I visited my favorite shop (Peddler's Mall) where I live a couple of weeks or so ago and got a STEAL on a gorgeous set of dishes! I was just walking around the enormous store with my mom, when she told me there was a booth in there that always seemed to have lovely dishes. We decided to walk over to that booth. :) Lo and behold the owner of the booth was there and showed me a set that she was putting out. I was so excited to find the greys, greens and pinks on this pretty set of dishes. (since that's the colors of my KITCHEN!!) It's trimmed out in silver all around. The lady had $22.00 on the WHOLE set, but said I could have it for $20.00...........we're talking an 8 piece set with veggie bowls. sugar and creamer.
I quickly agreed to the price and started putting the pieces in my cart.........like someone else was standing there and they were going to grab them up while I talked pricing. :) I brought my treasure home and hand washed each piece with care (like I'll have to do when I use them). I wanted to put them in my antique jelly cabinet, but it just looked too plain to put my pretty new dishes into. Soooooo... I set out on a quest to find something to put in the back of the cabinet to give it some pizzazz. I started out with a cranberry fabric, but it didn't quite match the color in the roses on the dishes.........then I tried some wallpaper scraps I had left from my kitchen (a pretty pink and cream toile) but that didn't do it either. I finally decided on some "tin" ceiling panels.........the silver looked good with the trim on the dishes and it didnt' take away from the dishes themselves. After much cutting and liquid nailing, the cabinet was finished and I put all my pretty new dishes inside. :) I love it when I find something unexpectantly and can find a place to put it too! (especially when I find it for such a great price!) I'm a happy camper! :-)