We went to the very first West Norwood Feast yesterday. Apparently the area is going to become a festival of pop-up culture once a month and given it's easy to get to, it may be quite the place to go.

There are four themed markets in various parts of the main high road; Gardeners' Corner, Artisans' Market, Food Fair and Retro Village. It's there that I bought this vintage plate cake stand. Like pick 'n' mix there was a selection of plates to choose from, all with holes punched in the centre, so you could make up your own. I only found two plates I liked but bought a drill bit to add a third layer whenever I want. That was a lot of fun!

Did you have a good weekend too?


  1. What a pretty cake stand! :)
    How lovely to have something like that to go once a month.
    Yes thanks I had lovely weekend!
    Vivienne x

  2. Oh that looks to be a fab market! Love the cake stand - particularly that bottom plate. Just bought a cake stand of my own from ebay. Of course that now means baking cakes and trying not to eat them... C.x

  3. Looks like you had a fab time and I love your purchase. Bet you can't wait to go again. BTW, there is something for you on my blog. x

  4. look's like a really nice way to spend the weekend! love the cake stand.

  5. I hope you have some old plates to practise on before you go drilling holes in your favourite china!!
    That bottom plate is so pretty.

  6. I love the idea of being able to pick your own plates and have them turned into a cake stand. Sounds like it's going to be a great event every month x

  7. What a unique idea..being able to choose your own plates for your cakestand..I love the bottom plate that you chose too..good pick! All of the different markets you have in your neighbourhood sound fantastic..I've definitely got market envy now.

  8. Oh my god - I grew up in West Norwood. I never thought it would get so hip! It looks great.

  9. After a 3 month winter break, the Feast is back and its bigger and better than ever! The sun was shinning and the music was playing, if you didn't make it don't worry the next one is on 6th May 10am-4pm. I run the make your own cake stand stall and it would be great to see you there.

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