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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pink Saturday/ Pink Porcelain Plates

Edited to add:I am still without phone service and internet in my new place. Hopefully, it will be hooked up later tonight. However, when my son unplugged my computer at the old house on Saturday, it wouldn't start up again! Argghh! I am hoping that a friend of mine who fixes computers will be able to do something about mine. Not sure when I will be able to post with pics again. Right now I'm at the library.

Welcome to another Pink Saturday! Although I will be busy today with Round Two of moving the rest of my possessions into my new apartment and into storage, I still wanted to participate this week.

It has been a chore to unpack boxes, yet also so fun too because I am finding some things that never got unpacked at my house. What kept me from it? Not sure. I always had grand plans of setting up a formal living room at the house, but we lived in the family room. I was tired after work, and there was always so much to do on the weekends just for upkeep. And yeah, I was blogging too, lol.

Anyhow, I finally finished the area above my settee. This shelf with these plates used to be above my couch two homes ago. Please ignore the boxes and bags on either side of the settee! I'm still unpacking.

Here's a closer view.

I changed my mind about the picture that was going to hang above it. I'm saving my big roses picture for above my bed. When I first saw this picture at a Home and Garden party, I loved it! Click on the picture if you want to see more detail. I didn't want to spend full price on it, so hosted a party and got it for half price. It shows my ideal porch. I can picture myself sitting here with a glass of lemonade enjoying the warm weather as I watch neighbors walk by. Just look at all those pretty pink flowers!

Here are some porcelain plates on parade! The first is my very favorite of them all in beautiful shades of pink.

This next plate in green is my second favorite. The flowers don't look very pink here, but I think they are an orangey shade of pink.

I love this pink plate too.

I have a pair of these that came in a box of porcelain items that I won on auction on eBay a few years ago.

Enjoy the rest of my porcelain plates with pink flowers!

The only thing that mars the beauty of some of these plates is the sticky part where they price sticker was put. If anyone has any hints about how to remove it, please let me know!

I found most of these plates at antique or thrift shops. I would say that I got the majority for less than $10, but I do remember spending as much as $20 on one or two of them. They weren't a substantial investment, but I enjoy them so much. And I think they are glad to be out of the box so that they can be loved again!

For a list of more Pink Saturday participants, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Pink Saturday has been growing by leaps and bounds!


Jill said...

Your girly place is really coming along and you are being a good girl keeping up with your bloggy while you have no service in your pad yet!

bj said...

Oh, Kady...what a great collection of beautiful plates. They look grand the way you have them displayed! Everything is looking so pretty at your new place!
xo bj

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Kady!

LOVE all of your dishes and the way they are displayed are so beautiful!

Have a great moving day! Just have fun using your things in a new way at your new place!

Big huge hugs, Sherry

Susan said...

pretty plates! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Smilingsal said...

GOO GONE is the name of the product you need to get those sticky places removed. It doesn't cost much. It's a plastic 8 oz. bottle of yellow liquid, and it WORKS! I'm doing the Happy Dance because I had your answer! Happy Pink Saturday.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

K, there is also a product you can find in the scrapbooking aisle at craft stores that will take stickers off so quickly.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Beautiful pink plates!

~ Gabriela ~

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Beautiful pink plates!

~ Gabriela ~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How lovely your plates look on that shelf. I enjoyed seeing all of them. Good luck with the unpacking. laurie

Mimi said...

One day of the week I get to truly indulge my ♥ for pink and today, you sure have made me happy! Thanks so much!

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! Oh, this is so pretty! I love that shelf and it's perfect for your plates. Now this is a solution for the sticky stuff on your plates. WD40 - yes, just spray it on and leave it a few seconds and rub it off with a soft cloth. You may have to apply it more than once, but this really does work for me and hope it will for you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

EnglishCottageRose said...

Yep, keep going one box at a time, just think of all those treasures hidden in paper and cardboard just waiting to be re-discovered. Yum to say the least. Happy Pink Saturday to you. Char
I have my post on someplace in thyme and not on english cottage rose

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Kady,
Happy Pink Saturday! Love all your plates! I have always used nailpolish remover to remove the stickies! Have a nice weekend.


Amy said...

I love plates and those are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Goo Gone is the sticky adhesive remover of my really works.
I love your plates, they are so pretty and spring like.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Claudia said...

What a lovely group of plates! I just love plates, don't you? Happy Pink Saturday!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Moving is no fun! Your pinks are very pretty - glad that you're getting to enjoy them at your new home.

nikkicrumpet said...

Those plates look so pretty...and that picture works with them perfectly. And Yes Goo Gone will work for anything sticky like labels..sometimes you have to let it soak in for a few minutes...and it won't harm your stuff either.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got beautiful collection of plates and I love it all! thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Sally already nailed it. Goo Gone!!!! It really pisses me off when a store puts nasty stickers on stuff like this. And how about when they put them on the glass of a photo frame? There is an easy solution to this. A damn DECAL. THEY come right off.
Anyway, love the way the shelf looks over your little settee. Very nice work, Kady!

Justine :o )

Donna said...

Kady, that wall looks beautiful with all those lovely plates on the shelf! I could not live without Goo Gone for exactly the problem you're having. You can buy it at Wal Mart or just about anywhere. It's a yellow liquid in a see through bottle. It works WONDERS!!! You'll wonder how you ever lived without it! I've always wondered why stores don't put stickers on the backs or bottoms of items rather than smack dab front and center!!! ... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

All so pretty, but I like the pink one best. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sharon Kay said...

Kady, I love all the pretty plates and you new home is looking all put together and all so pretty. Why not all your blog.......(Starting A New With Kady)..New home blog, new world to explore. What ever you choose it will be about you and your boys starting a new.

Light and Voices said...

You are very talented at arranging plates on the wall. Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday.

ann said...

Lovely plates.i have a small collection.Not as many as you.And like you Mine were all Garage sales,etc.
Acetone aka,nail polish remover will get rid of that tacky gunk where the sale tag was glued...Ann

Deb said...

Hi Kady! Everything is so lovely! All I do with my stickers is run the kitchen sink full of HOT HOT water and let them sit for about 20minutes and they come right off. Deb

BittersweetPunkin said...

You can also use a dab of nail polish remover to get that sticky stuff off.

LOVE your plates...very pretty indeed!

Lori said...

Hi Kady! Love the plates! I was reading what others suggested to remove those sarn stickers! Would you believe I use a dot of Pam cooking spray on my fingertip and rub it on and it comes off! Recently I bought a rose butter pat and would you get this, they wrote the price in permanent marker! Lucky it was the back, how crazy!! later,Lori

Joyce said...

hi !kady.
i'm from Malaysia ,sorry for tell u my english not too smart,but, can i know your plate collection have own website? because my hobby also is collect nice dinnerware.and exspecially like collect have colour shadown plate...but very difficult to find.:)thans you.