Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday





Diane over at A Picture is Worth 1000 Words is hosting 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Look around and find that 2nd hand treasures that you've found or re-purposed and join in the fun!




As I reached for this platter on which to serve our Easter dinner ham, I thought how useful it has been over the years. I have received compliments on how pretty it is several times. I found this at Good Will many years ago. It has a vintage look to it and is just the right size for most meat entrees.

(click on picture to see a close-up of the design)

It has a worn gold trim around the edge, which adds a kind of elegance to it - and makes me think that it has been well used in the past. I often wonder where it came from and who used it to serve her meals before it came to my table...

12 comments:

jeanne said...

Hi Linda, your platter is vintage but I don't know the pattern. a lovely one too. Lucky you.

Hugs...Jeanne

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very pretty. I love the flowers! And you're right, I wonder how many times that platter was used and by whom!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Not only is your platter lovely, but it's useful. That makes it so very special. Thanks for sharing.

char72 said...

I love the platter. It was a wonderful (and useful) find.
Thanks for sharing.
Charlotte

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Oh this platter is so pretty :) I see it at your table serving a very delicious chicken surrounded by parsley and small carrots.

thank you for sharing,

Lady M

ellen b. said...

Hi Linda, I love that sweet rose pattern around the edge of your plate. I also like it's shape. Happy 2nd time around to you. Hope your week is wonderful...

Elena said...

That is a very beautiful platter! I love to see pretty things that people have found second hand. So fun and interesting. Have a wonderful day. Love, Elena

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Linda...I love your platter,and even more love that you do use it! Sigh...looking at your sidebar makes me smile...I sooooo want to be a grandma...someday! Your Gran-babes are precious!

char72 said...

Hi. It's me again. I just passed a blogging award to you. You can receive it on my Charlotte's Weblog blog.
Charlotte

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Beautiful platter- I too often wonder about the orginal owners of all my treasures- do they treasure it as much as I do- How did they acquire it....

It is fun to imagine-

blessings
mary

Barb said...

Thanks for coming by.
All seemed to enjoy my painting shirt post. =0)

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Zaroga said...

A beautiful pattern on this platter.