February = Hearts

 

Inside my cupboard

 

I am a dish fanatic.  Like my mother, if I could have a set of dishes for every holiday and occasion, I would!  I love the aesthetics of a nicely set dinner table, it is part of the “art” of a nice meal.  As the new year hit, my Christmas dishes were put away and our regular set found their place back in the cupboard.  When February 1 hits, I put away the everyday luncheon plates and swap them for my red heart plates!  February is the month of love after all, so why not bring out the hearts?  For whatever reason, Andrew really does not like these plates at all – maybe it is the fact that they are hearts and not something more manly like grizzly bears or guitars.

February 2 came and I opened my cabinets to see I had yet to change out my plates, so I quickly took care of that just in time for lunch.  I was making lunch for myself and Andrew as he walked home from work (his office is at the end of our street), and had two of the heart plates out on the counter.  When he walked through the door I just kept smiling and giggling as I waited for his eyes to see the plates and hear his reaction.

He saw them and gave me a big sigh saying, “Not the hearts”.  I laughed so hard!  I knew he would say that! I served up paninis, hot off the press, onto the hearts.  Don’t you just love February?  I owe it to my Aunt Michele for these dishes and most of the ones in my cabinets too!  Over the years she has bought me various dessert sets, or tea and holiday sets to add to my “hope chest”.  She also has a love of dish ware.  In fact, these heart dishes and platter were from her!

 

Heart chip & dip, heart lunch plates

 

 

At least lunch was tasty...and cute!

 

Andrew did say at the end of lunch that the plates weren’t that bad.  I know he would not pick those things for himself, but he is really good about letting me do those things and be excited for them.  It really has just become a joke for him and likes to give me a hard time about the plates.  (Deep down, I know he loves them!)

Here’s to a happy February for all – enjoy the hearts!

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  • Jeanne Beans

    Arryn, I share your passion for dishes and a beautiful table. Andrew just doesn’t have a full appreciation for the importance of aesthetics at the table, but surely his appreciation will grow over the years…espcially for your February luncheon dishes. They are LOVEly!!! Wait until you get to the “let’s just go with paper plates” stage, which does occur at the Beans’ house on occasion, but alas…I even like coordinated plates, cups, napkins, tablecloth…and sometimes utensils. Bill is still working on the full appreciation stage, but he has become tolerant. Happy, Happy Valentine’s Day to two awesome lovebirds. May your sandwiches be surrounded by hearts! OXReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beans

    Arryn, I share your passion for dishes and a beautiful table. Andrew just doesn’t have a full appreciation for the importance of aesthetics at the table, but surely his appreciation will grow over the years…espcially for your February luncheon dishes. They are LOVEly!!! Wait until you get to the “let’s just go with paper plates” stage, which does occur at the Beans’ house on occasion, but alas…I even like coordinated plates, cups, napkins, tablecloth…and sometimes utensils. Bill is still working on the full appreciation stage, but he has become tolerant. Happy, Happy Valentine’s Day to two awesome lovebirds. May your sandwiches be surrounded by hearts! OXReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    Hurray to love and heart dishes and to my love for you and you and Andrew enjoying (well, at least YOU are!) the dishes!! I’m sooo glad you are using them. They are even cuter than I remember. Love you bunches!!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    Hurray to love and heart dishes and to my love for you and you and Andrew enjoying (well, at least YOU are!) the dishes!! I’m sooo glad you are using them. They are even cuter than I remember. Love you bunches!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaimers

    Love it. I also have a thing for dishes (in fact someone just bought me some beautiful cupcake dishes:).

    & WOW … where did you get those beautiful red martini glasses that go perfectly?! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jaimers

    Love it. I also have a thing for dishes (in fact someone just bought me some beautiful cupcake dishes:).

    & WOW … where did you get those beautiful red martini glasses that go perfectly?! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Funny! I think Eric would react the same way!ReplyCancel

  • Funny! I think Eric would react the same way!ReplyCancel

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