I have been collecting (hoarding) antique and vintage plates for almost as long as I can remember. Recently, I have been trying to photograph them.

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I scored this amazing collection  at a rummage sale for $5, but I felt so guilty for getting such a good deal from a church that I paid $15.

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A cup of tea is always nicer if it is served in a pretty cup. The sad part of it though is that pretty cups are often intolerably small. I found that a single serving tea pot is the answer to this terrible dilemma.

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I can’t help faffing around and taking impractical photos of flowers on pretty plates. This is an assortment of edible flowers that I used to decorate my daughter’s birthday cupcakes. It was both extremely easy and almost free since I had already spent all of my money buying flowers.

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This is how they looked, served on another vintage plate. I bought it at a garage sale- it had been made many years previously by the woman selling it. I assured her it was going to a good home.

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Then, one day I thought that making geometrical designs was a lot more fulfilling than cooking dinner.

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This one is an heirloom from some deceased great- relative. I kept it as a treasure under my bed from about the age of 10-25 when I started actually using it. If I only look at the thing once per year when I am purging the precious space under my bed, I figured that even if I broke it within one month, I would get to look at it more than in a whole lifetime of it living under my bed.

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And if I was going to go that far, I might as well fill it with lilacs and take a photo.

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Then there is the whole pastime of filling teacups with water and floating flowers.

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This tea set was given to me by a darling woman from my previous church. It basically affirmed my endless love with the color turquoise.

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I think the best part about having lots of inexpensive cups and saucers is that my kids think it is totally normal to use them on a daily basis.

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Why not let your tea get cold while taking photos of it with more flowers?

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I have never, ever, been able to get a photo of my favorite plate arrangement over my kitchen door, so this will have to suffice.

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This photo either shows my incredible skill of multi-tasking or that I am a poser.

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Stay tuned for another post of impractical photos taken while I probably should have been sweeping the floor.

4 thoughts on “Random assortments of fancy plates

  1. I am so enjoying your new blog! glad you mentioned it on IG stories today! I love dishes too and I just love the picture of a bunch of them over the door way! so nice! My parents DV are coming in October and we are hoping to put up more dishes (mainly delft ones from Holland) when they come!!! I wish we lived closer, think of all the tea parties we could have! ❤

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