Sunday, May 31, 2009

Plates Reposted

Today is Sunday and it's time to show off an oldie but goodie post. One of my favorites of course, is my "Plates" post which was originally posted for Wordless Wed. but now I can add words since it's not's Wed. anymore. But before we get into that, I would like to remind you to please do not forget to visit Chari at, who is hosting this fun meme, visit her blog and check out what she's showing us again and all the others who are participating. I've also bought more plates so I am contributing those pics for Sunday Shopping Secrets hosted by Anita at Don't forget to visit these phenomenal ladies and have fun reading their blogs.
These are Spode Shima plates and I bought a set of 8 servings from Horchow. They were on sale plus an additional $30% off that day so I got them very reasonably.

All these I got from Ebay.

I even have dishes stored in drawers. DH said we have to add a room solely dedicated to all our dishes.
And as I said this post was originally posted for Wordless Wed. on my special day, my birthday, April 29th.
What a coincidence. Today is my birthday and Dixie picked my favorite theme for Wordless Wednesday....PLATES! That's a real treat for me since plates are my favorite items. Yes, I am a dishaholic! I am glad this is wordless cause I don't have much time to talk but I'll just say one more thing. What I am showing you are my plates as they are stored at home.

Please visit Dixie at and see what everybody else is posting today. It should be a lot of fun. Thanks Dixie for this special treat!

These are our everyday dishes


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said... those are plates! I'll take those and some of these and while we're at it, I'd like some of those and a few of those over there, too! :-) Happy WW!

Happy To Be said...

me me me me!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU and Happy Birthday to John also my friend...WOW!! what year is it ? the big 40...Oh girl I want you to know you are now declared "The Queen of Dishes" Girl you have me beat hands down on dishes...I am stuffing mine under beds behind the drapes...but with your collection I would have to sleep with them haha!! I just got some new ones that were shipped today for my Sunroom, plus the flatware to go with them..This blows this old gal away...may you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Happy birthday, Christine! And happy birthday to John, too! Have you met Blondie yet? So much fun!!! I love your plates! I had to enlarge the pics and get a close look...wonderful collection! Happy WW!!...hugs...Debbie

roy/elisabeth dean said...

The only place I have EVER seen that many dishes is in my HOME dept. at work! My goodness! Beautiful~
I'm embarassed to say, we only have 7 plates left to our pattern (and it has been discontinued). We have to run the dishwasher every day or someone has to eat off a saucer! Pitiful...and I manage a Dept Store!
Love your dishes....inspires me to buy some more~

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Oh yeah....I hope you have had a wonderful Birthday~

Picket said...

Happy Birthday to you sweetie!!!! Hope you had a glorious as for those plates...oh my word get me a buggy cause I could shop up in here!!!!! Girl you got some serious treasures there!!!! I love it!

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CHRISsssTIiiinnE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. buggy huh? How about a shopping cart!!! I have dibs on anything teal or turquoise. oh and the gold trim ones too....and thats all. Except for the florals and maybe the scallop edged ones. Thats all...really. Im not greedy. ~Hope you Birthday is awesome. Love ya ~Athella

imjacobsmom said...

I all I can say is Wow! Christine I think you've got us all beat.....LOL! Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a very special day! ~ Robyn

susan said...

Happy Birthday and wow, just wow!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

OH.MY.GOSH. is this plates heaven???!!! love it! gosh.. you got beautiful collections here! I am drooling like a dog.. happy WW and have a good day!

Carla said...

Plate heaven? I agree! Oooolala!

Marie said...

Hi Christine! Your plate collection is amazing! Just want to let you know that I borrowed your header and copied it on my outdoor wednesday's about fountains and as you know...j'adore your fountain.

Dixie said...

Christine... first let me say Happy Birthday! So glad I could celebrate your B'day with a plate post.. and boy do you have some plates!

ever thought about starting a fancy catering business... you've got all the hardware!

great post... have a beautiful Wednesday and a happy birthday too!
blessings... Dixie

Terry said...

Happy Birthday Christine,wow what a way to celebrate .
I just love plates .I am so glad for Wordless Wednesday "Plates".
Thank you for sharing your treasures and your birthday today,
blessings to you with hugs !

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Holy cow!!!!!!!! You weren't kidding when you said you were a dishaholic! Ooh, love the fiestaware. Is that some kind of DISH CHART on the door of the cabinet?

Justine :o )

Candy said...

Happy Birthday to the Queen of the plate stash.
You got 'em girl!


Smilingsal said...

Happy Birthday. Do you think you might get a plate for a present?

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

oh man, first let me say HAPPY, love all of your dishes..(and I thought I had a lot) but really love all of your storage areas, wow...fantastic.

Joyce said...

Talk about plates:)

Cynthia said...


I hope your day was a special one! Christine, your plate collection made me gasp... my darling girl would you like to share a few? LOL, Cindy

marty39 said...

Oh my word Christine, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are having a wonderful day, and also Happy Birthday to John and many, many more for both of you. Now as to the plates, I enlarged the pictures and absolutely drooled over all of them. They are all just fabulous. You have so many beautiful sets, they are just amazing. What a wonderful treat to see them. Thanks, Hugs Marty

KBeau said...

You must have an abundance of storage. I think my favorites are the pretty plates with the green rim.

mbkatc230 said...

Happy Birthday Christine! And John too! Good gravy girl, you have got some plates! No wonder you are able to do such beautiful tablescapes. I enjoyed seeing them all. Have you met up with Janie yet? Can't wait to hear all about it. Kathy

Together We Save said...

Happy Birthday.

Wow those plates are beautiful.

Shady Creek Lane said...

Are all of those dishes yours? Oh goodness what a treat that you shared with us. (but seriously, are you in need of an intervention?)
You have beautiful stuff...and so much of it.

Leah said...

Wow - you have quite the collection of plates! :)

Nicole ~ said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Oh, I see you have a set of Friendly Village which really makes me smile. My grandmother has this exact set. Every single Christmas I can remember back we have used her set. Wow, you have an extensive collection Christine!! I love it!!!

Angela said...

Wow! What a collection of plates you have! I wish I had a place to store the ones that I have! hehehe
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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* Wordless Wednesday~

Angela said...

Wow! What a collection of plates you have! I wish I had a place to store the ones that I have! hehehe
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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* Wordless Wednesday~

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE! We just got back tonite from the Biltmore! Can't wait to share my trip memoirs! Girl, you're younger than me!!!!! And I think the dish thing is a real problem! I think it's time for an intervention!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! God Bless, Lauralu :)

Really Rainey said...

I like how you interpreted the wordless wed theme "Plates" Those are plates alright! WOW... Awesome!
~Really Rainey~

Kathy said...

What a lot of wonderful plates! Happy birthday, Christine!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Goodness sakes alive!!! Hehe!!! Girl, you have more dishes than you have shoes!!! All of your dish cabinets, hutches, etc. have so many beautiful's like going to the store!!! Hehe!!! Hmmm...let me see, I want a set of those...and a set of these! wink! Girl, you'd never miss them! hehe!!!

Well Darlin'...I'm so sorry that I'm late of wishing you a Happy Birthday! Please forgive me! I pray that the Lord richly blesses you on your special day...may your new birthday year be filled with peace, joy, and love!!! Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!!

Love ya,
PS...What did you do for your birthday? Inquiring minds wanna know...hehe!!!

Linda said...

Christine, You have quite a collection there! So many pretty ones to choose from. I wonder what are your top two favs? Linda

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Sweet Christine - a belated Happy Birthday! Now darling, I don't think you have nearly enough dishes! :) Now you know I'm kidding! Man oh man! Honey you have screwdles of dishes! I see so many beautiful pieces! You're so neat in displaying them too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Christine forgive me... I thought I came over yesterday and visited a while... I was horrified when I didn't recognize the post and realized I didn't visit! :-(

I love all of your plates! Wow and belated Happy Birthday! How did you celebrate it? Did you have a big slice of cake? Did you leave me a slice? ;-)

I have some great pics for Saturday so just count me in, ok?

Here's a big belated HUG for ya my dear friend!

niartist said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Christine! I'm sorry I didn't make it to comment on Tuesday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And those plates? WOWZA! Now that's a collection if I've ever seen one! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!
Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Happy Belated Birthday, Dear Christine!

Happy Belated Birthday to YOU!

Hope it was wonderful, and LOVE your plates!


Sheila :-)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Happy Belated Birthday Christine! Wow, I'm so in awe of all your beautiful dishes. Oops! Sorry, I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard!

Fantastic repost!!! ☺♥☺ Diane

Tomarie said...

WOW! You DO have a lot of dishes!! I love the new edition to your collection...very pretty!! :-) Love ya! L~

KBeau said...

Christine, I think you have more plates than anyone I know. Happy collecting.

Chandy said...

Love all your dishes, Christine. The Spode Shima reminds me of Noritake Far East. Lovely set!

Lori E said...

When does your store open?
Good grief there is no room in house for the food to put on those plates. You may have the mug bug. The dishware disease. The cup croup. The bowl mole. I don't know what it is but I don't think there is a cure.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, you have so many wonderful storage spots for your beautiful dishes. (But it does look like if you find any more, you will have to have a dish room-just like the White House!). laurie

Keetha Broyles said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!! That's A LOT of china. Are any of them Haviland? I thought maybe I spied a set of Haviland in the middle there somewhere - - -

Keetha Broyles said...

Yep!!!! I KNEW that was Haviland. It reminds me of some Haviland I have, only my pattern is blue instead of brown.

One day I'm going to get my parent's entire set of Haviland, and it is even prettier than what I already have.

Lisa (aka) French said...

Holy dishaholic!!! Girl u got it badddd for those (LLOL) Thanks for the tour though it was fun peeking in;) Hugs French xoxo

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

I'm so glad that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week!!! What a great post to share once again....

Girl, I remember when you posted this! I think I just sat at the computer in "awe" of all your beautiful dishes!!! What an amazing collection!!! I love your new set from Horchows. I looked at them when they were doing their big sale a couple of weeks pretty!!! Okay...I think John is absolutely right...after the pool...ya'll should build a room just for all of your dishes...hehe!!! Sooo funny!!!

Have a great week, Sweetie!
Love ya,

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Christine!
Oh, it's been such fun catching up with you....Your plate collection is amazing...I love the ebay tea set, and If I had to pick a fav from your plate collections,(it's a hard one, but) I'd say that it would be those square floral plates with the green trim...all of your collections are beautiful though. Girl, I don't think you will ever run out of pretty tablescapes to create! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity...I always love seeing what you do!
That's a great transformation that you made in your wet bar area...isn't it funny how buying that wire shelf changed the whole feel of the area. It looks great and gives you extra space too.
Thanks so much of stopping over for lemonade on the porch...thank you for your sweet compliments too! I love your back porch makes such a pretty header on your blog too!
Hope you have a great day!
Big Hug,

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