Tuesday, March 16, 2010

white delivered...



This was waiting for me  last night.


My husband really wanted to know 

what was in the box.


dishes
Yes, 42 pounds of dishes.


not just any dishes...

(have I told you how much I love dishes)


I called in the help to unwrap


just like christmas


Here they are...I'm so excited.


I've been collecting these for a few years


It started a few years back when 

Gayle and I split a set we won on ebay.

 My family has grown 

and it's time to add to the set.

This set was on ebay.

45  pieces...less than $3.00/pc.

I think the serving pieces alone are worth what I paid.

I took a chance 

and bid

and won!
~
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Now buying dishes on ebay does have its risks.

Once I had a box of 8 plates arrive 

and every single plate was broken.


Some even have that beautiful crazed and stained  look.


These arrived

 and 

were perfect.


They are stored

here, there and everywhere.


I think for Mother's Day 

I'm going to ask for a built-in china cabinet.

I have just the spot in mind...

50 comments:

Kathy said...

I said out loud "OH MY" as soon as I saw your dishes!!!!

Yes...ask for the Cupboard...those dishes deserve the cupboard to which they should live out their royal life!!!!

G O R G E O U S!!!!
I am in Love with them!

xoxo~Kathy @Sweet Up-North Mornings...

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow! What an amazing and fun package. It's amazing they all arrived safely.

just a little bit shabby said...

Wow! How wonderful! I'm with you I
Love Dishes, too. I collect blue and white and even though I have them everywhere you can never have too many.
You reallt hit the jackpot! Congrats! A good deal can never be passed up cause if you did you'd be kicking yourself for days....
Enjoy!
sandy

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Those are very beautiful. And a great price, too.

Danielle said...

Your dishes are very pretty. I also love dishes and have more than I need but it's still fun finding new pieces to add to the collection.

Linda said...

These are just beautiful! They would be lovely displayed in a china cabinet!!

Bella said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous.... the raised rose design is dreamy.. Lucky Girl :-) Bella

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Ah ...they are just heavenly ..and I couldn't agree more I love dishes too ..and the more white the better ..the crazying even makes them more of a gem ..and literally tells the story of their past.

I wanted to say Thank you for stopping in at my Blog and signing up for my free giveaway ....

Blessings ..Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

Amy said...

WOW, that is some collection.
What a great win!
I love the picture of wrapping everywhere. It is just beautiful.
Congrats, crossing my fingers for your built in
AMy

Diann said...

Those are just beautiful! Love all the pieces and how they are displayed!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh gosh! that is one beautiful set! so happy that you won those dishes and all of them arrived safely at your home!.. I just can't wait to see the new cabinet to store all these lovely dishes..

It's me said...

Wauww they are beautiful !! such a pretty servis you have !!

I'am glad they arrived safely !!
Have a good day enjoy them !! enjoy the sun !! hugs Ria

The Green Pea said...

Oh, you have some beautiful white dishes.I like your idea of a new built-in cupboard sounds wonderful.
sandi

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply elegant!!! New china cabinet ~ I like the way you think!

Paulina said...

Dear Rene, it is a beautiful collection of lovely plates. I'm sure you will get your cupboard for them :o)

God bless you

FlowerLady said...

I love that pattern, and I'm starting to love your whites. I got all excited while looking at each of the pictures. It definitely was like Christmas. Congratulations on winning the bid.

A built in cupboard sounds wonderful.

FlowerLady

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG I have never seen that pattern I love them!! I'm diffently going to be on the look out for some (;
Hugs~Kelly

The Tin Rabbit said...

What gorgeous dishes!!! Congrats on the win! You did good!

Claudia said...

Beautiful! I just bought a set of dishes on eBay and everything arrived safely. Now I just have to get rid of all the packing peanuts! Congratulations.

xo
Claudia

podso said...

Wow. What a treat to visit you today! Your dishes are so beautiful. What a find and such a treat that they arrived all in good shape. Hope you get that china cabinet!

vintagesue said...

you managed to get them displayed so well and so quickly...
they are gorgeous!!! i have a few of those pieces here and there and i love them. very nice....thanks for sharing. your photos are beautiful.
sue

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

That was like Christmas morning all over again! Enjoy your beauties!

Candy said...

Simply lovely. Makes such an elegant table. Hope your dream of the cabinet comes true.
Love the little vintage boots, too!
White dreams come true ;-)

Marla said...

Such lovely dishes! Congratulations! Love your displays too. Smiles, marla

Sherry said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous!! They look fantastic no matter where you display them because they are timeless! I also love the vintage baby boots, probably 100 yrs old. Just gorgeous!
Come by my blog to win Rachael Ray bake ware.
Thanks!
Sherry
www.thecharmofhome.com

Paula said...

Dear Rene`,
I love your beautiful dishes and how you have them displayed! Loved seeing the photo of your beautifully set dining table too! I am so happy you won and the dishes arrived in perfect condition! Enjoy! :)
Love, Paula

Vintage Remixed said...

Those are beautiful. Sounds like you got a really good deal. Ebay can be so addictive.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh, your "new" dishes are lovely! Breathtaking! How fun it must have been to dig into that box! Your table setting is gorgeous!

Enjoy your new treasures!

Happy White Wednesday!

Warmly,
Lori

Sue said...

LOVE all those beautiful dishes, and what a score from ebay as well! Your photography is gorgous. I always love it.
Take care, Sue

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

WOW...what fun that must have been to open! They are just gorgeous. I love all white table ware. HWW

Doni said...

Awesome set! Absolutely lovely! What's the name of the pattern? The detail on them is so sweet. I'm so happy for you to get them! How fun!
Doni

Carolyn said...

I LOVE them!!!

Rebecca said...

Hi
Well, I guess we were on the same wavelegnth but I haven't gotten a 42 lb box lately. What a great find you got. I have some Rose Point in the mix. Some have the roses on but I like the white better. I mostly have Wedgewood.
Your cupboard looks fabulous!
Blessings
Rebecca

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-tee-Full! I, too, love white dishes,,, so I'm drooling over here! I have become a follower and I invite you to drop in over at my place one day this week. until later...

Maison Douce said...

You did good, Renee!!!!! Love them, and have never heard of that name...
Isabel

Faded Charm said...

I love these dishes. What a sweet pattern. So glad they arrived safely. I think a new cupboard is just what you need for these pretties. Don't tell your husband I said that(hahaha).

Enjoy your week!

Kathleen

June said...

My goodness! They are gorgeous and so you!
hugs

Sandi said...

I finally made it over to your blog and it loaded for me!! YAY!! :)

I LOVE these dishes! I have ONE plate in this pattern and that is all, but I love it so much!!

Enjoy them as I know you will.
Blessings~

Gretchen said...

Wow, what a fun box to receive filled with your favorite dishes. Beautiful photos, once again.
Gretchen

Kate said...

Hi Rene,
Thank you so very much for the heartfelt note:) I so love the dishes that you won on ebay and the displays were so charming as well. Have a beautiful week and enjoy the sunshine.

Warm wishes
Kate

Debbie~ said...

OMGoodness, your dishes are bootiful!!! What a fabulous Ebay treasure! Thanks for visiting my 'WW'! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Sweet Sage said...

Lovely loVely LoVeLY!!
I have only 2 Rose Point pieces and I adore them... .
My package arrived, too, safe and sound.
These sweet treasures are beYond words BeaUtiFuL!!
LoVe them, will cherish them.
Thank You Again, Rene ~
My Best~
kim

oldgreymare said...

Rene,

Amazing what treasures can be hiding inside a plain cardboard box.

And what fun to have that flutter inside, as we unwrap piece after piece, so excited, so thrilled, like a wee one on Christmas morn.

I'm so happy for you that you had so much fun.

Suzan

Lynn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those white dishes. Lucky you. Such a large shipment and all perfect! You sure hit the jackpot. I have actually won "pink depression glass" on ebay that arrived perfectly. All depends on the seller and how they ship. I would have been crushed if your dishes had arrived in poor shape. So happy for you and yes you need a display cabinet now. Happy day!
Lynn

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Oh Rene,
They are WonDerFul!! And so YOU! They will look perfect scattered throughout your amazing home. I can see you now making perfect little vignettes here & there, like the one with the little white shoes! When I come to lunch you can serve me on those! LOL :) Lisa

stefanie said...

they are just gorgeous..I love them on your table, I also love the white mirror for a centerpiece, so pretty, ebay is fun!!!!! the weight thing is going ok, it is sssoooo hard, it wasn't that hard putting it on..lol

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

They are beautiful!!!!I love dishes too:) A cupboard would be great for these beauties.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Liz said...

Oh they are just perfection! :)

~Liz

Monica@The White Bench said...

WOW!!
Your dishes are simply amazing, can't wait to see them displayed in the new cupboard!
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the weekend,
Monica.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Rene, your dishes are just wonderful, and yes it is a little scary to order on-line, but someone took a lot of time to make sure you wouldn't be disappointed! I think that cupboard is definitely needed!
hugs,
Debra