Sunday, March 09, 2008

let's dish about dishes

Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer has created a dish carnival and you know how women love their dishes, so sure, why not post a few pics on the net?

what you see here is a combo of pieces that i've blended together over the years.

it's stuff i've found here and there, and i think they all fit together nicely for an eclectic combo of formal and casual. the crystal wine glass is a nod to my irish heritage: it's waterford's lismore pattern.

at the top center of the pic are my blue juice/water glasses. i've picked these up at various places, and i'm ready to buy some more when i see something similar. i fell in love with blue glass ages ago when i was once eating at a ritz carlton hotel. their restaurant had the crisp white tablecloths with blue water goblets. i liked the combo so much, i've adopted the look over the years (side note: see the tall blue goblet? you'll see similar ones being used on the old "Friends" sitcom episodes. They stole the look from me).

the white pieces are my wedding china circa 1985, which i've been using as my everyday dishes for two years now. i figure, why not enjoy the fancy stuff every day? i thought the pattern was so delicate and detailed when i was a young 25 year old bride-to-be. to really appreciate how pretty the pattern is, you have to see it up close:

this blue and white bowl i bought at Mervyn's way back in the early 80's when i was a young single gal. i just needed some cereal bowls and this is what i bought. if i had known i'd like them so much and that they'd stand the test of time, i'd have bought several sets, as one has broken and now only three slightly chipped pieces remain.

now here we've got a whoops that's growing on me. i actually bought this set of pasta bowls for my sister, who was in a rooster phase. i rarely buy my Christmas gifts early, but the one year i did, my sis said she was done with roosters and specifically requested no more rooster themed gifts. so...i kept them and bought her something else. see the square plate? i saw it at TJ MAX last week and bought it for $4 bucks. i may have to go back and buy the other squares. silly to buy only one plate, hmm? why so cautious for a $16 dollar investment? they'll be used to hold garlic bread or other types of tapas.

here we've got a "you are special" plate topped with a pretty 80's clear glass Princess House plate. Ever go to one of those Princess House parties? I got these when my college roommate threw a party. I'll be using the "Special" plate very soon, when mckid turns a whopping SIX years old :0)

and of course, i've saved the best for last: plastic mishmash.

so, there you have it: mck's dishes. thank you for putting up with this silly post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice collection of cutlery items. I liked the pasta bowls the most. The rooster designs are lovely. The bold colors are really awesome. Thanks for showing your lovely collection. Carnival Glass