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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"I'll Just Back Up The Truck, Honey!"

This post was originally posted on my first blog on Since I am behind on posts, I thought I would repost it here. I love this story.


It's because of my husband's gracious nature that I have these precious dishes. Lots of blogging friends have them; maybe you do, too!


It all started when I was blogging and saw an adorable two-tiered red gingham rimmed tray on the cute Sweet Bee Cottage blog.

I squealed loudly, "OH MY GOSH - that is the cutest thing!" Hubs walked around my shoulder and said, "what is it?" When I told him to look at this adorable red gingham two-tiered tray, and that it was at Homegoods he said, "well get dressed and lets go get one!"


I was in my pajamas. It was 8:30. I go to sleep at 8:30 on school nights.

But, he insisted. Seriously. He insisted. He even called Homegoods to see what time they closed.


So, I got dressed and we went - and I felt silly - but, he said, "what if it is the last one and you miss out?"

Well, when we got to Homegoods and I saw ALL the dishes they had in this pattern - I screamed again, "THESE ARE THE CUTEST DISHES I HAVE EVER SEEN!"


Hubs replied, "I'll just go back up the truck to the door, Honey. You load up the cart!"

I couldn't believe my ears. He reminded me that it was our 35th wedding year - and I ought too have new dishes for the occasion. Well, how could I say no, girls? This meant a lot to him...wink, wink!


Needless to say, I have a lot of dishes - but, I love these the most. Hubs bought them for me - he got me out of my pj's and romantically whisked me away to my favorite store. Isn't that just the most romantic story you have heard today? :)


Stay tuned for more dishes stories - I have lots of dishes and lots of stories.



I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday!

It's Sweet Beverly's birthday!

So please pop over and wish her a happy day!


If you look closely there is a bit of pink on these dishes. Besides, red and white make pink, so without red, where would pink be? I love both colors!

Blessings to you and yours!

I hope you have fun with your family this week.



  1. I remember this story and it still warms my heart. You have a wonderful hubby. Gotta love a man who appreciates a pretty dish too!

  2. Oh my gosh!! I squealed a little bit just seeing these dishes!! SOOO Cute! We don't have a Homegoods store real close but we do have TJ Max and Marshals >>all stem to the Homegoods....EEE! I hope they have some of those there, I've gotta go shopping! :) Thanks for a fun and very pretty post!! xo Holly

  3. Great story Patti! I'm glad you repeated it because I wasn't following you when you first posted it. :) Great dishes, and a great fella'!

  4. I remember this story!! So sweet and I love those dishes, too!! I have the little dessert plates!! Happy summers day! xo Heather

  5. Cute dishes, and such a sweet story...

  6. i have a mug and bowl from that dish line! that's very sweet of your hubs, can't say mine would do the same, but then we've just been married 5 years, so we'll see what happens after 30 more ;)
    i can never resist cute dishes! i see you have some very cute ones including pyrex!

  7. I remember reading this on your other blog not that long ago..sure was fun to read again (and drool over the pics)
    Happy weekend!!

  8. That is so romantic. I also love those dishes-they are darling.Can't wait to see more dishes and hear more stories. Happy weekend!

  9. I adore that story!

    .... what a lovely man you have there....

    happy weekend wishes to you and your hubby
    bestest daisy j

  10. Patti that is the sweetest story and makes each piece all the more special.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Tami xo

  11. I can see why you were so excited about those dishes--they're precious! I noticed you have a Kleanser Kate. My daughter's name is Kate, so I have been hunting one with no luck so far. Oh well, "the hunt" is just part of the fun!

  12. Oh girl, let me tell you how jealous I am. And that I am kicking myself in the pants. A few years ago I was on a get away with my gal friends when I ran across these dishes. I loved them so so much! Because I already have so darn many dishes I decided to just buy the two tiered tray and a set of 4 small dessert plates. I love them and have been so sad that I didn't buy more. Hubby is a doll and your collection is fabulous!

  13. Great story, the dishes are so cute keep it up
    HPS Laura

  14. Hi Patti,
    Your hubby sounds like a keeper! Love those dishes! And how you have them all displayed.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment on the Historic Homes of Illinois post.
    Have a great week!
    Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

  15. What a sweet husband. Your dishes are sooo pretty.

  16. Oh, my goodness! Are you serious!! This is the most sweet guy out there for sure! You really do have some sweet dishes, can't wait to see more!!

  17. Oh my! I love all those cute dishes. If you ever want to replace them, I'm your girl.


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