Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rocks rock!

Cheri-There is something mysterious about rocks. Even lowly little plain rocks can be very special. Often these are the ones that need a second look. A few months ago, I realized these rocks were telling stories that could be just as amazing and interesting as the pretty sparkly ones. All it takes is a little bit of looking and eventually they will lend their shape to something beautiful.

To begin their transformation, I draw an outline on the rock in the shape I think it resembles. Then the rock is given details and personality with a permanent black marker, and I sign the back with my “nom de plume”.

I like to leave the rocks outside at places I visit. It makes me happy to think that someone will find it, pick it up and start their own story with it.

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Photo of 6 different pieces of white diner china.

White Diner China

So, the craftysisters seem to follow in each others footsteps when it comes to certain household items. Dishes seems to be a big one. I have been passed on several sets of dishes over the years when other craftysisters decide to move on to something different. (I am also called the family museum for some of the things I have been passed that I still own.

Photo of 6 different pieces of white diner china.
I bought the 2 bowls in the back, Loryn bought me the 2 round plates on the left and I got the 2 oval plates on the right from Mom.

This time though, we all seem to be following Mom (craftysister Lynne), but she isn’t moving to something different. Thankfully, over the years she has collected so much that she was actually able to cut her collection into three parts and with only $26 and some help from Loryn, I was able to complete my set (or rather, complete it as much as I wanted).

Photo of 2 different sizes of oval diner china.
These are the 2 sizes of plates I got from Mom. There are 11 of the big oval plates and 8 of the smaller oval plates.

White diner china is something that I never really figured I would get into, but it is so versatile and classic that it will never go out of style. In fact, when I wanted to complete the set, I went to Old Time Pottery and found three gigantic aisles of white and off-white diner china and was able to match the color of the plates Mom and Loryn gave me.

Photo of 2 different sizes of round diner china.
These plates were found at Goodwill by Loryn. There are 8 of each size plate. (She found more, but kept the rest.)

I am very happy with my new set and thought I would share it with you. Not all of our lives (quite clearly) are dominated by crafts, so I thought you might be interested to see what has come into my life lately. Now I will need to post some photos of the food I will be putting on these dishes in the future!

Photo of two different sizes and styles of round diner bowls.
I love both of these styles and sizes of bowls. I bought these myself from Old Time Pottery (8 of each style) for $26.
Photo of 2 different round diner bowls seen from a side view.
The bowls on the left are cereal bowls and the bowls on the right are pasta bowls.

Full Listing:

11 Large oval plates – 11 3/4″ x 7″

8 Small oval plates – 9 3/4″ x 8 1/2″

8 Large round plates – 10 1/4″

8 Small round plates – 6 3/4″

8 Cereal bowls – 6″ x 3″

8 Pasta bowls – 8 3/4″ x 2″

Happy crafting,

Kristin