Monday, July 18, 2011

Cake stands and another giveaway!

It's Monday and I have a new banner and another chance at a LD gift certificate for you but first let me tell you about this store that we visited on Sunday. It's super cool!

We had arranged to meet some friends for dinner at Santa Barbara, a 2 hours drive north from where we were staying in Anaheim. Instead of spending an entire day at a theme park, we decided to head north early and make several small stops along the way.


One of these stops was Bountiful in Venice, CA. The window display of cake stands, stacked one on top of the other, was a sight to behold. We were excited to check out the store.


Once inside, we found even more cake stands


Lots and lots of cake stands


Even though this store was packed full of interesting things like these antique tins


and these cool chandeliers,


and these fun matchboxes,


all I could think about were the cake stands. Here are some more pictures of them:





Aren't they beautiful?

The store is kinda pricey but the things in there are so cool! The folks running the store is also super friendly. If you are in the Venice, CA area, this store is definitely worth a visit.

Now that I've shared a part of my vacation with you, let's play another round of "Where in the world is Jin Yong?"


While driving northbound, we did make a stop at a theme park. Leave a comment below and tell me where we went and you could win a $5 Lettering Delights gift certificate! It's for fun and you will not be penalized if your guess is wrong. Your entry will still be counted. The winner will be drawn and announced when I return from vacation. 

If you had not put in your entry for the first 3 giveaways, there is still time to do so. Just click on the links below to go to the correct post and place a comment to put in your entry. Good Luck!






87 comments :

  1. Hmmmm - Universal Studios??

    Oh wow - that store is amazing - how on earth did you manage to move around in there without knocking one of those displays down????

    Glad you are having a lovely time

    Hugs

    Rx

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  2. Other than some type of TV studios, I haven't a clue, but I am still in awe of the cake stands. And, your picture angles of the store are amazing. Definitely not a place for a cat.

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  3. Universal Studios ... haven't been there in YEARS. I'm sure it has changed quite a bit. Have fun on the remainder of your vacation.

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  4. Absolutely no idea! Love the cake stands though. I often look at cake stands, but a little voice asks where I'll keep it...

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  5. Not sure but I am guessing Universal Studios.
    By the way the store looks awesome!! I would be so afraid I would knock one of the displays down. Eek
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  6. Universal Studios! Did you take your kids in there? I would have heart failure because I know they would knock something over. My daughter knocked over a stack of christmas ornament candles at Bath & Body Works one year. She was horrified - but learned her lesson!

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  7. Definitly Universal studios.

    I just LOVE colored glass, and those cake stands were lovely.

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  8. OooOoOooOoo Love the mustache boxes....!!!! You are at Universal Studios!!!!

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  9. I'm guessing Universal Studios... I hope you went on the Jurassic Park ride! And that store is just gorgeous, I'd be so scared to break something!

    -rwk
    http://rwkrafts.blogspot.com/

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  10. Universal Studios!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Bev.

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  11. I couldn't tell you where you went. but I am soooo fasinated at all those cake stands.... Sounds like you had a wonderful time....
    thank you for the chance to win.

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  12. Not sure but holy cake stand. I wonder what the cost of some of those were. What a lovely trip. cma21317atsbcglobaldotnet

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  13. Universal Studios. Wow, thoses cake stands are amazing! I wouldn't want to take my kids in there!!!

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  14. Wow, it's a beautiful store. Thanks for share with us.

    Indira

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  15. Universal studios, I believe. You must have bought the city pass. That's what we did last year when we were in California. So fun!

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  16. Ummmm...Universal Studios?
    I would have loved to see the cake stand store!! The Pink one caught my eye....and those tins!!! WOW!! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for sharing hun!!!
    Hugs...Kathy

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  17. Since she hasn't been by to comment yet, I think I'll say Knott's Berry Farm! (-: (tee-hee)...

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  18. Universal Studios and I think I saw a couple of my old cake stands I sold in a garage sale in that lot of cake stands. Who knew they could travel from Michigan to CA?
    Sounds like a great trip!
    mmmoffitm@yahoo.com

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  19. Universal for sure!

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  20. Universal Studios! So glad you are having so much fun!

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  21. Universal studio, looks like your family haveing great time on vacation.

    melissa southerngirl32@hotmail.com

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  22. my guess is Universal Studios!! we did that one too - I loved the mummy ride!! Did you try the Simpsons ride out?
    ikennic at q dot com

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  23. Universal Studios Hollywood! Right near where I grew up. Yes, I grew up in Hollywood. Hope you are having fun vacation!

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  24. Universal Studios (I had to look it up)
    :) x

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  25. Universal Studios - California. We went to the one in Florida last summer to see the new Harry Potter land which was cool.

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  26. Universal Studios. Always wanted to visit California.

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  27. Universal Studios......and I can see a project themed with Cakes Stands coming up on return from your vacation!!!

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  28. Universal Studios! :)

    And I am so glad you shared that cakestand store. My jaw litteraly dropped at the sight! I've now added this store to my "Must See" list.

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  29. I can't believe you took your kids in there! All I can see happening is my kids making them all fall like dominoes! LOL

    Are you visiting universal studios?

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  30. Universal Studios, would be my guess. LOL I would LOVE to go to the cake stand store, I have my own small collection of cake stands, this would be a great place to add to my collection!! I hope y'all are having a fantastic time.

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  31. Universal Studios. And what a cool store! I'm such a klutz though, I'd knock down one of those stand-towers just by walking in the door :)

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  32. Universal Studios I'm sure...we'll be taking the same vacay soon!!

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  33. Looks like Universal Studio. I am sure they have changed that a lot since I was there.

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  34. Looks like Universal Studios to me. Love the store in Venice, funky and fun.

    Have fun!

    LA

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  35. Universal Studios! Looks like you are having fun!!
    Maria
    mdowner at swnebr dot net
    http://mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  36. Universal Studios--I've actually been there myself!

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  37. Looks like it must be Universal Studios! Loved those pretty blue cake stands, but I think that store was cake stand overkill!

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  38. Universal Studios.

    Love the cake stands, but I was thinking, "Oh my goodness, I am such a klutz, with my luck I would trip and fall,knocking them all to the ground in a million pieces!" I would not want to see the bill for that!

    Have fun, I am enjoying your trip virtually.

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  39. universal studios!
    conley25@aol.com

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  40. I'm going with Universal!

    I love the chandeliers. I'm on a crystal craze right now. If I could I'd put one in every room in the house!
    angeli08 at yshoo dot com

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  41. Love the matchboxes. My guess is Universal Studios.

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  42. Universal studios? I was there years ago and LOVED it. I also went to the one in Florida, but I think the CA one is more authentic.

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  43. Universal Studios, great pictures.

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  44. Having fun at Universal Studios! Thanks for the info on the cake stand shop, so many too choose from.

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  45. I want to say Warner Bros Studio, but they don't have a theme park built around the tour, so Universal Studios it is, lol.

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  46. Looks like Universal Studios to me!

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  47. I love Universal Studios, always different every time you go. I hope you had a great time!!

    Jody :-)

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  48. Could it be Universal Studios? Why yes it is. Hope you are have some major fun!!
    cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

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  49. Universal Studios?!? if so I guessed correctly yesterday! :O) Tomorrow maybe Knotts Berry Farm? By the way, those are some GREAT pictures! I swear my vacation pictures never look that good!

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  50. Universal Studios! I would be totally stressed walking in that shop with kids in tow! :)

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  51. My guess is Universal Studios.

    http://stampingatthelake.blogspot.com/

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  52. This is a complete guess but I think Universal Studios.

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  53. universal studios?! :)

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  54. Universal Studios, very fun!

    JessicaL
    CraftyRktSci.blogspot.com

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  55. Universal Studios. How fun!!!
    Pauline
    Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

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  56. How about Universal Studios..
    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  57. Universal studios!

    Those cake stands are amazing!!

    Jamie
    Oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  58. I'm guessing 6 Flags just to be different.

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  59. Universal Studios! I have not been in a long time.

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  60. Universal Studios :)

    AETucker7 at gmail dot com

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  61. My guess is Universal Studios. Love all of those cake stands! Too pretty.

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  62. Ahhh! That store looks like Heaven!!! Universal Studios?

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  63. Universal Studios! That is a great place:)

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  64. Universal Studios! What a great vacation you are having.
    Did your hubby enjoy the cake stand store as much as you and your girls?
    Alison
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

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  65. Universal Studios! Love the cake stands. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Kathy Ann
    kat1890(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Universal studios is my guess! I love those cake stands! They are beautiful!

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  67. Universal Studios? Last time I was there they had Jaws on display.

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  68. My guess would be Universal Studios. I would love to win the gift certificate!

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  69. Universal Studios. I've been to the one in FL and loved it. I also loved the bright red cake stands in your picture!!

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  70. Universal Studios!
    Love those cake stands, too!

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  71. Universal Studios, CA! Gotta love the ET Ride there!!! Hope you had a great time!!

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  72. Universal Studios!!! It's been a long time since I've been there!

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  73. Love those cake stands!! You are at Universal Studios in Hollywood!! Did you like the King Kong 3D tour? I love it!

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  74. Maybe Universal Studios. Wow that store was awesome with all of the cake stands. looks like a super cool store.

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  75. Universal Studios. I love the cake stands. Last year I begged for one for Christmas....and got it. They are just so fun.

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