Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Calling all Dish Lovers!

Hello everyone,
I remember the days when my sister and I used to fight over whose turn it was to wash the dishes-did you all do that too? Oh! and I do remember the day I was carrying a big stack of my Mom's dishes and I dropped the whole stack smashing them all on the floor-ouch! was my Mom cross!!! Sorry about that Mom- now that I am a dish lover I totally understand.
Anyway, today I thought you might enjoy watching me wash my pretty dishes.
I love all these dainty dishes!
Don't worry I am being extra careful-I won't break any today(and yes,Lacy if you are watching that is my pretty apron from England).
I don't know why My sister and I fought over doing the dishes -it is actually kind of fun now!
Some pretty vintage linens.
I hope I haven't lost you, because I think they are looking so pretty!
I found a new little teapot for one today and I couldn't resist it!
Isn't it so dainty?
My roses are blooming so I picked a little bouquet for you.
Well , I am supposed to be cooking dinner before my sister gets back so don't tell her that I was playing with my dishes-okay?
Thank you for visiting me and I will be very careful putting my dishes away-I did learn that lesson very well !!!


Yvonne said...

How sweet !!
Lovely things.

Gr Yvonne

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello :) What beautiful dishes you have...so sweet & delicate with pretty roses. LOVE your sweet pretty little teacup! What a find. My sister and I never fought over doing the dishes....that was always MY job :)

Warmest, Brenda

Dining Delight said...

You know, I had forgotten all about the fights over having to "do the dishes"! How ironic now when, like you, I have grown to love dishes and am only too happy to do the delicate/special ones I have by hand. Thanks for reminding me! Of course, your pics make dish-washing look like a dream job!


Denise@alloverroses said...

I don't think I have ever seen washing dishes look quite that pretty or fun! My sister who older than me used to pretend she had to go to the bathroom when it was time to do the dishes. It was a joke in our house! She must have thought we believed her! LOL

Islandsparrow said...

My brother and I fought about it too. And can you believe it? I also dropped a stack of pf ,y Mom's plates - thankfully it wasn't her Royal Dalton petit point china - she must have forgiven me because she gave those dishes to me :)

Love your linens and the new teapot for one!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your dishes are very pretty! I never had to fight with my sister over the dishes because there were almost ten years between us. It was always MY job! Actually, I don't believe my sister ever had to do the dishes. She was quite spoiled, you see.
Your new teapot is just darling! Where on earth did you find it? Your roses are the most beautiful and delicate shade of pink; love 'em! I bet they smell good too!


Virginia said...

Your dishes are so beautiful and delicate. You do everything so tastefully. Candies for the eyes....

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a pretty post, your dishes are gorgeous!


Karen said...

What a delightful posting. I love your dishes.
I used to hate to wash dishes too and mentioned that to my mother-in-law once. She replied that she also hated it but then she was thankful that she had food to feed her family and if there was no food, then there would be no dirty dishes. After that she and I both washed dishes with gusto... never to complain again!
Have a great evening!
Ladybug Creek

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon Carolyn
Thank you for sharing this lovely post..I love all of your delicate dishes and the new tea pot is fab! I too love washing vintage dishes by hand and your vintage linens are wonderful! Enjoy the rest of your day..


a quiet life said...

you are just so danity and sweet!

if you came to my house you could watch my dogs lick the plates in the dishwasher...

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Beautiful dishes and the little teapot is lovely, especially with the gorgeous roses...
Tina xo

Anonymous said...

OMG, I want to wash my dishes right this minute...how is that possible! Only you could make washing dishes so very inticing (did I spell that right, lol).

Pamela said...

Carolyn your blog should be in Victoria magazine!
Beautiful photos of lovely dishes!
I love the photo of the dishes in the large white bowl! That is a Victoria magazine classic shot.
Pamela xo

A Garden of Threads said...

I do love your dishes, hope you have a wonderful meal with your sister.

Bernideen said...

What a LOVELY post and very creative!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I was enthralled as they were all different and all dainty and pink.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn, Do the dishes and ironing are so much better when you have such pretties to play with! Your new teapot is too sweet, full of roses... perfect!

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn, These are such pretty and delicate dishes
...I luvs 'em I do!

I can see why you collect these pretties. They are so sweet.

I have an older sister and as children she always washed and I dried. Hehehe
I'd tell her that she didn't get the item clean and back she had to wash it all over again.

We have fond memories of making homemade pizza together and washing the dishes.

God bless and may you have a sweet week.

Always a delight to visit your place,

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Absolutely impeccably gorgeous ♥

Designing Lady Jane said...

I can so see enjoying going over those lovely pieces in their own little bubble bath, LOL. Such a gorgeous display.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just LOOK at all your pretties today! Your pretty linens just cheer my heart! I love pretty china all mixed up like that. So much fun! Pretty, pretty, pretty. Would we expect anything less? Best to you--Jacqueline

podso said...

Such a creative post! I'd love washing your dishes!

Anonymous said...

HI Carolyn! Never have I thought of washing as romantic, but Dear One, that's just what you've done - washed your pretty dishes romantically! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

afistfullofweeds* said...

Oh me, I too dropped a stack of about 10 of my mothers good china. It was after Sunday dinner and I washed and dried, was putting them on the counter and they only made it half of the way. She has just in the last 2 years given me the remaining pieces. I did buy her a set of more durable stoneware.

Sonia said...

So wonderful...how beautiful your setting is to wash those gorgeous dishes...would be a treat for me!

Miss Bloomers

Kansas Amy said...

Your dishes are just stunning. Wonderful post! From one dish lover to another, happy blogging.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, I love all your pretty dishes. You make washing dishes look so beautiful....Kathy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Carolyn dear, do you know that your post makes my heart beat skip many many beats! teehee.. love all your pink white dishes.. how beautiful they even when washing them.


ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Ciao Carolyn, ah ah ah, sei simpaticisima! Che begli oggetti, e che colori meravigliosamente delicati...ADORO i piatti a forma di cuore!!!

Un abbraccio ♥

♥ Maddy

rosenresli said...

It is a wonderful idea to make a post about washing dishes if they are so pretty as yours. I´m a dish lover (especially with roses on it) too but have not so much and beautifully porcelain as you. So it is a pleasure for me to see all your wonderful treasures.

many greetings from germany,

Katy Noelle said...

Hello, Carolyn, I've just had the loveliest catch up, here! I don adore the dishes - thanks for sharing. It's funny, seeing pictures of you "working" was very soothing and happy!=]

I loved the tour of PEI! I have ALWAYS wanted to go there. Not only do I love Anne of GGs but, I love anything to do with "Maritime". When I lived in California, there seemed to be no hope. Now, I live within a (long) days driving distance. So close, yet, so far away. I will just have to make do with your photos for the time being!

Love, Katy Noelle

Doni said...

That's such a beautiful post! Love your photos!!! Those dishes are gorgeous...
I also fought with my sister, usually because she would look at the calendar each year mom would make us 'sign up' for days to wash dishes, and pick out all the days that DIDN"T have holidays, and she would get the easy day, I would get all the holidays!! Never was fair to me. Hope I get the dishes!!!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Who would have thought that doing the dishes would look so pretty? ;)

I remember when my sister and I fought over the dishes and nowadays I see my kids doing the same thing - about the dishwasher!

Have a nice day,

Lacy said...

wow! I love it all! The apron, the dishes, the boquet!
I wish my whole house looked like that! Just beautiful!
and thanks for answering my question!Very pretty!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Did you call me!!!
I'm here, I love china too and your post just sang to me.....
Your photo's are so pretty Carolyn!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs, Elizabeth


Here I am!!
How funny: I posted about my grandmother's dishes just yesterday!
Take a look if you like!
Your dishes are really beautiful!

Georgianna said...

So much fun and beauty, Carolyn! I also find washing dishes rather therapeutic, especially when they are as lovely as yours. The rose in the teacup is fabulous! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day with your sister. – g

Soňa said...

Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful blog...Soňa

Anonymous said...

You called...(haha)! Your dishes are lovely! The little pitcher looks beautiful with the roses from your garden in them!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

Robin ~ Linton Cottage said...

I am having a such a wonderful time reading your blog. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty that surrounds you!

I am putting your "button" on my blog so that I can share you with others.


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Great photos with lovely dishes Carolyn..... and by the way really liking the colors on the teapot.

Have a Wonderful Day^

Piitis said...

Dear Carolyn,
Ohh...beautiful dishes you have.
I loved your sweet pretty little teacup:))

Have a wonderful day!!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Simply lovely...its all so pretty!! Hope you are well!

The little Witch said...

What shine the porcelains, go crazy for their beauty! Particularly those with the flowers and the roses are those that love more!

CIELO said...

Oh Carolyn, I would too be fighting over washing dishes as lovely as yours.... I can be here for hours looking at them... OK, my turn to wash dishes tonight... move over! Oh and I want that apron too! ;)