If you were a local friend of mine

plates we are givig to friends locally - This is one style. For our local friends who do not celebrate Christmas (it is hannakah (sp) for them as they are Jewish) we will have snowmen plates and platters.
United States
December 17, 2008 9:54am CST
Would you like to recieve one of these plates for Christmas filled with goodies? I am making these plates they are ceramic. I am then putting lots of goodies on them. If you were my local friend would you like to recieve something like this?
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@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
17 Dec 08
If I were a friend who lived closer, I would love to have gotten one of those plates for of goodies for Christmas. I think you have done a wonderful job. I am sure anyone who recive one will love what they recive and cherish it knowing you may it yourself.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
I think that is a cool idea! I enjoy receiving homemade gifts because of the time,effort and thoughtfulness. It is so easy to go to a store and buy something for someone with no thought put into it. I also think with the economy being so bad that you are doing a good thing. I have spent too much on Christmas this year (sigh)!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Dec 08
That is a wonderful idea and I'd be thrilled to receive something which a friend had made themselves. It shows that they've invested time and effort, which is far more valuable than simply money. What sort of goodies do you intend to fill your plates with? You might give me some ideas! In the past I've made up little gift baskets which include home made jams and chutneys, locally produced honey and our own olive oil.
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• United States
21 Dec 08
Ok here it is you asked for it lol 1. maple ginger fudge 2. lemon fudge 3. divinity 4. oatmeal cream sandwich cookies 5. triple chocolate brownie cookies 6. turtle cookies 7. pecan sanddab cookies 8. hard candies 9. chocolate candies Quite a haul.
• United States
21 Dec 08
I forgot the buckeyes!
@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jan 09
It all sounds wonderful, and you've given me a hankering for fudge!!
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• United States
28 Dec 08
sweet I would love to be your local friend. I would love to see your ceramic shop and be your helper so I could get the items for a % off. I love to paint ceramics.
• United States
28 Dec 08
LOL my ceramic "shop" is my studio which is a mess right now. I am getting ready to reorganize again. I don't like where I put my painting table so I am going to move things so that I can move the paiting table in front of a window for better light. I am going to move the pouring table down further and that is about it. I think I will be getting another table top for my painting table so that I will have more room. I have a ton of underglazes and glazes and no room for them on just the one painting table.
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• United States
31 Dec 08
Have you thought of going to some of those stores like Linens and things or Mervyns that are closing and buying their shelving to hang on the walls to put your paints on? If you have the wall space that may help you.
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• United States
31 Dec 08
I had thought of getting wall shelves still thinking about it. I need something cause I have over 50 underglazes and over 25 glazes that I need to have someplace where I can see what I have so I can pick and choose.
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• United States
22 Dec 08
Oh, you bet I would! I love it when people create their own gifts. And yours being a decorated plate is great, I could return it next year for a refill, or fill it myself when guests come over or it could be hung on the wall. Very clever idea and lucky friends!
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• United States
22 Dec 08
I have the last one in the kiln. It is a snowman one that I painted myself. I will post the pics later when it comes out of the kiln.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Yes...that would be an awesome gift. I love the plate and the goodies too! You have some very lucky friends!
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@busyB4 (875)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Sure I would! There are those though that appreciate the value of a handmade gift and love them and there are those who do not. To me they don't know what they are missing!! If it were me, I would feel honored to receive a plate like that with goodies from my friend
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
17 Dec 08
How cute the plate is! I would love it as a gift. And filled with goodies is an extra special bonus. You do nice work.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Thank you. I have 4 more plates to make then I just have to fill them.
@GardenGerty (90132)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Dec 08
I have to go through and post before I can see the picture, as I am answering from e mail. I am sure I would love it, though. I have not really made any goodies for Christmas, and I also know you do lovely work.
• United States
17 Dec 08
Thanks for the comments. The snow on the plate is raised and bumpy so that is how the snowmen will be too. I am putting one in the kiln today for the background color then tomorrow again for the painting. It is a bit of work but I like how they turn out. Will post a pic when one is done.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
13 Jan 09
That plate is really cute. I think giving plates(especially your homemade ones) to friends is a good idea. I would like to get something like that and I am sure your local friends appreciated them.
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@Shellyann36 (8454)
• United States
22 Dec 08
I would love one of those! I think that is a great idea for Christmas. It shows that you put alot of time and effort and love into the gifts. I think that is the best type of gift. Something from the heart not from the wallet! I hope all of your friends/family are smart enough to appreciate it. Happy Holidays!
• United States
19 Dec 08
I think that is a great idea! The plate is beautiful and very festive and who wouldn't want a plate of holiday goodies as a gift? I love getting handmade items as gifts and I would be thrilled if a friend or relative gave me a plate full of goodies for the holidays!
@peavey (15862)
• United States
19 Dec 08
That's gorgeous. I'd love one if I were a local friend of yours.
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@ElicBxn (60046)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I'd love it! After I ate the goodies, and washed the plate, it would go up on my plate rack too!
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• India
18 Dec 08
Of course, I would sweetdesign. LOL! I am waiting for it. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Hi sweet! Of course I would love to receive one of your "goodie plates"! Who wouldn't! The plates are beautiful and the goodies sound incredible! Everytime you start to describe what your baking my mouth starts to water! I wish I was one of your local friends! I would want to come over to "help" all the time! I would even wash the dishes or do whatever needed doing just for some "samples"! I used to help my upstairs neighbor years ago when she baked her Christmas cookies! I would get the burned ones, but I didn't care! That apartment smelled so good all the time! That woman could bake! I really miss her! I need to find out if she is ok because I haven't heard from her in a long time and she is quite elderly and I'm kind of afraid to call her. I guess I should take a chance because I always think about her especially this time of year.