pretty vintage floral dinnerware

I just love these. Forget-Me-Nots against a white background...such happy plates for the kitchen table.



I have a dinnerware obsession and I love plate patterns. This particular pattern is called "Clear Day" and it was designed by Ben Siebel for Mikasa in the 70's. He designed many, many other plate patterns, but this one ranks up there as one of my favorites.



I'm selling these in my etsy shop--sometimes when I find fun thrifted treasures, I just have to pick them up even though I can't justify holding onto them myself. 


homegrown | The Growing Corner



This tiny seedlings have become a really exciting part of my day. If you think that makes me sound like a loser--okay, it might make me sound slightly like a loser, but still--you've probably never grown anything from seed! It's amazing what a tiny little seed produces. I love noticing all the different leaves and growing patterns. I'm excited that they all seem to be growing so well and I'm definitely going to celebrate the first bud I see! Here is the garden corner of the screened-in porch, where the seedlings are protected but still get plenty of sun.



I found the table at a yard sale for $3. It's ruggedly perfect, especially when I water the seedlings and the water seeps out all over the tabletop, and I don't worry about any damage being done. I entertained the thought of replacing the odd legs, but I don't think it's worth it at this point.



The little seedling markers make me smile, too. I found the banner stamp at a yard sale along with the gold embossing powder (a whopping 25 cents apiece), 'cause every garden needs some glam.


homegrown | Starter Pots

Today it was 80 degrees! Once I get myself out in the nice weather I'm always motivated to work outside a bit, so today after an early evening run I began a project I've been meaning to dive into for awhile. This summer Luke and I are trying to grow some of our own veggies (I already started my spinach), and I finally had a chance to prep the starter pots. I just have to choose what I'm going to plant (it will be a small assortment of vegetables, herbs and flowers) and make sure it makes sense with the growing season. I'm a total newbie to gardening, but so excited to finally give it a shot. Can't wait to show you what I plant!