Tuesday

~Judy's Ribbons & Bells~

Joy platter, from the Ribbons & Bells collection.

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South Dakota artist, Judy Westegaard, has been painting many years. She has also authored several painting how-to books. A few years ago, she was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree.


Not long ago, Judy was approached by Certified International, to present a dinnerware design, for a future line. The result was Judy's beautiful Ribbons and Bells.


I met Judy, through online decorating board, Great Impressions. I was delighted to learn about Ribbons and Bells. The first photo shows the Joy platter, my first purchase in Ribbons and Bells.


Cheryl, another Great Impressions member, photographed this table, set with Ribbons and Bells, at a recent home tour. She was happy to share Judy's story with the homeowner. Visit Cheryl's gorgeous home, decorated for Christmas, at Southern Hospitality.



Pepperleaf is another design by Judy Westegaard, for Certified International. I found these dessert plates at Steinmart, during our recent trip to Kansas City.



After Christmas, I plan to display these plates in our breakfast room.


Judy is a very gifted and prolific artist. Her work also includes amazingly beautiful Santas among other subjects. She has rented/leased the Ribbons and Bells and Pepperleaf designs, to Certified International.


During a visit to his grandparents', Judy's 2 year old grandson kept saying "eat"! The Westegaard dining room table was set with Ribbons and Bells, so he thought it was time for dinner. Soon, Judy found him sitting at the dining room table, his Goldfish Crackers on one of the plates. It's clear, he loves his grandmother's dishes as much as I do!


Ribbons and Bells is available online at Target.com. This dinnerware and Pepperleaf can also be found at specialty shops across the US and the Certified International site.

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A photo of our mailbox berm, after the recent ice storm. The temperatures are warming. We expect to see the ice disappear soon. We were among the lucky ones. Although we have several broken tree branches along our creek, we only lost electrical power, briefly. There are still several homes, in our area, without power this morning.

37 comments:

bj said...

Just beautiful dishes!
I am glad it's warming up in your area..this ice storm hasn't been very good for so many people.
bj

beachgrl said...

What beautiful dinnerware. I am going to Target to check it out.
As far as the ice...It is uncanny how something so beautiful can be so destructive. Gorgeous photo of your ice!

Karen said...

Oh I love those plates and that table is adorable. I think I need to visit Target online. Don't you just love that store. I never leave with what's just on my list. Other things always find there way into my cart.

That ice picture is beautiful, but the destruction it can cause is so sad. I hope you don't lose a lot of your landscaping and those without power get it back quickly.

Hugs - Karen

Rose said...

Good Morning, Pat!

Judy's dishes are so wonderful. I'm happy to see that you've been able to add several pieces to your dish collections. I'm still planning to get some pieces of the "Ribbons and Bells" for my daughter as part of their wedding gifts from us.

I'm so glad you were spared from any major damage during the ice storms. Last year one of my cousin's was forced to stay away from home for over two weeks due to the ice. It was very difficult for her and her husband as they had several pets that required care.

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I love all these icy pictures. Treacherous but beautiful. I love this time of year. Of course, come Jan 1st I'll be over it and dreaming of spring!

Sheila said...

I do love square plates..!
These are lovely.
I hope the storm soon passes and doesn't do any more damage. We have had snow, but luckily no ice storms as yet.
It looks so pretty yet is so destructive..!
xo

C├ęcile said...

I love Judy's Ribbons and Bows. I'm so glad you have some of them. it's so special knowing the artist, isn't it?

That ice is gorgeous and destructive. I'm glad you didn't have more damage. I heard about the serious damage in Oklahoma.

We're lucky to just have snow here.

Nan said...

That dinnerware is great. Target on line, huh. Just what I need, more dinnerware. LOL I love love love dinnerware. I like it better than food and you wouldn't expect that from me. I'm glad you didn't suffer too much damage from the ice. It missed us, going only to the northern part of the state. Whew.........
Have a good evening.
Nan

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

oooh...I don't like ice storms. They are beautiful but so devastating. And here in Virginia we get our fair share of them. Love the Joy plates.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Her work is beautiful, that's for sure. No doubt why you love your pieces so much.

Love,
Julie

smilnsigh said...

So glad to see you post! I've been worried about you and the ice.

Ice is scary but it makes for beautiful photo ops. Also hope you were very careful, going out to get that beautiful photo of your mail box, though.

Stay warm. Enjoy those M&M's you 'stocked up' on. :-))))

And of course, the plates are just beautiful.

Mari-Nanci

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Beautiful plates.

My that ice storm makes a pretty photo, but BAD driving.

Blessings,

Sher

auntpittypat said...

Glad to hear that you are getting thru the icestorm without losing your electricity for very long. That is a gorgeous picture but the damage it does is really something.

Wanda said...

Such talent! The dishes are lovely. And the ice storm is lovely, but I wish it came without power outages and falling tree limbs and such. Glad you didn't have much damage.

A decorating board? Can I find it if I Google "great impressions"?

cityfarmer said...

Yes, stormin' here, too.

I can truly say, I love having the name Joy at this time of year!!!


thanks for stopping by for my 200th post.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Pat! Those dishes are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

I am so glad you are ok - with that ice storm. Two years ago, right about this time here in NC and SC we had one of those ice storms. We considered ourselves lucky that we were without power for 5 days. Some of the people in our area were without power for 14 days!
Penny

Brenda said...

What beautiful work. How neat to know her.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love the dishes...so very pretty!
No ice for me here in WA...I hope it melts soon for you!
Blessings,
Robin

Southern Heart said...

Pat, I loved hearing more about her, and seeing the place settings all together. That does set a gorgeous table, doesn't it?! I especially enjoyed hearing the story about her grandson---that is so sweet!

I'm so glad that you all were ok through the storm; I've been thinking about you!

xo, Andrea

Mary said...

Love those dishes! Your storm pictures are beautiful, but I know how destructive ice can be -- glad you didn't lose power too long.
Stay warm!
xoxo,
Mary

cathymac said...

I really love your blog. I can't remember how I found it, but it was indirectly through the Victoria boards. I really like your ice pictures-and I'm glad it's warming up for you!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Pat, what a wonderful tribute to Judy & her talent! I'd love to have all those dishes too, but I'm afraid I just dont' have room to store them all. They are so lovely.

Hope you all survive the ice storm...that last shot is so pretty, even though I'm sure you'll be glad when the ice is gone!

Merry Christmas!
Rhoda

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, that ice on your mailbox is amazing! Really makes it beautiful, although such a scary thing to experience! I came from Minnesota so I remember icicles hanging from our house so big they were dangerous!

Lovely dinnerware, Target strikes again! Love that store!

It has been fun catching up with your posts, I really have missed so much!

Glad to see you, Pat!

xo

OldBagNewTricks said...

Beautiful dishes -- works of art. And I love hearing their story. That Judy is a South Dakotan, for which I have a soft spot, all the better.

Jenny

Linda said...

Gorgeous dinnerware, what a talented artist. Your banner is wonderful...love Santa under glass:). Your ice picture is so beautiful,it's amazing how something so pretty can cause so many problems. Stay warm and cozy. Linda

JANET said...

Beautiful settings and photos. I can't imagine so much ice! Glad you are among the lucky ones with power.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful plates Pat!!
I hope it gets a little warmer soon.
The pictures of the ice are beautiful though.
Keep warm and cozy.
Rosemary

Julie said...

The pictures are beautiful, but BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Brrrrr- beautiful icicles, and lots of wonderful Christmas warmth inside!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Q said...

Dear Pat,
I am glad you are safe and sound. The ice has been rather terrible!
If the clouds drop any lower my house will be in the clouds.
I am hoping for some sun soon.
Be full of care as you go out and about.
Sherry

Adriann said...

Whoa! It's very cold where you are...brrrr.

Ribbons and Bells is a beautiful collection. I love the way you photographed your Joy platter. So creative!

Amber said...

Judy's work is so lovely. My local grocery had a huge display of her dinnerware around Thanksgiving. People were always stopping to ogle!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So glad you are safe. The ice pictures are beautiful, but I know it's no pleasure for so many.

The JOY platter and other plates are delightful Pat. You have such a way with everything, making your home welcoming and warm.
xo Lidy

Anonymous said...

i saws your home on the old painted cottage site. its gorgeous!!!

OneCowgirl said...

Great dishes!! Rose/Quilted Hills sent me to your Blog. Ice storm looks beautiful -

Chris said...

The ice storms makes beautiful decorations but I am so pleased you are safe and warm :-) Wonderful photos, Pat.

Suzanne said...

Judy has a beautiful style! Love her work, thanks for sharing. Very pretty photos of your ice storm....glad you didn't loose your electricity for long!