My haul of foodie presents 20114

Posted on December 26, 2011 by ChristieFood News

A few weeks ago I went to a vintage fair in Marrickville with my mum and sister. I’m always on the lookout for beautiful table wear I can use to style food and there were lots of nice things at the fair.

However, Christmas was approaching, and I was spending my pennies on gifts so decided not to buy anything. My mum and sister sneakily noticed what I looked at and purchased them while I wasn’t looking. How nice!?

The kidney shaped cabbage leaf serving plate is vintage Spode. I absolutely love the texture (close up picture below) and can imagine so many different uses for it. Thanks sis!

The pastel ceramic ramekins with handles are by Diana Pottery and are iconic 1950s ovenware that were actually made in Marrickville. They are going to be perfect for creme brûlée, souffle and even just for serving – I’m thinking little tapas dishes or ice cream would look very cute.

Mum revealed that she is constantly on the lookout for tableware featuring figs and cherries. She says it is very difficult to find! That’s why she was very pleased to present me with a set of eight Pomona pastry forks with different fruits on them – two of which are figs and cherries (close up view above). Thanks mum, I love these!

Hubby got me this awesome Brabantia bread bin which fits perfectly on my bench and solves my annoying problem of having nowhere handy to store my bread!

On top is a mug one of my best friends from the UK got me, it’s an Emma Bridgewater original. There is also a matching ‘Best Dad’ one for hubby (not pictured). I’m not sure if I am the best ever mum, but I’m trying as hard as I can. Thanks Celine!

OK, I know this one isn’t food, but it is indirectly food-related. Did you know that SK II skincare is a byproduct of Japanese sake production? Yep, you read that right – sake, the Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverage.

Apparently, they noticed that elderly men and women who worked at the sake factory had super soft and youthful looking hands, even though the rest of their bodies aged normally. The secret ingredient is Pitera and I’m willing to give it a try. Hey, a girl can dream! Big thanks to hubby for this surprise pressie as I am always banging on about wanting to try this expensive brand.

What great presents did you get? 

Christie x
  • Gail H.

    Love all your pressies! What a haul! I especially love the pastel ramekins; can’t wait to see what you’ll cook up in them :)

  • InTolerant Chef

    Great pressies! Very thoughtful indeed! I got a new shun knife from hubby, but have banned him from using it as I want first go :) only 6 months before I start back at work part time!

    • Thanks Gail. Me too! :)
      Exciting on both counts InTolerant Chef!

  • Lucky you…Your pressies look great! I got a few cookbooks, and a couple of types of truffle…In among the obligatory clothes!

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