Monday, June 20, 2011

The World Is Your Oyster

Attending the Christmas Parade in St. Michael's, MD is a family tradition.  We bundle up, scout the perfect side walk spot (near hot coco, coffee and bathrooms) and cheer on the parade participants.  It's your typical small town parade including horses, antique cars, and floats.  What makes it unique is the nautical nod.

If you are not familiar with St. Michaels, it's a charming town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, know as "The Town that Fooled the British" (click here for history).  The main street is lined with locally owned shops and restaurants.  At the end of town is the gorgeous Inn at Perry Cabin where part of the film Wedding Crashers was filmed (and worthy of its own post). 

I digress...  I could ramble all day, as I've been visiting and sailing to St. Michaels since I was a few months old.

Now to my point.  In typical fashion, last year's parade was followed by lunch and shopping.  Our first stop was one of my favorite shops, London, where I spied a beautiful pink oyster plate.  Since Christmas was just two weeks away, I could not justify purchasing it as a gift for myself.  That did not stop me from dropping not so subtle hints that it was added it to my holiday wish list.  My darling husband did not disappoint; the oyster plate was under the tree.  Additionally, I received a beautiful dark blue plate just a few weeks ago for my anniversary.  I suppose I am an oyster plate collector now...

These colorful plates remind me of jeweled buttons on a beautiful cardigan or a fantastic statement necklace. One could add just the right amount of color and whimsy to a space in need.  


“Why then the worlds mine oyster, Which I with sword shall open.”  ~ William Shakespeare 

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