Of all the charming little boutiques I visited in New Zealand, my favourite might just be Madame Fancy Pants, where I first discovered these delightful dishes by Auckland artist Rachel Carley. I also met shop owner Claire, who directed me to a fascinating exhibiton at the Museum of City and Sea where I spent a pleasant afternoon learning all about Wellington's history. More on that later... for now, I'm still swooning over these delicate pastel plates and dishes. Don't you just love the sweet scalloped edges and heart shapes? The only thing missing is some cupcakes and cucumber sandwiches.