Friday, July 8, 2011


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".

With this set we also picked up a partial set of Kensington "Shakespeares Sonnets".

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.

The pattern is "Diane" Fine Porcelain China Japan. One seller on Ebay says the company name is Wade, but I don't know where they got their information from. The only other thing on the bottom is a W inside a crown. It's a nice in between set. More formal than our every day English ironstone and not as formal as our English bone china.  The silver is 1847 Rogers "Remembrance".

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. :)


Martha said...

Very pretty dishes -- and how fortunate to find all of that one pattern!

Marlis said...

What great dishes!!! I don't want to be cured either.. You have a great eye for the really good stuff. congrats. many blessings, marlis

Tess said...

Ohhh....what wonderful finds! I don't seem to have this sort of luck. But I think your luckiest thing is having a hubby who shares your passion!!!

Beautiful dishes and silver!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh...You KNOW I loved this post...lovely finds! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway! Good luck to another dish lover!...hugs...Debbie

Denise said...

Well you are singing to the choir in this post! We all have the same addiction -- maybe we should start our own reality show on TV :) I love all three sets of these dishes; just about anything by Copeland Spode is wonderful, and I really love the "Shakespeare's Sonnets". Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a comment. I always appreciate everyone's visits.


Denise at Forest Manor

A Perfect Setting said...

Beautiful! I, also, am a dishaholic, but my hubby isn't. He is, however, a kind, generous person, and doesn't complain too much about my "great" finds! How fortunate for you that the person hadn't sold the other sets!! Place settings for 14 is awesome!!

The Tablescaper said...

Love that Felicity set. I have MANY dishes, but I could not have passed up on that Felicity set.

- The Tablescaper