So while I'm off at the Class of 1969 HS Reunion I thought I would leave you with a little show and tell. Isn't that something what we did in grade school on a Friday? Weren't you excited when it was your turn?
I have had this plate for sometime now. It is called "Mable's Sunny Retreat." I am not a plate collector but when I saw this one I knew I needed to have it.
Looks like it may have come out in 1994. Mark's grandmother had a hutch in her kitchen and this reminded me of that. But there is more to the story of this plate.
Mark's grandmothers name was Mable and she was born in 1900. Of course she wasn't a cat like this Mable but you get the idea. So if you look behind the cat there is a teapot and behind the teapot is a large oval serving plate.
This lovely oval plate belonged to Mable and she gave it to me so I could enjoy it. I have loved this plate from the first day I saw it. I have had it in places of honor in all of my homes. Before I started collecting my Jim Shore pieces this was on my hutch in the same spot as on the plate.
They are not exactly the same pattern but close enough! So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. The Mable's Sunny Retreat plate sits on my night stand in the bedroom so I am always reminded of Mark's Nana Mable.
Here is a recent picture of our wall of canvas
photos from places we have visited.
(biggest is 18 x 20)
And this little guy is "Olaf" from the movie Frozen.
He is a Jim Shore piece and I think he is adorable!
That's All Folks !
Enjoy your weekend....