Sunday, May 4, 2008

Ode to the Butter Pat......

butter pat 005 I know Lulu is sick of hearing about this, but just bare with me one last time. (yeah, right.)   I can use this excuse,  that a lot of folks ask me, "What do you do with them," But I don't really have an answer to that because, I just LOVE them.....I don't know why.....I will give credit to Ms. Theresa Smith, decorating guru, for the idea.  Because the first time I saw all those butter pats in her cupboard.  I all most died.  I though, I want those.  And that was no easy task my dear, you just don't call up the butter pat man an say butter pat 001send over a 100 or so butter pats.  Oh no, you search and you search and then you run into the colored ones, no offense but they must be white.  So I started this process and I am now proud to say with my latest delivery from Miss Rubbish, I have 102 of those little darlings.  And it only took me..........well never mind.  Some of them I bought, some people gave to me, and some I found in peoples houses and begged for them.  No, I have no scruples. So here are some pictures of what I did with them.  Here is one that Lulu gave me, when we first met.  Sobutter pat 002 I put it in an old clock box.  These I just hung over the sink in the bathroom. These are some of those colored ones I mentioned......But, mostly I just like to look at them all stacked up.  Lauri butter pat 006

6 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Lauri--I too have a passion for butter pats, love mine, and won't part with any of them. I want to see more pics of your house. From what I could see...looks great. Show us more girl, come on, your fans are waiting!!

Sweet Repose said...

Addictions are good!!!They keep us out of trouble...right...(tongue in cheek)...s

cottagetiques said...

Girl you are catching up with me on the Butter Pat Stash!! I only have 140!! I don't know what it is, but I am fascinated with those little ironstone wonders. My heart beats fast even if I only find one!! And people ask me all the time also, (what do you do with them)! Well, duh, you just look at them and take pride that you have so many!
Theresa

Cami said...

I think you can find a collector for anything... Seriously! Love the butter pat collection----quite unusual and so darn interesting. Plus they're white and how can that be bad???!

Cami said...

Okay... Just read your comments and butter pats are not unusual... Definitely interesting though!!! ;)

Stephanie said...

I too am a closet butter pat addict. But I don't have very many & you are the only other person I've ever known that admits to this odd fetish! But I don't think we are odd, do you?!?

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home & blog! Please stop by mine when you get a chance!

Stephanie
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