July 30, 2008

Back in the day...

First of all, let me thank you all for
your concern & well wishes after
yesterday's earthquake...I was, in fact
a bit rattled (so to speak) but I think
that was just because it had been a
while since we had had such a good one!
But as any Californian will tell you,
earthquakes are just par for the course
out here...messes have been cleaned up
and we are all safe & fine, that's the only
important thing! But thx again!


On to something trivial....:)

BACK IN THE DAY when I didn't have the
space to keep a lot of chintz in my own place,
I had, but this, lone hutch...to inspire me...
(my that sounds dramatic, huh? :)

Full of all patterns of plates & platters that I bought
on Ebay.....

See...here they are!!! Beeston, Royalty, Summertime...
the most popular patterns!!!!

But they are all about 1/2 inch (sorry, I don't
know metric...) in diameter!

This gives you an idea of the "scale" of my hutch!
But it was all I could fit in my apartment.
So, there I set it...on my bar...my chintz display!
We Americans are hearty pioneer stock right?
We make due when we have to!!! :)


  1. Oh, that is so cute. I hope you still display it somewhere in your home now, even though you were able to upsize!

  2. hello, glad I found you too! love the makeover on those frames


  3. Oh my goodness I LOVE that tiny hutch and your itsy-bitsy little plates! How adorable is that?
    I have always loved little things like that! They are so sweet!

  4. How cute are they!!!! At first I thought they might be butter pats, but they're even smaller.

    Oh, what a mess you had after the earthquake. I'm so glad your precious family lamp was OK. You too of course ;-) I've heard of people using earthquake putty for holding things down. Have you ever tried it?

    Hugs to your kitties,

  5. Wow you really had it at your home. I live in California to and my husband felt it really strong at his work. I live about 7 miles from his work and the cupcakes and I never felt a thing. odd. But are phone lines did go out for about 10 min. I am sooo glad your Grandmas lamp did not break. That is NOT replaceable. Bye for now.


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