A few days ago Bev from 44th Street Fabric shared her love for GreenGate dishes and fabric. Well what girly girl doesn't! If you've never heard of these dishes you must hop over to Bev's to see what the fuss is all about. To be honest I've seen them , just never took the time to find out who made them. Wouldn't you just love to have a pretty little cottage all dressed up with GreenGate? I would! But fancy expensive dishes isn't at the top of my must have list. So what's a Podunk Poor gal to do? THRIFT STORE! Okay these aren't as pretty, but they satisfied my need for pretty dishes. Total spent just a little over $10. The black and white plate and the candle was a gift from my niece at Christmas. She's a thrifty college girl that handmade all her gifts this past year.
While shopping for these my mom asked me what the heck I planned to do with all the mish mash of junk. When I told her I planned to use them in the Studio she curled her nose and said "For What?" For looking pretty that's what. Moms....they just don't get it.
~ Lea Anne ~
Well, good for you! Those are awesome! Unfortunately, I can't even afford to go to the thrift shop right now so I'm Podunk Poor too! I was going to order a tiny pitcher of Green Gate last year that I found at an online shop in the UK. That's the only place I've found GreenGate. Anyway, the pitcher was like $30 US but the shipping was $105.!! If I had the money, I'd try to do a deal with GreenGate to be their American distributor because I know it would sell like crazy. Anyway, look at your cherry plate! SO cute! XOReplyDelete
Greengate and Cath Kidston...oh what is a girl to do. LOVE THEM BOTH and wish they had US stores. But better that they don't. I would have to divide my $$$ between both stores and my quilt shops (G)!!! XXXReplyDelete
I know how ya'll feel. I love them too! My husband doesn't "get" my penchant for buying "mish mash junk" either! LOLReplyDelete
Very pretty finds. My sister would be quite envious.ReplyDelete
I wonder does quilting go hand in hand with wanting to collect other things too I have 43 Royal Doulton figures in a glass display cabinet. Now I am getting old! I am thinking of de cluttering all this sort of stiff as I have loads of cut glass tooReplyDelete
Some things are just for looking pretty. That IS their function! Love your treasures. =)ReplyDelete
Lee Anne - I laughed so hard reading your story that it brought tears to my eyes. I couldn't stop laughing long enough to share your story with my husband. I lost my mother 10 years ago, but reading your story reminded how precious our relationships are with our mothers. Thank you for sharing. May you cherish these memories always. P.S. I love your mish mash of junk!ReplyDelete