When I was home two weeks ago, I was reminded how beautiful family is.
Simply nothing compares to being loved by a crowd of people you have known forever and ever.
For me, life is about the people and the moments, not the things. But there is still a sweet nostalgia in possessing something that was loved by someone you love. While at my mother's house, I found this pretty cake plate that she has had forever and hardly used. I coveted it a long time ago. My mother is not one for fancy things. She used to be quite a clotheshorse as a girl, and still likes nice clothing (and has been known to hoard jewellery), but she isn't one for "fancy stuff". She must wonder where I came from.
So she decided it was time to give me the pretty cake plate:
It has a platinum edge and an embossed floral border you can barely see. It is pretty but not too fancy. I wish it had a cloche, but I still love it!
Mom kept the Tupperware cake taker she has been using forever, and I took the "fancy thing".
When I got the plate home and put it in my china cabinet, it looked a little sad without a cake sitting on it. So I put these sweet little flower candles on it instead:
They look like little icing flowers and I want to eat them!
This will be an excellent excuse to make a cake more often.
(Flower candles were a gift and came from Pottery Barn!)