Of course, something is always in the last place you would think to look which is why I found them in the bar cabinet under the cheese plates. No idea why or when I did that. Anyway, here is a pic:
Lillian Vernon . They are labelled Carrigaline Pottery, County Cork, Ireland. As I recall (go ahead, laugh), I received a free plate after purchasing so many dollars in merchandise. I will not even attempt to remember what I purchased from her. I do remember receiving their catalog - long before I had a website to peruse. And I am guessing that since they are dated 1978 and I put them away in 1980, I must have used them at least twice.
I enjoy having dated items. My Christmas tree has a dated ornament for every year back to sometime in the 1970's. I always say I am going to photograph them but then there are so many thing to do that it just doesn't happen. I did take a few pics this year:
And, I also figured out why the colors on my photos were always 'off'. It seems that I inadvertently changed the setting a long ways back. Sometimes I could correct in the editing program, other times I just gave up. Here is a pic of my front arrangement that is more true to life:
So, Christmas is one week away? Are you ready? I always say if something doesn't get done, no one is likely to notice but you. Then again, my kids asked if I was making my lemon snowball cookies and I said no. Guess who is baking more cookies later this week.