Monday, August 16, 2010

Miscellaneous Monday

It's Monday morning and I've got tons of stuff to do. But I wanted to share a few things with you all Above is a little scottie dog I have in my living room. I just love scotties, really all dogs.

I've had a few "meant to be" junking moments lately. This weekend I had another. On Friday I went to a favorite antique store and we drooled over a set of cottage plates. They were expensive and there were only 3.

So on we went. On Sat. morning Hubby and I went out garage saling-It's so hot here it was pretty bad. Until... This one sale had a stack of 3 cottage plates marked at $5 each. I asked her what her best price would be and she said $1 each-I'm sure because we were standing out in 104 degree heat and there was no one else around. Needless to say I bought them(and screamed when we got back in the car). That afternoon I go back to the antiques store to get a tablecloth I had seen the day before and went back to see the plates. Now I had a feeling they were the same, but wasn't sure and (Right you guessed) THE SAME PLATES. Of course I had to buy the fourth one, but still couldn't believe my luck. I know they are Edwin Knowles China made in 1933-but couldn't find a pattern name. Does any one know what it 's called? I just love them and can't wait to do a tablescape with them.
Sorry for rambling on so long. Hope your weekend was cool and fun!


  1. The plates are so beautiful!!!! What a deal for a $1.00 a plate!! LOVE them! Can't wait to see your tablescape with them as the theme pieces.

  2. Hi Leslie!
    I'm so very sorry to hear you guys are still sweltering in the heat! We went to the Long Beach Outdoor Antique Market on Sunday and it was cold! Brrrrr! I had on two, TWO sweaters and still was cold the first hour. (By the third hour I was cooking as usual though - threw off the sweaters, put on my hat.) Sending cool coastal breezes your way.
    I adore your doggie stuff, so darling. And those plates are so adorable, anything with a cottage speaks to me. Can't wait to see a tablescape!
    Happy Tuesday,

  3. Oh, I love your Scottie picture!
    Your blog is wonderful too!
    Thank you for sharing!