Back-to-School, Baby!

As a former school teacher, I love when kids get excited about returning to school. What better way to psych your kiddo up for the new year ahead, than a cool La Plates Handwriting Plate with their very own name? And better yet, you buy 1 and get 1 FREE! I know your thinking, what's the catch? None! We just want your kid to be pumped to head back to school this Fall.

You create a regular order for the first plate. For the second (FREE) plate, just add the details in the "PERSONALIZATION" section of the first plate. Basically, just order 1 and fill out the details for both together. If there are any questions about your order, we will certainly track you down!

You might ask, what if I want to buy 2 plates? Well then you get 2 FREE! You can figure out the rest - order up! Offer good until August 1, 2009, delivery takes 10-15 business days. Sorry, no discount codes apply to this item.


Fox 4 News

This has been a wild week! It began with the hubby winning the Kansas City Amateur golf tournament & La Plates on The Early Show. It ended with La Plates on Fox 4 News & the mister interviewed by 610 Sports Radio. The funny thing is, neither one of us is very fond of being in the public eye, but the kids think it's pretty cool! Check out the segment about mom entrepreneurs who won a Startup Nation contest. Interview & filming by Stephanie Hockridge and Colton White.
This shows how we set up the dining room with all our products and press...not sure why I left the candlesticks on the table, oh well!


The Early Show, CBS

Southern Living's editor Kristi Crowe showed Harry Smith, over at The Early Show some chic tableware this morning...and guess their first mention - La Plates! Our MODERN brown with CIRCLE monogram in orange made it's t.v. debut today. We are like proud parents over here at La Plates. Check out the link here to view the segment. Thanks Southern Living and thanks Harry, for thinking "these are cool"! Next time, we'll be sure to use your monogram!


The Design Shoppe

Soon after La Plates was "born", the owners of Design Shoppe contacted us. They were one of our first accounts to share La Plates with customers! Not only that, their store is located in one of our favorite towns, Chi-town!

Chicago Home + Garden describes Design Shoppe:
"Arranged like a parlor, the shop offers a mix of new and vintage home accessories, hand-painted furniture, hostess gifts, and a design center devoted to affordable semi-custom window treatments, with quick delivery options. The owners set out to create a welcoming environment for those who want stylish homes without spending a fortune."

Here are photos of a recent stop in the fabulous Design Shoppe, I love it!

The Design Shoppe is located at
2009 N. Fremont St.
Chicago, IL


4th of July, phew what a celebration!

A celebration of family, friends and the fourth! Happy Birthday America!
all plates, platters & placemats are 20% with code JULY4 until midnight 7/5/09 - shop til you drop!


Last minute touches for the 4th Picnic...

Fourth of July in our family begins a few days before the 4th...this year we'll be grilling out for a fireworks show on the 2nd of July. In preparation for the big BBQ, I ordered up some personalized La Plates gear for the event. I think it shows how you can combine many patterns and colors...I just stuck to the red, white & blue theme. Hope you have something fun planned to celebrate the good ol' USA!

We'll post pictures of the pre-4th BBQ once we've got it all cleaned up. It's sure to be a fun night of family, friends & fireworks!


Tot Trends Weekly - thanks!

It seems La Plates is having a lucky week with folks sending us their love! Our "Celebrate America" plate is front and center in the recent issue of Tot Trends Weekly. Be sure to check out their fabulous suggestions - super cute stuff! All this red, white & blue gets me in the mood for the 4th of July!