Sunday, August 11, 2013

Profit Sharing!

My name is Stephanie and I'm a dish-holic.

Wait, you already knew that.

Wait, no you didn't. You just know about all my books.

Well... I like dishes, too.

A lot.

There's my regular dishes, my Christmas dishes, and my wedding china...


...the set of Old English Roses china my grandmother gave me...

...that set that I got at Pier 1...

...various and sundry dessert and appetizer plates...

 ...and then there are my melamine sets.

So Saturday morning I looked down at my feet and realized I needed a pedicure and that meant a trip through old town Tomball. (Stay with me. I'm going to get back to the dishes.)

Old town Tomball is cute little area full of antique shops and there are several new ones just opened, so of course I had to go in a few just to help out the local economy. Just doing my part, America. (For you locals, check out the Turquoise Door. Cute stuff!)

I was just about to leave for the nail shop when I noticed Cherry Street Antiques. It's in an old building that used to be a grocery store back in the 40s and more recently a pretty jam-packed antique/junk store that went out of business. Well, it's all been redone as an antique mall, with neat, tidy booths so I went inside...

...and look what I found. Vintage beauties! So guess what, Reading With Scissors just cut its first profit check and bought me a new set of dishes.

I love, love, love these!

And the vendor at the antique store threw these way cool vases in for free! 

Uh....but this is supposed to be a blog about books. So...

...after I got my toes done, I went to the Tomball Goodwill and got these. The aviation book is going to be part of a professions series I've been planning and will make some pilot very happy, and the Chicago Manual of Style the same for a writer. And the 500 Appetizers, well, I just liked the orange color so I may just smock that one.

Oh, and here's what Roasted Chicken Breast with Root Vegetables from America's Test Kitchen looks like on my new dishes.

Life is good!

1 comment:

  1. While in St. Louis at the History Museum, in the display on life in St. Louis in the 50's and 60's (you're asking why I was there? Because 3 of the 4 of us grew up there during that time period...anyway, back to my comment)I spotted these dishes in the pink appliance kitchen, complete with pink metal cabinets. Your set appears to be in superior condition to theirs. That's it.