Clover Blossoms ~ Pink Saturday

Saturday, January 8, 2011

No clover in bloom at Faithfulness Farm today. In fact they are calling for 10+ inches of snow. You have to love January! In the Victorian language of flowers, clover blossoms mean Be Mine....isn't that just perfect for this time of year?!

Last summer I found 4 place settings of Federal's Clover Blossom dishes. I was in love. They were still in the boxes they came in and in pristine condition (you can see them here). They instantly became a favorite. Everytime I opened my dish closet, I would think, *I wish I had more of those*. My thought was I'd use them for my everyday breakfast dishes. I did find a piece here and there at the thrifty stores but they were always in very worn shape and I passed on them. Early in the fall I took the leap and put the dishes in my kitchen cupboard and started using them as our breakfast set.

As part of my New Year organizing blitz, I have been avoiding shopping at the thrifty shops. I did have a box to drop off there this week and decided to go ahead and take a quick stroll through. I was pretty proud when I found myself heading for the exit with NOTHING. Then my eye spied a box......I peek in and saw a complete set for 8 of my Clover Blossom dishes. Asking price only $5.00 so they were going home with me although I couldn't see much of their condition.

The condition was as pristine as my little set that has lived life in the original boxes.

Now I have breakfast dishes for 12 ....anyone want to come to breakfast?

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