I am adding it to Show and Tell Friday…fun, fun)
This was also a perfect opportunity to thank her (or maybe scold her) because she got me started on a great new hunt………..
for these……..precious luncheon sets.
And wow, have I been enjoying the start of a new collection.
another one of my daily reads.
I had lots of sweet things to say about Stacey, but do you hear me screaming,”NO,” all the way from NC?
30 minutes of my work on this post just got deleted, and I having to re-do it!!!
UGH! BLOGGER!! Ok, deep breath…I am much better, thank you.
Just forget any eloquent sentence structure…it’s out the window.
I think the gist of my intent was to express that Stacey has a heart for hospitality and home making that matches my own.
I think of all the sets that I have probably passed over in my many years, but ALAS, a new day has dawned, and wait till you see what I have found in such a short time.
Here are Stacey’s….they work great for milk & cookies!
She uses them for LOTS of parties and get-togethers.
They are perfect to hold on your lap.
Below she used the plates only (under the fan) for the goodies at her daughter’s birthday tea party!
I was trying so hard to be happy for her….in a righteously covetous kind of way. 🙂
I haven’t really mentioned or done a post yet about my tea collection, but I do have an extensive collection of tea cups, saucers and teapots….lace tablecloths, candle holders…all the goodies to put together for a magical time together.
The only problem….I don’t like tea.
I have tried, really….I even went to school in England, but coffee is my queen, and she looks beautiful in these cups, as well.
The reason I bring up that fact is that deep, deep down, I adore unique dishes. I had already purchased these luncheon sets ….plates and saucers, but in a Christmas style.
Yes, it’s so fun to have a new “eye candy” camera, but I don’t know how to use it yet. I took these at midnight when my hubby was already asleep.
Beth, my camera friend with beaut-e-ous pictures, I need you. 🙂
My 13 year old is sitting here explaining to me what I did wrong last night, and why this particular pictures is blurry… I refuse to retake it, ladies…sorry.
But just think….you will all be able to watch my evolution as a photographer….just you wait.
I am a woman who loves to learn and a fire has been lit.
I found six each of the next two sets….they will be fabulous for fall.
All of them were under .75-$1.50.
I found another six of these for $1.
So often we are tempted to wait for a momentous occasion
to pull out our finery.
My most prized processions are found right here under my own roof in the form of five lively little hoodlums, so why “wait” for the right time? These plates proudly proclaim that they have served soda and Doritoes, milk and Pillsbury toaster strudels, juice and stale toast, and just this morning…..hmmmm…..I’ll savor it in silence.
In a few minutes, a mundane moment can become monumental….give it a try.
Doritos by candlelight? It’s the best.
Bedlam moment? It’s 1 am….what am I thinking?
Don’t play Russian roulette with caffeine late at night.
And the winner of the
HOMEMADE GOURMET 4 meals in 4 minutes
give away is……..
Who is the winner?!?!? 🙂
I love all your sets! I have never seen those leaf ones before. So cute! Thanks for the shout out! 🙂
I love your blog because you have a knack for putting everyday activities in a fun and exciting way! Kind of like doritoes by candlelight… 🙂
My Nana had several sets of the square luncheon plates; I wish I still had them I would send some your way!
Oh that is soooo cool! I love this dish idea. You are just too sweet to mention me. 🙂 You are on your way and it is so much fun!
Is it MEEEEE?????
I LOVE those sets and have seen the collecions of them…they are GREAT!!!
Jen, your enthusiasm is so cute! I love those little luncheon sets. I haven't seen these around in years, so how fun to start a new collection of them. I'm SO glad to see you younger girls loving homemaking & feathering your nests for your families. It's not a lost art after all, but alive and well in blogland!
My grandmother had sets of those luncheon plates – how I wish I had them now.
Your luncheon sets are beautiful and I hope you post about your teacups in the future. Have a great weekend.
I don’t collect dishes…but since I’ve started blogging there have been a few moments here and there that I’ve been tempted…and this is one of these moments…I’m not even sure why but I’m drawn to these little sets. I guess they remind me of old church parties from my youth…so if you see me heading towards one of these beauties…ya better run fast! Because I’m not afraid to fight ya for em lol
I am in NC (Triad to be kind of exact) and have recently began reading your blog and enjoying it!
I esp. want to thank you for the heads up about HT coupon tripling last week. . . I saved $40 as someone who never clipped coupons before!
(If you don’t like tea, you must try Stash’s Hazelnut Chocolate tea with a splash of milk and two or three lumps of sugar! I discovered it at “The Extra Ingredient” at the Friendly Ctr. a couple of years ago.)
I love those sets. I only have a few but they are so nice to use.
I love, love, love, your dishes!
Thanks for sharing your hilarious friendship bread story on my blog. I wish I could hear the long version. 🙂
I enjoyed your blog all about the pretty party dishes. Take care.
This is a special posting for me! Seven years ago I was in a antique shop that was selling those plates with the glass cup that goes with it. As a child, I remember my grandmother serving me my lunch on plates like that from my great grandmother. She would cut off the crust..use this special bread…make egg salad with chopped up pickles!
So when I saw it…I bought them all! I love them!
p.s. I am adding you to my blog list..I love your blog
Jen, love your luncheon sets…now look what you’ve done…I want to start collecting them, too! Like I have room for one more dish! LOL Tuesday, for Tablescape Tuesday, I’m am thinking about posting some pics of a crocheted “luncheon set” my Mom made 55 years ago. 🙂
So glad you stopped by today…love reading your blog! And now I know I’m not the only person whose up late photographing “stuff”. 🙂
I did not see any blurry pictures…they all looked beautiful!
Wish you lived closer so we could have a non-tea party and use your pretty collections!
Jen…GREAT! Hope you do participate in TT. BTW, if you want to see some of the past tablescape postings, just look at the last 5 Tuesdays of my blog…there is also a list there of some of those who have participated…it’s been a lot of fun! 🙂 Susan
Thank you for sharing you glassware. Its so fun to collect. I have I been collecting for seven years and have almost 12 piece set and extra pieces. Your set I never seen and I been all over southeast stores. Have fun adding to your set.
I love the flower one. I have not seen one like that! Beautiful collection going on there.
I have to agree that you are my must see blog. I am so enjoying your thrifty blog posts and I will be trying out CVS for the first time ever, this next week. I love your pretty sets!!!
I love those luncheon sets. That reminds me long time ago a gentlemen gave me a couple sets. I need to drag them out and actually use them. Thanks for the reminder.
Where do all of you store these beauties? I just don’t have the room!
I got my CVS card in the mail today! I have to get started!!!!
Any other tips you can give?
I have a set of 8 of these. I never knew they came in such a variety of shapes and sizes. What a fun thing to collect. I love it that you USE them. Too often we don’t use our special things.
What?!! Who won? Sneaky girl :)!! I love your sets! So beautiful–it’s amazingly fun to collect these, isn’t it? I am loving the ones with the leaf in the middle, so great for fall. And the others are lovely as well! Good for you for using them too, and not saving them for “special” occasions only. Actually, anytime you use something for your family is special, isn’t it?!
Have a blessed Saturday :),
OOH< I have several sets of four of the ones in the first picture, and I have one set of six of the ones with the grapes. I love to haul them out for "tea parties" where we don't drink tea. They make people feel special. I have NEVER seen any of the other styles, though. Cool.
I was just looking at a set of these the other day. My fleatique was selling a set of 7 or 8 for about $1 each. I nearly snapped them up because I saw Shannon’s post too and thought they would be so much fun.
I love , love, love luncheon sets!! These are adorable. They make everything so fancy and fun.
PS We sold ALL our bread at the Farmer’s Market today!!! It was a success.
I absolutely love luncheon sets! I have some too, but not nearly so many as you! You have a beautiful collection.
Oh look at all those pretties! Don’t you just love it when you find something that makes your heart beat a little faster.
Please don’t stop visiting me. I’ll try not to tempt you so much. ;~)
I love those sets! I’ve been looking for ones that have a soup bowl but no luck!