Simple Monday Evening

November 2nd, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Used restaurant dishes are a staple at my house. They have been employed in countless different occupations in my home. They make great employees...always flexible, always ready to go, and they dont mind overtime.
Here they are fresh from the cupboard!
I didnt want to spend extra money for flowers so I just clipped some Begonias from a plant I already owned. I did pick up a bunch of Myrtyl for $3.50 while at the grocery store. I clipped it, made a ring a slipped it over the centercup. The fragrance is delightful. The leftover was used elsewhere in the house.
My plant didnt mind giving up some flowers for the team!
The Myrtyl is a beautiful, but oh so simple touch.
Three little soldiers all in a row. I also think these would make excellent hostess gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Just tie some ribbon around one and head out the door.
Used restaurant dishes are a staple at my house. They have been employed in countless different occupations in my home. They make great employees...always flexible, always ready to go, and they dont mind overtime.

Used restaurant dishes are a staple at my house. They have been employed in countless different occupations in my home. They make great employees...always flexible, always ready to go, and they don't mind overtime.


I worked all day, did the grocery shopping, and prepared for the party. Sound familiar? I thought so! Days like today are when you need to turn to a simple Monday idea. I went through the cupboards to find used restaurant dishes, hit the candle drawer, and clipped a few plants. It's always nice to add a special touch even when you are short on time.


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Comments (13)

RustyDiva writes: JunqueChick ~ awesome, thanks ~ now I can be on the hunt!!!!!! Posted: 3:09 pm on November 16th
racers7 writes: Nice idea and might I add that I'm a Phillie fan! Posted: 12:54 pm on November 10th
JunqueChick writes: RustyDiva- restaurant ware is "diner" china. It's the sturdy stuff made to take the wear & tear of many uses-- and a must for those of us still doing dishes in a porcelain sink! It's usually white or white with a simple pattern. Most common manufacturers (stamped on bottom)are Buffalo, Ultima, Syracuse, Homer Laughlin (yes, of feistaware). It's really great because the plates are 50's sized rather than today's super portions sized. Tons of different pieces-- I especially like the small shallow bowls that veggies would be served in at a cafeteria. The oval entree platters are cool too. And I like the small pie plates for spoon rests, bowl lids, etc. Be forewarned...once you start buying, you can't stop! Posted: 12:23 pm on November 10th
RustyDiva writes: Thanks for the tip joeyone but maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for. Sue, how about a lesson on what restaurant dishes are? Are they stamped "restaurant" on the bottom or do they just have a certain feel or look to them? I could be passing them by unknowingly!

K Posted: 11:21 am on November 6th
fellowjunker writes: So simple, and yet, oh, so pretty Sue!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 11:48 am on November 4th
DownHomeDIY writes: Could your flower bud be a little shout out to the Commissioner...Bud Selig?
You hit a home run with this simple display!
~MB
Posted: 10:24 pm on November 3rd
MimiToria writes: Very simple, but yet soooo cool.
Gretchen Posted: 8:25 pm on November 3rd
joeyone writes: Rusty Diva....the Salvation Army always has tons of restaurant ware from 19 cents and up....i would start there if you are looking for some or ebay of course! Posted: 8:19 pm on November 3rd
RustyDiva writes: I want restaurant dishes waaaaaaaaa. I guess the restaurants here are holding on to theirs!
Lovely post Sue!

Kenda Posted: 5:32 pm on November 3rd
shabbychick writes: Sue - I love the restaurant dishes and your touch of garden fresh color is stunning!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:01 am on November 3rd
bluejean writes: Simply beautiful!
Jean Posted: 12:46 am on November 3rd
alicemom writes: So Sweet and so Sue!
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:23 pm on November 2nd
grannijo writes: Sue...so clean and fresh looking ...and easy...my kind of project!...thanks for sharing....sharon Posted: 8:58 pm on November 2nd
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