An Unusual Update on an Old Post

Bad to the phloem!Here’s a Vintage Kiss My Aster post from August 16th, 2008…

(and after that, a pretty cool update)

“Ok, my Aunt Nancy had these funky plates when I was a kid…wait, back up. My Aunt Nancy had funky EVERYTHING when I was a kid, from smiley face vases to KISS festival mirrors to a wicked collection of 45’s.

So these funky plates she had really grabbed my attention when I was like, 7. Which is odd because about 10 years prior to that they must have grabbed my mom’s attention because she bought them for my Aunt.

There is a totally of 6 of them but I only have the 2 hung because it’s actually hard to hang them in 2 columns and blah, blah, blah.

I asked my Auntie about them a few months ago and I got the names off the back from her and I set up all the possible eBay alerts I could to score these plates for myself. Luckily, Aunt Nancy gifted them to me- I’m so grateful! Not only are they funny to anybody- they are HYSTERICAL to me, the one planning to get a Linnaeus inspired tattoo.

Thanks Aunt Nancy!” (end of vintage post)


Ok. So she DID give me hers and I’m grateful… but they’d been through the dishwasher a few times, the paint was a little sad, they had some chips…

So today, I had a little extra time between appointments at work and I stopped by a thrift shop. After mulling around for a few minutes, I saw a cute box under a stack o’ crap.

Paralyzed with the possibilities- it took me a second to realize what it was. But when I did, I started to hold my breath for some reason… until I was checked out.

Sure enough, it’s another set of the plates, in mint condition IN THE BOX. And get this.

I got them for $1.75.

Fresh photos to come, as my camera batteries have died and I can’t find the charger anywhere.

Here’s an old photo of 2 of them, from the set my aunt gave me.

Nonsense Salad Plates

Here’s the names on all 6 though, while you’re waiting on me to come up with more photos…

Piggiwiggia pyramidalis

Shoebootia utilis

Manypeeplia upsidownia

Tigerlillia terriblis

Enkoopia chickabiddia

Phatfacia stupenda*


*Which I think predates the use of the word “phat” by anyone else by like, 15 years


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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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