Wednesday, June 27, 2012

~ New Dishes ~

While browsing through Walmart in May, my husband and I came across these dishes that we really liked. Our old ones were all mismatched. Nothing wrong with that. I loved them. They were so colorful, but after so many years of use they were quite chipped. So we took the plunge and bought new ones. I'm pleased with them as they are in my favorite colors and match my kitchen! They also look good with all of my Roosters & Hens decor :) 

I made some Blueberry Muffins (recipe below) from scratch this morning to go along with our freshly ground Eight o'clock coffee. 

I couldn't find a napkin holder so I had to improvise. My son suggested I use my ring but I went one better. I dug out my great grandfather's wedding band! You can't say I didn't get creative with that one ;) Not too bad, huh?! 

For any who might wonder how a wedding band could possibly be large enough to use as a napkin ring...he was 6'6" tall! Great Granddaddy Thaddeus had big hands. 

Gibson Everyday Heritage Park Dinnerware

No tea today but the muffins were good. I could have had tea with them but I much prefer coffee in the morning!

I didn't link up to any Tea posts today since it wasn't china. Maybe I will have time to go scouting around the thrift stores before next week :) I can only hope!

Blueberry Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour (I use bread flour)
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 or 2 cups of Blueberries (depending on size)

Preheat oven to 400*.

In a separate bowl, mix the milk, egg and oil. Set aside. Sift or stir together all dry ingredients. Add wet to dry, stirring thoroughly. Add blueberries and gently stir. Batter is thick! 

Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, spoon in batter. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven, or until muffins are a light golden color on top.

Variations: Instead of blueberries, you can use chocolate chips, nuts, other berries, and flavorings. Be creative! This is a very versatile basic muffin recipe.


Sincerely wishing everyone a blessed day!


  1. Those dishes are so pretty! They are similar to a set that I want to get!

    1. Great minds think alike, or similar ;) They really are great dinnerware. Thanks for coming by!

  2. The dishes are great, Anne. I will have to try your homemade recipe for blueberry muffins! I'm just waiting for our blueberries to ripen here.

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      I think I'm slightly jealous. I would love to have some blueberry bushes! We've talked about getting a couple of them just never have. It helps to have friends who do, though :)

  3. I love your dishes - I bet you get tons of compliments on them!

    1. Hey Lisa,

      Well, I don't entertain too much so I think the only person who has seen them besides us is my sister :)

  4. Hello Anne,
    What a great idea, using your g-grandfather's wedding band! It is precious! Your dishes are very pretty and so cheerful looking. The muffins look good too. You are quite welcome to link up with my tea party any time. I welcome coffee drinkers too and your cups don't have to be made of china to participate. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a lovely weekend.


    1. Hey Sandi,

      Thank you! I'll remember that and link up anyway :) I have such a good time seeing all the lovely china that's posted on your tea party. Some are just sigh worthy and make me wish I had lived back in Regency or Victorian times :)

  5. Lovely dishes, Anne, and as for the muffin recipe, I've copied it down. I'm on vacation a couple of weeks and looking for something to cook. Thanks for the cheery post! Blessings, Diane

    1. Hi Diane!

      I made them for an afternoon snack today but substituted with chocolate chips, about 1 cup. They were delicious!
      Hope you have a great vacation :)

  6. Hi Anne. The dishes are very pretty. I have quite an assortment myself. I'll have to try the recipe. Thanks for visiting me and for the kind comments!


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