I remember when I was growing up, Sunday was a day of rest. I usually try to keep to that tradition, but today was an exception.
Yesterday we were gone all day for my cousin’s funeral. He was 65 and the last few months he was suffering greatly, so it is a blessing he went. Always sad, but his dear wife gave him a beautiful send off. The Mass was lovely and the luncheon after was upbeat and filled with fond memories and stories.
So today was a work day. I power washed the porch ceilings. I can’t use the deck wash that I love on them because it comes down and gets all over, and really, it is not good for your eyes!
I know Alma was having another where do you keep it all party. I have shown it all and have nothing new to add. I didn’t want to rerun what I have already shown!
So the only thing I can show is where I am
hiding keeping the 112 white dishes I bought last Fall!
The pattern is Filigree by Pfaltzgraff.
Here’s the story.
I bought 112 of a different plate during their dollar sale. You have to hop on it right away, or you will be out of luck. You never know when they will have one.
So, about 2 weeks after I ordered, they said unfortunately they didn’t have them, and after negotiations were done, they allowed me to pick another white plate to replace it.
They didn’t have any that were a dollar or even 2, so I picked this and they said ok. (Currently 7.99)
Now why would anyone buy 112 white dinner plates?
I knew I would be having a party this summer, and I do not like to use paper plates to serve dinner!
I don’t mind a paper cake plate if it is necessary, but paper plates and plastic utensils are only ok for the beach. And really, good paper plates that are pretty, are expensive!
If I use these a few times, they will have paid for themselves, not to mention I am happy to let others borrow them too!
So where the heck am I keeping them?
Well, can you say garage?
Some are in a galvanized tub…
And some are in the gkid’s wagon!
I will roll them to the house and run through the dishwashers when we get closer to the party.
Yes, I have enough flatware for a 100 and then some! Remember, I used to do catering as a second job , and I always provided real utensils for them. Nothing like having a plastic fork break in your hand as you stab some food! :)
So happy blogoversary to my real life friend, The Tablescaper. I started a few months before her in Dec. and that is how we met.
I think I forgot to celebrate my blogov this year! :)
And so you didn’t come just to see some wrapped dishes in my garage, I am showing you my neighbor’s unbelievable 4 humungous rhody’s! Never fed, deadheaded, irrigated, NADA!
My neighbor’s only come out in summer, so they never see their magnificence!
My roses have started to bloom…
Look at these healthy snap dragons I planted last year. They were the favors for the Baby Shower I helped with last year.
You can see it here.
The new porch railings were installed. I still like the wood ones better, but if the wood rots, it is constant replacement.
Almost ready for the porch unveiling, I know you can’t wait, LOL!
Thanks for stopping by! I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.