November 11, 2017

Dish Shopping & Catching Up

 Pastorale Toile de Jouy by Johnson Brothers

Long time no see, as they say. 

I was attacked with some sort of icky virus and down for the count for a bit. Yes, that bit turned into over a week. 

Before you ask, yes I had a flu shot. :-) But this was some sort of upper respiratory stuff that acted ugly that sapped every ounce of fun loving spirit and energy out of me. Ugg. 

I am slowly coming back to my blog world and have lots to catch up on. 

I mean...Thanksgiving and Christmas are in the headlights. :-) 

Before I went down and took to the sofa with tissues, meds, and cough drops,  I had been out and about going to local shops looking at this and that. 

I happened to be in The Wren located just outside of Russell Springs, Kentucky when I spotted three very pretty Johnson Brothers plates. 

Three? That's all there were!  I bought them. Yes I did. I bought three plates. My dish collector friends, I just bet that you understand this behavior.  

I figured I could do something with just three plates! 

Upon returning home I put my newfound treasures on the coffee table so that I could admire them. Then my brain went into action. 

What if I put candles and mini wreathes on each plate and put them down the middle of our dining table with a table runner? Oh I do believe I could make that work. 

So I grabbed the necessary items from an armoire and got to work creating this little tablescape. 

With our having an empty nest these days...I guess hubby and I could make do with three plates. One for each of us and an extra for something else. A dishaholic can always justify a new purchase some way. ha ha. 

Here are a few closeups. 

I have looked on as well as the web in general googling these Johnson Brothers plates. Pastorale Toile de Jouy, Brown is the pattern. So far nothing has shown up. But I will keep looking around. 

The scalloped edges are so very pretty!

And one more thing. 

Just for a chuckle.

One of my friends sent this cell phone picture of me from the Witches' Tea. We had a blast! I was hesitant to post this picture because it will no doubt live on and on in cyberspace.  

I hope you have a great day and do not catch any icky germs from your world.  Beware hugging and handshaking! Just sayin'.....

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. I LOVE your photo because you look so very happy and I LOVE that you are so animated. I remember the Johnson Bros. plates from way back. I understand, perfectly about the three plates and agree with you wholeheartedly. Have a blessed Sunday and TFS.

  2. Oh yeah, I would have bought the three plates! Your idea is perfectly. You look like you were having a blast at your party. Cute picture!

  3. One can never have too many dishes or cabinets. Or as my mother use to say "You have to get while the getting is good" So sorry you have not been feeling up to snuff.

  4. Enjoying all of your posts!

  5. Sheila... you were missed! I love your witch pic. Hope you get better soon.

  6. I would have bought them for sure! I showed you my two "new" quail plates on Instagram. I will be sharing my Thankgiving tablescape this week and I am sure those plates are going to make an appearance somewhere in that post too. I love how you used the mini-wreaths too. There is just enough of the brown pattern showing to contrast with the green and it looks so pretty!


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