The lure of the chase – when a pal of mine was looking out for a whole load of cutsie kitchanalia in the form of coffee and tea cups with matching saucers, cream jugs, tea and coffee pots and cake stands. she was sucouring all the local charity shops and many a weekday was spent visiting different towns for organised charity shop blitzes.
The need for all this activity was a promise to hold a charity tea and coffee morning with all the proceeds going to a local hospice. A very laudible cause one shouts – and the idea was brilliant. Who doesn’t love a home made cake and coffee morning. But getting the crocks to serve the tea, coffee and cakes on was quite another matter. It did bring to her attention though the miriad of sites that are online dedicated to the art of sourcing chic bakery goods and fabulous kitchen items – sheer heaven.