Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I've needed new plates for quite a bit of time. I'm cheap frugal. I refused to buy plates in Japan I didn't totally love.  The kids did buy me some which I've decided are special as they are from the kids and from Japan. I use them and my set of 4 Polish pottery together. I still needed every day plates.

I wanted fiesta ware - but for 20 years I've not been able to bring myself to buy them. These from Walmart make me smile. I bought mixed colors. I like varied colors at the table. I like to see the plates sitting in the stand - all mixed up. I suppose I love diversity, spontaneity, chaos....but alas.....I load the dishes, put them away and they just magically sort themselves into matching colors. Every single time.  I even grab a couple of each color to set out for dinner - but if it's Zander's week as kitchen helper - he puts them back and sets out matching. The others will let me have the pleasure of chaotic dinner plates, but sort them when they put them away.

I'm surrounded by a group of matchy-matchy OCD types. I noted this last Christmas when  they dumped all the M & M's on to the table and began to sort them into colors before they ate them. Who ever?????

I suppose I should give up. It's a gift to Zander (and the other matchy-matchy Gherks in the house) to leave them "properly sorted."   He likes structure and order. I just hope they read this and maybe one day month give in to MY need for chaos, color and diversity. LOL

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Debbie said...

Hahaha, this made me chuckle. I alike lots of color, but also am a pattern person. I could put lots of color on the table, but they would have to have some, blue, green, red, blue, green. I have several in our house that do not like glass to eat on...makes a scratching noise that they don't like, so we have melamine dishes from Target. Very colorful, but I do miss using real dishes.

Jen said...

Where did you get the stand? I am fortunate that I live in a family that doesn't have to be matchy matchy. I have some lovely colorful plates like that, but they are too big for my cabinets so we tend not to use them.

Unknown said...

:):):) must be the matchy, matchy way came from love/prayers - mom t

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL But MOM _ Michael is like this too! It's terrible!

Jen - I think I got the stand from Fred Myers - but it was years ago. It's a pie stand.

Debbie - I love it. I've tried to do a pattern with the color but it ends up just like this again....though I think I'll try again tonight.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA! So true. Most of us have some OCD in some form to some degree. My plates and cups are most assuredly all sorted to be matchy-matchy with their like partners;p I guess Dad has strong genes;p
Bre D

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

In thinking this through - my closet is rather "organized" and it sort of perplexes the rest of the family. LOL