Friday, December 19, 2008

Disheveled Dishes

Oh, my goodness! What has happened in my kitchen? Look! Well, please don't look at the old fashioned under counter lighting, that's a little embarrassing! Just look at the dishes! I can't show you my new carpet yet because the dining and living rooms are almost nekked(Texan again, for naked)! I need to clean all the wood really well and cram, um, not cram but 'place ever so neatly' all my things in all of stowaway places. I came down with a stomach bug last night and didn't feel like doing nuttin'! So, you can see my little mess!
I had to unpack my china cabinet, my Little Richard and my antique server of some of my dishes and where was I to put them - on my kitchen counters - making a complete mess! Now bear in mind, these are just the dishes I stash in my dining room. I have much more! Hi, my name is Shelia and I'm a dishaholic. Okay, on with the show...
Dishes are everywhere!

Oh, I love these dishes. Can you love Blue Garland dishes by Haviland? Of course you can!
Casserole bowls...
Beverage server, butter pat plates...
Sugar and creamer...
Even disheveled salt and peppers sitting onplates and bowls and golden disheveled chargers. Oh, my!
Look! Pink disheveled dishes!
Precious little Rose Bouquet dishes by Johnson Brothers. These were the first little dishes Mr. Precious bought for me when we first married. The pattern is discontinued now and they have my heart! Aww...
As Bo calls these, the faux Johnson Brothers dishes. I love faux dishes and my faux dishes love me! lol
Very old white disheveled dishes.
Is this a mess or what? Can anybody help me? I'm feeling disheveled around my edges!
Disheveled pink depression glasses...

Precious hand painted salt and peppers ...disheveled, of course!
Crystal, vintage and newer, depression glass - all disheveled dishes!
Even the tiniest of salt and peppers completely disheveled! I think I'm going to need help! I'm feeling rather dizzy looking at all this disheveled mess! I believe I need to go and take a nap. There's always tomorrow! :) Wanna come over and help me put these all away. Christmas is coming? Next week? Yes, I'm going to lie down now! :P

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Well, actually, would you believe I can't think of a single song to go with this post! What the heck...

I Want A hippopotamus for Christmas

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door,
that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!
~ sung by Gayla Peevey

52 comments:

  1. Oh...what pretty dishevelment!!! Of course, I'll come and help you...we'll have soooooooo much fun!!

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  2. Shelia you have enough dishes to set up your own kitchenware shop. You have great taste and personally you can NEVER have too many dishes. It looks organised to me - cant wait to see the new carpet!

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  3. Sheila, I would LOVE to come and help you put away those dishes. I'll even store them in my car for you! :) LOVE 'EM!

    Hope you feel better today - take a quiet day today and let the workers do all the work today installing the carpet.

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  4. That was like walking through the department store china section...I even put my hands behind my back so I wouldn't knock something over!!
    Your dishes are soooo pretty!

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  5. Well, your dish greatness, you have taken the first step. Admitting you are a dishaholic :)
    And also, this is when I clean my china cabinet...when I'm forced to unload it. And that's not to often.


    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  6. Good morning Shelia, I hope your feeling better soon. You have just the most lovely dishes. I especially like all of the pink. I hope you have a great day.

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  7. You have got some really pretty dishes there. Too bad I don't live close enough to come help. Get some rest so you have the energy to put them away again. After the carpet is in that is. Yippee! Carpet!!

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  8. Oh such pretty pretty dishes! My mama and I were collecting that blue garland haviland. I just love it! I cannot remember is she has it all now or if we gave it to my sister. Her house burned down and she lost everything. Her wedding china, everyday and holiday china were crumbs. So, I know when mama downsized she gave her a complete set of china.

    DD (the most precious little diva who is doing quite well btw, just practiced her piano and is getting ready for me to take her to school) is getting the Johnson Bros Blue Willow which is what my mom uses for everday. She is not ready to part with it yet, and DD is not ready to use it.

    I love love love your faux Johnson Bros. Oh, I think I have said that already....

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  9. I hope you'll get over your stomach bug soon. That is no fun when there is so much good holiday food to be eating.

    My mother has always insisted that every china cabinet and dish closet be emptied every fall and all dishes be washed by hand with Joy detergent. I'll send her to help you. :)

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  10. Girl you have a Tablescape explosion going on over there! Please, please tell me what is a Little Richard?

    Hope you feel better soon dear!

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  11. I TOLD you that you needed a warehouse to store all of your pretty china! Yawn, once again, I was right.

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  12. GM Pickle...girl you do some some dishes..told you the other day I knew you would be in a mess as we just did that in April..if I was closer I would come in a heart beat and help you Shelai...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  13. I love dishes...and you have many lovelies! I wish I were closer I would come help you put it all back!

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  14. Shelia I would love to go through those dishes with you! They are all so lovely!

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  15. I love..your dishes. I am in total envy. I wish I lived closer. You may not have to put them back. LOL
    Hugs, Terrie

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  16. I am dying over here! You have a beautiful collection and as a fellow dish-junky, it's hard to look at these lovely photos without drooling!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  17. It will be worth it when your done! I love your "faux" dishes, too!

    Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your new floor! It is gorgeous!

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  18. OH SHEILA,YOU HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL DISHES.THEY ARE ALL LOVELY.ANY OF US WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU JUST TO GET TO SEE ALL THESE LOVELY DISHES UP CLOSE.NOW HOW----CAN I NOT------START BEING A DISHOLIC WITH ALL THESE PRETTIES TO LOOK AT?HOW?...ANN

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  19. Hi Shelia,

    We ALL know you are a dishaholic and that is FINE WITH US!!!! You have GORGEOUS dishes. What fun to see them out on your counters like that! You need to just get some rest and get over that nasty stomach bug!

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  20. My goodness you ARE a dishaholic!!! LOL well if you must give some away send this way;) French

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  21. Loved this 'dish' tour. :)

    Thank you so very much for all your sweet words Shelia. You are such a ray of sunshine and I've appreciated all the comments.

    Hugs,
    Liz

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  22. Go rest your sweet little self. We'll all be there later, and we'll have everything put away in a snap of our fingers.

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  23. I would love to come help - I love messing with dishes. Let's see - can I get a $10 round trip ticket to Houston this afternoon; and I'll be right there to help you while you get over your stomach bug. What??? Continental says they don't sell $10 tickets anymore on 1 hour's notice. I'll be there in my thoughts, never the less!!! Sally

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  24. Lots of beautiful dishes!Hope you are feeling better.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Carolyn

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  25. Your dishes are so beautiful, I'd be happy to help you! Would it be alright if we take a nap first :).

    Christmas Blessings,
    Kathi :)

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  26. Patti! Come on over! lol
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  27. Oh, I thought it was a garage sale! I was lining up to buy those gorgeous dishes and crystal pieces. You are selling it? You're kidding! OK, well - I'll just have to stop by often and enjoy it in your home! ~Adrienne~

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  28. Hi Sheila
    Oh my you sure do have a job in front of you putting allllll those lovely dishes away...maybe you have too many? *wink wink*.. I love dishes too and yours are just lovely!
    I hope you are feeling better Sheila.
    Have a lovely day
    Judi

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  29. You have more dishes than anyone I have ever known :) I'd be happy to take some off your hands if you can't find a place to put them all LOL!!!!!!

    I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. It's not the right time of year to be feeling under the weather!

    I love that song! It's my granddaughter's favorite Christmas song!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  30. Wow good for your hubby to be able to run a marathon. I did my first half marathon this past November and will do my second in March (my DH's first he didn't run the first with me)
    I would like to do a whole marathon Nov 2009 but I'm kinda scared! that's a longggggg way

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  31. to you dishelvelement...to me, eye candy!

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  32. Sheila you have truck load of beautiful dinnerware.

    Ciao

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  33. Oh sweet Shelia...While you try to get over the bug, I could run down there and load up all those fabulous dishes into my getaway car....You are so right, we both have the FAUX JB dishes...I LOVE the little Rose Bouquet Mr. Precious bought for you...I've never seen any like those...Hope you get to feeling better SOON! Hugs, ;-) Bo

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  34. Well at least it's a sparkly, shiny, crystally mess! Woman...I think you have more dishes than any lady on the planet. It may be time for an "intervention"

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  35. That is the prettiest mess I ever did see! It looks like you already have a lot of helpers lined up so I will just wait to see how pretty everything looks when you get it all put back together (in your own sweet time. lol)
    Hugs, Bridget

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  36. Hi Shelia,

    My name is Liz..... and I'm a dish-aholic too. : )

    Thanks for sharing your pretty mess!

    ~Liz

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  37. Good evening my sweetie pie.... Look at you not feeling good and still posting a huge post... I sure hope you’re feeling better very soon... I would love to be close enough o help you put all your dishes & treasures away... You little dishaholic.... I love your dishes... How is the carpet coming along??? Can't wait to see the finished product...

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  38. It's nice to know I'm not the only woman who has a secret stash of dishes! LOL! (don't look in my son's closet!)

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  39. Holy crapola, Shelia! You could stock an entire Williams Sonoma with all of those dishes and serveware!!!!!!!! Holy cow woman, you need therapy!

    How the heck were you even able to take all these pictures and put up this post if you were so sick last night? I sure do hope you're feeling MUCH better by now and that Mr. Precious stays healthy!!! Can't wait to see your new carpet!

    Justiney :o )

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  40. So sorry you have not been feeling well. You have a VERY ATTRACTIVE mess though - what absolutely lovely dishes! Did you know that replacements.com has your rose bouquet dishes by Johnson Bros. available? They are just so cute!

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  41. Just like your mama said, it's a disease honey !
    The redo is worse than moving because you can't move out !

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  42. Shelia~

    I love ALL your dishes, disheveled or not you have a beautiful collection. Did I read that this isn't all of them...lol. You are too much! Just remember I'm not that far away. :)

    I hope you are feeling better & have a great weekend!

    Hugs~ J

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  43. OMGoodness...I've NEVER seen so many dishes and beautiful ones, at that...
    Just lovely and/.....
    I am so pooped tonight, i can't even type...
    xo bj

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  44. Shelia:
    The dishes are beautiful and make there own kinds of counter scape and the lighting adds to the ambience of it all. I think the green and pink salt and pepper might want to live at my house, too cute!
    Roberta Anne

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  45. Wow, I could really have some fun over there! Looks as if you have another Collection!!! That word sure pops up a lot! Wish i could help! :-(

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  46. I love dishes too - but I think you have me beat! :)
    Depression ware glassware is fun, too.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Merry Christmas.

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  47. LOL! I think it's good to get out all of our dishes once in a while...so we can remember what all we have!

    You have some really nice sets girlie!

    Buffie

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  48. Hi

    I would if I could.. come over to your house and help!

    Love all of your dishes!!! :-)
    All just as sweet as you!

    Monica

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  49. WOW! thats a lot of dishes....I guess you are obsessed. They are very lovley and would like some of those myself.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Sondra

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  50. Shelia dear, there are levels of disorganized. You are at the height of organized disorganization. All you need to complete the project (godawful task)facing you is an island on wheels that you can stack your organized stacks on and roll them to their new and spiffed up location.
    Feel better soon.

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  51. I have the Rose Bouquet dishes from Johnson Brothers too! I found it in a filthy old box at a church garage sale for $15 and it just captured my heart:>) I LOVE all your dishes!

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  52. I wish I could come help you put some of those away! Then I could see your lovely new floor and your beautiful Christmas tree in person! That really does look like a lot of work, dear Shelia. I do hope you aren't trying to do that all by yourself!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)