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Tea for two…or three

8 Aug

Well this has been a busy weekend, preparation for this week’s impending Vintage at Goodwood festival has meant I have been hitting London’s markets in earnest and am now about to embark on a major plate off. Although, managed to find time for a spot of afternoon tea today, outside on the patio in the (intermittent) sunshine! I used one of the cake stands, one of my favourites with a coronation plate in the middle (click below for images) https://cariadcakestands.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/caking-and-baking/

 I love this one (and it was used today as afternoon tea was to celebrate a young man’s birthday and I thought this stand was a bit more masculine!). Here’s hoping it will find a new home and someone to entertain at the festival this weekend.

Pierre saw quite a bit of action this weekend, think I must have done about 20 miles all in all and I also went to meet my friend off the Eurostar at Kings Cross for a cup of coffee and to collect some new Parisienne plates just in time for the festival. Looking forward to making up some good ones from these, so thanks Ditte!

Now…I better be off as my whole flat is covered in plates and I need to make some and tidy the plates away before my boyfriend gets home (as he is like a giant magnet for plate breaking, he just steps into the room and the plates disintegrate before your very eyes). Although I hope that this, almost impressive in a way, skill for dropping plates and stands will improve before the weekend seeing as he is going to be my glamourous assistant on the stall this weekend.

p.s is anyone else camping at Vintage at Goodwood? My flowery tent (brings a second meaning to ‘camp’) is ready to be pitched, it hasn’t had an outing for a while!

Ooh la la lingerie

8 Jun

The cake stands got a bit of a treat last week, as they were used for a party to celebrate the launch of a new lingerie line by the very talented Myriam Girard for her label House of Girard.

Treat your eyes on http://www.houseofgirard.com/

Myriam is a french girl living in London who launched her business last year by herself, after a career change from banking, and the pieces definitely have a french feel about them – just the type of thing to wear whilst eating teeny little madeleines from your bespoke cake stand whilst entertaining guests in your boudoir…well I can dream. Check out her website, and get someone to buy you some – quick get in before everyone else does!

See some pictures below of the cake stands in their backstage role, complete with handmade madeleines (made by Myriam, she makes yummy cakes and beautiful underwear – what a brilliant combo!)