By Leslie Lindsay
I wish I had something truly cute and simple to share with you today, alas I do not.
Unless you count the summer luncheon party I attended earlier this week in which I wasn introduced to a new line of tableware called LaPlate. It’s picking up some buzz in various magazines like Southern Living and Martha Steward Living. The concept is simple: plates, serving dishes, placemats, and napkins (also totebags, cups) all with adorable patterns, colors, and emblazoned with your initial or monogram. Absolutely charming. But if you are looking for a bargain, you won’t find it here. Simply said, www.LaPlates.com is not cheap. And when you are considering outfitting a table for eight, well…you’d have purchase two sets of 4 plates at $72.00 each, making your final purchase around $144! And they are melamine. Hummm…oh, and those prices are for salad/dessert plates. The dinner plates, are wonderfully more expensive.
Great for gifts, though…a single plate with a child’s name would make a sweet Birthday or even baby shower gift. Housewarming or hostess gifts would also be appreciated.
As for me, I think I will be ordering the equally cute reusuable bag, also with a very bold and fun pattern. I’ll add a monogram and call it a day, thank you very much.
More cute and simple things….I purchased 20 bags of mulch and spread it all around my yard (still need 5-8 more, I am estimating) What a girl,right!?! It looks good. I didn’t, however (look good). Smelling like an Italian man’s armpit for the remainer of the day, I opened and dumped and spread mulch transforming my yard into a summer oasis of–well, mulch. Mulch ado about nothing.
- Check out this website from the National Resources Conservation Department about mulch, it’s benefits, and how to measure for it. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/mulching.html
Well, that’s what’s in my brain– I mean cute and simple–today, Friday July 8th 2011. Happy weekend and Happy