I finally organized my cupboard of dishes, which has been jumbled since the move. My inspiration? This 10-cent plastic tray from an estate sale down the street.
I like how its lemons and pottery fool the eye when placed among the real dishes.
It's okay if you don't have "formal china" or a complete set of dishes. Neither do I.
I've collected all these patterns from yard sales. Blue and white mixes together to feed a crowd with style.
Those odd patterned salad plates, when you see them for a dime, are pretty to prop behind the stacks.