Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Welcome Blog Party Gals!

How are all you blog party animals! No one is dancing on tables or wearing lampshades on their heads yet are they? Well, for those of you who have absolutely NO idea what I am talking about, I'll fill ya in. The fabulous Marcella over at Etsy Cottage Style Blog is hosting an all day blog party today! Sounds like great fun Eh? I think it's gonna be a blast to see what everyone puts up.

The party question Is "What makes your heart skip a beat?" For me the answer to that question is many things but coming in at number one would easily have to be (worth 50 bonus hubby points!) my sweet hubby of 10 years.

With that being said the next thing that makes my heart skip a beat would be dishes! Dishes of all shapes, sizes and styles as long as they are vintage, cottage or victorian in design. I have run out of cupboard space for all the teapots, server ware, and place settings to go. I put them in hutches, I put them is sideboards and china cabinets...Heck I even hang em on the walls! When I walk into a thrift or antique store I am instantly drawn to the dishes, they call me, beckoning to be picked up and admired. When I visit your home for the first time don't be offended if you should find me rifling through your cupboards to see "whatcha got". Platters, trays, teacups and spoon rests dance through my dreams at night weaving perfect little tapestries of hostessing skills galore! My... I think I might be drooling a little. So while I regain my composure please enjoy some of what makes my heart truly skip a beat...my dishes.

P.S. *I would love it if all of you ladies signed in to follow my blog as well. I can't wait to visit yours and see what makes your hearts skip a beat.


  1. Ohhhhhh love the tea pot. I am a self confessed tea addict and drink teas from all around the world and blend my own too....but I use only one tea pot a trusty old English Brown Betty which as any tea connoisseur knows is the BEST - but I still have the urge to collect them -

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  3. What a wonderful collection of dishes. They are one of my favorites, too!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. There's just something about spotting a beautiful teacup and saucer! It just screams "come and get me!"

  5. Just a beautiful collection...I can understand why you are running out of space...us and our "addictions"!! Thank you for participating today!!

  6. Amazing and beautiful collection--my mom is nuts about dishes too. She has at least 6-8 sets of just dinnerware, not counting all the collectible vases and teapots LOL.
    BTW your blog design is over the top! I love it

  7. Hi Cindy ;o)

    Loved your post and all of your pics, but most of all, I've enjoyed my visit here... you share so much information on your Blog - it's wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and for leaving your sweet words for me too♥


  8. Fantastic pics!! I love all your china pieces and sets. You have quite a lovely collection.
    Best wishes,

  9. Knock Knock, it's MaidenShade Visiting! How exquisite those dishes are. Your blog is just lovely!


    My heartskipping-est thing is in my sidebar. More are:
    - Finding Beautiful Fabrics
    - Family coming to Visit Unexpectedly
    - Pressies
    - Opening Unusual Embellishments I've Purchased

  10. I, too, am crazzzyyy about dishes. Especially with roses. Loved your post. Stop by to visit my Heart-skipping items. Rita @ TesoroFino.com

  11. The bad news is I gave away all my wonderful pottery and dishes to move from the eastcoast to the westcoast to be with my family. The good news is NOW I GET TO COLLECT ALL OVER AGAIN! Tea anyone?

  12. Thank you everyone for stopping by for a visit and thank you Marcella for hosting such a great event! I really enjoyed reading all the lovely comments from you fabulous like-minded gals. I just got in from work and am off to visit all of your great sites!


  13. Oh you do have a lovely collection of china!!! I love looking at everyone's goodies!!! Thanks for stopping by, I am going to have a giveaway soon!!! I am just trying to get caught up!!!
    Margaret B


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