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No Meat? No Problem. The Perfect Vanity Tray!

I made the suggestion to Shawn that we might consider doing Meatless Monday every so often.  With a wry smile on his face, he agreed. 

 I knew as well as he did that if I made, say a big green salad absent of meat, that he'd ask where's the meat?  I know he knows that I know his idea of Meatless Monday really means Meat Less the vegetables Monday.   mmhh, hhh.   That's my carnivorous husband.
But, if you can forego the meat and you like to re-purpose things in unexpected ways like I do, then I've come up with a perfect, and beautiful, match.



This stunning teal transferware Well & Tree Platter  needs nothing altered to convert it into an instant vanity tray or soap dish!  



As I admired this piece today while photographing it to list to my shop I thought that the well (which is where the juices from a roast or meat would pool in) would be a perfect spot to hold coins, rings, small bath items like q-tips or what-nots.  

In a guest bathroom, wouldn't it be gorgeous with …

No Bull, It's a Collection

It's no secret that I collect transferware, but  I never considered that I might have a cow collection.  However, if the saying is true that "if you have 3 or more, it's a collection" then I suppose that indeed I do have a little cow collection, or well, bull collection.  Actually I guess I have both a cow and a bull collection.   Actually now that I think about it, if the rule of 3 is fact, then I have a lot of collections. Seriously. A lot of collections.  

I've shown you some of the cows in my kitchen before but today I decided to show the cows in my breakfast nook. I really like this little vignette across my kitchen table with the candlesticks and cute bread cart.  


In the photo above, you can see the wooden cow sign that hangs above and between the French doors.  It's fairly large, about 22".  I can't remember if this came from a butchers shop or what it was used for, but I just knew I liked it and had a perfect spot to display it.  It's a rea…