Since today is Monday that means it is Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary. I hope you will join me today as I visit the wonderful blogs that take part in Mosaic Monday. You will find the links to those blogs at The Little Red House . I am finding it to be a great way to start out the week.
Saturday we ventured out to the flea markets and my mosaic is of my wonderful flea market finds.
I have decorated our dining room with Native American items. You will also find these items throughout the house. Some of them I have had for many years, some are fairly new additions. I recently started looking for items that feature Native American children and have found those items are few and far between. For that reason alone I would have to say that this picture was the deal of the day. The fact that it cost me all of $1.00 made it even a better deal.
I am always on the look out for dishes, dishes and more dishes. I love stoneware, as well as the intricate designs on many china plates. The Blue Willow is one of my favorites.
I thought the blue design on this plate complements the Blue Willow design. I found my plates at the roadside flea market at $2.00 each.
This plate caught my attention because of the tiny delicate violets painted on it. I have seen quite a few dish sets that I really liked, but when I look on the bottom I find the words " Made In China" . That is enough information for me not to buy it. Remember when the news came out that Fisher Price toys that were being produced in China contained lead paint? A man in Columbus was interviewed on the news about that time. He had bought one of the home lead testers to check his child's toys. In the process he decided to test some of their dishes that they had purchased at Kroger during one of their promotional sales. Sure enough those beautiful stoneware dishes contained lead paint.
I am finding it more and more difficult to remember things as I grow older. The last thing I need is to eat my meals off of dishes containing lead and risk even more brain cells being destroyed. If the dishes I buy doesn't say 'Made in USA' they don't come home with me.
Another passion I ave when it comes to shopping flea markets and yard sales would be glass bowls. I found this little beauty amongst the dishes that I bought. It will be perfect for serving up a fruit and Jello dessert.
Last but by no way least were the signs that I found. J.D. has made an improvement to the kitchen by making an alcove to put the refrigerator in. It is surprising how much space was freed up just by doing that. Our kitchen feels huge now. I thought signs placed on the wall above the fridge was just the ticket.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will return for another visit with us soon here on J.D.'s mountain.
May your week ahead be blessed!