Vintage Pie Plate Collection Part I


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Move over, Martha. I've got a pie plate collection now, too.

Even though yours is waaaay bigger than mine.

At least I didn't go to jail.

Although that would be really petty to say out loud.

So this whole idea was sparked when I found two old pie plates in the basement of a barn. I knew I wanted to start collecting them but wasn't sure how I was going to display them.

I came across Martha's picture and decided I wanted my own mini version of a pie plate wall:

Al and I searched high and low for some pie plates in and around Ottawa and Montreal during our summer vacation, but with no luck. I ended up ordering two plates from an Etsy seller and then I found two more on my last mini road trip.

And THEN, the two nicest, sweetest gals ever just up and mailed me the last few pie plates to complete my first little collection. Like, who does that!?!?!?! In real life?!?!?!?! Just mails gifts to people they've never met for no reason other than kindness!?!?!?!?

So a huge shout out goes to ♥Dawna♥ from That Country Place for mailing me the tiniest, sweetest pie plate I've ever seen (along with some delicious smelling homemade soaps).

And another huge shout out goes to ♥Claire♥, my fellow adoption mama, who mailed me not one, but FOUR beautiful, vintage pie plates from waaaay across the country in British Columbia.

Girls, I might have had a tear or two when I opened both packages. So nice I'm telling ya. So, so, so nice of you. :) :) :) :) :)

So this morning I traced the plates onto some newspaper and eyeballed where I wanted them to go.

I found some stuff at Home Depot called picture mount tape. Since the plates were pretty light I though I'd just stick 'em to the wall.

I taped a row of the double-sided stuff on the back of each plate. Pretty easy if you ask me.

I thought this arrangement worked well on the tiny wall between the window and the window frame mirror in our breakfast room.

I love the character it adds to the room.

Yup, I love them.

Here's a look at them up close.

And even closer:

If you're wondering why this post is called Vintage Pie Plate Collection Part I, it's because I still have a few more plates to put up on a different wall. I'm going to do another tiny collection on the other side of the window once I find a few more. And the hunt continues........ :)

P.S. I think I lost my mojo for awhile but after an hour on Pinterest this morning......... I'm ba-aaaaaack.

Linking to:

Show and Share Day @ Just a Girl, Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal, Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

This'll Be Random, K?


Monday, September 12, 2011

Hi, hello, how are ya doin???

I'm still barely alive and trying uber hard to get back into the whole work routine thing. It's haaaaaaard. I really loved summertime life. Eating toast for each meal of the day (I love you Cheesewhiz, I love you peanut butter, I love you Nutella). Reading blogs while sipping giant mugs of coffee. Wearing pajamas until noon. Watching girlie movies every night. Daily Homesense visits. Sigh. I haven't been to Homesense in three weeks!!!!! Waaaaaah.

Remember how I have two dogs now? Apparently when you have a golden retriever and a short-haired collie you will have dog fur everywhere, all the time. The situation was so out of control that I spent the entire day yesterday vacuuming dog fur from every corner and crevice and nook and cranny in the whole house. Not including the basement 'cause that's still under construction.

I officially decided to end my love affair with yellow. I'll be heading to the paint store asap to choose a new colour or colour(s) for the living room, dining room, sunroom, and front entrance. I know I'll shed a few tears but I've come to terms that our relationship has run its course. I'll keep you updated once I find some paint swatches that I like. So exciting!

Even though I had zero energy this weekend I was able to do one little tiny project. I planted a climbing hydrangea that has been sitting on the corner of the deck since I bought it in the spring. The spot I wanted to plant it in was hard as a rock and full of clay so I suckered Alex into helping me dig the hole and adding some garden soil. I tried to help but my arms were all wobbly and jello-like.

Eventually I'd like to build a trellis so the hydrangea can climb up the side of the house. The tag said that some will grow up 30 or 40 feet up the side of a building!!! That would be so pretty. Hello, Miracle Grow. 

And in fall decorating news, if I ever get around to making any fall decorations I think I might try this one:

Source: Dilly Dallas
I sure love the smell of cinnamon. Yum, yum.

Okay. I'm out. No need to drag this post out any longer.

But, I do have a few things I'm working on so come back soon.

P.S. Anyone else finding this back-to-school time ca-razy busy? :S
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