Again Friday - and promise of sunshine and warming temperatures clear through the end of the month.
And Five Random Things about me - well, maybe a little more than five.
I love dishes - I look for anything interesting at yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops. I rarely shop at antique stores, though we did own an antique store one time - eons ago.
1. I have sets of dishes
Serving bowl sets with berry bowls to match
A breakfast set of Dogwood dishes that belonged to my wonderful Great Aunt Elizabeth, passed on to my by my sweet cousin Linda, thank you.
A luncheon set with pansies
A set of Jadeite - it can be for sumer or for christmas - and I have many many serving pieces, plus a set of green depression glass that goes quite well with the Jadeite
My Granny's set of Desert Rose, enough to serve 12
A large set of Holly Dishes that get used all holiday long
And a set of Pyrex individual baking dishes
2. I have tea sets
This child size tea set was a gift to myself for a job promotion
A flowered tea set for spring
And a glass domed, pedestal cake plate that my son carried on the plane all the way from West Virginia for christmas one year. It is also great for springtime cupcakes. This is the first place my grandson Ben looks when he comes to visit, in case there are some cupcakes for him. What do you think?
3. I have dishes that look like an object
Twelve of these white chickens sitting on baskets, they make great jam servers, or individual dishes for scrambled eggs at brunch. I also have 6 of the larger chickens on baskets
A soup tureen that looks like a cabbage
And a cookie jar that looks like a house. Don got this for me from Sears when our oldest daughter was just two. He took her shopping and told her to keep it a secret. She came home, bursting to tell me something and she said, I'm not going to tell you what we bought, but we got you a house and a picture of words. (The picture of words was a wall hanging with a poem on it.
4. I have interesting dishes
I made these napkins with loons on them to match the black and white checked glasses
Dessert plates with botanical drawings on them
Luncheon plates with apples - I live in Washington, this is a must.
5. I have dishes for specific uses
A wooden chip and dip bowl - can be used for vegetables and dip too
A wooden basket for apples - a gift from grandson Ben and his family.
A big yellow bowl for making apple pie
And for cleaning strawberries - useful bowl.
So there you have it - Five things about me and my dishes - and there are oh so many other things I could have shown you, I have lots of dishes - chicken breakfast dishes, Loon dishes, Depression Glass in all sort of colors, Pine Cone dishes, colored Pyrex baking dishes - and more, much more. We use them all, and enjoy them so much.