Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Have A Disease!

Hello, Dear Ones. If you follow my blog you know I have a disease. If you're a newer visitor, let me explain. There is really no medicine I can take that will help with my disease. Tylenol is great for so many ailments and pains...but it won't help me even though I have aches and pains sometimes!

Applying a cold pack doesn't help either...although I do love those little plastic frozen peas. I discovered them when Mother broke her arm. But they don't help me either!



Even though Pepto is pretty in pink - it won't help when my tummy is upset.
Really and truly, no manner of prescription drugs will help me and my illness. I will explain...

Dear Ones, I'm a dishaholic! That's right! I am and I admit it!

This is a disease I've had for some time now. I tried to hide it for years but after coming into the Land of Blog I had to admit it. I knew I was among friends...I saw my same symptoms in others.

Let me explain what it's like to be a dishaholic. You know how we all love to go thrifting and that is no different for a dishaholic. Except maybe this...I can hear my tiny name being called! Yes, that's right. My favorite haunts call my name and say, "Today you must come over and see what delightful dishware is waiting for you!" Sometimes the call will wake me up in my sleep! Yes, it really does!

Then I can't wait to get into my car and drive to these places! I walk into the door and my most gorgeous baby blues will spy ~ Dishes! Yes, I have James Bond spying eyes!

Then I see the dishes! I drool for a moment. Then my mouth gets very dry. My most dainty fingers begin to inspect the dishes...colors...how many pieces...what brand...how much do they cost? Oh, it's just a heart wrenching thing to watch I've been told. If the dishes appeal to me I look around like a bird dog to make sure no one else is trying to look at them. I have heard some dishaholics have even fought for dishes. Now I've never done this and truly hope my disease will never go this far.

My symptoms really flared up this week when I heard the call. I listened, drove and entered the shop. There they were just whispering to me!

So many pieces, no chips!

Oh, I was caving in so fast! My dainty fingers began to tremble as I looked to see how much this set of dishes cost! Oh, I liked the dishes. Could I afford them? I really like to get a great deal if I can. The great deal part of my disease is the part Mr. Precious truly loves. Men! :)


Well, Dear Ones...look! A set of dishes for $12.99 for 47 pieces! Oh, I was really shaking by now.
I was getting terrified! I had to flip the plate over to see what brand and pattern these dishes were. Would the plate be blank? Would it be a brand I'd never heard of? Would they be worth the $12.99?

I gritted my most pearly whites, closed my most gorgeous peepers so tight and held my most sweet smelling breath, not too long though, just for a few seconds... and in my most trembling hands flipped the plate over!

Oh my goodness! I almost dropped the plate and had to steady myself against the counter! Do you see this? Lovely dishes by Johnson Brothers and they were even fallness of color! Yes! Yes! I must give in to my disease and do what any dishaholic would do!!

Buy the dishes and bring them home! You know that's exactly what I did! I was so thrilled my tiny fingers were shaking so badly I could barely open my purse to get out my little bit of money to pay for them. The clerk suggested I sit down and she would get me a glass of water. I told her I would be okay in just a moment! I always carry water in my purse! :) I'm prepared. You have to be when you're a dishaholic. Um, I'm embarrassed...excuse the box piled up in the corner there.

Oh, Dear Ones, this disease can be a terrible thing. When I got home I had to carry the dishes inside and unwrap them! As you can see I was just too weak to take the tags off them and wash them. I always have to recover a little while before I can exert my tiny self.

But I'm not through yet. My disease had really flared up that day and my name was being called from all over town.

Look what was calling my name so sweetly...

Does this little pitcher look big? Oh, Dear Ones it's just the tiniest little thing you've ever seen.

Look at all the pretty detail outlining the spout...
The handle. Oh, I was giving in to my disease again.

I flipped it over so fast this time and didn't even close my most gorgeous baby blues! Spode and I have these same dishes! Oh, joyness! Oh, hallelujah!!

Look at the tiny underplate. See those old Bristish castles?

I was on a roll and so high from my disease I just flipped this little platter over so fast my head was just a spinnin'! But I did it! Woo Hooness! I was so thrilled!

Oh, Joyness! I've said that already, haven't I? Well, see there are benefits from having the disease of dishaholism...pretty dishes at great deals! I paid $12 (don't know if this was a good deal, probably not, but my disease had kicked in and I had to have it) for this tiny little pitcher/creamer ~ I'm just not sure what it is. It may have been part of a tiny little tea set for a very tiny little girl who would in her future become a dishaholic.

I must tell you, Dear Ones, I was exhausted after my flareup. There really is only one thing I can do that will help me calm down and get me back to feeling normal again ~ buy and drink a chocolate milkshake! I know, it doesn't make sense but it works for me! :)

Please don't feel sorry for me. I manage pretty well with my disease and I know I have many more in Blogland who suffer just like me. So fellow dishaholics ~ listen, go, buy and be fulfilled!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Witchdoctor

I told the witchdoctor I was in love with you,
I told the witchdoctor I was in love with you,
And then the witchdoctor he told me what to do,
He said that

Oo, ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Wala wala bing bang,
Oo ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Walawala bang bang

I told the witchdoctor you didn't love me true,
I told the witchdoctor you didnt love me nice,
And then the witch doctor he gave me this advice,
He said that

Oo, ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Wala wala bing bang,
Oo ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Walawala bang bang

You've been keepin love from me just like it were a mizer,
And I'll admit I wasn't very smart,
So I went out and found myself a guy that's so much wiser,
And he taught me the way to win your heart,

My friend the witchdoctor he taught me what to say,
My friend the witchdoctor he taught me what to do,
I know that you'll be mine when I say this to you

Oo, ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Wala wala bing bang,
Oo ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Walawala bang bang
~sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks



77 comments:

  1. OMG, Shelia! Those dishes are lovely, I would have snatched them from you, LOL! If you ever find a cure, let me know cause I share the same disease....Christine

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  2. Holy Cow Shelia, you couldn't pass that up! It wouldn't have been right....And BTW, did I tell you congratulations! Come by for a visit, you'll find out why I haven't been making my rounds! ~ Robyn

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  3. You! Go Girl! What a wonderful find! They are lovely, I am so happy for you! I would have been so scared someone would have grabbed them from me! lol Love the details leading up to the dishes! I for I feared you were sick! It was just an attack of Dishalcoholic!

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  4. Ahhhh! THE DISEASE!! Can't cure it; you might as well enjoy it. Sally

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  5. Shelia, I am right there with you. I have the same problem!!!!! I purchased more dishes over the weekend.

    Yours are just wonderful!!!!!

    Hugs, Barb :-)

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  6. What beautiful autumnal (I always wanted to say that) dishes. I'd fall off the wagon for those, too!

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  7. There is only one cure Shelia. Cold Turkey! That's right - you have to rid your self of every last dish but a basic white everyday set.

    You can send them all to me. It's a bother but I will help you overcome!

    Dawn

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  8. Omgosh, Sheila! You made me giggle here as I read your post! I think you found some great dishes, lady! Ok, I think I better get ready and go shopping before the darling kids get home. :D I love this time. hee hee
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  9. One day at a time Shelia. That is the answer for any disease. Some days you can manage it...some days it flares up. Use whatever it takes to get through the flare-ups! Apparently, your treatment system seems to be working for you. The thing with medicine, is you MUST take the correct amount. Are you sure you are getting enough? Cuz, I am sure yesterday I heard through the wind the name Shelia being said. Don't let that go untreated...a sugar bowl could be just around the corner!!

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  10. Oh my! You had me worried there when I first saw the title. But you know, I figured out what you were getting at before I got to reading that part. Funny! Love the dishes you found. Of course you couldn't pass them up. A great find for you.

    And that little creamer and platter is so cute!!

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  11. It's a disease I don't want a cure for...I'm glad you have it too...I don't feel so alone...lol!!!

    Your "fix" is gorgeous!!! I love the colors in your beautiful dishes!!! The little pitcher is darling. Lucky...lucky girl!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  12. It must be in the water 'cause I have the same disease!

    You hit the jack pot and came away with some beautiful dishes to use and enjoy. They are going to a good home!

    Enjoyed your post.
    Have a sweet day,
    d

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  13. This post is just soooo funny. I knew what your disease was from the title!!!!! You got a FABULOUS bargain on those beautiful dishes. I think they are beautiful and I can see why you had to snatch them right up. Also that little pitcher and plate are delightful!

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  14. You poor thing ha ha!! Girl you are just too funny..I have the same problem...I now hide mine in closets and under the couch so my kids don't know ha ha!! Love your new dishes and WOW!! what a great deal you got for a 46 piece set and so lovely..Can't wait to see what TT you do with them..Doen put a wet cloth on your head and lay down my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  15. I am sad to say I have the SAME DISEASE.

    Sadly mine is getting worse and there is not a cure in site.

    I'm running out of room...ACK!

    Love to you~Rebecca

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  16. lol, you're too funny! those dishes are awesome. and that little pitcher stole my heart :)

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  17. Well, that title sure scared me!

    I think "dishaholim" is not so bad, but probably not curable. So...get all the dishes you can, while you can!!!!!

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  18. Hi Sheila,
    My stomache is hurting from laughing so hard! You clever girl you! I have a mild case of the disease but with those dishes and that awesome price I would have nabbed them right out of your dainty little fingers! LOL! I love the milkshake cure, it's perfect!! You go girl! Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Sheila,

    I am green with envy and that is NOT my color!!

    Whre in the world did you get these pretties?? They are so perfect for this time of year. At these prices there is no reason for anyone not to have a beautiful table, regardless of the economy. Okay, I won't do the soapbox thing.

    The red and white creamer is to die for. I am so wanting the British Castle set, but my husband tells me the reproductions taht were made after Johnson Bros. bought out Wedgwood are not as nice as the old ones. So all 1 can do is scout aroud for them. I have 3 little bowls so far! lol!!

    Love your goodies, sweetness!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  20. Your disease paid off I'd say! Those pieces are all to die for. I'm so glad your little trembling hands brought them home. :)

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  21. I stumbled onto your blog..LOVE it! You seem like a gal filled with humor and song..me too. I'd love to go shopping with you..love the dishes and the t-pot..so cute.
    I started to blog last Christmas, my daughters made me learn it, and I'm so glad I did. Come say hi..(www.circlecliffviews.blogspot.com)
    I live in South central Utah..red rock country ..Take care, and keep a song in your heart! :D

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  22. Repeat after me:
    My Name is Sheila and I am a dishaholic!
    Wow... you are the worlds greatest dishaholic. Where do you keep all those dishes? You could start a museum. I love the spode you bought. It's so pretty.
    Lindsay
    x

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  23. Shelia - you are TOO funny girl! I get such a kick out of reading your posts. Those dishes are gorgeous. We all have our vices now don't we? Mine is old books. Can't seem to get enough! Kim

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  24. s. I have never had the space for such a sickness, but now that I am a empty nester...yipee, I may just join you! Thanks for visiting !

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  25. As one dishaholic to another, I say, great score! Beautiful dishes!

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  26. You are so funny! That is one beautiful set of dishes! But, now you've hit on my adiction-the little pitcher should be mine!!! That is what I set my sights on when I am in the hunt!
    Enjoy your beautiful find!
    ~Nancy

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  27. We fellow sufferers feel your pain and share your joy! I am most envious of the Spode creamer and plate! I have a whole set of Spode Pink Tower but don't have the creamer!!!! :D Jewel

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  28. I am laughing out loud from your clever post. Enjoy those dishes and your creamer too:)
    Joyce

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  29. Hi Shelia,
    What a fun post! I just might have the same disease.I did say I was going to play with my dishes this afternoon as I wanted to change my cupboards around again.Fall nesting I guess.

    Take care,

    Carolyn

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  30. Hi Shelia, what a great post today....I love your new dishes.....Pat H

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  31. Hi Shelia, what a great post today....I love your new dishes.....Pat H

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  32. Hi Shelia!
    When I started to read your words:
    If you follow my blog you know I have a disease
    I knew that it is something like
    a dishaholic.
    Do you know that this disease is contagious?
    You infected me.
    But ...Thanks!

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  33. Hi Shelia! What great bargains! Mr. Precious should be so proud and happy with how economical your treatments have been! Though I went through many years with a mere 2 sets of dishes, I found that once I bought a few pretty plates, I had to have more and more. I think it is some sort of epidemic!

    I bought a dish displaying rack last week and put in the set of dishes I had in mind, but I didn't like the effect. So of course, the first thing I thought was, 'I need to find some new dishes that will look pretty sitting here in this rack!' Haven't found em yet, but I will!

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  34. Shelia~

    I do believe this is the CUTEST post ever....{ except Chloe Dawn's lol. }

    Thanks for your sweet compliments on my fall tablescape...yes it truly is my first one. I did use our every day dishes which seemed perfect for fall...but I have some china,too...that I will probably be dragging out as soon I am 'able' to drag them out...lol. But I will be keeping my eyes open for future tablescape ideas....dare I say...I may need to buy more dishes...lol.

    I'm glad there is no cure...this was a great find and they are just beautiful. Enjoy!

    Hugs~ J

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  35. Oh my...I LOVE the dishes!!! And your story was delightful!

    I used to have the same Disease...but for the ENTIRE summer, I've not had one attack! I must be in remission. LOL!!!

    Maybe it's the puppies...maybe it's the lack of cupboard space, but whatever...I'm really feeling pretty good!!

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  36. Sheila, you make me smile and sometimes belly laugh. I do love your posts. I also do love those dishes. It is very hard to find such great bargains here in this small town. Besides I have no place to store things. My home in Fl. (five bedrooms and two stories) was waaay bigger than this one and that is my sad story. BUT, not so sad when I am cleaning. I love my home here in the mountains so I gave many of my dishes away. To my kids of course. Such is life. However, if I had seen those gorgeous dishes for that price, I would have to fight you for them. Laughing here. That is really not true. I never fight about anything. Life is too short right?

    I love the tiny little pitcher too. You did good!!! Now go to a meeting and control your addiction. Big smile.

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

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  37. girl...you might be sick....but you have great taste! lol
    thanks for the visit today. I have been here three times today and not had time to leave a comment before the doorbell or the phone rang!

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  38. How funny! I am afraid that the disease is made worse by bargains like you found! That little pitcher is to die for!

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  39. Well dang it, I'm not a dish-a-holic so does that mean I can't have a chocolate milkshake? Sure sounds like a good remedy for whatever ails you.

    TTFN, I'm off to tour Alaska with the prettiest little redhead I know!

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  40. Where is "Dishes Anonymous" when you need it. Of course they would be serving cookies and coffee and then there would be plates and cups and where would we be then?

    I love your new set and it would have been criminal not to buy them at that bargain price.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  41. My dear friend Shelia ~ There is no cure...so just go with it!!!! Deep down inside you don't really want a cure...do you?!

    Great post!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  42. Sorry you suffer from such an incurable disease, but oh such nice side effects like gorgeous tables!
    Happy Twirls

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  43. Oh Shelia,

    Isn't it painful???

    No, not your disease (I have it too, and it's ok as long as we submit to regular treatments/sprees). I'm talking about spending so much time with your sugar sweet and ever-so-clever tongue firmly planted in your precious little rosy cheek!

    Thank you for sharing this most recent shameful episode. I DO like and rather envy your latest acquisitions!

    Bye for now,
    Bill

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  44. Oh my goodness your poor thing! LOL! I hope the cure is found soon but a milkshake sounds good to me.
    What a pretty new set of Fall dishes Shelia! What a bargain too.
    I never get that lucky.

    Thank you so much for your sweet support my friend. I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me. I was so embarrassed to write that post. Sigh...

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  45. Ha! Sheila, you crack me up. I have to admit I've got the same sickness. I'm always collecting more dishes than I actually need. Love that little pitcher. It's so sweet! :)

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  46. My name is Pat and I'm a dishaholic.

    This is the cutest post, Shelia!!!

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  47. Completely understandable. Do you think you could organize a telethon or race to raise money?---no, not for a cure---for us to buy dishes!!

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  48. Do you think we could get a group discount in therapy for dishaholics? :) You could NOT pass those dishes up - they are beautiful!

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  49. Honey, I hear ya, I hear ya. I've got the same disese. I've got my orange Big Lots dishes out, waiting for the rain to pass so I can set the picnic table for a future Tablescape Thursday. Love, love, LOVE your new dishes.

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  50. I am so glad I dropped in tonight to enjoy your fun post! You got fantastic deals and beautiful dishes! I hope the "fix" lasts for a day or two.
    Of all the diseases I have heard of lately yours is one of the best kind and there is no need to look for a cure.
    When you do need a little relief though send some over to our sweet friend Dot, at Picket Fence. I hear she gave up farming and instead is lovingly packing up her dishes and then turning the boxes upside down to see what happens!
    Blog land is sure entertaining this evening!
    ~♥

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  51. Shelia dear, dear Shelia, Those dishes, at that price, would have called the name of many a blogger! What a fabulous buy that was! They are so pretty, and I love that there are different, but coordinating plates. You are one lucky dishaholic! I am so glad to hear about the chocolate milkshake, since I am not only a dishaholic, I am a chocoholic! Combining 2 of my addictions just might be the right trick. I also love your pretty little pitcher. You were on a roll that day. laurie

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  52. I know exactly how you feel. Your pain is my pain! You know I am always here to hold your hand...ok..yes, sometimes a bit late..but I truely am here for you!
    However...as sorry as I am for you, and as much as I love and admire you and your wonderful decorating ability....I am jealous. Yes...jealous! Green eyed with envy and I thought I had long outgrown that sort of childish thing. Those dishes are wonderful! I am trying to be happy for you! I honestly am! I just never find sets like that....and certainly NEVER for that sort of price! AND A BRAND NAME LIKE JOHNSON BROS.??
    I am off to garage sales and letting ...Gloria...or, or, bj or...someone else hold your little dish grasping hand.
    Take a couple of aspirin and call me in the morning...
    And..this doesn't mean I don't love you!!

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  53. Hello darling, please forgive me for not visiting your lovely blog this week… life was very hectic at Rose Tea Cottage!!! Hopefully things will calm down this coming week.

    Have a sweet and lovely weekend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

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  54. I know your heart skipped a beat or two when you saw those lovely dishes. Not only was it a great find, but the price couldn't be better. I have been on a quest to find blue and white transferware (not willow). The sad part is I used to have a set, but got rid of them. :(

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  55. I think recovery is not in your future....it's just toooo darn much fun, isn't it? What glorious finds. It really is the thrill of the hunt, isn't it?

    Have a wonderful day.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  56. Shelia, you are so funny! All I can say is taht you are in good company! Linda

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  57. Mercy me! I think we ALL have this disease here in blogland. And you're right... no cure. The only thing that helps momentarily is the BUY... that's right, buying dishes and that only lasts just so long. Before you know it you're in dire straights for another dish-fix! Sad but that's the facts...

    Thanks for stopping by, It was so glad to hear from you. Love that little pitcher, how adorable.

    Hugs, Sherry

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  58. Thanks for visiting today, have a great weekend.

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  59. Oh you know I have the same disease Lady! I'm a Dishaholic and I'm not gonna go to meetings:)! Love your new dishes...beautiful!

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  60. I recognize your problem, u see I have the same one, but mine is teacups. I mean really how many freakin teacups does one person need? Anyways, at least we find these things at good prices, and they make us happy, love your new dishes....

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  61. Oh darl'in you are so cute! Love this post! I have the same illness, heaven save us!

    Hugs!
    Maryjane

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  62. Shelia Sweetie, you are to funny. I think I caught what you have too!
    ~Ann

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  63. Shelia,
    This post absolutely cracked me up! I was smiling the whole time I was reading it! Love that.
    The dishes are beautiful. I would have bought them too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving so many sweet comments. And thank you for praying for my mom.
    (I'll be praying about your disease!) wink.wink.
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  64. Oh my goodness, Shelia, you are the silliest woman I know! And holy cow, where are you going to PUT all of those new dishes? They are pretty though, and dang, but that was cheap!
    I wonder if ear plugs would work for that little voice calling your name?

    Justiney :o )

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  65. Shelia, that dish set and pitcher are beautiful, and what a fun post! Your disease must be contagious. Since I started blogging back in June, I find myself heading straight for the dishes in thrift shops and department stores. Of course, Susan's Tablescape Thursday may have something to do with my new affection for dishes. :)

    Jane

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  66. They say that confession is good for the soul, so along with that milkshakes, I'm sure you're having a good day!

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  67. Hi Shelia
    Oh my goodness what a lovely set of dishes called for you and I'm glad you gave in....at any price and that WAS the best price.
    They are so pretty.
    I really love the other set...Spode in red and white. Lovely and you have some at home already.
    Have fun...looking...and admiring...you new dishes.
    Judi

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  68. LOL, you are too funny with this post!! Congrats on your finds though! You are making me WANT to become a dishaholic, hehe.

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  69. Shelia! You must be the lady that knocked me over on the way to the cashier! That was YOU!!! hahahahha. I too love dishes and feel weak all over when I see a new design! Especially Spode...
    Lovely post as always!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  70. I am catching that very same disease! I think its going around here in blogland.

    What a great bargain you got! I bet if you went on replacements.com and looked up that pattern that you would see you got a terrific buy. Johnson Brothers is sought after.

    Kady

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  71. Well...that's one disease I don't have...but I do have other types of the same disease...LOL ;)
    I love your new dishes!!! I don't blame you for snatching them up! Nancy

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  72. wow! What a great deal you got on the dishes! And I absolutely love that tiny pitcher. It's so cute.

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  73. Milkshake ( i'll have chocolate please). What could go better with that than some fine dishes at a GREAT price.
    Forget the meetings... wash them dishes, get them ready for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see your Tablescape Miss Shelia.
    Love Claudie
    oxoxoxoxo

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  74. It was certainly interesting for me to read the article. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

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  75. Don't stop posting such stories. I love to read stories like that. By the way add more pics :)

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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 :)