Monday, June 18, 2012

Enjoy Every Day

My home has been filling up with cake stands and I have to say I am gaining so much pleasure from seeing something lovely that I created gracing my home. To think that many of these plates were stored away in cupboards or on the back shelves of op shops until I discovered them and now they have been repurposed to be used again. The pretty mismatched floral tier on the left was purchased at at our market stall this weekend by a gentleman as a Christmas gift for his wife (how organized is he!) I hope she likes her cake stand and enjoys it every day and not just on special occasions.

 But they do make lovely gifts for special occasions. This stand was filled with sweet treats, heart shaped chocolate brownies, truffles, marshmallows and strawberries. It was our gift for the bride and groom at a wedding that we attended recently. I thought it would go onto the dessert table and included a little card to let them know that the stand was a gift and didn't need to be returned. It actually ended up on the bridal table! What a delight that was. I'm hoping that this stand will be used on lots of occasions as they are a very hospitable young couple and that it will always remind them of their wedding day!

I'm loving the sentiments of one television ad showing on Australian television at the moment and I just had to share it with you. It's very clever and creative marketing but it is rather lovely and just happens to be for a certain brand of quality English tea. Girls if you love beautiful things and are inclined to use one of your pretty teacups for your daily cuppa you are going to love this ad! My husband is not allowed to change the channel if this ad comes on! My favourite part is so reflective of my new little business when it asks 'Why do we keep beautiful things hidden in cupboards gathering dust and save the best stuff for our guests?'

Hope you enjoy watching this and that you take some time this week to 'enjoy every day' - wear that dress, use that special teacup and do something for you. Even better invite over a friend and make her day special too!


Joolz said...

That ad is so true! I must say, I use all my good mugs and plates and we are loyal Twining's drinkers. I love Chai, Peppermint, Kevin Rudd's Afternoon Tea, Lady Grey and Earl Grey...
I think your cake stands are just wonderful - getting some of those old plates out of the cupboard and onto a table again.

Cheers - Joolz

Meg said...

Your cake stands are delightful and a brilliant idea! I love your very thoughtful wedding gift too.

Unknown said...

Your plate stands are so lovely, I bought the stand pieces you recommended - now I need to find some plates and I am going to make one each for my MIL 2 SIL and myself.

africanaussie said...

Mmm I have been meaning to organize an afternoon tea in the garden with some friends.... thanks for the reminder to get out the beautiful teacups.

Camille said...

What a lovely post Ann! I *love* that you took a tiered cake/candy server to that wedding! SO creative! :)

I agree...ever day use is best for such things. I think you have a wonderful business idea going!



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