Sunday, March 20, 2016

Thanks, Move In and Obsessions


First of all, thank you to all of you for your sweet birthday wishes!  I had a great day!  My two sisters came over and took me to lunch and then we hit a few estate sales.  Food and estate sales - what more could you ask?  LOL  My dear friend Dorothy (knowing how special yellow roses were to me) sent me this gorgeous bouquet of yellow roses.  They are still just beautiful.  I did cry, but it was a good cry.


We - me, Tiffany and her friend Kim, worked all last week moving.  They were both on vacation.  What a way to spend your vacation!

Anyway, on Friday night, Bella and I spent our first night in our new home.  It was so good.  Needless to say, Bella has adjusted to the move with great ease and pretty much makes anywhere she decides to lay her favorite spot!

Can you imagine waking up in the morning in a different house, a different room after spending 48 years in one bedroom at bedtime?  It was a surreal experience but a good one.


I have decided I have an obsession with dishes.  These are the built in shelves in the den filled with blue dishes....


this is the hutch in the den filled with red dishes....


the dining room table filled with old silver....


and lots of white in the living room!

What do you think?  Do I have a problem or not?  I still have all of the six foot shelf at the old house filled with white and cream McCoy that I haven't packed up yet.

It's all my Mother's fault.  She had the same problem with collecting dishes.  So, I inherited it.

So, since I've moved and living here, I'm going to try to take one room at a time and do all of the decor.  

That's the plan!!  We'll see how it works out.

Enjoy!

Judy







65 comments:

  1. I agree with you, you may have an obsession with collecting dishes but I think it is a GOOD obsession. They are so pretty in the way you display them, grouped by color. Best wishes in your new home.

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    1. Thanks Terra! Yes, I am afraid I have to admit a bit of an obsession!! But, it sure is fun!

      Judy

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  2. I love your dish "pantry". That is what I need! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post! I so appreciated it. Many blessing for your birthday and move. Happy Spring!
    Sherry

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  3. Wow, Judy! That cannot be easy! But sounds look like you are doing it! You go girl! Oh and your dishes...are just so dishy! Love them! I have to control myself all the time, especially when it comes to plain white ironstone!! So I totally get it!
    Praying your transition is smooth sailing from here on out!
    XO
    Becky

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    1. I am anxious to get to the decorating phase. I have been so busy getting moved that it's just put the stuff where it belongs. Now, the fun begins.

      Judy

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  4. Lots of wonderful places to put your dishes, love seeing the red, white and blue and silver today. That was a lovely way to spend your birthday Judy and the yellow roses are wonderful. Happy First Day of Spring. Hugs.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks Joy! It's fun unpacking them all and oohing and ahhing about each piece! LOL

      Happy Spring to you.

      Judy

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  5. Happy belated birthday! I don't know if you do, but I'm pretty sure that I have an obsession with dishes....but, aren't they fun to collect! I can't imagine moving after 48 years.....you are a brave woman! hugs..

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    1. It's been an adventure for sure. Some nights I am so tired I just literally fall into bed!!

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  6. Happy birthday Judy. So glad you felt good sleeping in your new house. Moving isn't easy is it?
    Love your touches so far. Enjoy. Hugs. And the roses were beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Debby! Moving has been a real effort. If it wasn't for my granddaughter Tiffany, I don't think I could have done it. She has been a Godsend. It's nice to be situated and get to start on the fun stuff.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  7. 48 years is a a long time! So are you adjusting as well as Bella is? It will be 22 more days and I'll be waking up in a different bedroom after 25 years. I'm excited but a little nervous too.

    I hope the rest of your move goes well and I have to admit that I too am a dishaholic and my mother was too! I gave lots away to daughters-in-law while packing but am ashamed to admit how many boxes I'm also taking with me.

    A belated happy birthday to you!

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    1. Thanks Dewena - I'm adjusting well - it's just been such an adjustment! Being 72 and living in that one home all those years made it a traumatic experience. I love my new home and think it's a really good move. I'm so excited that Tiffany and her little girls will be enjoying my old home. We raised Tiffany so that was her childhood home too and is very special to her. So, I know it will be loved and I can go over there any time I want.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  8. I am sure it's probably bittersweet moving from a home of 48 years, but you will be happy in your new home. I think you are wise doing one room at a time, that way when you get sick looking at the unpacked boxes, you will have one room done to escape to, to rest a minute or two. You have come a long ways, Judy...it is looking good.
    Happy birthday...wishing you the best year, ever.

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    1. Thanks Marigene - I am very happy in the new place. And knowing that Tiffany and her three little ones will be in my old house will keep it in the family. Thank goodness for my work room. I'm trying to keep all of the boxed items in there and just go thru them as I have time. I get really tired after 5-6 hours of unpacking.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  9. Happy belated birthday! I hope you're happy in your new home!!

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    1. Thanks! I had a delightful birthday. I am very happy in my new home and just am so anxious to start hanging pictures, décor, curtains, etc.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  10. Beautiful roses for your BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Dishes are fun to collect. I try not to buy them...don't have room...but sometimes that doesn't stop me.
    Happy HOME SWEET HOME!! May you have many new memories and blessing in your new home!
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. Thanks Deb! I am so excited to actually be in my new home. I still have lots of unpacking to do but now that I'm actually living here, it will be much easier. Plus, I can stop and hang pictures, sew curtains, etc. - all of the fun stuff.

      Judy

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  11. Hi Judy,
    Happy Belated Birthday. Sounds like you had a great day. What is it about collecting dishes. I am the same way!!! Hope the move into the new house was good. I am sure it was a little strange to leave the house you spent almost all of your adult life in. I know this will be a good change for you. So happy you and Bella are getting settled. Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. I love my dishes. Can't wait for you to get in your new home and do all of your decorating magic, I know it will be beautiful and so you!!

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  12. From one dish lover to another...we sure got a lot of dishes! You have more red than me...so I'll work on that! So glad your first night went to welll

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    1. I lucked out and found a dealer at the Flea Market that had all red dishes. I bought several at good prices and then when I went back by to see if I needed any others, the dealer said I could have them for 1.00 apiece if I bought them all. So, naturally, I jumped on it. I think I got about 40 pieces.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  13. Judy, there's our blue little cabinet! I think you might have the smaller one because yours has three shelves and skinnier and taller, and mine has only two shelves and wider and not as tall, hmmmm. Yours looks so cute filled up with all your goodies. I'm glad you're in your new home now. I love your red dishes, and look at all that silver! So nice to be home sweet home. Enjoy.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. I do think they have two different pieces. I love mine and the white dishes look so good in there. Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  14. I am so glad to hear you had a nice birthday with your sisters.
    I can only imagine how strange it is to be in a new house and new bedroom after 48 years in the same place. You are amazing and strong.
    My mom and aunt are dishaholics, too...and so was their mother/my grandma. I do love dishes too, but I have sold and donated a lot of my collections as I'm really working hard at the decluttering.
    Love and hugs to you and Bella!

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    1. I keep saying I'm not buying anymore dishes but I just can't resist when I find a beautiful piece and it's a good price.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  15. That's so nice that friends helped you. Wow. 48 years in the same room. I had not thought of marriage that way. I hope all goes well, and one room at a time is a good pace. I have an obsession with dishes too. I have too many, and picked up four today! xoxo Su

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    1. I was so blessed that Tiffany and her friend took off a week of their vacation to help me. I sure don't call that a vacation! Ha. Love all of my dishes!!

      Judy

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  16. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* and I don't think you can have too many dishes.. unless they're in boxes where you can't see them and you can't walk through a room because of the boxes and you never unpack them.. lol! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I had so many of my collections packed away and now I love that I can have them out and enjoy them. I will have to train the little ones that they don't touch a lot of them. That should be interesting. Ha.

      Judy

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  17. Congrats on the move! I'm trying to imagine dusting all that stuff, I have a hard enough time as it is.

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    1. Yes, it will be a full time job. And Bella sheds hair so bad that it accumulates rapidly. So, it'll keep me busy.

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  18. Hello dearest Judy! So lovely to meet you and thank you for coming over to my blog to visit me! I hope you will have a beautiful spring season. LOVE your collection especially of the white dishes...can't have too much of those! Happy belated birthday! Anita

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    1. Thanks Anita! I just seem to have too many collections but I enjoy every one of them. Ha. My yard is just filled with gorgeous trees and plants and I am really enjoying them.

      Thank for dropping by.

      Judy

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  19. Belated Happy Birthday, mine was yesterday. :-)

    I imagine it would be somewhat strange to wake up in a different bedroom after spending 48 years in another one. I'm glad you are enjoying your new home.

    Your dishes and silver are pretty collections.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you Lorraine!! Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  20. Hi Judy and I wish you a belated happy birthday! Sounds like you had a nice time. Little Bella looks so comfy on that cute sofa. I'm glad you enjoyed your first night in your new home. Dish obsessions? Nah? Looks like my shelves. :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Shelia! I am really loving my new home. Glad you agree that collecting dishes is not an obsession but fun.

      Judy

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  21. Congrats on moving in:) AND a happy happy Birthday! Enjoy your new home dear friend! HUGS!

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    1. Thanks Theresa! I am really enjoying it. The yard is just filled with beautiful plants and flowers. They had had it professionally landscaped several years ago. I just hope I can keep everything growing.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  22. It's looking really good. I love those shelves filled with dishes. I have the same obsession. LOL. How exciting for you, but I bet you're exhausted. Have fun, Judy!

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    1. I am worn out! And still have so much to do. I went to the chiropractor this morning and he said - what in the world have you been doing? LOL I think most of the hard work is done - it's just getting all of these boxes unpacked and put up.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  23. So happy you are in the new home. I know it must have been hard in some ways but so good in others. I too LOVE dishes and it's a fun obsession. Your displays are lovely. Enjoy your busy week.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm slowly getting there. I unpack for a few hours and then hang pictures or something fun.

      Judy

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  24. Hi: I love all your dishes. I had to go back and look at everything slowly. Have a wonderful Easter dear friend. Hugs, Martha

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    1. Thanks Martha. I love collecting dishes. My Mom was the ultimate dish collector so I came by it honestly,

      Thanks for visiting,

      Judy

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  25. Darling Judy, I'm sorry I missed your birthday! Being away on vacation threw me off. Happy Birthday, dear friend!! I'm so happy you've moved in and you know I love seeing dishes on shelves! Take more photos!!

    Much love from Don and me,
    Claudia

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    1. Thanks Claudia! So glad you had a great trip. I'm so enjoying my new home,

      Judy

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  26. Happy Birthday Judy! Many wishes are being sent to you for a wonderful year. I am so excited for you being in the new house. And there is nothing wrong with being a collector, I collect yarn!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks Meredith! A collector I am (that sounds better than obsessed!).

      Judy

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  27. So glad that your move went well and that you had help. Bella looks like she likes her new home. She reminds me so much of Lili, they could be twins. LOL

    Yes, I think you have a problems with dishes, just like the rest of us - we love them. You have some very pretty one.
    Wishing you a belated Birthday and so glad that you had a wonderful time.
    Have a wonderful Easter.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, Bella and Lili could be twin sisters! Isn't that amazing how much alike they look?

      Yes, I love my dishes. Just can't help myself.

      Have a blessed Easter.

      Judy

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  28. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Judy! Those are beautiful yellow roses. I, too, love dishes and have been sooo tempted to buy, but I just don't have the room. I do have a couple of sets that I don't really love anymore, so if I ever get rid of them...I'll be shopping! :) You have such pretty dishes and I love your silver collection, too! Have a nice week and enjoy your new home! ~Cheryl

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! The roses are still just gorgeous - almost a week later, I have really enjoyed them. John always sent me yellow roses so they were bittersweet! But, that's how well that special friend knows me.

      Have a blessed Easter.

      Judy

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday and Congrats on moving into your home!
    I love dishes too:)
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma! It is fun working on a new home.

      Judy

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  30. Happy belated birthday wishes to you, Judy, and may God bless you in your new home.
    Happy Easter, also!

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    1. Thanks so much Kitty! I am truly blessed.

      Judy

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  31. You really do have a large collection of dishes! I think the blue and white grouping is my favorite. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. Shopping and eating are always a fun way to celebrate. Happy Birthday!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! The blue and white dishes are on built ins on both sides of my fireplace in the den. I really didn't know I had enough blue and white dishes to fill it - but, surprise, I did! LOL

      Judy

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    2. Ha! I can now leave a comment! Happy Belated Birthday! Estate sales and lunch, sounds good to me. Regarding the dishes, have you considered a 12 Step Program?

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, i was looking for such article for many days...
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    Fashions

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  33. Do you know how much I love the white dishes? You could always share😉. I know what you mean about moving. It's been 8 months and I still wake up and have to remember where I am. It takes some getting used to and here I am knowing I will move again soon.

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