I love vintage china. Especially vintage tea sets. I've got vintage tea cups, saucers, plates, cake stands covering practically every surface in my house. But the one thing I didn't have until now was a vintage tiered cake stand. How I've yearned for one! How I've trawled ebay drooling at the ones for sale! I've even turned down the Big Man's suggestion of buying me a new white china one from the shops. I wanted a vintage one. One with history and gorgeous delicate flowers.
Last week I went into town with the Wee Man and made my customary visit to the charity shops. My adrenaline went into full gear when I spotted this gorgeous beauty in the charity shop window. I'm ashamed to say I practically dragged the Wee Man into the shop without his feet touching the ground.
A quick grab of the cake stand and it was mine. Mine I tell you. All mine!
It's Old Foley James Kent and has the most beautiful pale blue border and gorgeous, delicate flowers in the centre.
Not even in my dreams could I have dreamed of a cake stand as perfect as this one. To say I am pleased is an understatment. And to top it all off it was only £12. Bargain or what?!
It now has pride of place on my dresser and I have changed where I sit at the dinner table, so I can stare at it whilst I eat dinner. Obsessed? Me?
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