Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Owls and plates....







Here are my latest owls all finished up. I made the barn owl for my Aunt Dodo who lives in San Mateo. She is just one of the sweetest, kindest most supportive people in my world and her daughter thought she needed one of my owls...so here is who showed up...(no pun intended).
And we had a nice, quiet family Thanksgiving. I decided to make it fun by using my thrift store finds for the table. I let each boy pick out a plate and used place mats from Japan and napkins from Guatemala. My husband, Dennis, choose white...he likes to "see" his food. Somehow I started collecting plates when I decided to do some stepping stones with mosaics for a school project. Then I couldn't seem to stop...so I check out the plate section at our local thrift store for anything fun or interesting and use them for the boys' snacks. Sometimes I will buy a NEW plate if it is on sale or a really cool one at Anthropologie. I loved eating off the Bunnykins plate when I was growing up...my mom bought me a set when we visited Canada one summer on a family camping trip to B.C. I lost the original one in one of our earthquakes and found this one at a discount store and had to have it! I love to have my morning toast on a fun plate... found 2 of those gnomes plates on sale...and had to have them! What's in your cupboard????

4 comments:

mimi k said...

I love seeing your plate collection- so much fun!

Tara Ross Studios said...

I love your owls!

I think your plate collection is cool. I mostly have fiesta ware, I love the colors and I mix and match all the colors.

jude said...

the owls look great as a trio.

Mom said...

Hi Mary...I've gotten to checking out your blog almsot daily...and wanted you to know that I named the owl that I got from you at Art Fiber Fest. The name just came to me...Agatha...she lives in my quilting studio with all my bunnies (a collection of them)with strict orders not to eat any of them. My little hooked house is ready to be taken off the frame and finished...I loved the class...thanks again! Suzanne Lucy