Friday, February 12, 2010

White Dishes

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I only made it to Goodwill once this week.  Can you believe it???!!  And I found this lovely white platter.  I have never really owned dishes that are pure white with no decoration or color on them and I hear all the time how food looks best on a white plate.  Okay, I am willing to give it a try.  So I paid the cashier $1.99 for this great white platter and had her ring up a couple more white plates at .99 cents each.   I figure that I have lots of time to collect white plates and I can slowly put together a set….especially at these prices.

Once I got them home, however, I decided to add these French Rub-ons.  They are the same ones that I have been seeing Sissie use on her blog called Sissie’s Shabby Cottage.  I asked her not too long ago where she found them and she kindly told me Walmart!   I have to say I have never used a Rub-on before and I also have to say that it does not get much easier than that…that is literally all you do, cut it out, and rub it on!  

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For the plates I decided to only rub on the top part of the design so that I only had a small Fleur de Lis in the middle of each plate.  Too cute! So much for plain white plates.  I gave it my best shot.

16 comments:

Allyson said...

I got all itchy jealous when I read that you found them at Goodwill...because we NEVER have plates that are that cute at our Goodwill. But...y'know then I read a little further. We have tons of plain white plates that would look fantastic with a rub-on. I wonder if you can still stick them in the dishwasher if you use a rub-on. Hmm...y'know I'm not a hand-wash kinda girl.

The White Farmhouse said...

Hey atleast you tried. Love the little touch that you added though. They look great!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I know what you mean...I don't like to hand wash much either. My guess is probably "No" to the dishwasher. But that is okay for me on the plates and platters used for entertaining...because the husband is good about hand washing after a party but for everyday use...might have to stick to keeping them plain white.

Pat@BPM said...

These are great, Lisa. I have a platter just like yours. I'll try to remember to look for the rub ons. I've never used them.

Great start with your white dishes. I have a real addiction for them and white ironstone this and that, as well!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've seen Sissie's fleur rub-ons and love them! I'm planning a trip to Walmart just to get those! Love the way it looks on your white dishes, Lisa.

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

these are adorable!!
i never did see those rub ons... maybe because i was not looking. now i am! thank you!

Kaitlin said...

those look fabulous!

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
I have to worn you, those rub-ons are addictive. You know how I like to put them on everything that sits still! lol
I love them on the plates. Looks fabulous! Aren't they the greatest things!!

Thanks for mentioning me, you are too kind.

hugs
Sissie

Mrs. P. said...

Very clever! I admit to really liking white plates BUT have never let that stop me from collecting many colored and embleshed ones too :)

Blessings!
Gail

Malisa said...

I am addicted to buying dishes from Marshall's! They have the best deals!

Melanie said...

I love rub ons, don't you? I think that you were probably having withdrawals from only one trip to Goodwill this week:)

Lou Cinda said...

Love this!! I am going to Wal-Mart to get me some rub ons too!

PRETTY!

Lou Cinda :)

julie king said...

these are great finds and i like that you added little decorations to them! i used to go to the thrift store once in a while but now that i have the puppies my lunch hour is taken up by them. no complaints!!

EntertainingMom said...

Ok, seriously... the fleur de lis is an amazing touch! You got the plates at Goodwill? Those are my every day plates from Crate & Barrel that have been discontinued that I can only find at replacements unlimited! You got yourself a deal!!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

UPDATE: I used my platter to serve a salad this evening (which was delicious BTW) and when I went to clean the platter I rinsed in water and gently took a wash cloth with soapy water and the decal came off immediately in pieces!!!
So......I guess the rub-ons should be used on decorative objects only. No food or serving platters. :(
I guess that means no dishwasher either.

Anny said...

These are so pretty but does that mean they are now decorative plates only?