Wednesday, February 17

Too Many Dishes

This is not a post about the dirty dishes that many times clutter my counter top before finding their way into the dishwasher. This is a post about the CHOICES of dishes in my cabinets. I realize that you can only eat off of one plate at a time. And many people do not even have a complete set of dishes. But, I get these obsessions sometimes. I'll find something I like. Then I want to find more of what I like. Oh, and then I find a way to GET more of what I am liking. Before anyone can say STOP I have all that I can find in what I like.

I cannot show you my Christmas dishes, yes... set of 12...with bowls... soup AND cereal ones... salad plates.... dessert plates.... platter... serving bowl... ramekins.... and maybe other items. They are packed tight in a lower cabinet.

But I can show you my Halloween pieces...  fun snack stuff!!
Then there are the colorful dishes I like to use when I have 8 or less for dinner, and were purchased to replace my older blue & white Plaltzgraf mega set, but the plates do not fit well in the dishwasher for everyday use. But they look good on the table, mixing up the colors at each place. Luckily for space, they do not make too many accessory pieces. But then... Pier 1 did have a clearance on some dark orange serving pieces ~ some with colorful edges.... so I am good.

Another set has  flowers around the edges ~ Not really my decor since remodeling, but I went nuts with this set, so I am stuck with it. (for now) This set stacks well  in the dishwasher & I have plenty of pieces to break and still have enough for a crowd!!

I can thank my local Homegoods store and ebay for these.

I almost forgot ~ my violet dishes. My mom gave me a small set that she got from Avon years ago.... This is actually just a "luncheon" set. Beautiful clear glass pieces with hand painted purple & pink violets on them. Luncheon plates, bowls, small glasses to drink from and pitchers. The problem with this lovely set is that it was only for four people. If I was going to go to the trouble to entertain for lunch it would certainly be for more than 4 I thought!! And if I had even more pieces I could even host a small party with them..... yes... ebay helped me find even MORE pieces. So, if you live in town and ever need me to host a quaint 24 person luncheon ~ I can do it!!

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