If you are new here, you may not know this about me, but I am crazy about dishes. I mean I LOVE dishes. I leave stacks of them about my house, not just in cabinets. It looks like I am always getting ready for a party, and in a way, I am! I’m getting ready for you.
Plates, saucers, cups, bowls, pitchers, you name it, I have it, and love it. I sometimes wonder if you have have too many dishes. But then I decide that’s CRAZY TALK. I use them all over my house, on the wall, in cabinets, on shelves, and scattered here and there.
I believe in having pretty things and using them. I use pretty dishes at my house every day. I make a pot of tea every morning, and find a darling cup or mug to use.
When I have friends over, I pull out my pretties for them to enjoy too. I don’t believe in just using pretty dishes for special occasions. Every day is an occasion! Every day is special. You are alive; let’s celebrate! I also like to use my silver every day too. What’s the point in having it if you aren’t going to use it?
(I want to introduce a new brand I am partnering with, Heritage Lace. I have received compensation for this post. And you are going to love their beautiful things.)
I think you can see what I love about the dishes from Heritage Lace. These dishes are from their PiP Home collection. The colors are bright and cherry. They are elegant and fun at the same time. My daughter just adores pink, and she couldn’t stop screaming when she saw these adorable dishes.
True story, when I was photographing these lovely dishes, my daughter’s tutor arrived. I explained that I was in the middle of a photo shoot, and to excuse the mess. She said she could tell how happy I am, since I am always smiling when she comes over. She could see that I love my job, I mean I’m photographing pretty dishes, how can I not be? I said, “I know! Isn’t it divine?” I LOVE what I do. So you may not be photographing pretty dishes, but you can sure be using some.
I’m having some girlfriends over soon, and you can bet I”ll be using these dishes so my guests feel extra special. It’s a little known fact that if you use pretty dishes, the food doesn’t have to be as good. Shhhh… it’s a secret.
For more information on any of the delightful dishes featured here, go see my friends at Heritage Lace.
My “Southern MoMa” once told me,
“If you’re using the best china…you can use carry~out and no one will complain”!
Good advice, huh???
These dishes are absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing the “Love of what you do…work” with us.
When collect Newspapaer Ads, back in the day…a local car dealer once told me,
“Do what you love for a living and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
I’m finally at that place in my life here on the Prairie.
Linda Shobe says
Great photos! Pink has always been my least favorite color, but I’ve found myself in the past few months being drawn to it. I’m actually making a wedding project right now that is pink stripes and I LOVE it! For me, it’s about two things… What shades of pink, and what color I am pairing it with. Still can’t do the hot pinks, but I’m good with most of the others. Of course pink looks so good with green, but my fav combination, and somewhat less predictable, is pink with yellow. Its a game changer, and takes that pink in a whole new direction.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I belong to a gourmet dinner group and I try to overwhelm them with the table setting to distract them from the food!!…:) … the dishes are gorgeous!…I would be happy with bread and water dining on those dishes!!…We can tell you love what you do just by the “sound of your voice”….
OH MY..you had me at pretty dishes, and you weren’t joking..these are divine! I adore dishes too, and can’t seem to stop buying them (mostly thrifted) even though my cupboards and hutches are overflowing. They make me happy! I have to admit that with two teenage boys in the house, I don’t use them as often as I’d like to. I don’t want to get mad if they break one!! I do collect vintage silver trays with ornate handles and love to use them around the house! Enjoy playing with your new set of pretty dishes!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Oh my goodness, Anita! These dishes are GORGEOUS! And your photography is perfection! No wonder your daughter loved them so much!
I agree with you… dishes should be used and displayed. They are little works of art!
The Tablescaper says
Clearly we share the same passion!
– Alma, The Tablescaper
Nana Diana says
Those are beautiful new pieces! Love them. I started using my “pretties” just the last couple of years. When I realized that dishes that are left in the china cabinet and never used are never truly enjoyed. You are so right about EVERY day being a special occasion, Anita! xo Diana
Those are some gorgeous dishes.
Barbara Bussey says
Yes! Treat yourself as your favorite guest and use the good stuff!
Needless to say I suffer the same dish addiction. These are great fun, Anita. I’m off to visit their site. Thanks for introducing us to Heritage Lace. That precious creamer has stolen my heart!
Anita these dishes are so pretty. I love collecting dishes too. I am hoping that with the new house, even though it is smaller, we will have a massive basement and attic. I can convince the hubby to let me collect some dishes t hat I really love. Wish me luck, LOL!!
Kimberly ~ SerendipityRefined says
Wow, Anita! They’re amazing and your photos are beautiful! I’ve always felt that life’s too short not to use our beautiful things. Thanks for sharing your new partner!
Too many dishes?? Never… there is no such th8ng. 🙂 These are very beautiful.. I agree… things do taste better off of pretty dishes. Popping over to see what I can’t live without.
Too many dishes?? Never… there is no such thing. 🙂 These are very beautiful.. I agree… things do taste better off of pretty dishes. Popping over to see what I can’t live without.
Diane Westbrook says
The dishes are all so lovely…am especially smitten with the pink and flowered creamer but was not able to find it on the site…is it the same brand?
I think I found it here. http://6565.heritagelace.com/pip-store.cfm?action=Products&subaction=Detail&CategoryId=aff61434-0102-41e2-a5d1-1cfd175c52dc&Id=9c02e7de-1372-636c-ddc5-4ab814434002
Believe me when i say, I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment collecting dishes, and like you, love using them.
i enjoy having teas and dinner parties, and i must say, guests really feel special when you use your special