Monday, February 12, 2007

Blue and white dishes

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.

6 comments:

Copper's Wife said...

Your blue and white dishes are so lovely. Your display is quite attractive and really done well. I'm afraid that the mix-n-match gene totally passed me by. I can't do it to save my life, but I love the look of it!

Donna said...

You have such a talent for arranging vignettes and displays.

thehomespunheart said...

Lovely! I'd never have guessed those were dime dishes! You'd do great at arranging things in a thrift store - because they always look better after your touch!

Shannon Miller said...

I mix and match blue and white dishes, too. I love the look of it - it's much more interesting than a matched set. And I love the lemons with it. Granny Smith apples look really crisp next to it, too.

Martha said...

I've been collecting blue and white transferware for a few years now, and I love the mix and match look too. They are also a nice conversation piece when company comes.

I've been reading your blog for a couple weeks and am enjoying your thrifty tips!

Amy said...

Those just look so beautiful. I am just starting my collection of blue & white dishes. My grandmother, a very Southern Belle, has a beautiful collection and she also has that knack for making things look stunning. Those are great!