Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dishaholic Award

I thought that I had seen somewhere on one of my blog surfing expeditions a "Dishaholic Award". I did not snag it. Today, I have spent most of the day looking for it because there are several ladies I want to "award" it to. After hours and hours of searching, I decided I think I dreamed about the "Dishaholic Award". I did find the "Tablescape Award" and the "Dish Addict" award (and I snagged them for just in case...), but no "Dishaholic Award". Soooooo I decided to make up my own "Dishaholic Award" to pass out. :D

I have never made a 'Tag' or an 'Award' before, so I had to think about it for a minute. Then I had an idea. I pulled a few things from the cabinets, sideboards and china cabinet, set it on the table and shot them. Loaded the photos onto my trusty lappy and into lightroomII (love LightroomII) then made my final selection and into photoshop it went. (Hate photoshop though lightroom is also photoshop. Adobe just wants to get all of photographers money... well what nikon and canon doesn't get...)

You know, I never thought of myself as having many dishes, but I guess I do! And I find myself lusting after more. Especially after looking at so many blogs and all the lovely table settings. I hope that is not sinning! I am content with what I have and if I never get another thing, that is OK with me. I suppose I am a "Dishaholic!"

I put a few things together...

I pulled out a few stems as well... then thought about the replacement value. I am fortunate to have my complete set of crystal. And they are no longer stock. There are a few antique pieces thrown in there as well.

I thought this photo would look nice as well...

But I decided on this one!

I guess since I came up with the award, I get to come up with the rules? OK, fun, but simple. :D

1. Post on Blog with link back to awarder.
2. Award to 5 deserving Dishaholics (they can recieve this award a million times and if you think they are a closet dishaholic, give it to them!) Name them for their inspiring taste and display of dishes. The dishes can be displayed anywhere in or around their home.
3. Name your favorite set of dishes/pattern that you own.
4. Name a set of dishes/pattern that you DO NOT own, but would like to own.
5. List a favorite accessory (stems, silver, flatware, etc.)

I am going to stop the list at 5. If anyone wants to list more they certainly can.

Now, there are many many deserving ladies out in Bloggerville who deserve this award and I am not going to pass it out to all of them in this first Christening post of this Award! I have to save some for others to pass it out to.

I have seen and admired (I am trying not to use the words 'lust' and 'envy' here...) the tables, dishes and displays of these wonderful ladies with the most exquisite taste in dishes. I will go back over and over to their blogs just to look at the photos of the table settings. They have beautiful dishes and hundreds of them. In fact the first one could have provided the photo for the award!

1.Precious Shelia @ Note Songs Oh she has such beautiful dishes and a confessing Dishaholic. Just go read her post for today!

2. Sweet Jan @ Rose Haven And what a collection she has. Go see her tablescape for Valentines. Beautiful!

3. Lovely Deb @ Deb's Country Kisses She has been taking a bloggy break, but I bet she has been playing with all those dishes she bought at Marshells a few weeks ago (the one near me closed and she went over there and bought them out @ 60% off) and is taking pictures to post on her blog.

4. Creative Wendy @ Ivory Spring a confessed Dishaholic! Quilt designer, sewer, etc.

5. Extraordinary Linda @ Blue Gate Blog all the dishes she has and what she does with them, well you will just have to go see!

Please feel free to snag this award to pass along to that special friend who is a 'Dishaholic'.

A smaller tag.


Rose Haven said...


Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I graciously accept this award...and will post about it later.

You are so sweet for doing this...and yes, I am a dishaholic.

Did you see my comment to Shelia this morning as she admitted to being one, too? She wrote me back...and said she had my number and knew what I was up to...heavens...I have absolutely NO IDEA what she meant! (LOL)


ivoryspring said...

Hi Missy,

What a fun award this is.... thanks a zillion! I am going to have to do a post for Friday on "all" my dishes. Yes, dish-aholism is not curable in my book! :)

Will give baby a kiss and a hug for you once she wakes up. Thanks - you are sweet!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Sweet Charming, Melissa! How sweet you are to do this! Now, honey, I have to tell you - YOU ARE A DISHAHOLIC! Repeat that after me!
OH, thank you so much for this and I will cherish it. I'll have it on my Friday post, because tomorrow is Tablescape Thursday and I always make mine soooooooooooooo long.
You really are the sweetest. I have a hard time with that lust,um, I mean envy word, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Rue said...

Hi Melissa :)

What a beautiful award! Have you been to Gollum's blog?

She's a HUGE dishaholic :)


Linda's Blue Gate said...

Thank you Missy..... what fun talk about my favorite subject DISHES......LOve the award...... yeah ... you have dishes.....I have to go over those pictures again.... I NEVER get enough...DISHES...

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh wow Miz Rhonda, what a dishlicious award! I am so impressed that you made your own award too, you're very talented as well as having a dish collection worth envying.

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations? to all recipients. lol

Joanna said...

I was blog hopping and came across your blog. I wanted to say lovely dishes! The tea pots are my favorite! I noticed your in Hoover, I am from Irondale, now in Florida of course. *smiles*

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's a great award! I consider myself a dishaholic but I've literally run out of room. I have to give up dishes now in order to bring dishes in (how sad is that)!


Rhondi said...

What a good idea for an award. There certainly are lots of dishaholics in blogland!

Kathy said...

I don't collect dishes, but your pictures sure make me want to! They are gorgeous!! I'll look at them differently next time I'm at Goodwill, for sure. ...Kathy @ A Little Pinch of This and That