Decorating with old Plates

Years ago, I saw this photo in a popular home magazine and loved it! The plate  lined flower bed created a cottage feel that was very inviting. I blogged about it here 7 years ago...



Sadly I forgot about it until recently when Penny over at Penny's Vintage Home posted these photos. She made a collection of flowers and plates in an old enameled wash basin!



Here she added a cup and some small figurines...


So this is my version:



And I've been a cup and plate collector for a long time so I don't know why I didn't do this years ago!!

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Hot Sausage Dip

Last month at the church picnic I tried this dish and knew I had to have the recipe!

Hot Sausage Dip

1 pound ground hot sausage, cooked and drained
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 - 24 oz. jar mild chunky salsa
sliced black olives (optional)

Directions:
Cook the ground sausage thoroughly and drain. On medium low heat, add the softened cream cheese to the skillet and mix into the sausage until melted. Add the salsa. Continue mixing until well blended. Add olives, if desired. Simmer for 20 minutes to blend the flavors. Enjoy with you favorite tortilla chips.

* It's not overly hot because the cream cheese balances it out, and the sausage spices give it great flavor! This recipe could also be made in a slow cooker.

Here's where I'll be sharing:

 Amaze Me Monday * Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J *  Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday * You're gonna love it Tuesday * Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes * Inspire me Tuesday * Talk of the Town  * Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars Before and After Wednesday *the Alder Collective * You Link it, We Make it * What's Cookin' Wednesday Wordless Wednesday * Create it Thursday * Creatively crafty *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Handmade Hangout The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Friday Finds * Photo Friday * Friday Features * Party Palooza * Floral Friday Fotos  * What To Do Weekends * Peace, love Link up Fridays *  Saturday Sparks * Five star Frou Frou Best of the Weekend *  Happiness is Homemade  * Sundays at Home  * Nifty Thrifty Sunday *