Thursday, November 8, 2007


Wanted to tell you about a cool site that was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today.
Check it out - there are some very, very cool photos and some lovely writing. Her post for today links to the article in the Strib in case you're interested in the story behind the blog.

Below are some of the dishes and serving pieces I've been picking up over the last year or so. I love estate sales!!

I found these this summer - 8 dinner plates, 6 salad/dessert plates, and 8 mugs - in four very pretty colors - all for $10.00. They're really heavy, and the mugs keep drinks either hot or cold. They're my favorite everyday dinnerware right now.

I found these 8 dinner plates and 8 matching dessert/salad plates for $2.00. They had gunk all over them, but cleaned right up in the dishwasher.

This is the sweetest serving bowl. I just love the colors and the cut-out edge.

This is a beautiful bowl - hand-painted - made in Italy. It's like a piece of art - I have it sitting on top of my fridge in the kitchen. It's over 18 inches wide and about 4 inches deep. I LOVE it! I bought it with a ton of other items at an estate sale - got the whole pile for $15. Not sure how I sleep at night.

I love this pottery colander.

And this pottery platter is very cool.

Found this totally tarnished silver tray this summer - again, I love the cut-out edging. I have no plans to polish it - although Mark keeps offering to do it for me. Not gonna happen.

Mark came home with this plastic divided dish/tray. I haven't used it yet, but I think it will be cute next summer...for something... :)

I do love this plastic tray. I bought the dishes many years ago at Target and use them on the boat. We sometimes load up a big salad or subs or take-out and anchor somewhere on the lake to eat. It's nice to have plastic plates instead of paper - especially when a big wake hits. Plus I can just throw them in the dishwasher instead of the garbage. The tray is perfect with them.


Lynne said...

Love them all! Great finds at estate sales.

One of these days I'll post pictures of my dishes. That's a neat idea!

Trailhead said...

Wow, you got some great deals. I love the pottery colander.

Karen said...

This was fun. I love looking at pretty dishes. Now, I'm heading over to check out that link:)

Kitt said...

Wow, great finds! Love the colander.

I would be a dish-buying fiend if I didn't already have so many inherited sets. Good idea for a post!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I just love it when you can find really neat stuff at estate sales like you have! So cool! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Lynne said...

Kris - I just tagged you for a meme!

Nan - said...

I love all your treasures, and really, really liked the background view out the window!

Barbara said...

Lucky you! You have the right "eye" at the right moment when buying all these lovely dishes!! Thanks for sharing and also thank you for the link to this interesting website with the touching words and pictures!
Enjoy your weekend!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Lovely, Kris! Between these, the fabrics and the chandelier... it's obvious you gave a great eye for beautiful things.

Connie said...

Nice finds! You must have a nice big cupboard to keep all your dishes in?
My favorite is the serving dish with the cut out edges. I have a collection of favorite plates with cut out edges that hang in my kitchen.
The hand painted Italian bowl is also very pretty!

Zoey said...

Hi Kris,
I love it all. In fact I have the same silverplate tray (although I do use silver polish to remove the tarnish on mine).
It's a good thing we don't go to the same garage sales. We would be tripping over each other to get to the dishes!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pretty dishes! That has always been a weakness of mine.
Now that the have the official OK from the queen of decorating (martha of course)to mix and match~ We're set!