Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

In case you didn't know it I have a little problem. I buy dishes. There. Now you all know. I don't have any problem with other people using paper plates to entertain, but it just isn't my style. I enjoy getting out different dishes and planning themes as much as I do actually getting to talk to my friends. This is my wedding china. Remember the dusty blue and mauve of the 80's?

I love my yellow dishes. They are huge and chunky. This is the bowls for stews and soups. I bought 16 of the square salad plates so I can use them for smaller luncheons.

My Christmas china. I also have a set of the twelve reindeer plates.

Dishes in my curio cabinet. The floral ones were from my husband's grandmother.

The blue and white was my mom's china. I have a bunch of it.

Magnolia plates made in Waterloo, Mississippi. Magnolias are the state flower of Mississippi, which is where my parents, my husband's mom, and I are from.

White dishes are so versitile. I love that you can just change table linens and have completely different looks.

My italian dishes. My walls in Florida were this yellow color. They were plastered and glazed to look like an italian home. I accented with a cranberry and green so these dishes looked great in my glass front cabinets.

Then, I have glass plates for luncheons and parties. I stick everything in the dishwasher. You do not have to spend a lot to gather dishes- just room to store them. I see dishes at garage sales all the time. I look for theme table accessories so I can decorate the table and room. I have Chinese pots and bowls I got at the $1 store. I have coconut bowls and statue like monkies with hula skirts for a hawaiian table. You can pick up Mexican sombraros or a blanket to set a Mexican table. It is also cool to use new mini pots to put salsa and condiments in. I also like to pick up platters and bowls that will mix in with what I have.
For more tablescapes visit Between Naps on the Porch.


Envoy-ette said...

I'm afraid our illness can't be cured. That's okay- there's enough of us to justify what we do! LOL! Imagine, before Susan hosted Tablescaping- we had to hide our stuff! Now, we get to show it off!
Thanks for sharing your loot!

Linda said...

Beautiful dishes! I am afraid your illness is catching, lol! Glad you joined tablescape tuesday to make us all feel like we are not alone! lol Beautiful family too!

Tami said...

I have several sets of dishes but I am a paper plate kind of person so I never use them. Most of my china was given to me by my grandmother and great-aunts.

smilernpb said...

I love your dishes!

momstheword said...

Oh, these are so pretty! I would love to come to your house for dinner. I am afraid that you will only get Corelle at mine (or paper) so it's a good thing you don't mind, lol!

ellen b said...

Well I've never met a dish I didn't like! Thanks for showing us all your lovelies!!

Anonymous said...

I love your dishes! I also love Fiesta ware. I have a set in seafoam green someone gave me! Annette

Michelle said...

Those are beautiful...love the yellow and your grandmothers!

Lady Katherine said...

Love your illness! lol You have a great collection. I have to see where Waterloo is, as I live in Mississipi! We do love our Magnolia. I have Magnolia trees rooted can't wait until spring!

Melissa Miller said...

~Lovely sets~
Great idea for TT! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Love your dishes, especially the ones in the curio! Beautiful! My wedding china was very similar to yours. ~Rhonda :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

That was fun seeing all your wonderful dishes. I'm a confessed dish addict, too. You are good company in blogland...lots of dish people here! :-) Love the floral pieces that belong to your grandmother! Thanks for sharing on this TT. Susan