I read several blogs about camellias recently and it reminded me of this plate that i made several years ago at our local paint your own pottery place. I grabbed a flower from the yard as we were going down with the kids to paint one rainy Saturday. We thought we could create a series of plates to use as dessert plates. But as everything else in this economy - painting your own pottery places took a hit and closed down when money had to be used for every day living and never for extras. Oh well - picture a big ole dollop of Abbeville Gypsy - lady fingers, bourbon, whipping cream, and slivered almonds - mmm.