Really. I promise. I will not make every single post this fall about my Jewel Tea dish (gift) collection.
I did tell you that I had LOTS of plates. I have them in three different sizes as well. I think that has something to do with the fact the company came out with new dishes to collect each year. The plates in the front are from Nell Hill a couple of years ago.
I was at a fun vintage market last weekend and I bought the chicken feeder. There was all kinds of fun things at the market. Ironically, I bought this from my friend that found the globes and 5's for me. It works out perfect for my large collection of plates. I am anxious to see if my mom will think the display is a 'cool' as I do! She will look at it and remember all the chickens she had to feed growing up, I suspect!
Yes, I did clean it first. (My son asked me that.)
During the summer I stacked some of my Blue Willow in this cute little 3-tiered rack. I have also used the rack to hold desserts and lots of cupcakes. Don't you love versatile pieces that don't have to be put away in the closet all the time?
I got the chocolate colored cake stand for $1 at one of Nell Hill's warehouse sales. The 'plate' had come apart from the stand. I grabbed the pieces up and super-glued them as soon as I got home. I have used it for years.....for desserts and as a mini dessert plate stand!
I also told you I have lots of Jewel Tea mixing bowls. I have lots of JT serving bowls and lots of different sizes of casserole dishes....all with lids. You can see a small one on the left. In the background are the Better Home and Garden leaf dishes I bought at Wal-Mart last year. I bought eight of them because I knew they would mix well with my JT. I wish I had bought more, they are so colorful and pretty. I did think to get a place mat and napkins to match them.
The gold goblet in the background is also Better Homes and Gardens. The little cup in front is a two-handled soup bowl. They are so cute. The bowls in the back are small and heavy. I love the size of them. I presume they are some type of dessert bowl. I know, I know. I probably need to look all this stuff up and be on top of things!
I cleared one of my china hutches out of my usual display and filled it back up with part of the JT dishes. Every time I walk by it I think it looks so festive and seasonal. Now I KNOW my mom will like this display!!!
And don't think we just sit these dishes out and then forget about them. We have been using them for several weeks and will continue to use them every day till Thanksgiving. What's the point of having all these if I didn't put them to good use? That's the best part of having the collection.....That we get to enjoy it every single day in the fall.
I am linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday and Wow Us Wednesdays. Along with Open House Party and Tablescape Thursday. In addition I have joined Farmhouse Friday. And Funky Junk Interiors and My Romantic Home. Hope you can join!