Since it’s my birthday week, I’m writing about things I love all week long. Of course, there’s my fam and my pets. Natch. But then there’s my compulsion for procuring china plates. Several years ago my Johnny threw down a moratorium at home “NO MORE PLATES EVER!!” Which could have been a buzz kill, but my Shoppe is my domaine and procuring china will never die. These lovelies are available to you – we call them the “shabby chic” china line and well, you know what? I’m trending, they are crazy popular.A few years back, I was the winner of three thousand plus pieces of agate wares at an auction. I had so many, I gave them away as party favors at Make it and Take it, donated a slew to my loves at RootDownLA and set up a traveling box of two hundred plates to donate to brides on a budget. I rent them for a song ( really, if you sing, I’ll give you a great price). They stack real well and they’re easier to schlep than the china and they are so flippin’ camper cute. As a big bonus, they help keep disposable crap out of the landfill, and that’s happy making. Matching mugs for soup service adds a layer of “OMG, that’s adorbs!”
So I’ll keep looking for the perfect pie plate and purchasing abundantly. All these old California patterns inspire memories from the guest as well. I’ve had more than one tell me there mom/ grandma had these red glass dessert plates ( they look black in the pic below), and then they get all sweet and sentimental. I like that.