Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My baby chickies...:)

Thank God for dirty dishes,
they have a tale to tell;
while others may go hungry,
we're eating very well.

Easter was fabulous. We had a delicious brunch of asparagus tart, mango avocado salad, baked french toast, fresh fruit, honey ham, scrambled eggs, coffee cake, and of course- mimosas!

Yes, it was delish. But why so delish you ask? Because it was all eaten off these ridiculously adorable (or aDORIEable) plates!!! The sweet yellow color of baby chicks:) My heart still skips a beat every time I look at them!!!!

One Saturday about 4 months ago, the hubby and I were walking thru this Antique store in East Mesa, when I came across these beauts. 12 of them. I was immediately smitten. The hubby was not:( I have a thing for dishes. I do! An addiction, a sickness, whatever. I wanted those stinkin plates!! But I left without them. I think I might have driven home in total silence, looking out the window tearing up. Not really, but you get the jist:(

Fast forward to last Friday. I was headed to Trader Joe's for the last of my brunch items, when I found my car totally driving itself back to that antique store! Weird how that happens! I hadn't quit dreaming about those darn plates since. I parked and did a crazy power walk right past the sweet old lady at the counter, she was like "hello, welcome too......" . I had no time for greetings. Were they still there?? Were my baby chicks still there???

Yessss!! All 12!!! I walked straight up, cradled them in my arms and said "hello sweet babies! mommy's back and it's time to go home!!!"

And here's the deal. Pretty food DESERVES pretty plates. Food tastes better on pretty plates:) And if you have them, for heaven sakes- use them!! :)

***Last week for the giveaway! I'll announce the winner next week!!


  1. I am afraid I have your sickness, but I have only just begun! I have three sets of dishes, working on the fourth...slowly! My Little house has no more room. I need another child to grow up and move out!

    Your baby chicks are just beautiful!

  2. I have the sickness too! Pretty plates, glassware, bowls, love them all.For my 50th birthday I used real plates, real wine glasses for over 50 people. Friends told me to use paper plates and plastic cups...egads! The horror! Your pretty plates are perfect for Easter. And no you are not crazy for going back for the dishes, I may or may not have done the same thing!

  3. I don't have a dish sickness, but these are so pretty. The food definitely looks better on such pretty plates...that I am sure it tastes better too.
    I love the visual of you driving home in a snit when you didn't get the plates the first time. I might have acted similarly a time or two.

  4. HI! I'm Sarah and I just came across your bog today and I can't stop reading! I'm IN LOVE with what you did to your home. It's so wonderful to see something be restored with such care, and attention to detail. It's beautiful!! My Husband and I also live in the Phoenix Metro area and are about to buy our first home, and You're blog has made me so happy, and excited!! Thank you for writing!!

  5. I get the same addiction from my mother! ha Love dishes, stationary, etc.
    Love your pix!

  6. I have your sickness.......♥ ♥ ♥ beautiful dishes..........everything you do....is done with such beauty and your personality definitely comes through......

    I wanted to thank you and your hubby for your kindness on Saturday.......you went over and above...THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR EXAMPLE!