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Friday, April 17, 2015

Six Words Firday - Collect

Collect - an easy word for me
 Teacups and teapots - new and old

And pretty pine cones all around
I have collections - many many collections
 Dishes in interesting shapes and sizes

 Dishes for breakfast - cheery and bright
 Dogwood dishes from my great Aunt
 Collections in pretty blues and pinks
Antique Franciscan Ware Desert Rose dishes 
A wonderful inheritance from my grandmother
 And jadeite dishes - gifts from Don
 Pastels to set a spring table

 Or an autumn or harvest table


eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, you do have a lot of collections.. The dishes with the roosters is one of my favorites.. But, they are all lovely.. Have a happy Friday and weekend!

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, I can't name (well maybe the bunnies) just one or two favorites, because they are all just lovely in their own way. Such festive tables can be set with each style.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love all your dishes. You have so many different styles, colors and patterns. So much fun! I love them all.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Such pretty china JoAnn - and such a lot of it. Where do you keep it all?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You must have endless cupboard space, LOL!

Amy at love made my home said...

So many beautiful pieces!! I love different china! xx

Nancy's Notes said...

JoAnn, I love all of your collections! I'm crazy about china and yours is all just beautiful! Sweet, sweet post!

J said...

You must feel like Martha Stewart when you start to set up a holiday table! I've read that she has rooms full of many dishes in every color - and that's why her setting are always so fresh and wonderful - just like yours are!
But I think the most fun must be in collecting the pieces, often one at a time, on trips to thrift stores!

Kay said...

What an amazing collection! I can't imagine having space for so many beautiful pieces! (My grandmother had a Franciscan pattern, too. I can't remember if it was desert rose or apples. Your photo brings back memories.) I especially love all your pastels. Very sweet!

Montanagirl said...

I really enjoyed seeing your "collections" - you have many beautiful things. I enjoy collecting Miniature Tea Sets, and the ponies from the Trail of Painted Ponies.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have to admit I have a collection of demitasse cups from all over the world so I know about collecting ... in fact, I teach the collecting merit badge and it is fun to see what things teenage boys collect.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! You have the most beautiful collection of dinnerware. The Dessert Rose is gorgeous....what a treasure! Be glad you don't live next door. Instead of coming over to borrow a cup of sugar....I would want a sugar bowl! haha! Sweet hugs, Diane

Adrienne said...

I've moved 13 times in 30 years of the thought of having this many dishes gives me a panic attack!! I'll admit to collecting scrapbook paper like you collect dishes...Only in the last few years, though. And I dread the thought of packing it all up to move!!

Ida said...

What a fabulous collection you have. The Tea Cups are so dainty and pretty. I can't imagine how much space you would need for those dishes. They are lovely though.