The Red Plate.

I am not an impulse buyer. I’m not a “shopper,” per se, which makes it even easier not to be an impulse buyer. You will only see me in a mall or clothing stores if I *have* to be, and it has to be a REALLY big need first. I promise that 75% of my clothes come from my mother-in-law as either Christmas or birthday gifts, and I love her for helping me out.

And then there are a few times when it becomes necessary to shop. I won’t shop for a new bra until the underwire of the second one (I do buy two bras at a time, by the way) not only snaps, but then eventually stabs me with the broken points. And just last week, I was required to wear pink to a Going-Away party for a very dear friend of mine. While in the shower (about one hour before the party’s showtime), I asked my husband to go through a small bag of hand-me-downs from a friend & see if there was anything pink. He found a hot pink striped shirt, and ta-da! My outfit was set!

But NONE of the above is true when it comes to dishes. Nope, then my resolve goes right out the window! I can’t pass up a neat bowl, a funky tray, a sweet saucer, or a beautiful plate. And that’s exactly how this gorgeous girl ended up in my cabinet:

011w

I saw it, and I knew I needed it. I looked at my husband with the biggest puppy-dog eyes, and he was already saying, “Just get it, Honey.” I was all set to explain (and sometimes, you really *want* to explain, and they cut you off with niceness, darn husbands!), and I already had his approval. But you see, I already had THE PERFECT USE for it!

Remember when Haniela invited me to “Smell the Flowers” in her virtual project? Well, I could instantly see all the pretty pansy cookies on that plate, and in my mind, it was just PERFECT. For a refresher, here’s how it turned out:

Pretty Pansy Cookies.

And when I knew my pal SweetSugarbelle was going to make poppies, I only wished there was time to get the red plate to her for the photos, too! Even though the plate is a zinnia flower, I thought it would’ve been just too sweet as a backdrop for her spectacular poppies!

014w

And that’s when it hit me: the red plate is too special to keep for myself! It’s picture-pretty, and it needs to be a STAR. In my own kitchen, I would only use the red plate every once in a while, but by sharing it with the world, I’m hoping it will be loved & cherished by others. It can bring joy to so many, knowing that a blogger thought especially of you & decided to send a little piece of their world your direction…

And that’s the idea! I’ve sent the red plate out into the world, and I want it to travel, to be a rockstar for your cookies, pastries, cupcakes, and whatever else you can dream up! If you can make a mean egg salad sandwich – hey, take a picture of that on the red plate! If the red plate evokes a memory of your gramma’s flower garden, tell me the story!

009w

And when you’ve made your special treat, be sure to write a blog post about the red plate. (Or you can Tweet it, or even Instagram it. Just be sure to use “#theredplate” when you do!) And then pack the red plate up nice & safe and send it along to another friend so they can create a memory as well! Then come back here & I’ll link it up so we have a running story of the red plate & its travels. How sweet will that be?! :-)

I’m SO excited to see & hear all the goodness that the red plate can bring to the blogosphere, and I’m ready to watch how many different friends it can bring to the table!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

12 comments on “The Red Plate.

  1. The BearFoot Baker on said:

    I love that red plate! Your cookies look amazing on it!

    I don’t have a red plate. I guess I need to go shopping. I only like shopping for cookie supplies and household items! Oh, and I like shoe shopping! Maybe I can buy a red plate and red shoes and red sprinkles!

  2. Paula on said:

    Such a pretty plate and your idea is a cute one. You could call it The Red Plate Dessert Diary :)

  3. Love the red plate! And I know what you mean about clothes shopping- I’d rather go into the housewares dept. anytime.

  4. Home Girl on said:

    What a great idea and lovely cookies!! I loved this post. Just stopping over from Bearfoot Baker’s linky party to send some sugar love and wish you a happy weekend!

  5. Kristina on said:

    What a great idea Nicole!! You will definitely have to keep us updated on the red plate travels =) It will be neat to see where it goes and how it’s used!

  6. I am so very curious about the current whereabouts of the red plate. Did a quick google search after coming upon this post and am not finding anything. Would love an update on it! :)

    • Nicole on said:

      The red plate is currently still in the home of one of my dear friends, who has quite a lot on HER plate at the moment (ha!). It will eventually come back out to play, I’m sure! ;-)

Leave a Reply to The BearFoot Baker Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*


*

HTML tags are not allowed.

About Me

Welcome to Life’s a Batch!
I’m Nicole, and I’m glad you’ve stopped by my little corner of the web! I’m a former Air Force wife whose passions are baking, cookie-making, and photo-taking… all to the benefit of my loves – my family! C’mon in to…read more.

Categories

Grab My Button

Life's A Batch





Join Me!