Living in a tiny apartment where kitchen space is even harder to come by than closet space, it's difficult for me to justify purchases like cake plates or punch bowls. They may be the perfect pieces for those times when I pull them out every four or five months, but the rest of the time they just take up way too much precious storage space. But a cake plate and punch bowl in one? Of beautiful hand-blown glass? For only $30? This I may be able to make an exception for. Perfect for fall entertaining, this brilliantly reversible piece holds 6½ quarts of liquid, and flips to show off cakes and pies up to 9 inches in diameter.
Glass Domed Cake Plate/Punch Bowl, $30 at Williams-sonoma.com