Thursday, May 7, 2009

YUMMY CHECKERBOARD

I love the checkerboard pattern. I love the interest it adds to whatever it is on or simply by itself. I like it on clothes, on accessories, just about anything!
So imagine my delight, my joy, my sense of serendipity when I happened upon this set of dishes last week at TJMaxx. I say serendipity because I wasn't looking for dishes...but there they were...waiting for me. Now since I did not really NEED any more dishes, I only bought 4 of each. And, when I got them home...they looked as good as I knew that they would. My friend, Tina, happened to be over and she said, "You only bought 4?" Well, I could tell by the tone of her voice that she did not think that was wise, and I had already been thinking I should have gotten all 8. It was too late to go back that night, so as soon as school was out the next day, I headed back over and hurried into the store...hoping that no one else had bought MY dishes. And there they were...waiting patiently for me to return and bring them all together again. And so I did. Now I have a set of 8. But, I really NEED 12, since my table will now seat 12. Not that I could seat 12 at my table, since I still DO NOT HAVE ANY CHAIRS!!!!! But, when I do have 12 chairs...I can seat 12 people...and they can all eat off of my delightful checkerboard plates.


I may even mix things up a bit, and mix in some of my red plates!

And, how do you like it with the mustard plates?

I could even use them with my orange bowls!

Oh, and the possibilities are endless! What about lime green? Wouldn't that be fun?

15 comments:

Joy said...

Dear sister of mine,

Do you wonder why there has been no response to this blog?

Debbie said...

I love this design, very versatile. I can see why you bought them. And I am the 2nd response....lol. Have a great Mothers Day! Debbie

Tonja said...

Well...surely there are those of you that have a sense of style...I just know you do!

Joy, you just wait...

nancygrayce said...

I like them best with the mustard color dishes.

How is Alex doing??

justabeachkat said...

Love the dishes!!!! Especially with the mustard ones, but almost any color will look good with them.

I can't sleep tonight so I was spending extra time praying for lots of people, including Alex. I was hoping for an update tonight. How is he doing?

Hugs!
Kat

Musicaljean said...

Joy cracks me up! I love the dishes, especially with red.

Would you believe, at our farmhouse, my kitchen FLOOR was red and white checkerboard.

Sharon said...

I LOVEEEEE them, they would go with my decor as well. I love how you were mix matching them, looked great!

Happy Mothers Day :)
Blessings

Tonja said...

JOY.....

Told ya! Bet there will be others, too!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Lime green would be GREAT. Susan at RunnerMom recently redid one of her rooms...she has black and green accents...it looks great.

The checkerboard reminds me of the old days..50s n 60s...not that I was a live but I do have an appreciation for it...I love to go to diners decked with that decor.

Melinda said...

Those are so cool. I really like the way they look with the red too. Good thing I'm broke or I might be headed out to get some too, lol.

Happy Mother's Day!

andi said...

I am GREEN with ENVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did they have more? It has this very moment become a must have for me. I am going tomorrow to look!

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