Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All thru the house...

If my name was Rockefeller, I'm sure I would have a set of dishes to match every season, pre-season, post-season, holiday, moon phase, and mood.  Yes.  Dishes and salt shakers.  Gots to have the salt shakers.

Seeing how fall is my absolute favorite season, I don't know how I've scraped by for so many years with such a woeful lack of autumnal tableware.  Imagine my glee when I walked into Pier 1 (for a candle, mind you) and found the most perfectly perfect paprika hued luncheon plates and golden yellow leaf-shaped salad bowls:

fresh from their shipping crates.

I could not believe my luck!  On the very night I needed a $5 candle, Pier 1 was putting out all their new, gorgeous fall tableware!!!  Seriously!  That kind of thing never happens to me.  I am pretty sure my "Happy Dance" looked more like the "Not an Earthworm" dance that has only been seen once, years ago, when I found a baby snake in the basement.  O yes.  It was something to behold.

Did I mention that these dishes perfectly matched my (precious few) existing fall-ware pieces?

I would say I'm tickled pink, but maybe tickled paprika would be more appropriate.

But wait!  There's more!

At this year's WV Pumpkin Festival, guess what I found!

Blenko Glass pumpkin

Perfectly perfect little artisan glass pumpkins - which fit perfectly in the golden yellow leaf-shaped salad bowls.


I think I can die happy now.

Right after I change my name to Rockefeller...


  1. Simply beautiful! Oh I am such a pushover for Fall themed dinner ware - these dishes are wonderful. I wouldn't have been able to resist either.

  2. Beautiful dishes! I love the colors.

  3. ....where's your salt spoon????

  4. Oh, but if you change your name - do you have to pay their taxes?

    Wow - can we say you have great taste? Those dishes are beautiful!

    Smiles - Denise

  5. What a great find...leaf dishes and I see they are on Longaberger pottery! WhoooooooHooooooooo! I also love dishes and have LB pottery cupoboards are full! I may have to stop by my Pier 1 to check these out...the darling pumpkins are so cute too. Now, what will be the menu? pj

  6. I love it! I also would have dishes for every occasion and season if storage space AND money were no object. Beautiful table!