After I did my post on platters awhile back, I found another one at a thrift shop that I couldn't resist. I felt that is was worthy of it's own post. I call it a platter, since it is 12 inches in diameter and large enough to be used as a serving piece. The dinner plates we use most often are only 9 inches - works better for my diet!
I just love the green and blue color combination! When I took this photo, I paired my pretty new platter with My Candlestick. My Candlestick is very special to me. I'm not sure I can adequately explain why. When I was growing up, we didn't have a lot, and not much money to spend, either. (Let me also say that we did not feel particularly deprived, and we had a wonderful childhood! We just didn't have a lot of new or nice stuff.) I bought this candle holder at Barker Brothers Furniture store in downtown Los Angeles with my own (saved) money when I was about 12 or 13, and I have never tired of looking at it since. The green paint on the wood has faded somewhat over time, but the blue ceramic still looks fabulous. I believe I paid $5 for it, and the price tag was still affixed to the bottom for a very long time, but it's gone now. I'm such a freak, I wouldn't be surprised if I kept it, and maybe I will find it some day.
The two look awfully nice together, don't they?