Delightful Dishes...

For awhile now,
I have been hunting for some new dishes.

I have a set of wedding china,

and I have a set of china that belonged to my great-grandmother (it's actually a set that was sold in a grocery store chain and I have every teapot, gravy boat, platter, tray, soup bowl, & covered dish, as well as 42 dinner plates...gracious, goodness me).

They're both beautiful,
& I am very happy with them.

But I've been drooling over toile printed dishes for years...

drooling & dreaming... 
hoping to find one to collect...
something that I could be hunting for, 
kind of like Deer season...
it could be "China Season"...

but just really couldn't pin one down as being ME.

I completely adore toile scenes...

I ran up on one that stopped my heart...
I almost decided on this one...

Johnson Brothers Tally Ho 

oh, my...
it is absolutely divine!

But the more I searched for pieces,

(because of course I would fall in love with a print 
that was long retired & near impossible to find)
the more I realized what an expensive 
collecting adventure it would be 
(& as cheap as I am, I would be in misery over the spending)...
 it bummed me out.

And then I found it.

THE Dishes!
THE most divine,
Southern Belle,
I have EVER seen.

Johnson Brothers
Heritage Hall
in brown... 

& Collectible

I'm in love.

I've started hunting,
I can't wait to get a few of these pieces in my cabinet!! 
I've never really collected anything before, 
I'm pretty excited!
This will be the kind of collection that my children
will be fighting over when I'm dead...
the idea makes my heart happy...
keeping a things in a stir from the grave. ;)

I'm joking

Do you guys collect goodness or china?
What patterns are your favorite?

Oh & 
speaking of FAVORITE...

I will be back.
I am going to be sharing some 
they are my FAVORITE...
((fun, fun, fun))
just in time for Christmas shopping!!

Happy weekend, crafty friends!