Plates

Remember the great plate destruction of 2009? Yes. I'm still finding shards of glass all around my apartment.

About 3 weeks ago, a mini miracle happened. I came home from a miserably long day at work to find a package at my apartment door. From a reader. And not just any reader, but an awesome, handsome, charming and funny boy. Cue shrieking 3rd grade girls!


Okay, okay. So it's not like that, but whatever, HE SENT ME IRONSTONE PLATES. And I love them, and him, forever and ever. After some internet sleuthing, I've found out that they're the tea leaf pattern by Powell & Bishop ca. 1867-1878. Pretty and simple, with a little faded gold clover leaf in the center.

Now I have no excuse to continue eating like genghis khan sans plate.

This whole post begs the question- How thoughtful can one human be? Seriously? Nick is amazing, go see for yourself. He sent me plates when I had none.

28 comments:

  1. That has to be one of the most selfless and nicest things I have ever heard. What a great guy! The plates are beautifully simple! Love the photo! Very autumn-y. :)

    Natalie xx
    (aka The Cottage in the Woods)

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  2. Extraordinary, and how lovely human-being can be!

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  3. Very nice plates and gesture. There are many kind people in the world without ulterior motives, we just have to discover them.

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  4. That is amazing.
    It is things like these that show that there are good people out there.
    GO NICK!
    GO PLATES!

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  5. What a kind and thoughful guy.
    He could give lessons to multitudes of men on how to thoroughly surprise and delight a woman!

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  6. oh my goodness what an amazing gesture (and it doesn't hurt that the plates are BEAUTIFUL!)

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  7. Oh Amy, I'm so glad you're using them! They look beautiful in your pictures.

    But really, I wish I were as cool as this post makes me sound ... I'm honestly blushing ... and I'm charmed that I've fooled you into thinking I am.

    Everything under your hand is rendered lovely.

    Until later, Nick

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  8. Dreamy plates and dreamy guy. Nick, you're a true gentleman! And Amy, your apples look delish!

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  9. LOVE the plates--Understated elegance at its best. And the phots? Beautiful!

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  10. Simple, classy, lovely...wait, are we talking about Nick or plates? =)

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  11. What a nice post! It's so refreshing to read about truly nice people and the things they do. The plates are indeed lovely.

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  12. i totally have a crush on him now!

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  13. I have a thing for English stoneware. And that's about the sweetest gesture ever!

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  14. Ohhhh - so adorable! A true gentlemen and kind soul!

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  15. Beautiful.

    Nick is very, very kind. Random gestures of kindness make me :-)

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  16. Just goes to show something good (beautiful plates from a lovely guy) can result from something bad - which when I saw that little decapitated china goose head after The Crash I thought would never happen!
    Hoorah for people with giving hearts and huzzah for unasked for kindness!
    Wish someone would send me 19th Century crockery without me asking them to *sigh*.
    :)
    x

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  17. That's wonderful! You and Nick have restored my faith in humanity!

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  18. Omg... I cannot imagine coming home and finding all my precious glasses and plates ruined like this. Horrifying!!! And this was so wonderful of Nick..I have seen many acts of kindness such as this one lately. Isn't it wonderful? So shines a good deed in a weary world...

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  19. sweet. musta made your day. handsome AND kind?? winning combination. and what does "until later" mean? hmmmm....:)

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  20. lucky you.. but i bet u were more surprised after giving him your address and then actually seeing the package on your door...the kindness of bloggers is amazing isn't it?

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  21. It is gallant indeed to save you from utter platelessness. Still, you were always a step ahead of our genghis, as he almost never set a table with crabapples or plaids.

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  22. That's the best..! I love the plates and the way you told the story behind them. And I'm going to check out Nick's place next!

    -maria

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  23. Hey, this is my first visit to your blog and love your writing style, will definitely come back again!

    p.s. your bathroom looks amazing too :)

    www.jeniwren.com

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  24. There is nothing quite as delicious as a true gentleman!

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  25. Would that all men were as thoughtful and generous. He should give lessons to others of his species!

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