Saturday, April 14, 2012

Favorite Dried Fruit

First of all, before I tell you about the dried fruit I am willing to pay $6.00 plus a pound for, let me tell you about butter pats.

Butter pats are the cutest little ovll dishes..about 3 inches in diameter tha used to be used on tables at dinner time. Each person got their own tiny plate with a pat of butter on it.

Once, my sister Sandy and I went to a pioneer heritage type park in Frisco, Colorado that had all kinds of small pioneer homes that you could go into. One of them had a gorgeous display in a hutch that consisted of rows and rows of butter pats leaning up against the back wall of the hutch: each one unique and cute as could be.

This one I own is the only one left (the rest got broken over the years) of a set of them I had from a collection of dishes found in my husband's mother's garage when she was cleaning it out

The dried fruit here on the little butter pat dish? Dried cherries! These were purchased from a store called Sprout's in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. MMMmmm....