Sunday, 2 October 2011

Pretty New Things!

New is a relative term for some of these - the three small plates were picked up at a local Antiques Fair. I'm guessing that they are all pre-1950s.

 When we got home from the Antiques Fair - hot and tired after the hottest September day on record - a mysterious parcel was waiting for me. I wasn't expecting anything, and couldn't initially find any trace of the sender on the box. Inside, well padded with bubble wrap, was another box and still no sign of a sender. This box revealed the lovely cake stand in the photo - a limited edition for Waitrose in celebration of Summer 2011. I vaguely remember entering a few competitions on the Waitrose website - this must have been from one of them, although I would have expected an email to let me know it was on the way.

It will take a lot of baking to fill such a large cakestand, although it could be assembled with just two tiers if necessary.

9 comments:

Chele said...

A lovely little collection there Suelle. Happy baking ;0)

Foodycat said...

Well that'll sort out your fancy-presentation-for-pictures issues! That cake stand is lovely!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

wow, lucky you!... random gift delivery is always a welcome thing eh? I love the square plate, very chic!

Jude said...

How lovely! And what a nice surprise.

Brownieville Girl said...

What a nice surpries to come home to!!

Love your antique haul too.

Hanna said...

The cake stand is beautiful, but the oblong dish is more so! Very unusual!

Choclette said...

Surprise parcels are such fun. Congratulations on your win - it's a lovely cakestand. The green eyed monster is making an appearance!

Baking Addict said...

Congratulations on winning the cake stand. The plates and cake stand look gorgeous... jealous? no! ;)

snowy said...

Love them all.
Congratulations on winning the cake stand.