Tuesday, 30 September 2008

for my mother...

I haven't posted in a while... & my lovely mother who lives in the north of Queensland keeps calling me, asking when I will post. This morning she rang enquiring about the stash of plates I sourced while op shopping in the country yesterday.
I'll start the story from the top, so everyone can keep up.
I'm getting married in March next year, it will be a wonderfully crafted affair with many helping hands. My mother is in charge of food, which means plates and plates of antipasto type goodness that everyone can just help themselves to as they need. So I guess I should show her some of the plates her food shall be eaten from. The dear Samuel (husband in waiting) & I have decided to buy our crockery from the op shops as it will be a) super cheap, b) after the wedding we can keep what we like & then sell/donate the rest & c) it will look so much better & be more cost effective than hiring plain ol' plates.
So, where was I? Oh yes, plates.

Yesterday morning, my bestie & I took a drive through Castlemaine & Bendigo. It was quite an exhausting adventure, & we came home loaded with thrifted goodies, wool from the Bendigo wool mill & the best vanilla slice I've ever tasted. I was quite excited to find most of the plates below, plus many others for a mere 20c each! The gorgeous autumn leaf plate wasn't priced, so I went to the counter & asked old Dot the price... "Oh" she said, "Is 10c alright?". "10c!" I exclaimed as I reached into my pocket, I had 60c in my hand & thrusted it over the counter before old Dot could change her mind. I've also started a collection of forks for ease of eating, all of which were purchased for 20c.
So far I have collected 25 little side plates for people to eat from, 9 larger serving plates & a couple of little bowls. The totals needed are 90 side plates, 90 forks & numerous serving plates.
I'm am currently researching our next country op shop road trip... perhaps down the mornington peninsula.







6 comments:

boobook said...

will be the best crafted wedding ever!!

Dana said...

that's exunctly what i did for my baby shower! we drove all the way to Robe and stopped at EVERY second-hand store, antique store, op shop that we saw. if you ever need teacups...!

hokey said...

If you need an extra person to come along for the ride, I can definately make myself availible! I have been dying to get out of the city and do some good old country thrifting!

xx

Serena said...

Hey Kitty, having grown up in Bendigo, all I can do is assume that the vanilla slice you mentioned was from Gillies Pies. They DO make the best vanilla slices (known locally as Snot Blocks) in the world.

In fact, I was in Bendigo on the weekend visiting my parents and went to Gillies and bought 6 snot blocks to bring back to Melbourne and take into work on the Monday for all my work colleagues to enjoy...

Hope to see you again in a couple of weeks at the next Mixtogether.

Kirsty said...

These are gorgeous Kitty. Your wedding will be so lovely.

Bird Bath said...

Your idea for the collected plates and cutlery is fantastic and resourceful. Such pretty finds.