Fun Dog Plate by Three Sisters Plates: Enter to win your own customized plate!


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.

click on photo to visit the Etsy Shop!

click on photo to visit the Etsy Shop!

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 an Etsy shop called:Three Sisters Plates.

browns plate

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.

browns plate displayed

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

I promptly ordered one for myself (along with a custom cat plate, which will be displayed on Cat Chat on March 22nd, along with another give-away!). At the same time I ordered, 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,  so that I may share these marvelous plates with you!

Here is the Personalized Plate that I ordered (and yes I BOUGHT it, along with the cat plate!) If you wish to purchase the Fun Dog Plate that is NOT personalized, click here

dog plate

There are all sorts of dogs on this plate and if you look closely you will see some photos of Dakota in the mix! I just love it!! Here is a photo of it displayed in my home:

dog plate displayed

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 add one of your photos to a plate click here

To add up to 5 of your photos to a plate click here

To visit the Three Sisters Plates website click here

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

Also please visit my vintage shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SandiesVintage

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, 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!”

GIVE-AWAY! ONE LUCKY PERSON LIVING IN THE U.S. will win their own PERSONALIZED DOG PLATE with 5 of your own photos added to it (a $45 value plus shipping). The give-away starts NOW and will end on THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH AT NOON. WINNER WILL BE SELECTED BY http://www.random.org and WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH.

To enter, visit the Three Sisters Etsy shop 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!

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  1. 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx00xx

    mollie and alfie

  2. What an amazing story! Like it was meant to be.

    I was laughing at your need to strike up conversations with strangers, because my mom does the same thing. She can have them spilling their deepest secrets within minutes.

    Love etsy! Off to check out her pretty plates 🙂

  3. I just love when life organises coincidences such as these. What wonderful plates. They are a fabulous idea.

  4. Mom says that it is a small world a lot of times and those “odd” meetings happen for a reason. Very fun for you! Great plates too!

  5. What a lovely surprise!!!

    The plates are so unique and beautiful!

  6. What a great story! I’s a big believer in synchronicity. What’s meant to be, will be.

  7. There are so many great plates, but I think it is a toss up between the dog plate and the Elvis plate.

  8. These plates are wonderful, what a great find! I think I like the Classic Book Plate best.

  9. That is so wonderful and what a great plate! Personalized plates are so lovely to have.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  10. I love the dog plate, as I have two little dogs, one Shih Tzu/Pom and the other, a pom that I rescued off the streets, who really needed a home where she could feel loved and safe.

  11. Those are great plates!

  12. What a story!!! I can’t believe it, so cool! I didn’t know what term you’d call what happened, but I believe in things like that. Well, being I’m cosmetologist, I Love the Hair Stylist Plate – along with the Dog one of course. How neat is this giveaway! Thanks Dakota!!

  13. That’s a great story, and look at the end result. Those plates look awesome!!

  14. I always find it interesting, when people use terms like synchronicity, kismet, or serendipitous.

    The fact is; whether or not we want to believe it, we are all interconnected. Especially, people you have met or connected before.

    This is not hippy non-sense. This is well documented physics. If you are so inclined, read the Secret to whet your appetite. Then learn more.

    By the way Sandie’s – Three Sister Plates are THE BEST GIFTS ON THE PLANET! Each hand made, no two are ever alike and they are BEAUTIFUL! I have a Broadway plate that people always ask about.

  15. People who are moving onto boats don’t enter giveaways. But I do love the plate.

    And I loved your story.

    I have two friends from Cleveland who are as fond of it as you are. It sounds like one of those special small cities that doesn’t get a lot of attention from the outside world but is fondly remembered by all its children. Sort of like my home town of Baltimore. Or Pittsburgh.

  16. It is a tossup between Dogs Plate and Jewish Passover Matzah Plate. Good stuff! Excellent story and post Caren. Please enter Chazz and I in GiveAway. Thanks!!

  17. We looked at the etsy shop and liked the Cookie/Candy jar. That was very interesting. I could totally see Mommy putting dog treats in there. Could you enter us to win the plate. Thanks!

  18. Oh, Mom got all gaga over the Chocoholic plate, but I’m sure I could convince her that we need a dog plate here!

    I think it’s cool when Fate conspires like that!

    Bunny

  19. wow, cool plate!!
    Benny & Lily

  20. What a neat story! Off to check the site.

  21. That has got to be one of the craziest stories I’ve heard in a while lol. These plates are such a creative idea! I looked at all of them and really like the Sisters plate (even though I don’t have a sister) my oldest daughter would probably like it. I also like the veterinarian plate – I think it would make a cool gift for a few vet friends I know.

  22. That is one crazy coincidence!

  23. I’m a friendly sort myself, but I’ve never had anyone call someone in the grocery store and then hand the phone over to me! LOL those are some mad skills, woman. 🙂

    The plates are lovely, I bet you’re just tickled to have both of them. Nice give away.

    • lol. I’m a MAJOR “people-person” what can I say? People bond with me everywhere….no joke 🙂

  24. Oh and of course, my favorite plate would have to be the dog plate. 🙂

  25. Life is full of some of the most wonderful and unexpected surprises!! I wonder who will win it, I sure hope I can, my Mum would like one of these too! 🙂

    I think my favorite plate would be the I love my Sister plate, I think my Mum would love that one 🙂

    Thanks for a great giveaway,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  26. I like the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. TV Show Plate best… My daughter would love that!

  27. What an amazing coincidence…well, I really don’t believe in coincidences though 🙂 🙂


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