I Can Dish it Out!

Oh my friends, I’m telling you that I have such a weakness for pretty dishes.  Especially seasonal ones.

Old or new they have me wrapped around their little finger.

You might say. . .I can dish it out. . .but I can’t take it.  Take what?  I can’t take it when someone says “you don’t need anymore dishes”.  Sure, I agree; but alas I don’t have a lot of will power when I spy a pretty dish.

Here’s a peek into just three of my cabinets.  I have a lot of kitchen cabinets so I’ll just let you imagine what might be lurking behind closed doors.

This is my pitcher collection.  Did I mention that they are two deep?  Sick, sick, I know!


Now for a few plates and bowls. Oh my gosh, just noticed the top shelf is bowing.  Better move that stack of heavy plates.  Ha, ha, remembered that my 6 green bowls are in the dishwasher.  They would normally be next to the red bowls.


Just a few of my serving bowls.


Now that I’ve let you peek inside my cupboards I’ll show you what is out on display right now for Spring.


Love this sweet pink and green combo!

















I think my mottos is:  Rack em and stack em. lol!  Collecting dishes is (in the famous words of Dorkus Lane, from Larkrise to Candleford) my ‘one weakness’.

Did I mention that my entire island cupboards are filled with seasonal dishes? Like I said – sick, sick!

Do you have a weakness for pretty dishes?  Please say ‘yes’!

I’d like my hubby to know that I’m not the only sick woman out there!



I will be sharing with:

Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home  (this is her first party, she would love if you joined in!)

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Party

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday

Hope in Every Season for Homemaking Party

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Bernideens Tea for Open House

Rose Chintz Cottage for HOME

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish!


Bernideen said...

I am right there with you!!!

Art and Sand said...

You had me at polka dots and stripes. Oh, they are all so cute!

When we downsized to our little cottage, I gave away so many sets of dishes. I used to have a set of 8 with each of the dishes a different color. I could do one person with all the same color or do a plate in one, bowl in another, salad plate in another. I wish I had not given them away, but we really do not have any extra space.

Have fun decorating your table for Easter.

Winnie said...

I can't really blame you as they all look sooooooooo pretty.
My favorites are all the pink ones and some have very elegant pink flowers - beautiful

Robyn said...

Ok yeah,you may have many many dishes but I agree with you! They are ALL so pretty.. I was looking at the photos trying to decide which ones I liked best and I can't.. I love them all

Stacey said...

I was just thinking that I love the way you have everything stacked....then I saw rack em and stack em. That's perfect. :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your stash of dishes, Mrs. Olson. Perfect for all seasons, holidays, and just every day!

Gina said...

I have a dish sickness too! You've made such pretty displays with your seasonal plates. I need to do this!

Unknown said...

Such pretty colors! Blessings, Patti

NanaDiana said...

I love dishes, too, Jann. It is a sickness I'm telling you. I hear...Do you really NEED any more DISHES? Well, I do-yes, I do. Yours are GORGEOUS. You have a beautiful collection. xo Diana

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how delightful, Jann! I love all your soft pastel dishes. You have so many pretty patterns! I confess that I've been busily working on the Elizabeth's Easter Swap at 521 Lake Street that I have hardly put out any of my Spring pretties. Your post inspires me and gets me excited about pulling out some of my bunnies and things.
Have a sweet day, dear
Carolynn xoxo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...


You had me at pastel, stripe, stacked floral edges, basket and oh the scale!! I love them all-can I come to your house for Easter?!!!
Sweet Hugs!

Old Time Cindy said...

Well, I like them all. They are all such fun!
Farmhouse hugs,

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my, you do have a lot of dishes Jann. But, I know there are a lot of women and men who also have as many or more and have special rooms to store them in. I love all your sweet pastel dishes out for Easter/spring. They would be my favourite I think. Hugs, Pamela

Terry Buckner said...

Dishes are more fun than jewelry...to me!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your collections are absolutely fabulous, Jann! Love every piece - though I am more partial to the pretty square floral fine china plates.....we all have our favvie favs, yes?


Fran said...

I admit it, I have a weakness for dishes...and pitchers! Love your collection! :) --Fran

Maureen Wyatt said...

I do ask myself just how many pitchers do I need but the answer is always the same. All of them! How could you pass up any of those pretty dishes?

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh boy, do I have a weakness for dishes and of course anything tea related. Hubby was sweet enough to put more cupboards in my laundry room to hold them! Your collection is lovely!

Jill said...

My mother loved old dishes, I never really took much stock of them, now I am buying my own old dishes and Now all the diahes she had are mine, lucky for me, they're in a different house!!

Lucky you to own the Pyrex Pink Stripes!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your spring colored dishes look so festive on display in your kitchen! Well aren't we supposed to fill our kitchen cabinets with dishes and bowls? And our china cabinets. And our countertops. And our walls........

Fabulous collection!

Unknown said...

LOOOOOVE your dishes!!! so much colour and lovely designs! That is one stunner collection!


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, You can never have too many dishes! Love all your dishes, they make great vignettes. The pink & green are very sweet. I have 5 sets of dishes myself, they go with my tablecloths...never too many, LOL!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The dishes you chose for spring are perfect. I love the green and pink combination very much.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am in love with all of your pretty spring like plates, dishes, bowls and cups.... Did I miss anything??? LOL!!

I always say i wish I had a bigger house but I know that if i did, it would still be busting at the seams!!

So glad that you received your Gift Card safe and sound... I hope you have a lot fo fun with it!!


priscilla said...

Great dish collections ! Love the pink and green for spring !

The Farmers Daughter said...

Yep, Jann! I can relate! lol

Unknown said...

LOL, my kids say I need therapy when they see my collections! I love all of your pink dishes, you can send me that striped bowl when you're tired of it!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I'm loving all of these beautiful colors! You know I'm loving the Pyrex especially!
Hope you've been doing well Jann! :)

Susie said...

What a wonderful collection of dishes. Those pink cups make me think of my aunt. She had some of those as I was grwoing up. xoxo,Susie

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

Oh Jann if I had more space I'd be the same, lol / love these! : )

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your beautiful dishes, those pretty pink ones and the bowls are all so unique...I love dishes too, wish that was my only weakness, but I do love beautiful different dishes...I am happy to just look at your beautiful collection...come on over and visit and see mine

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

I have the same problem, but no where to put anything. If you have cupboard space it's not a problem!! That's what it's for ;) You need more lol!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love all the pastels, Jann!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Wow, that is quite a beautiful collection Jann! I love dishes too, but I've had to part with alot of mine. I love Lark Rise to Candleford! And all of Dorcas' "one weaknesses" :)


retrorevival.biz said...

You're not alone! I share your "sickness" too! Your collection is amazing:)

Unknown said...

I am a lover of pink depression glass, antiques of any kind, and vintage dishes. Beautiful. I enjoyed this post.
Thank you for hosting a lovely party.

We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

Denise Marie said...

Love it all! Come see my latest dish post.

Sarah said...

Jan, you are definitely not alone in this addiction. '-)
Thanks for sharing your pretty dishes.

Kathleen said...

Hi Jann,
You know I love dishes! And I love seeing your collection. I wish mine were as organized, I have them hiding everywhere.
Those striped bowls are very interesting!
This is a perfect post for Let's Dish. Come over next Wed at 7 to link up. The link that is up now is for St. Patrick's Day, the 5 th annual St. pat's Day Blog Crawl.
Hope to see you on the 20th, the Dishees will love this!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, your stacks of dishes are lovely. I love the red and the soft pastels. Love the pink depression glass cups too. You are not alone in your addiction. I'm guilty as well. But oh, it's so much fun, isn't it? Thanks for sharing at my HOME and Happy St. Patrick's day!


Anonymous said...

I have a weakness for them too; however, when we moved in December for the first time in 23 years, I got rid of every single one, except my wedding china and white dinnerware. Just purchased a new hutch, so guess what? TROUBLE. ;)
Happy pinks!

Anonymous said...

Visiting by way of Sarah's Homemaking Link Up.
Love all the colors - the cherry bowls and so much more. Love the pinks and greens. Hey, I have one of those bowls in the pyramid. The green pyrex w/white interior. I have the red, blue, green and yellow ones that stack. If only I had the room ... love dishes!
Enjoyed your post.
Thanks, Jenn

Michele said...

i love pretty dishes too! you have great taste. happy st patrick's day and happy pink saturday! xo

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Jann,
I totally understand and I am just the same. I cannot, I repeat, cannot resist pretty dishes and adding and adding to my collections. I love them, I use them and I enjoy them!!!!
Happy St. Patrick's day.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

RobinfromCA said...

The answer is Yes! I have a horrible weakness for pretty dishes. When we moved back to CA from our brief sojourn in Draper (just up the road from you) I gave away four sets of dishes. I've tried to keep it under control by only buying accent pieces since then but the cupboards are beginning to bulge! I love your pink and green dishes. That green polka dot dish is really fun!
Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very neat and organized!

Hopping by from Pink Saturday. Hope you'd come and see my PINK
Your comment is always appreciated.

Sarah Coller said...

Ha! Yes! I do have a weakness for pretty dishes too. In fact, I went out to "do a couple errands" on Saturday. I stopped by the P.O. and then high-tailed it to a new-to-me thrift store. I came home with three boxes of random vintage dishes! My husband just rolls his eyes and shakes his head. There could be worse addictions, right? :)

Thanks for linking up!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Diane said...

Of course, I must confess that I have that obsession, uh, weakness!!!
My friends think I am crazy - so glad that I have an understanding husband! You do have a wonderful collection of seasonal dishes and I really like the way you display them out in the open. I need to work on that. Love all of those spring colors!!

Marigene said...

Don't ever let anyone tell you, you have too many dishes...there is NO such thing! Looks like you have a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing, Jann.

Susan Freeman said...

As you well know, I am a self professed dishaholic so therefore I see absolutely no reason whatsoever for you to apologize. Hey and did I mention, I love your stuff!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Susan Freeman said...

And especially the cute dishes in the dish drainer!
Susan and Bentley

Alycia Nichols said...

Dear Jann Olson's husband:

How are you? I am fine.

Just a note to let you know that your dear, sweet wife is not the only one afflicted with "Never-Met-A-Dish-I-Didn't-Like-itis". There are so, so many of us out there wandering the aisles of boutiques, sashaying through malls, and letting our fingers do the walking all over the computer keyboard in search of that which will quell our "one weakness." Don't be mad at her! Don't send her away to Dish Rehab. Be kind and gently encourage her because, in case you didn't get the memo...when Mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy! :-)

Very sincerely yours,
Alycia - Another One of the Afflicted