I am obsessed with plates. I love high-end designer dinnerware sold at luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus. I love antique plates from second hand stores and local boutiques. I love plates on clearance at Home Goods and World Market. Lord help me at a garage or estate sale. I squeal when I see a pattern that catches my eye.
The other day, I saw a collection of plates in an Instagram post from one of my favorite local boutiques (SG Too in Saint Charles, Illinois). I was on the phone with the store begging them to hold the set for me until I could fly over in the minivan on my lunch break to scoop them up. I am now the proud owner of a vintage Mackenzie Childs summer ware collection. All is right in the world.
I think the reason I love plates so much is because of what they promise – namely – that friends and loved ones will gather over those plates to share a beautiful meal together lovingly prepared by my family in our home. A plate isn’t just a thing. It is the vessel for the food that will breed laughter, conversation and many beautiful memories.
You will see table top throughout my website – as I cannot really plan an event or celebration without giving the plates a tremendous amount of thought (sometimes I buy plates and then plan an event around them!). However, continue to return to this page to see my favorites.
From my family to yours – Cheers and be Blessed!