would be easier to wash.
I've found some like this, but they are super modern with chrome and straight lines. My grandmother loves more traditional things. Do you have any good ideas of where I might find one? I'm dying to have a spring tea!
Sent by Emily
Editor: Emily, the nice thing about the racks with removable plates is that you can insert whatever sort of plates you want! What about getting this simple yet traditional rack from Sur La Table, and adding some pink-sprigged plates, or old-fashioned vintage plates from a thrift store?
• Three-Tiered Plate Stand, $29.95 at Sur La Table
Readers, any other good tips for Emily?
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