Last week I happened upon this lovely plate in a local charity shop.
I have to admit that I had a bit of a 'Homer Simpson' moment and it took a few seconds for it to sink in what this plate actually was.
You see, at the moment I have my eye out for pretty vintage side plates to go onto a spare bit of wall above the front door and I thought I'd stumbled across another lovely to add to the collection.
Hooray, I thought, and then looked closer with dismay. Oh no, there is a hole in the middle of the plate, what a shame....
Yep, wait for it.......wait a few more seconds......probably a few more... (image of me still staring vacantly at plate hole...), and then....
AAAaaaHhhhhhhhhhhhhAhhhaaaahhhhhhhh....(choir of angelic voices can be heard, ray of light from above shining down on....ok am I going too far with this??...........) and then the penny dropped....
A cake stand plate!
Just what I have (completely forgotten about ) been looking for.
A couple of months ago I noticed a large crack in a glass plate cake stand that had been given to me as a hen party gift by a lovely friend who presented it to me laden with yummy cupcakes....Mmmmm.
The plate had to be turfed but I kept the metal stand in the hope that I would be able to find a replacement plate. And here it was staring me in my (slightly slow on the uptake) face.
I'm no pottery expert but the plate is relatively old, perhaps 30's /40's/ 50's? And has the makers mark, 'HT & sons made in England' but so far I have not been able to find anything out about them.
No matter, it's a lovely plate, fits so well onto the Laura Ashley plate stand and was only £4!
I'm so happy to fix something treasured (and used often!) but broken and mix the old with the new!
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