I said that Steph and I were being creative with old china plates. The cake stand was just the start of it. Our main project has been tiling the fireplace in the living room with a mosaic of smashed crockery.
It was great fun to do and I love the end result. So much nicer than the nondescript brown tiles that were there before. It was also a frugal makeover as Steph found the plates as a job lot and they cost less than new tiles from B&Q would have done.
Steph has gone back home to Sunderland now with my young nephew and niece and I miss them already.