A White Plate Stand & The Born Again Baker
Thanks for all the comments about karma yesterday, I found that really interesting, especially in light of the tough times that seem to be hitting so many people at the moment. It's one thing you can control - what you do and how you treat people I guess.
Now after finding the chair the other day there was no way I thought I might find another Most Wanted item quite as quickly, but here it is, right before your very eyes...a plate stand, plain, simple and white. I don't need to tell you I thrifted this bargain and in fact there were two of them, this is the smaller one. So today I used it for a little tablescape vignette and soon will be, no doubt, not seeing much of it left as the Beach Cottage kiddos scoff it for their Afternoon Tea.
I'm always on the lookout for vintage plate stands, there aren't too many here it seems, the ones I passed up in England too sigh...but though I love the vintage ones, what I wanted was just white and clean lines to add vintage china to. What I like about them is without any fuss and palaver, you can take what really is little more than a store-bought cake, shove it on a stand and hey presto you look like the domestic diva, or in this case Queen of beach cottages.
And store-bought cake is often what we get round here, because really there is much room for improvement in this cottage for baking skills. A year ago these skills were non-existent but now I have an ever-expanding repetoire of four recipes that I can throw together in a wink of an eye (let me know any easy recipes you know of and people I mean like chuck-it-all-in-and-stir-easy)
I am a born-again-baker.
blogged for Susans wonderful tablescape event at Between Naps on the Porch - head on over there to view lots of tables looking lovely and my first time participating in Leigh's thrifty Thursday, though it might be my first I am well qualified!