Cake Stands as Functional Decor

A few years ago I remember seeing this exact image on a design blog and I fell in love with it.  Cake stands for your landing strip?  Genius!

I never did try this out but I was thinking of buying a crisp white ceramic one from Martha Stewart for this:

Now I realize it’s a bit of a silly trend because I’d reduce my prized landing strip space.  (And I think I was too distracted by the colors of the  lamp and decorative vase!)  Oh well.  I’ll stick with a pretty bowl for my keys.

It’s a nice idea in print.  But maybe for expansive (and not to mention bare) landing strips only.