Thursday, November 14, 2013

Playing House

We were in the back yard with Lulu and her trainer this morning for several hours and didn't even hear a delivery truck.

When Stacey was leaving, we found 2 big boxes sitting on the porch and I knew exactly what they were.


Kris from Junk Chic Cottage won a set of Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet dishes in a giveaway on Debbie Dos .

Kris is known for her wonderful white house decorated with vintage finds, chippy old doors and beautiful furniture built by her talented husband.

The colorful Pistoulet dishes don't really match her decor and being the generous person she is, Kris re-routed those dishes from her house to mine.


The first thing I did, before opening the boxes, was to grab my copy of The Secrets of Pistoulet to explain the dishes to Steve.


The first box contained this amazing soup tureen which we will definitely make use of for Steve's famous cioppino.

I am a sucker for detail and I love the little green dots around the edge, the design on the knob and the beautifully decorated ladle.


The next box contained dinner plates with a wonderful scalloped edge in green with blue dots.


Sweet sunflower bowls with a red and white checked edging compliment the dinner plates.


The yellow scalloped salad plates with blue trim are my favorites and they will be the most frequently used because we like eating on smaller plates.


There were still more dishes to come with these cute little fruit trimmed bowls.


And finally, the box was empty when I brought out these wonderful mugs.


I can't believe all the fun dishes that are now mine after pinning them on Pinterest over 2 years ago.


As you can see, there are lots of complimentary pieces to my starter set and now that I know the colors, I am going to order those square ruffled edge blue plates and I think I need the pitcher.


I hesitated buying the Pistoulet dishes because I never saw them in person and I wasn't sure of the actual colors, but I think they work with the color in my house.


Steve teased me as I set out everything and took pictures saying that I was like a "little girl playing house" and he was right.


Do I use the little bowls or do I use the bigger bowls and where do I store the soup tureen?


Those questions along with what color tablecloth to use will be part of my "playing house" as I create a table setting for Thanksgiving dinner
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51 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! Beautiful and so perfect for your home! What a generous and amazing gift to receive. Enjoy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your dishes are just beautiful and how sweet Kris is to pass them on to you (you know we met a few months ago and had a ball!)!! I really love the colors and they look just perfect in your home. Use the soup tureen as a fruit bowl...that's the only way I've used mine!!

XO,
Jane

greenthumb said...

What an amazing giveaway to win.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL!

What a fun and exciting thing to receive! Aren't blogger friends so kind? These fabulous pieces are just perfect for your cottage d├ęcor! It's as if they were made with you in mind. Enjoy them my friend, and CIOPPINO? Oh dear, my first time tasting this was in Boston. Did I ever fall in love with that soup!

Big hugs and happy Friday! Anita

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Those dishes were custom made for you, Carol! Kris is such a good friend to sign up for the contest with you in mind and give you the dishes she won!!

Patty Antle said...

Kris couldn't have found a better home for those beautiful dishes. They were made for your home! What a nice treat from a generous blogger.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, those colors look so great with your home ... perfect find. those little designs on the cups look like Z's ... i guess there is no real pattern just looks like it to me. you enjoy!!

what will you cook 1st? ( :

Prince Snow Farm said...

How sweet to get these! I think you should display the tureen! Maybe on the white shelf in the background? And the bowls....hmmmm....both so pretty. I would use the floral, but I guess it depends what you will be using them for! Playing house is great fun!

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

These dishes say Carol! They are so totally you ,thanks for showing them to us!

Mary

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I think those dishes were MADE for your house! :)

Jeannie Marie said...

What adorable dishes!! Either set of bowls would look great with the tureen. I'm just blown away at your good fortune!

Stacey said...

Made for you, without a doubt.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Awe it was meant to be girl. THEY were just made for you

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am so in love with all the color. It just makes me so happy. Come by and share at the hop. So sunshiney. What a darling cottage and the fun you are having. http://www.sunnysimplelife.com/2013/11/from-farm-blog-hop.html

ANNE said...

eeek! I have loved those dishes forever! Lucky girl xoxo

Paula said...

How sweet! What a generous friend to have! The dishes are just beautiful.

Betty W said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful gift to receive, they are so pretty and fits right into your home. I have loved that pattern for along time too.

Susie said...

That was so sweet of Kris to send those to you. Such a perfect gift for you, since you've been on pinterest looking at them. I do love that tureen. xoxo,Susie

My Garden Diaries said...

Now how wonderful is that!!! How kind of her to think of you and send them your way! They look like they were made for your house!!! The colors are magnificent!!!! And hmmmm...you pinned those 2 years ago???!?!? It is kind of like the whole vision board idea!!! You put that thought out there into the universe and these dishes were delivered right to your front door!! Crazy!!! I need to try that some more! A happy weekend to you friend!

A Pleasant House said...

Nice friend! I've never seen these before and now I need to investigate. You've given me a new collection!

Connie said...

Oh Carol, you must be on cloud nine. These are incredible and perfect in your home. I am a bowl person. I don't know why, but bowls have always been so appealing to me, everything from tiny little finger bowls to large mixing bowls. I must say that your new bowls are a heart throb. I am sure that Kris and Debbie are both happy that they now have the perfect home and will be loved for years to come :)
Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Kathy said...

Those are SO perfect for your style and decor and I don't blame you a bit for wanting to play a little house so see how they looked together!

bobbie said...

These are perfect for you and your colorful cottage!! I would play house too if I were you!

(you had me drooling at "cioppino"!!!)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Kris is such a sweetheart and Debbie, too! These dishes were made for your home! Just perfect and FUN...like you! Enjoy your weekend!

fiona anderson said...

How wonderful that the great world of blogging has brought you something you've always wanted and I am sure Kris (although I don't know her) enjoyed the giving as much as you enjoyed the receiving. They look perfect in your home.

Down by the sea said...

This china is perfect it fits so well in your lovely home.
Sarah x

must love junk said...

These dishes couldn't be more perfect for you!! (Kris is the best, isn't she?) You're going to have lots of fun 'playing around' with them! :)
Susan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so happy that you received this lovely gift from Kris. She probably knew that you love them and they go so well with your decor. You will get so many uses for your lovely dishes. The tureen looks great in the center of your table - you can always put the dressing (Stuffing) in there or mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. Or maybe even the gravy.
Have a fun weekend playing house.
Mary

chateau chic said...

Oh how fun!! Those beautiful dishes look perfect in your home!
Mary Alice

Sarah said...

Your cottage by the sea is the perfect home for this set of dishes. They are charming and obviously just your colors. '-)
Happy Days!

Donna Wilkes said...

What a great match - those dishes and your home. the colors are fantastic. A very special gift.

Debby said...

These were made for you. Perfect. Enjoy.

Ricki Treleaven said...

You are so lucky!!! I really think that the dishes look so cute in your home, so you truly are the perfect recipient of the dishes. That tureen is fantastic!

Vicky Hunt said...

Wow Carol...those dishes are just gorgeous! How sweet it was for Kris to pass them on to you. Blog friends are so special! The dishes look like they were crafted just for your home! I can't wait to see your Thanksgiving table....I know it will be fabulous. Your tags will be perfect with them too...:) Have a blessed weekend my friend...Vicky

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh how generous!
They are gorgeous, love them, and they fit your decor to a tee!

cynthia lee designs said...

The dishes are beautiful and perfect for you!! Kris is such a sweet heart...aren't blogging friends the best!!
hugs,
Cindy

Merlesworld said...

They are very pretty.
Merle........

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They go with your house so well...I'd keep the soup tureen on the table as a center piece for a while so I could see it more than put away.

Renee said...

So pretty. Wonderful gift.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those dishes are absolutely perfect for your house! You're going to have the prettiest table for Thanksgiving!

podso said...

WOW ! These are perfect for your house! What fun for you.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Carol,
I just got home from my trip and saw your wonderful post on these dishes. Ohhhhhh I am so happy I could pay these forward to you. They look amazing and were made for your home. That soup tureen is huge!!!! That might be a challenge to store! I am so happy you love your dishes. It was my pleasure sweet friend to pay them forward. I love they way they look in your cute and colorful home.
Kris

Melanie said...

Those dishes are absolutely perfect for your home - they fit right in! How sweet of Kris to gift you with these. :-)

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, they are perfect for your home Carol! I too love playing house. lol! If it makes us happy then it makes hubby happy, right? Kris is such a sweetheart! Lovely gift for a lovely person. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, what an awesome gift! They are absolutely perfect for you home!!

Diane said...

Carol - those dishes were meant to be yours. How perfect they are in your cottage. I cannot wait to see how you use them! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

WOW! I am envious. Those are fabulous dishes. I loved that book!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The dishes work so beautifully in your home. What an act of generosity to have them sent to you.

-Karen

Sue said...

Be still my heart I have loved these dishes for years too. They look perfect in your colorful home. Oh yes, get the plates with the ruffle..so fun. Glad to see these so much.

CatieAn said...

OH MY those are beautiful dishes fro a beautiful friend. How sweet. They are perfet for you and your decor. I hope you are enjoying them.

Carla said...

Does she need another friend to sharie dishes with? LOL Those are gorgeous dishes.
I can tell you're going to enjoy them!