Do you remember this pie plate from long ago? Shown here on the plate stand. I was so excited when I found it at the flea market as I had never seen a pie plate exactly like it. In fact, not one anything like it. Later, I found a matching plate in my cabinet. Who knew? Just beautiful!!
Here it is again....later that year....so pretty! And, then came the move to another house....
And, look what happened! Yes, the lovely pie plate got broken in the move. And, it was MY fault.
Made me sick, as the minute I picked up the box it rattled. Not a good sign. And, in it, the broken plate. Along with that piece was a candy dish with birds, and a tiny bowl. Why is it always the things you love that get broken and not just any old plate or bowl?
I could not bring myself to throw away all the pieces, so I gathered them all together and put them in this vintage McCoy dish. Green, my favorite color, and the pieces looked good in it, so I decided to add all the broken pieces - pie plate, candy dish and bowl - and I'd just continue to enjoy seeing them in my new home. One way or another.
Such a shame!
But, no crying over spilt milk...they are only 'things.' I said that to myself several times.
Looks like life, doesn't it? Well, like mine....broken - but still beautiful!
Someone loved this long ago. And, I do too.
The candy dish.
The birds are so cute!
Here is the bowl...from an old photograph. The pitcher is fine. They are English...very dainty and delicate.
The bowl. Darn it!
I have this vintage McCoy dish....decided all the pieces would look good in it....so there are my rescued pieces. Living in my dining room as a reminder of their former beauty. Fragments of my other life, it seems.
Here, carefully placed....to be rearranged time and again, over and over, as I please. Still a delight to behold. At least in my eyes. A memory, really, of days gone by and treasured.
Until next time,