In this post I would like to admit to my illness. Dish-itis, a permanent addiction to all things china, glass and silver. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing, but my husband also suffers from this disorder. We had both vowed, "No more sets of dishes". And what have we done recently? Bought more dishes. But! They were such a good deal! And so pretty, different from what we already own! Sound familiar?
The first dishes we picked up were: a partial set of Copeland Spode "Felicity".
So far, not too bad. Both sets were only four place settings each with some extras. Then the next week there was a complete set of six place settings for $10. We resisted at the first trip to this garage sale, but when we had to take back a bookshelf stereo that was guaranteed to work (but didn't) we finally succumbed and bought it. When we got home with it I mentioned that I had seen the same pattern at a flea market a month previous. It didn't take much encouragement from hubby to send me to the phone to find out if the people had sold their set yet. (One of those times when it's good to be in a small area) They hadn't, and were very happy to sell us their set the very next day. We now have a complete set of 14 with lots of serving pieces. The only thing missing was a creamer, which I've purchased on Ebay and soup bowls. Here's our new set of dishes.
I know there are many of you in blogland that have this same addiction and I will also admit that I have no desire of being cured. :)