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Monday, November 16, 2015

I Love Dishes

This is a quirky little thing that I share with you this Me Monday, but I love dishes. Not just any dishes, but the glass kind, especially vintage stuff. I love teacups and saucers, old china, crystal, and any other pretty glassware. I love the idea of setting a beautiful table, even though I seldom do. 

I have a large Amish hutch full of my favorite china that I bought with money my grandma gave me years ago before she died with instructions to buy something for myself. I couldn't imagine what I'd buy. But then my husband, who often knows me better than I know myself, said, "What about that china you've been eyeing?" Is it any wonder I love that man? So I went out and bought twelve place settings of Royal Albert Old Country Roses china and I've loved seeing them in my hutch every day since. No regrets here, except maybe that I didn't buy a few more of the serving pieces to go with it.

So today I'm taking you on a tour of my china hutch and some of my favorite pieces it holds. I hope you love them as much as I do.

My Royal Albert Old Country Roses

My grandma's dessert dishes.

My mother-in-law's glasses.
My grandma's party platter set.
Cup and saucer my sister brought me from England.

My happy holiday salt and pepper shakers.
So there you have it. A mini tour of a few of my favorite things. I like to think all my dishes are as happy living in my china hutch as those salt and pepper shakers. And those of us living outside the hutch? We're pretty happy too. And keeping in mind that these beautiful things that I love so much are exactly that. Things. They do not hold my heart and every single one is replaceable. I like to hold things loosely, so if they get lost, broken, burned or stolen, I won't be heartbroken. My heart belongs to God, who can't ever be lost, broken, burned or stolen. And He certainly can't be replaced. A heart properly placed is priceless.

What are some things you love? How tightly or loosely do you hold them? Share a picture in the comments.


1 comment:

  1. I have some of the same Old Country Roses china--tea cups and dinner plates. Love them!