July 26, 2009

Once I got started, I just couldn't stop...

My name is Kim and I’m a dishaholic and glassaholic. I’m blaming my addictions on my Grandma, Mother and Aunts. I was brought up with women who purchased new dishes and glasses on a regular basis. Creating elaborate table displays for holiday entertaining was a MUST and I’ve inherited those tendencies. I spent nearly five hours at the Allegan Antique fair on Sunday and came home with all kinds of dishware. Actually, I came with a bunch of amazing stuff (which I'll blog about later this week) but I'm most excited about my latest dish acquisitions.

A few years ago, my adoptive friend Steffie received an amazing set of hand-painted Chinese glasses and drink pitcher for her birthday. I had to have my own set (the artist is a sweet heart) and I've been looking for plates to go with my special glasses ever since.



When I saw these fan-shaped dishes for a mere $1 dollar piece, I knew I had to have them. Don't they compliment my Chinese glasses wonderfully? I can't wait to serve appetizers on them.



While I was on a roll with my Chinese fan-shaped dishes, I spotted a vendor who was selling paper lanterns for $1 a piece and made a mad-dash to his booth. Using existing hooks that we have hanging over our kitchen island for our Halloween displays (more to come on this topic later), I asked Chris to suspend a dowel rod with fishing line to hang my new paper lanterns.



I think we're ready for a Chinese-themed party! Care to join?



11 comments:

Jill said...

we would be at your party with bells on! lol!
love your new dishes kim! i just have to ask...where do you store all you stuff? heehee!
hugs, jill

Steffie B. said...

OMW.....those fan dishes are to DIE for! I can't believe you found something like that!!!!!

Hmmmm......I guess I need to start keeping my eyes open more.....let me know when you are going to another antique fair.....I might have to join you! ;)

Hugs....

Buffi said...

I LOVE IT!! Those are adorable!! I used to have this fetish for dishes....but we moved into a smaller house and I have NO ROOM for them. I got rid of two sets when we moved here. Maybe one day if we get a larger place, I can pick that fetish back up. Very cute stuff!!!! Have a great day!!!
Buffi

Shanna said...

LOVE the fan plates!!! and the lanterns are by far the most beautiful I have ever seen. The floral fabric under neath them is amazing.
I want to go shopping with you sometime girlfriend!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hmmm....I have the same addictions. I love China, dishes and glassware.
Where are the appetizers?

Truly Blessed said...

Looks great! I'd be up for a party - just say when!

Oatsvall Team said...

i got Steffie those glasses and Brenda is my buddy ... hee hee ... what a small world ... i love love love them! what a beautiful collection you have now .... miss ya girl !!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the glasses and pitcher from. I would love to get a set of them. The latterns are cute too.
Antique stores are so much fun.
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Angela said...

Love the dishes. When you have too much, don't toss, talk to your school's art department, they often like the old stuff.

Cindy said...

what a great collection. love those fan dishes.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW... I LOVE the glasses and pitcher..
I will have to email her to see how much they are.. they are soooo pretty...
Have a great week..