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  • I recently came into possession of this curious item:

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At first I wasn’t sure what it was but my mum’s partner (who is an antique dealer) informed me that it was a collapsible cake stand!

It’s such a cute and unusual item – I love it!

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As well as being perfect for afternoon tea, the fact this cake stand is collapsible and has a handle means it is perfect for taking on posh picnics too!

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And of course it would make a fabulous centre piece at a vintage tea party!

I love collecting china tea cups.  This is one of my favourites:

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… and I found this one at Portobello Market:

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Flea markets are a great place to find cute cups..

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… and they’re not just for tea…

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I love to fill teapots with cocktails and serve the drinks out of teacups – perfect for a girls’ night in!

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They also make cute jewellery holders!

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I use mine to store hinges and screws which I remove from furniture when it is being painted!

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No vintage tea party would be complete without my Mary Rose Young teapot – I just love her creations! Check out http://maryroseyoung.com/ if you haven’t heard of her!

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I also love collecting cute saucers and plates.  I started buying vintage, mismatched crockery for a dinner party years ago and haven’t stopped since!

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As you can see, I have acquired quite a collection.  I really should stop adding to it but when I see something pretty I just can’t help myself!

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