Welcome to Seasonal Sundays!
Anyone who has read my blog for any period of time, knows that I love dishes and I have a lot of dishes. When you have a large collection of anything, sometimes it can be a challenge to really use what you have. In order to help me use what I have, I have a very heavy duty pot stand in my kitchen which never holds pots! It holds dishes.
This extra space enables me to bring up, from my basement dish room, a collection of dishes and put them to use. My family knows, this is the “go to” spot. These (whichever ones happen to be on the pot stand) are the ones to use. Of course my kitchen cabinets are filled to the brim with other dishes, but the pot stand really helps with seasonal ones.
Along with being storage, it lends seasonal visual interest. I didn’t bring out all of my Valentine dishes, none of the red, as I decided this year I would work with the pink hues. On the bottom of the stand I have some white beaded plates which serve as a good base for a lot of my Valentine dishes. As I’m placing a different collection on the pot stand, I decide what I’ll need to make the collection work for every day use. Frequently it’s a solid color dinner plate to go with various plates of a collection. I dig those out and add them to the pot stand for easy access. I use the Chantal heart shaped baker as a serving dish.
These little cuties were my Dollar Tree score for this season, which made their debut in this week’s tablescape which you can see HERE. These are the only new Valentine items I purchased this year.
I use the solid beaded plates as a base for each level. This lends continuity and makes the entire display more pleasing to the eye. This level holds little inexpensive bakers from Michael’s purchased on clearance after Valentine’s Day, a couple of years ago. They could easily hold a muffin or a bit of salad.
And the top spot holds beautiful white heart shaped dinner plates (and yes, one is chipped) along with a large pink serving bowl. Peaking out of the serving bowl are salad servers with little hearts on them. Along with a few other heart motif utensils I want to be sure to use.
Displaying a collection on my pot stand brings these items into play in our daily lives. It enables me to set (or have my children set) a great table every night with little effort. It helps me use what I have.
Do you have a special spot in your kitchen or dining room where you display seasonal plates and rotate them with the seasons? And, if for some reason you’re not already a Follower, please become one by clicking on the side bar. Thanks! I’m trying something new. InLinkz has an option that entries will appear in reverse time order, so the most recent link will be the first one showing. The last shall be first. I thought I’d give it a try. Tell me what you think.
- The Tablescaper