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Monday, March 11, 2013

A Dishy Love

What is it about us ladies and our love of dishes.
I confess to loving all varieties, from ironstone to fine china.
My everyday dishes are Pfaltzgraff, country white, simple yet elegant.
There's also the Blue Willow dishes, lots of them, since I am forever 'finding' new pieces, it is an ongoing love affair, just as the pattern suggests.


The Royal Albert Old Country Roses collection are my fine bone china dishes, a timeless set of delicate dinnerware.


A few years ago I started collecting the Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dinnerware, each plate decorated with various seasons of the year, they are so versatile and well .....'friendly'.



Oh there are others, Red English Castle transferware, Harvestime transferware, Blue English scenery transferware, and yet another set of fine bone china bought for me as a young bride by the First Sergeant.

So many choices, so little time....

15 comments:

Bernideen said...

I confess - definitely my passion too!

Indigo Blue said...

Hi ,
The blue and white china caught my eye. I have a china set given to us for our wedding which I periodically add to. Although it is no longer made their seconds are so good I challenge anyone to spot why. Love the The Royal Albert. Very English.
Great cabinet for display too.
xx

Michelle said...

You have some beautiful pieces!

Deb said...

Your table looks so inviting and I confess, I would love to spend an hour rootin' through your china cabinet.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I'm another one. Dishes are a joy! You have chosen great patterns to collect...all favorites of mine.
Ruth

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh,
all the dishes are so pretty.
love
tweedles

Terry said...

Beautiful! I've always loved Blue Willow, and have none. Maybe I should fix that. Hmmm.

Nellie said...

Oh, yes! I definitely have a "thing" for china, too! Your patterns are really appealing choices, Jo.

Janneke said...

Lovely the blue and white, but also the bone china roses and other transferwares. You see collecting all kinds of dishes is also what I like to do.

DJan said...

They are so, so beautiful and elegant. I love your pictures, as always. :-)

Bittersweetfolkart said...

They are so lovely
I have a collection of blue willow
thanks for sharing ~

Willow said...

+Absolutely beautiful collection ... I doubt many could out dish you !

Mamabug said...

They're all so lovely! Blue Willow has always been a favorite of mine too.

Susie said...

Jo, I love all your dishes. I think we still like dishes because of our childhood tea parties. Maybe. I have some blue Heron ware. It's my best china. I rarely use it...since most of my food celebrations are sister luncheons. I have many odd little sets just for those. Yor blue willow is wonderful. xoxo,Susie

Star said...

Beautiful collections Jo. Me too, I have two dinner/tea sets and lots of odd bits and pieces I can't bear to part with. I always think of you when I go into Debenhams and see the old country roses sets in there.