I am absolutely head over heels obsessed with dishware/china. Just love them. I own eight sets of dishes. Yes, I know, sounds indulgent...and maybe it is but I can't help myself. In my defense though most come from thrift stores and sales so it's not as if I'm spending copious amounts of money on them, that would just be sick. There are the everyday dishes,
Frank gave me the beauties for my birthday one year.
These are my "I can't afford Wedgewood but let me fake myself out" dishes. I got them at Conran's at Astor Place in NYC 30 years ago when we were newlyweds.
Here they are holding a Salmorejo soup. I love them, they are probably my favorite. They, however, seem to be quite abundant (which is fine)... a little story. My sister in law's brother who was a soul mate had the same dishes, bought at Conran's somewhere 30 years ago in NYC. When his light was extinguished his mother inherited the dishes, I then gave my brother and sister in law a set when they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. All together we have 24 place settings. Family reunion anyone?
These I found at a thrift shop near my old house where we also found a whole bunch of fabulous furniture,
they are incredible. Shaped like leaves with a whole bunch of different colors that I have an enormous amount of fun playing with, several serving platters and bowls; they were displayed in an etagere and I asked, "how much?" he said "hm mm, $60.00" I then counted 60 pieces, sold! Perfect for Thanksgiving.
What I call the Summer outdoor dishes, I detest paper plates and paper napkins, so I bought 12 of these for buck a piece and 12 of the smaller ones for the same price
These wacky little dishes are from the local thrift/antiques store,
I call them the Amish dishes since they have this adorable farming motif with farmers and milkmaid outfits. We went to go for a look to see what was in store and the minute I saw them I couldn't see anything else. I said no, I have plenty and then we came home. I then said to Frank " I can't stop thinking about them, am I being an idiot? " He looked at me and said "I own 10,000 records" I ran out the door..they were $40.00, set of 6 with cups and soup bowls.
Then there are the dishes we got at the junk shop that was in the next town over owned by the Cuban lady who was closing down, who said if you wrap them they're yours for $30.00. So I used them for one of my other obsessions
for his birthday dinner.
My mother's china.
Don't even get me started on linens.
Oh, one more....
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!