Friday, March 22, 2013

Enter to Win A Unique Gift For The Cat Lovers In Your Life! A customized plate from Three Sisters Plates!

I am a firm believer in Synchronicity.  
Synchronicity: from Wikipedia: is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.

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Some months back  I was shopping at my local market and noticed a man wearing a Cleveland Browns cap. I live in Michigan and Cleveland happens to be my home town.  Always one to strike up a conversation with a stranger, whether they like it or not,  I approached the man and asked if he was from Cleveland. He told me no, but that his daughter lived there. I asked her name, which sounded familiar and the kind gentleman proceeded to phone her. I got on the phone and explained how I had just met her Dad, pleasantries were exchanged. It turned out she didn't know who I thought she knew and that was that. I thanked the gentleman for calling her and we went on our way. Just a fun coincidence in a local grocery store,  nothing more. Or so I thought.

A month or so later I received this keepsake   for my birthday from my niece who has a knack of knowing the perfect gift to give to anyone for whatever occasion! It came from Three Sisters Plates, you can visit their website right here.

I couldn't have been more delighted!  I spent so much time going through every photo,  each one stirring up memories of my deeply loved and greatly missed home town. I couldn't wait to display this keepsake with  pride in my home.

I derived so much joy from this plate that it got me to thinking,  I wondered if the shop owner also made plates that featured cats  and I began searching. YES! She did!

I promptly ordered one, and a dog plate too! At the  time I placed my order, I contacted the shop owner (Sandie) and asked if she would be interested in holding a give-away for my readers. Through our conversation I learned that she was from Cleveland which of course, led me to start my interrogation. When she mentioned her last name, I asked some other questions and then came the SHOCKER. She said "Are you the same lady who met my Dad at the market some months ago?" I nearly DIED! Synchronicity at work! What were the odds of THIS happening?

It was  meant to be that I met Sandie's father in the market, it was meant to be that I received one of her gorgeous, unique, handmade plates for my birthday,  so that I may share these marvelous plates with you! Here are some  photos of my Personalized Cat Plate

How incredible are these plates? (The plate stand is sold separately and is super inexpensive).  These make the PERFECT and most UNIQUE GIFTS and with over 130 themes you are sure to find one that would be perfect for you, or the lucky recipient!

From Three Sisters Plates:
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To visit the Three Sisters Plates website click here.  The Adorable Cat Plate is $35+shipping...(personalizing your plate by adding up to five of your photos is $45+shipping).

All plates are hand crafted. Yes, each picture is individually cut and glued.
They are meant to be looked at, laughed at and talked about!
Since all the work is done under the glass they can be used, but do not put them in the dishwasher. Most people put cookies, cracker and wrapped candy on them

Isn't Synchronicity the best??!
By meeting Sandie's Dad at a random market in Michigan, and receiving MY Cleveland Browns sports plate as a birthday gift, I decided to purchase a dog and cat plate, (yes, I BOUGHT my plates!!) which led to my asking if Sandie would agree to having a give-away for YOU, and she agreed! As she said in an email:  "after all, we're practically related!"


To enter, visit the Three Sisters website and leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite plate is!

Good luck!
Oh and pay attention when you are at your local market, you never know WHO you will meet!

In full disclosure: I purchased my plates and chose to feature Three Sisters Plates because I LOVE these fabulous plates! I was not paid for this post.


  1. I would love a dog or cat plate, I also love the Elvis plate! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Shame its for US entries only,good luck to everyone who enters

  3. Wow what a very creative craft those plates are! We liked everything on her website, not just the plates but our FAVORITE plate is the Cat Plate of course! Yours is beautiful Miss Caren.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  4. Of course I like the cat plate the best, who wouldn't?

  5. The cat plate, the cat plate. What cat lover wouldn't love this?

  6. What a beautiful plate. We'd love to win the cat plate.

    You sound just like our mom: she'll strike up a conversation with anyone!

  7. Those plates are terrific. We would love to have one of those. That also is a great story and the is an amazing coincidence.What fun to have that happen. Have a super week end.

  8. Those are just beautiful and how much karma is going on there. Incredible. Good luck to everyone. I am going to look at the website now to see if she delivers to the UK. Hugs GJ x

  9. We liked the (gasp) Veterinarian Plate. Mommy spotted a horse on it.

  10. Obviously this is great! I love the petlover's plate! It goes with my decor: Pet Friendly.
    We plan to add a dog this summer...we are ready. We need a dog; a Sheltie, of course.
    (Let me know if you hear of a Sable, female pup.)

  11. I just love the synchronicity of all of this! The plates are gorgeous.

  12. Oh my! Our kitty friend Phoebes would like these pressies!
    Benny & Lily

  13. Oh Wowzers! It is amazing who you can meet at markets!

  14. There are no such thing as coincidences!! Amazing :)

  15. That is so funny! The plates are beautiful.

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  16. We'd have to say the CAT plate is our favorite. Big surprise, huh? MOL!

    I cannot get over your story, Caren! That is some amazing synchronicity, for sure.


  17. That is sooooo darn cool and unique, I love it!

  18. well, I like the college plates and would want one from CAL for my cool would that be!??

  19. ummmm...I commented but don't see just to be sure...Mom likes the college plates and would want one from her beloved CAL! Very cool. Thank you Miss Caren and Cody

    1. Hi Savannah, the reason you didn't see your comment at first, is because I use comment moderation and I wasn't home to release it! I'm here now! :)

  20. That is quite the story! We visited her site and think all the plates are great. But of course, we love the cat plate the best!

    FYI...we have sun now!! :)

  21. It's really hard to decide which is my favorite... I remember looking through all of them on Dakota's blog but had to look again! This time I see the grandma plates and think I like those. They would make a great gift for my mom I think.

  22. there are so many that i would love to have or to give as gifts! i would love to have the classical music plate most of all. it would make a great gift to my daughter who plays the viola in the orchestra.

  23. Love the plates and what a story. And of course, the cat plate is my favorite! Would love to take it to our beach house - The Cool Cat Cottage (I mean, how appropriate would that be!)

  24. What a clever idea, and I love that she will let you make your own with your own photos.. wouldn't a plate full of photos of my foster kittens be friggen fabulous??

  25. The cat plate is great! What a story about your chance meeting. Thanks for the contest!

  26. Shame I don't live in the U.S! Good luck to everyone! :D

  27. Thankful To you For This for one of my friends

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