Sunday, December 11, 2011

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I love dishes. I have more dishes than I need. When I have company I like to use my white dishes. The simple clean cut of pristine white dishes makes food look and taste more appealing in my opinion. I love that I can add to them inexpensively and endlessly and still maintain continuity, but when it comes to dishes that truly make me happy I always chose my mismatched collection. Mismatched yes, ugly never!

Hello to you! And welcome to another "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live. If you're new here, thanks for stopping by and if you've visited before, thanks for returning!

The House in the Roses
I wanted to say welcome new party goers as well as say thank you to every participant and party friends for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful links each week! You’re all such creative souls, and I’m always learning from you! THANKS SO MUCH!

Rules: Link your post, not the main page of your blog. Please include a link to the party or the party's button in your post. Celebrate life and see how others celebrate theirs by visiting!


  1. One of my most favorite things to look at are beautiful dishes. You have many, for sure. Love these photos. I just want to play with them. :-) hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  2. Cielo, I always love seeing your beautiful dishes!! Thanks for hosting this party each week! Glad to link up!

  3. Hello Cielo,
    I agree completely. I adore my white dishes - their creamy shine - we use them as our everyday dishes too - however - the floral, mismatched -there's a definite appeal there! They are definitely more romantic!
    Thank you for hosting, I hope you have a Delightsome week,

  4. HI Cielo :) :)
    I just LOVE your mismatched dishes :) :) I do that,too...all I do is have colors that go together, but the patterns aren't the same. i saw one dish in that first photo. It looks like a saucer with violets and gold trim around the edges. I have this Japanese china teacup that matches that exactly :)Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  5. Great photos with your beautiful dishes in the sink! Thank you for hosting once more and having me Cielo. Merry Christmas. FABBY

  6. Your dishes are romantic and pretty. Thanks for sharing these sudsy photos with us.

  7. Love your dishes, they are so beautiful. Laura

  8. I love your beautiful dishes! Thanks for sharing such a lovely post! Merry Christmas!

  9. Beautiful dishes and napkins, oh, a save me a piece of pie! Thanks for hosting.

  10. I LOVE your mis-matched dishes. They look so lovely.

    I've always wanted a nice set of dishes. My mother in law bought me a set a few years back but ... they really aren't me.
    Perhaps I should just look for some mis-matched lovlies! :)


  11. Who knew a sink full of dishes could be so darn pretty? Cheesecake, beautiful teacups, lovely napkins.. what more could one want for? Gorgeous. Tammy

  12. It all looks so pretty....
    Thanks for hosting.

  13. We would have so much fun playing together! I have some of the same dishes, use my white dishes for meals and mix all of my other dishes w/ them!
    Love looking at yours. Thank you for sharing and for hosting the party.

  14. Your pictures are amazing, the dishes so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us, and thanks for hostessing another great party.


  15. Your dishes are very pretty. Beautiful post! Thank you for hosting!

  16. I adore your mismatched dishes, Cielo! So romantic and pretty! :)

    xoxo laurie

  17. I love all your beautiful mismatched dishes! I have a few, but nothing like yours!! Thank you for hosting; it is my 1st time here!

  18. I sooo like mismatched china,and yours Cielo are so lovely. Can we ever have enough? Happy Monday xx jeanetteann

  19. Lovely post and beautiful romantic dishes!!! I love so much that dishes!!!Have a great week!

  20. What a great photo of your beautiful china in the soapy water. The mismatched collection is gorgeous. I share your love of plates. You have a beautiful blog.
    My first time to come to your party. Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  21. What a sweet shot - pretty dishes in the sink. Love!

  22. Such a pretty ecclectic collection Cielo! Love it! Happy Christmas to you, too.

    Ciao bella,

  23. Love your mix-matched dishes! I'm going to start using mine too. Right now they are sitting in a box in storage. It's time to get them out. Thank you!

    Lee Laurie

  24. Nothing prettier than your dishes

    This is my first time over to visit you and I loved seeing all the pretty dishes with roses and glad you use them.
    I have a few and will get them out for dessert today

  25. Love all of your pictures...they transport one to another world...
    Thanks for hosting such a lovely party. Kathi

  26. What a gorgeous dishes with so elegant patterns!!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  27. Only you, Cielo, could make doing the dishes so lovely! I love your china collection.

  28. Thanx for hosting such a fabulous party!

  29. Hello Ceilo,

    Lovely photos and your ideas are fabulous. Your post is truly wonderful and enriches the mind.

    Have a nice day,

  30. Beautiful mismatched collection of dishes! First time visiting and have really enjoyed my visit. Thanks for hosting, I've linked up!

  31. There is nothing more pretty then a sink full of pretty dishes!!

  32. I just stumabled into your blog--lucky for me!! Love it, and any woman who can think to take pictures of dishes in the sink and make them look beautiful is a woman I need to follow, so I'm your newest follower! Thanks for hosting, too; I've joined in, and plan on doing so in the future! So happy to have found you and your blog! I hope you'll visit me back, and perhaps follow as well.

  33. Aloha Cielo,
    Your dishes are so lovely! I love using mismatched dishes when I'm having a tea party. Everyone gets to pick out their choice of cup and saucer. TFS
    A very Merry Christmas to you!

  34. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this post! How creative of you to display your lovely dishes in a sink full of suds! So many of us love to share our china collections on our blogs, but I've never seen anyone photograph them so creatively!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  35. Hello Dear One~ ~ ~
    I adore your sink full of soapy water and your lovely pink rose dishes. How romantic and cozy. You have inspired me to continue my search in ernest for many different flowered dishes to use everyday. I have a few but will be adding many more to my collection. Thank you for sharing your sweet ideas. Happy Holidays to you.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  36. ha, is that Edwards key lime pie on the counter? Pretty good for a frozen dessert. I just picked one up myself!

    Very pretty living!

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