Monday, May 19, 2008

Mother's Day Gift To Myself


Okay, these were my everyday dishes that are ready for retirement, tired huh? I fell in love with the pattern PERENNIALS by PFALTZGRFF, because of the garden theme, which is my thing. I saw them at Macy's but the China was way too expensive for everyday and I wanted something to go with my kitchen. Well I found the Stoneware at Wal-mart for a very small fraction of the cost, so I got platters and serving bowls as well. They have served us well but now, they're rusty and dusty and have over-stayed they're welcome. I wanted a change, so as I was browsing the Fingerhut Catalog and found a nice pattern, and decided that still being my "Garden Theme", they would be a perfect replacement and a wonderful Mother's Day gift to myself.

They arrived Saturday morning. Which was funny because I ordered them Tuesday and the CSR ask if I wanted to pay an extra 9.99 for express shipping, I said no, and he told me that it would take 7 to 10 business days, but they came in 4. Go figure, 9.99 saved.

OOH Pretty! This is a porcelain 47 pc dinnerware set with 18k gold trim. It's a service for 8 and includes 8 each: dinner plate, desert plate, bowl, cup and saucer,- plus a 7pc hostess set of platter, serving bowl, teapot with lid, sugar pot with lid and creamer. That's the platter shown.

Unpacking was so much fun, "there's something about getting a gift, even if it is from yourself", I heard one of you ladies say. And it's true!

This is everything, a it fits my kitchen well, it maybe a little busy but I don't care. No one to rate this space! :O)

Pictured with this is a gold rim glass, one of a set of 6 I bought a while back, which is not nearly enough, so another shopping spree is in order. I think the style of glass and the dinnerware look lovely together and will make everyday dining seem special. They would also be fine for my Ladies Club meetings. My Pastor always tell us, use your best for everyday ladies, what are you saving it for?, cause when you leave here, somebody's going to use it. And that's the truth! He's so funny. I always like pretty dinnerware because I like the presentation.

This is a flatware set that I saw in the Midnight Velvet Catalog, they are beautiful, with gold plated handles. It's a service for 12 but they maybe a little expensive for everyday. I would do better going to Mashall's or even Big Lots because sometimes they have very nice flatware, being a closeout store. But in any case, in order for me to accommodate my dinnerware I would have to buy two sets of flatware because.....

I BOUGHT MYSELF TWO SETS OF DINNERWARE, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ME! Now when "All My Children" come over for Sunday dinner it will be Mother's Day to me, always!

21 comments:

sheila said...

Those are so pretty! I have a Dish Problem...so I can completely understand buying 2 sets...

I desperately want new flatware...but until DS finishes up college and moves on to his own place, I just keep buyin' odds n' ends from Goodwill...because it is amazing how the flatware just disappears around here...

when DS has his own place, then if a piece of flatware goes missin', I'll know exactly who to question about it :)

Kindra said...

I love all your new dishes, Deb! When are you hosting dinner? I'll be right over! :) What a wonderful Mother's Day gift, that's for sure!

Kimba said...

Wow! Those are beautiful dishes! So feminine and pretty. But we won't tell the fellas that. :-)

Monday through Sunday said...

Very pretty!! I love new dishes..

Picket said...

Ohhhhh I love the colors in those girl..such pretty eyecandy and hey when you get a gift for yourself at least you know you are gonna love it! lol I give you 5 stars and a golf clap! ....Oh sorry wrong site! lol lol I have a thing for dishes..I just love pretty dishes...I have got 4 main sets that I just will not part with..I have bought newer sets and always end up passing them on to the kids..cause I still love my old ones. Beautiful post sweetie...enjoy eating out of your gorgeous plates and I know your family will feel so special when they sit down to eat with you...have a great evening friend!

Wendy said...

Very pretty! I think they look so spring and summery!! They will be so pretty on your table and no matter what you serve on them it will look so beautiful!!! Have a great night my friend!~Wendy

PAT said...

Your new dishes are beautiful Deb. I love the different flowers. I would like to see photos when you set your table, please!

Pat

Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

I absolutely LOVE those new dishes and the silverware is beauitful!!

Btw, your package is on it's way. Let me know when you get it, so that I can post pics. I hope you like it :)

hugs,
rue

P.S. Is that gospel music. I love it!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, I love your dishes. I have a real thing for dishes. I wish they were mine. lol Hugs, Terrie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What beautiful dishes! They look wonderful. I don't blame you for buying yourself a Mother's Day present. Did that for myself as well!

Your old dishes were very pretty too!

And don't you just love Big Lots? I sure do! They have one right here in my town.

Mrs. B said...

Oooh, Deb, those dishes are beautiful! They're so fresh and springy looking! And I love how they look on the gold charger. Very pretty!

Yep, getting packages is the best. It feels like Christmas, even if it is something you paid for and ordered yourself. I love it!

The Barber Bunch said...

I really like those dishes!! Very pretty!

*Rose~*~Scarlett* said...

Hi Deb! What a nice blog! Those dishes are gorgeous, esp. with the chargers and glasses~and that teapot, Ooo. The pound cake looked devine!
Best wishes on your weight loss journey, I can SO see you in that red dress. You do not look 50, I thought you were in your 30's like me! You're gorgeous!! You will get there.
I'm sorry to read about your daughter. I too know the pain of losing loved ones from a drunk driver. I lost both grandparents.
I'll be blogging about my weight loss soon, perhaps it will inspire you. I always bought things that were too little as well. It really helps!
Nikki

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, I wish the UPS driver had "accidently" delivered that box to NC instead! LOL! I LOVE your dishes! I honestly don't think they are too busy and I would rate you a big, whooping FIVE STARS!!! LOL! They are beautiful! Congrats on your weight loss! My husband has lost 10#'s, Ashley has lost 10#'s, Josh has lost 10#'s, even little David has lost 5#'s...but guess how much Rhonda has lost...NONE! I'm so discouraged! :( ..but so glad for you!

Your son, Kevin is quite handsome and has a beautiful wife...won't they have some pretty babies??? LOL! But then, I am kind of partial to "Kevins"

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Picket said...

Hey Deb..just came by to say hello and hope that you have had a great day today!!!

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh Deb, I'm so glad for you! what a great gift to yourself. I so want to jump into the pictures and be there in your dining room. The dishes a beautiful and look so perfect with the glasses and silverware. Just lovely!! Hugs, Kathi

Ruthie said...

Deb, Your dishes are SO pretty. You'll enjoy them every minute. I think giving yourself a gift is wonderful!! You'll have lots of special times to use the new dishes and silverware. I have several sets of dishes and love choosing which to use. Such fun.
Smiles.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, Where are you?? I miss you, my friend!!! Hugs, Terrie

Joy said...

Very pretty! I love that pattern.
I would love to get new dishes too. Mine are going on 20 years old.

Stacy said...

I really liked your old dishes and thought -they- were the new ones until i kept reading!! LOL

That new set is so pretty! I think you did a great job picking it out. I can't believe how many peices it came with =) Im still very much in the "Walmart Dishes" stage of life =p LOL But you gave me something to look foraward to =) Have fun with your new pretties =D

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful. Great selection. :)