Sunday, February 12, 2012

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I love my Roscher Paisley china; they’re my favorite china ever. I love the beautiful cream tones and pretty ornate design on it. They make me think of lace and dinner plates with crocheted lace edging.
 

I love to treat my favorite china to a soapy extravagance from time to time. Washing and drying pretty china by hand it’s not a job to me… it is a pleasure. This weekend, however, I decided to put them in the dishwasher this time, because I’ve been a busy bee deep in paint in the upstairs room (which, by the way I’ll be talking about this project real soon – so keep post it), and didn’t have time to play with them.
 



I got carried away and decided to bring in my set of vintage plates and put them in the dishwasher too. These plates are so pretty. They have an intricate lace design of the edges and dainty roses in the center.



Well…. I should’ve known better. My vintage plates were not dishwasher safe; which means they cannot handle the heat produced in the dishwasher, and thus, some of them were damaged.
 

They got stained for life, but they’re still pretty thought, and thus, I’m planning on using then in the garden. I’m thinking I’ll keep them here, in my garden rack where I keep an assortment of interesting things... and I can always used them as flower pot saucer. They would look pretty with my small clay pots.
 



I'm getting all excited thinking about spring. The sun us out and it is unbelievably warm and lovely and flocks of robins are serenading my garden. They’ve taken over the garden; flying everywhere in quantities galore… totally crazy and unbelievably magical!

36 comments:

  1. Lovely plates and cupsand nice blog !

    Have a nice day
    Olympia

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  2. Those cups and plates are so pretty Cielo and will go with so many of your other pretty dishes!!

    Thank you for the party!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  3. Oh I am so sorry you damaged your pretty plates. I have put things in the dishwasher I shouldn't have either and they were ruined or melted. Guess we are so used to using it for everything. Have a great week and thanks for hosting such a lovely party.

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  4. Well, they sure look pretty in the dishwasher at any rate! I think they will still look beautiful, whether in your house or in the garden.

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  5. I love your beautiful china and sad to say I have done the same thing with the dishwasher but the china is still so beautiful and perfect for the garden. I have a garden stone that I purchased at a fund raiser that has a china plate and vintage silverware set in cement. Very cool. Wanda

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  6. Your china is gorgeous! I'm sorry the vintage plates were damaged; I have done the same thing. Lovely post! Thanks for hosting this link party! I appreciate the opportunity to link!

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  7. OOOOhhhhh....I was a afraid to finish reading...I'm so amazed how well you took the damage! And I admire it! I'd be devastated. Your cream dishes are gorgeous. Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Your china is gorgeous! I love the texture and the roses. Thank you for hosting!
    Sherry

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  9. Your creamy china is so pretty, Cielo, and so sorry to hear about the ones ruined in the dishwasher. You will still enjoy them in the garden, I'm sure. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

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  10. Thanks once again Cielo! I love your pretty white dishes too! Yes, it's pretty hard not to be thinking of spring!

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  11. Sorry about your dishes..they are gorgeous..thanks for reminding us that all dishes are not dishwasher safe!
    They would look wonderful in your gorgeous garden too!
    Miss Bloomers

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  12. Hi Cielo! Oh, I'm so sorry about your pretty dishes! I've been tempted to do this too. I'll try to remember not to do this! I scrolled down to your last post and read you're changing your hair! I do believe anything or any color you choose will be pretty because my sweet friend - you're just gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do!
    Thanks for hosting and you're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Your china is beautiful. Love your style. Thanks for hosting the party.

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  14. WAIT-WAIT-WAIT!!! WHAT did you do with your hair? HUH?;>)

    A quick suggestion for you- If your plates are just discolored you might try soaking a piece in one of those denture cleaning tablets in hot water to see if it helps at all. I was able to lift some color out of some old pieces that way. I feel bad this happened to you. I wash my old stuff in the dishwasher all the time but I turn off the heat element first. xo Diana

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  15. Oh, I love these plates!!! First time I've seen them, and know I'm in love and wants some for myself. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

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  16. Oh how gorgeous are those cream china, but so sad for your vintage ones. I would never ever put lovely china in a dish washer,but then don't we all do crazy things from time to time?
    xx jeanetteann

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  17. so beautiful, I love your favorite china:-) Thanks for hosting, hugs Biljana

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  18. Just love all your beautiful things. So lovely to be back visiting you my friend I have missed seeing your wonderful posts and have enjoyed catching up with them all. Hope you have an amazing Valentine’s Day.

    Always Wendy

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  19. I love your blog ! ! ! And I want those dishes in your dishwasher they are beautiful. How did you do the lights in the glass beverage despenser? Your are one crafty lady and I love it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Lynda

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  20. Oh, I love your beautiful dishes! I can't wait 'til I can replace my Ikea/Walmart dishes with pretty sets like yours! I think we have identical cream jugs...that's a start!

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  21. Oh no sorry about your china.It is so pretty.I have done that same thing too.What a great idea to put it in your garden.It will look lovely.Thank you for hosting.

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  22. Hi Cielo,
    I love those dishes-good for you for coming up with a positive approach and using them in your garden.
    We had several robins here in the garden last week but now it is bitter cold.

    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  23. Hi Cielo~~ LOve all your pretty dishes. All linked up the party.
    Have a great day
    ~Cheryl

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  24. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful dishes !!!
    I see you are going to us them in your garden.. I also need to do this great Idea.
    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  25. HOLA AMIGUITA!!! QUE PENA LO QUE TE PASO CON LOS LINDOS PLATOS,PERO YA SAVES HAY BASTANTES EN GARAGE SALES Y YA TE ENCONTRRAS MEJORES, TUS TAZITAS ESTAN BELLAS A MI TAMBIEN ME GUSTAN LOS PLATITOS ANTIGUOS,TODOS TUS PLATOS SON MUY BONITOS Y ROMANTICOS..QUE DIOS DE REGALE UNA BELLA SEMANA AQUI EL SENOR SOL ESTA DURMIENDO...Y ESTA FRIO COMO NUNCA,YA PASARA COMO TODO...HABRAZOS Y BENDICIONES

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  26. I'm sorry you damaged your pretty plates. I love the embossed edges. You have a very pretty blog and your banner is lovely.
    ~Clara

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  27. Thank you for hosting.

    Your china is beautiful -- I don't think I have seen that beautiful pattern before.

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  28. Thanks so much for hosting! I always enjoy your parties. :)
    So sorry about your china - but it is a good reminder to us all. Have you tried a magic eraser? It may not work, but they do work well on some things!
    -Revi

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  29. Thanks for hosting! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  30. Love the dishes and I appreciate you hosting the blog each week I know how much time & effort it takes.

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  31. I'm stunned. Not keen on doing the dishes but if it's beautiful china like yours, it will be a pleasure to me too.

    Hello, I don't have a Show Off Your Cottage post (maybe soon when I'm done organizing things in my nook) but I'm dropping by to let you know I come to your blog to daydream. I have your link on my sidebar. Thank you so much for such a beautiful blog.

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  32. You have lots of beautiful china. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  33. What a beautiful set! I love that type of coloring myself and have my everyday dishes from Walmart {the BH&G line} that are a lovely cream with a raised border edging. I'm so sorry your vintage plates got messed up. I guess soaking them in something in the sink wouldn't help?

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  34. Some dishwasher stains on vintage dishes, can be removed with a dose or two of hydrogen peroxide. Put it on the plate (drenching a paper towel and using it as a "poltice". Let sit for an hour or so and reapply until the stain is gone.
    Email me if I can make this clearer...my mind works faster than my fingers :^)
    jbmusik at yahoo dot com

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