Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dishes Update - What Kind of Christmas/Winter Dishes Do You Have?

I have lots to show you but I haven't taken photos yet & today I'm going to be MIA because I have to travel to Louisville to see a root canal specialist   : (   Turns out I have a nightmarish infection in 2 root canals I had done over 30 years ago.  The specialist who I saw regarding my dentist's pathetic attempts at bridgework freaked out when he saw this on x-ray & ran me upstairs right away to make an appointment with the RC specialist.  The infection has been there for many years apparently & the word "surgery" was mentioned.  I sure hope it doesn't come to that but it doesn't look good   : (   Anyway, today is shot.  Tomorrow is a doctor appointment but that's just over in the next town & it's early in the morning so it won't take up the entire day.

Still no decorating yet except for a few snowman potholders I hung on the side of the fridge in the kitchen.  I hesitate sharing this photo because someone from HGTV might see it & then I'll be inundated with emails asking if I would allow them to feature my home on one of their holiday decorating shows.  I just don't need that kind of pressure right now!  Sorry for the crappy photo ... it was a quickie, spur of the moment thing.

Now why was I writing this post?  Oh yeah, an update on the dishes.  
Thanks to the sleuthing of someone (you know who you are ... I'll respond to your comment soon), I have indeed found these dishes, but alas, they are made of tin!  Who would've guessed!  I don't want tin dishes so that ends that.  I did find another set while searching for them that I thought would be a nice runner up but I'm not sure.
These are for sale at Dillard's.  They are made by Noble Excellence & the pattern is Twas the Night Before Christmas.  I'd have to see them in person to determine if they're right for me or not.      

Johnson Brothers has made some beautiful sets but I've read that they are made in China now rather than in Great Britain & the quality is very poor   : (

Do you have a set of Christmas/winter dishes?  Please do tell me about them   : )

Christmas specials have been airing on TV for a while now.  Here's one that you Alien fans might have liked but it was never broadcast for some reason.
Best wishes for a happy day   : )

15 comments:

cucki said...

oh dear,,i hope you feel better soon..
lovely dishes..they so nice..
sending you hugs xxx

Judy said...

Would have never guessed tin dishes! All quality goes down when made in China....cheaper is not better! Hope your appointment goes well.

And yes, better hope HGTV doesn't see those potholders! They could use some new decorating shows tho!

Have a good day...Judy heartland stitcher

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

never seen plates like this before, so i'm not much help am I? Root Canal - those are two horrible words aren't they? I prefer the words Spa or Sauna. Looks like you might be in for some work there Shirlee - I shudder in sympathy for you. Hugs, Amanda

Mii Stitch said...

Hope your dental appointment sort out the infection. Sounds nasty!!!
Shame about the plate being made of tin!! I always use plain white sets but make sure my table is nicely decorated with colour matching tablecloth, crackers & coloured glasses :)

Lee said...

I have an inexpensive version of Lenox Holiday china - white with a wreath of holly and gold trim. But if money were no object, I buy Lenox Winter Greetings. Each piece has a gorgeous bird on it...perfect for my table and my tastes!

Hope you feel better soon!

Dawn said...

I hope you feel better soon, hopefully this will clear up fast, makes you wonder why it takes so many doctors to look at something and miss all the signs and then it is so obvious to another.

I've never heard of tin dishes before. I really like the substitutes you found, very close to the ones you like.

Again, you crack me up with your HGTV comments.

Be well my friend

Vickie said...

I am praying for you and those teeth Shirlee.♥

Peggy Lee said...

I don't have dishes for the holidays unless you count my cobalt blue wine glass with the snowflakes on it. :o)

I love your potholders! HGTV called me too but I gave them your number in exchange for a years worth of free light bulbs. If you ask me they got off easy...those new twisty things last forever!

I am feeling the need to go to a dentist when I get home. I am NOT looking forward to it. Maybe I can talk him in to knocking me out to get it all done at once. You think he'll throw in a lift to my jowls too?

Siobhán said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry to hear about the infection! I hope it doesn't come down to you having to have surgery. :P

Love the dishes! I don't have winter dishes, I just bring out my china (Noritake's Limerick pattern, bought it years ago) for Christmas dinner. Otherwise it's our Longaberger and Pfalzgraff dishes.

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee I am so sorry to hear of the infection!Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
As far as the dishes,I'd never guessed that they were tin.I think the set from Dillards is very pretty.Big hugs,Jen

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are a riot Girlfriend. Well, if HGTV starts pounding on your door, just send them to my place and they'll turn tail and run right off the air.... ;o Shudder on the infection/root canal junk..... That's all I'm gonna say about THAT!!

Christmas dishes??? Ha! We're lucky to have room to store some everyday dishes!! Ok, ok....once, a few years ago, I was tempted by a stupid sale at a very cheap store....and purchased a few on clearance....they are like a plain green stoneware pattern....but guess what? The following year they were not to be found...again...ever...anywhere....so I have a few pieces and that's it....and those are lurking in some forgotten box in the netherlands of the basement b/c I have no place to put them upstairs. Smart shopper, hey?

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

bettyj said...

Yuk on your infection!!! Certainly hope you don't need surgery. I should have taken wagers on whether you would find those dishes, because I KNEW you would!!!!! I have Waechtersbach(made in Germanay) and love them. Plain red with green Christmas tree. I have service for 12 plus glasses and serving pieces. But know what? I didn't get them out this year! So sad. I didn't want to do too much, so that is that. I usually have them out the week before Thanksgiving and enjoy them. I too. love the red transfer ware fro Johnson Bros, but would want the ones made in England.

Chris said...

I hope that your appointment went well and that this gets resolved soon for you.
I like the Dillard's set. I am looking forward to hearing about your continued dinnerware hunt.

Annette-California said...

Thank goodness you got to the dentist. Hope they heal you all up very quickly. And you will feel better after all appts and get whatever is needed done. Our Christmas dishes - nope all china by Lenox. I sure would love to have some dessert dishes though:)
love Annette

Scattered Threads said...

Hello Shirlee:)
I would not have guessed the first set of dished were made of tin. They are all still very pretty however.
Love the snowman potholder with the HGTV mention. LOL. Just let HGTV know you will get back with them when they call. Too funny..Love it!!
I hope all fan out well with your dental appointment.
I'm on to follow also.
Take care,
Jackie