I spent some of my precious and rare vacation time browsing in antique stores. I'd like to say it was after sleeping in all morning, having a big breakfast in bed and then leisurely starting the day... but the first few days of vacation I was still in my normal work day mode, and up at 5:00a.m. much to my husband's shock and grief. I finally did simmer down, but it took a few days.
These blue and white china platters came from a shop in Grant's Pass, Oregon, one of our favorite stops. We were there last year. Looked forward to eating at the same little spot: Blondie's Bistro. (We had the table by the window, and the house salad. It is wonderful- it has pecans, dried cranberries, apples and blue cheese crumbles!) One antique store in the charming downtown area was open on Labor Day. We window shopped the rest. I met the former owner of these plates. He was from Georgia. Very familiar with the same hot and humid summers I am. He completely understood us vacationing two years in a row in the exact same spot. He vacationed in Oregon and then moved.
One Black Toile metal tray came from the same shop. The round one was from a shop in Gold Beach.
I started a wall of round trays above the kitchen china cabinet.
The platters moved into their new home, was introduced to their new friends, and are very happy looking down on the living room from the (very tall) bookcases
This wall in the kitchen of black trays is pretty much complete.