Sunday, 11 September 2011


For my birthday, my birthday buddy at school brought in a delicious homemade pavlova with strawberries and passionfruit and cream and it was just delightful.  She brought in the pavlova on a very very cool old pavlova plate that had the recipe in the middle and you bake the pav on the plate in the oven and serve it up on it too, great idea if you ask me because moving a big pavlova can sometimes be a bit tough.  I oohed and ahhed over the plate (and the pavlova) and my workmate told me that she had been gifted the plate when she was 16 and had been using it ever since.  She'd be in her 50's now.

A couple of weeks later I was heading off to do my food shopping and peered in the window of my local oppie as I went past, only to see a plate exactly the same sitting on a shelf!  Well, I raced straight in and picked it up for just $5, as well as a couple of pairs of old knitting needles for a dollar each.  What a lucky coincidence that was!  I haven't used the plate yet, will have to find an occasion to make a pavlova soonish though!

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Vintage Sweetheart said...

What a cool coincidence! I'm sure you will find a great occasion to make a yummy pavlova.

E :)

Anonymous said...

I've seen this plate before, great find!

2paw said...

Kismet!! I have a vague memory of seeing this plate years ago at someone's house. I am looking forward to your very own pav on a plate soon!!

Sally said...

That is just brilliant. I love it when things in the universe line up all nice like that. Too good. Makes the pav. plate even more special... because it was meant to be.

Catherine said...

That is so cool, you were definitely meant to have that plate. Now you'll just have to make an excuse to make pavlova now:)