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.


Anonymous 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!

DonnaB said...

You have such a talent for arranging vignettes and displays.

Monica Wilkinson 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!

Anonymous 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.

Woman of the House 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!