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Friday, 5 November 2010


One of the wonderful things about your husband lumping a work colleague brunch for 20 on you {i know!}, is that you get to say to him "...but I don't have the kitchenware to cater for that many..." to which he respondes "...well buy it..."

Now, this may sound like a normal thing to say, but for my husband... it's NOT. So you can imagine I was out of the house like a shot this morning to hunt for treasure.

And this is what I found...


Yes, I went a little over the top, did I not?

But it was sooooo cheap! I headed to DFO and snaffled the cake stand and gorgeous, trรจs Provincial blue coffee bowls and deep red cups for a song, then I thought I'd give Freedom a go - it's been ages since I've visited, and I cleaned up!

SO loving these amazing, classic, modern tea cups with saucers hosting a pouty-turned up lip. The matching side plates are just divine in their simplicity - and only $4.95 each!! And don't you just love the nautical red and white stripe coffee cups? $1.95 each!


These gorgeous plain tumblers were a mere $1.95 and the latte glasses (beautifully rounded, like a tulip) were just $3.95. But my favourite thing of all are the incredible, wedge-like cereal bowls - again only $4.95 each and just stunning.


And everything fits perfectly with my red and white Christmas theme this year, so Festive entertaining is also wrapped up.

Stay tuned for a post on the brunch for 20... I am big on making things super simple, and I have some really great time-cutting ideas that will still have your guests gasping.

6 comments:

Emma said...

I lOVE that cake stand!!! Where at DFO did you buy it so I can send my mum in to pick one up for me? Many thanks in advance, Emma

Dani said...

Fun! (the shopping, not the hosting)

Tania McCartney said...

LOL! I got it at a store called Form Home - which is near Monkey Mania. Only $30!! The red cups and blue coffee bowls are from there, too.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh what fun!! My husband never says "buy it" either so when he does, i go nuts too. That is totally cool, i loathe the DFO (i know you do too) but when you are on a mission . . . 'tis the place!! Love the styling, i know the event would have gone off with perfection, as only you can my love. Love it, hugs, love Posie

Emma said...

Thanks Tania! Sending mum in tomorrow!

Tania McCartney said...

Enjoy your cake stand, Em! I wish I had a mum in Sydney so I could shop at IKEA!!!! It's killing me!

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