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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

J G Meakin, Renaissance Dishes (because I needed more dishes)

 The weekend I found all my silver goodies, I also picked up this set of J. G. Meakin, Renaissance dishes. I thought they were pretty, a bit French country and classic. I really tried to be good. In fact, I passed them up and left the garage sale. Then, in a fit of panicky what-if-I-regret-this-fear.....I did a U-turn. No regrets.

 They might be nicely paired with subtle reds for Christmas. I can't wait to play around with this idea.
 Some simple touches with the abundant rosemary from the garden
 I liked the earthy marriage of jute with the rosemary.
Candle light is always a must. Here, a simple garage sale candle is adorned with more fresh rosemary from my garden.

I have one day of work tomorrow. Then, Friday, I am driving a car full students from Lucie's class to Sutters Fort, in Sacramento of a field trip. Wish me luck with that...

Next week I have NOTHING on the books. There is a slight chance that tomorrow is my official last day of school!!! I am over the moon. We'll see. Something may come up for finals week. I see a light at the end of the tunnel!

Bisous!
Karen I am linking up with: ThePinJunkie ThePinJunkie Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
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22 comments:

  1. Hi Karen! OH, you sure did do the right thing by turning around and going back to get these dishes! They are just gorgeous!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I like them. Now I need to find somewhere to store them. It's been a busy week and they have been sitting on the counter. So tempted to go to garage sales tomorrow, but I no MORE room! :) Have a good weekend!
      Karen

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  2. Hey there, Karen! First of all, there is NO SUCH THING as having enough dishes!!! There is just no such thing!!! There is always another cool pattern out there to be loved! :-) This is certainly one of them, so I'm glad you pulled a U-ey and went back to rescue them from a lesser fate. Just think: they could have ended up in the home of somebody with no taste!!! Aye! The thought of it makes my skin crawl!!! :-)

    It's wonderful that you have an abundance of rosemary so close at hand! I love the way it looks and smells.

    I think you're absolutely right that these will work out nicely for Christmastime! What a pretty sight that will be!

    Have fun doing nothing! A day of doing nothing is always a welcome thing!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

    http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks!! I followed you back! Love your blog and recipes! You are already ready pinned to my boards on Pinterest!!
      Karen

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  4. I love those dishes, so very beautiful. It will be years before I can have pretty things like that 5 kids = broken stuff. I will live vicariously through you xo

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    1. Five kids! How did I not know that? I think Dixie makes pattern similar to this one ;) At least you'll have a whole mini staff to help you wash up when they are older!!! Have a good evening busy momma! :)

      Karen

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  5. Hi, i didn't see a way to follow you, are you on Bloglovin? You can follow me here at http://www.mommymentionables.com let me know how i can follow back! :)

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    1. Oh, no. Darn. It should all be on the left side. Linky, Google (blogger), via email or Facebook. Thanks! Going over to visit and follow back! :)
      Karen

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  6. Wow, I'm pretty sure those are the exact dishes I grew up with! My parents got married in 1966, so probably bought them new at that time, if that helps you date them. Very pretty! I love the background on your blog, btw. Take care. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

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  7. Thanks, Dawn! That is very cool that these were your dishes growing up. My parents were married in 1963 and I grew up on J.G. Meakin, Staffordshire as well. Must have been popular at the time. :) We had the "Blue Onion" (Nortic) pattern. You can see the 60's/70's in the shape of the mugs. Thanks for stopping by!
    Karen

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  8. I understand why you could not pass those dishes! They are so beautiful. I also like the candle. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I am happy to follow back. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Judy! So glad you came by! Happy to be blogging friends!
      Karen

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  9. I'm so happy you went back and got the great dishes..and yes, I think there's no such thing as 'having enough dishes'..almost like having 'enough shoes'!!! Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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    1. Thanks, Fabby...although my closets, hutches, and cupboards would not agree with us....it is fun!
      Karen

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  10. Beautiful dishes and I think you will be happy you brought these home! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF!

    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I do like my "New" glasses. I hope I can find a space for them! ;)
      Karen

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  11. Great china pattern. I can see this for Christmas, Fall and Spring. Very versatile and I love it paired with the rosemary and the burlap. It's so earthy. Enjoy your summer.

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  12. I love the dishes...of course I love anything green! I also think the rosemary and jute look great together and I adore your candle! Did you survive the field trip???!! Glad you're about done with school too!

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  13. So pretty. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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