Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Dishes That Sang My Name...Have I Become A Dish Addict???

It started out innocently enough. It really did. A few weeks ago, I finally acknowledged the fact that we needed new everyday dinnerware. The old plates, cups and bowls that served us well for quite some time have started to show their age, and just aren't bringing anything to the table anymore. I haven't found the perfect set of all purpose dishes yet, but along the way, I have acquired some pieces that have made me very happy.

This set is currently making me grin from ear to ear, and I found them at a very unlikely spot...my favorite garden center! As soon as I saw them, I knew they'd be coming home with me.
There were only 4 salad plates and 4 dinner plates left. If they had 4 more of each I would have taken them on the spot!
The dinner plates have a wonderful raised pattern on them. Some birds are in full flight...
other birds are swooping...
and a couple of love birds are snuggling on a branch.
I just can't wait to use them. Now I'm hunting for the perfect black mug or cup and saucer to match. I'm also looking for more yellow majolica to match my Easter set, additional pieces to match my red set, and yes, I'm still looking for the perfect set of everyday dishes. Guess I'm hooked, huh? I may need an intervention...


  1. I am SO glad you posted this. The dishes are extraordinary; I know exactly why they make your heart speed up...they make mine skip, too.
    The black plates from Big Lots would work here, too, and they had red ones, too. A set of white plates, or mixed sets of white, can expand your basic dish wardrobe. LOL You can add polka dots, stripes, flowers...anything you want! Pink and black; yellow and black; pink and green. We aren't even getting into napkins, flatware, glassware, etc, etc, etc. LOL
    I am so excited for you. They are beautiful.

  2. Hi, I found your blog from your comment left on Gollum's blog. I love your bird plates! I recently bought 4 black and white bird plates from HomeGoods (Marshalls) that I have hung in our guest bathroom I am decorating in white with black accents. I see you live in NE PA. We live in SE PA in the Brandywine Valley area. We love PA! My hubby and I were raised in NE Ohio (Cleveland) and lived in the Chicago area for 26 years before moving here 9 years ago. I don't have a blog yet. I'm working on it and hope to get it published in the near future.

    Teacup Lady (Sandy)

  3. oh my gosh these are beautiful!!! i can see why they had to come home with you. Normally im not a dish addict, but with all the nice dishes im seeing out there lately i could easily become one..lol

  4. Hi Nancy Jane...I'm coming over from Pat's at Backporch Musings...when I saw a glimpse of the wonderful bird plates, I had to come by to meet the owner...and your chargers really caught my eye too!
    I think I'll add you to my blog list if you don't mind so I can come by often to visit! ;-) Bo

  5. Oh my goodness, Nancy Jane! Those dishes are fabulous. I know, because I have the bee plates. I'd love to pick up some of the bird plates, too.
    I found mine at Nell Hill's in Kansas. Take a look at Mary Carol Garrity's site www.nellhills.com If you don't know MCG, already, I think you will like getting to know her, after looking at her site.

    It's okay to be a dish addict...you have pleny of support in the land of blog.:-)

  6. Pat beat me to it -- I was going to tell you that you can get more at Nell Hills -- and they ship!

  7. Your dishes are "gorgeous".. going to have to start hitting some garden centers to see if they have any I can't live without..
    hugs ~lynne~

  8. Beautiful dishes... I love the crisp look of black and white!

  9. These are gorgeous....both dinner and bird plates and they look really good together...Christine

  10. I LOVE these! I'm glad the commenters posted about Nell Hills - I'm off to check it out! ~ Robyn

  11. You do need an intervention, but I can't help...:(
    Beautiful dishes!


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