Thursday, January 8, 2009

Everyday Dishes

Where does the time go? I don't know how some of you get so much accomplished. I feel like I am always behind; wanting and needing to do more. I need to become a better time manager this year. I feel like I have been busy, but really couldn't think of anything to blog about. Sometimes I have too many ideas floating around in my head. This week, nothing.

So, I am going to blog about my "everyday" dishes. I do have a beautiful set of white ironstone. I've maybe used it twice. I don't have fancy china. I have everyday dishes. A few months ago I got tired of the ones I had been using. They were a sage green set from WalMart several years ago. Then my sweet friends gave me these as a moving present. Actually, they gave me four dinner plates and four salad plates (there is also red, but the page isn't showing them). Later my husband surprised me with the bowls and mugs. I love them! But it is only a set of four.

I set out to find something that would maybe coordinate with the Daily Bread dishes. One day at the thrift store I came across these great white and yellow plates. I maybe paid a quarter each for them. They are the same color of yellow as the Daily Bread dishes. Now, I know they are a different style, but I still think they could work together on a table.
On a separate trip, quite some time later I found three yellow cups - a nickel each! Then, just last month I was at Goodwill in another town and found four saucers.
The dinner plates have this stamped on them. The cups and saucers just have the USA.

When I bought the yellow cups there were also two green ones. They happen to be the same shade of green as my Daily Bread set. I also found four of these bowls. The yellow isn't quite the same and they are pretty shallow. I am still on the lookout for some different bowls and of course, any of the other pieces to add to the "set". Let me know if you spot them anywhere.

This is what I love about thrifting! You never know when you will find something you "need." Different towns. Different stores. But it all comes together. And for very little money! It just takes a little time and a little patience.

{"Give us today our daily bread." Matthew 6:11}


5 comments:

the voice of melody said...

Love the yellow dishes! It's such a pretty and happy color. :)

bec4 said...

What a great collection. I love a variety of dishes. My everyday (and only) dishes are all white. I have had them for quite awhile and now I am looking at thrift stores for some other pieces to add to them--maybe a little color.

Gypsy Mermaid said...

hey what awesome dishes! love the crown on the back of them! big mermaid hugs
toodles-
sarah

Linda said...

Thanks, glad I got that problem fixed. No, my daughter went to Central in Pella. It is a private 4 year liberal arts Dutch Reformed college. $32,000 per year plus books. I love the college and the town; with its Dutch chocolate and Dutch lace and Dutch bakeries and windmills. But for some reason she was not happy there at all. Today she started to community college and had to break tracks through the snowdrifted roads to get there. But she made it safely. We have a 2 hour late start for school again and another blizzard to come through tonight. I certainly wish I could send you our snow too. Have a great day. Linda

Linda said...

Thanks, glad I got that problem fixed. No, my daughter went to Central in Pella. It is a private 4 year liberal arts Dutch Reformed college. $32,000 per year plus books. I love the college and the town; with its Dutch chocolate and Dutch lace and Dutch bakeries and windmills. But for some reason she was not happy there at all. Today she started to community college and had to break tracks through the snowdrifted roads to get there. But she made it safely. We have a 2 hour late start for school again and another blizzard to come through tonight. I certainly wish I could send you our snow too. Have a great day. Linda