Monday, January 12, 2009

Macro Monday --- Delicious Lighthouses

For Macro Monday this week I chose photos of dishes that are very special to us. I have a passion for lighthouses: books, photos, home decor, and, of course, the real ones. So when I saw these dishes displayed on a dining room table at a Penney's home store I just had to get a set. I went to housewares but they didn't have any more and wouldn't be getting them in again. I was more disappointed than you can imagine. But, not giving up that easily, I asked if I could buy the set on display. Well, the very nice associate didn't see why not; they could put another set of dishes out. So she checked with her manager and she came back with good news and bad news. The bad news was that they no longer had the original carton, but no problem, they would carefully wrap the pieces for us. The good news was that we could have the set for $20.00! Original price was $100.00! The only thing I like better than these dishes is the bargain!

There are four place settings and each one is of a different lighthouse. All the dinner plates, luncheon plates, bowls, and mugs are handpainted so there are slight variations. I don't use them often, but they are on display for me to enjoy.





Salt and pepper shakers I found later.


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12 comments:

nicole said...

I can relate to that passion, these are beautiful!
And beautiful pics as well :)

(Happy Macro Monday!)

Jama said...

That a really good bargain! I wouldn't say no too if they were offered to me, they are so beautiful!

Ida said...

Beautiful dishes. :)
Great motives.
It must be both joyous and cozy to sit down at the table, eating and drinking from this set.

I'm joining Macro Monday for the first time today.
Hope to see you around.
Ida - Norway.

June said...

I can see why you had to have a set...very neat looking!

lisaschaos said...

I love lighthouses and I love that set of dishes! What a great bargain!

Amanda said...

Love the lighthouses, I lost a friend who collected them and it was always a treat to see what we could find for her. Your pictures are lovely.

kisatrtle said...

Those are very pretty dishes! Great photos.

CameoRoze said...

How great to have things you love where you can see and enjoy them all the time. I like that in your close-up shots, you can even see the brush strokes.

Lovin' Macro Mondays,
Cameo @-->-->---

Gattina said...

Gorgious macro shots !

Mamapippa said...

Lighthouses as salt and pepper shakers, never seen it before, but the idea is so great !
Have a nice day !

Carmi said...

I love these dishes almost as much as the story behind them. They exemplify the warmth of the person who bought them.

christyzee said...

I absolutely love lighthouses! Thank you for sharing!
Blessings...