{therapy session}: melamine plates

Apparently, I have a new addiction. The first stop is admitting the problem, right? Well, I can't stop buying melamine plates! Because if you have a new table on a new back porch - whether it's finished or not - you need cute plates to eat from. Right?

It all began innocently enough. I saw John Derian for Target online and thought the dinner plates were perfect for the look of the back porch. Plus they're super inexpensive. I didn't know when I'd make it to Target next, and I didn't know if they'd even have them in stock, so I went ahead and ordered them.

Things went downhill soon after. Even before my plates arrived, I was at Anthro and saw these:
On. Sale. Are there two more glorious words at Anthro? Plus they're adorable. Plus they go with the other plates I ordered. Yes, these were my justifications to my sweets hubs who can't figure out why I need extra plates. Boys. 

After that I was all set. Super happy. Ready to serve dinner. And then I actually went into Target last week.
Oh my. I was a goner when I saw the appetizer/dessert plates. I tried to not put them in my basket, but alas they are at my home now too.

The plus side of all this? Besides that there are worse things to be addicted to? They look completely darling together and I am so excited to use them. In fact, I may be using them indoors this winter, just so I can bust them out. 

Anyone want to come to dinner? :) 


  1. Love them - great combination!

  2. Omg, the bug ones are the CUTEST!!!

  3. Target's got the goods... those are super cute!

  4. So cute! I too have a weakness for plates (and serving pieces, vases...), so totally get it. And also have a spouse who just does not understand - Boys, indeed!

    Thanks so much for stopping by... can't wait to see that table runner!

  5. These are gorgeous! Love the colors!

  6. These are super-cute! I can't believe you bought these separately without knowing you would end up with a great, well-matched set. So much more interesting than every plate looking the same. I'm trying my hardest to pass up the entire John Derian line at Target right now, though I always stop to admire the pieces.


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