Y'all know I NEEDED some new plates, right? Look at these plates I got at an estate sale Saturday. They were a deal, because there were 7 plates. I assume one had been broken. There are 4 different scenes of village cottages on these plates. I had to go ahead and use them on my table, because I still haven't found a place to put them in the cabinets! They are currently in my dishwasher, so now I HAVE to find a place for them before I unload the dishwasher. I am going to have to get rid of SOMETHING! I don't drink coffee, but my husband does. I told him the other day he needs to quit drinking coffee, so I can get rid of the coffee mugs and have another shelf for plates, but he didn't show any interest in giving up his coffee for more plate space!
I served a stew-type dish in a clear glass bowl on top of these plates. When I serve this recipe, some of my family like to add a little relish on top. I used my childhood Camark Pottery cup and my mother's toothpick holder for the relish.
You are not going to believe this ... Laurie is posting a craft! I wish I could say that I had come up with this idea and then crafted it (well, I guess I could say it, but I'm not going to). I bought somebody else's craft at an estate sale! (Aren't I crafty?) When I saw these at the sale, I realized that the price on them was less expensive than the materials would be for me to make them. I also realized that they wouldn't be difficult to make. The crafter had cut a round piece of fabric and glued layers of faux leafs to it. So, that's MY craft project!!! Now, please don't tell me that y'all have already made these years ago!
Look at this-- even the backs of my new plates are cute!
[Flatware} purchased at estate sale long ago; Stemware}our "every day" wedding selection (that was back when everything was either avocado green or harvest gold!); napkin rings}I think Pier One a year or so ago; napkins}I have no idea!]
Y'all know what you do next, right? Go visit our lovely hostess, Susan at Between Naps On the Porch, so you can get links to tablescapes all over Blogville. As always, I just "luv" having you visit my blog. I am so proud to be a part of a group who support each other with words and in prayer, and who have responded to pleas on several blogs to send cards to Amy (see my previous post). What a caring community this is! I know our little corner of Blogville must have THE BEST BLOGGERS in Cyberland!