Although I celebrated my birthday with a tea in a restaurant nearby, I simply had to make some cupcakes. You never know who might visit unexpectedly! I always enjoy preparing the cakes. They are easy to make and always look and taste good.
I found some lovely old tea plates by Royal Albert on Marktplaats recently (the Dutch Ebay). When I had a closer look I realised they resembled the PIP plates my daughters gave me for my birthday last year. It's funny how things that were once populair, often become trendy again years later. Look at Laura Ashley. The brand was hot in the 70s and 80s with their floral patterns. Now it's Caths Kidston and Greengate that are very popular with the same thing really.
The porcelain of Royal Albert brings back good memories. I can still remember my mother collecting them when I was a child. Because they were terribly expensive, she bought one cup at a time. Although I liked the mens teacup 'Forget-me-not' very much, I thought the rest was rubish. How things can change when you get older :-)! Is there any china you particularly like?
Have a lovely wednesday!
Lieve groet, Madelief x