Susan, I wish I was close by to give you some help. Nothing I love better than getting my hands on beautiful china. Loved this post since I am such a blue and white collector. My favorite 'thing' is that tiny little miniature china cabinet that you display. I have been looking for something similar since I first saw yours. Love it. Have fun packing. Hugs, Deb
If I come across a cute little miniature cabinet I will send it to you!Susan
A girl can never have too many dishes or too many tote bags!
So true and I am going to need those tote bags to help me pack up the dishes lol!Susan
Oh, I knew you were gonna say that! Because less than two years ago I was in the same position. I sold some, because just how many dishes do you need? Well, when you start packing them, you start thinking about that. But don't give up the pretty ones! I did some of mine and now regret it, but I barely have room for what I have.Brenda
But what happens if I think that they are all pretty? Trust me ~ I need serious intervention :-)Susan
When we sold my mom's house in 1992 she had nine complete dinner sets, a set of her mother's and dozens of miscellaneous plates, coffee cups, creamers/sugars, and so many glasses I could not keep up. This was before the internet and way way before blogging. She would have loved tablescaping. I would love to be able to go back and borrow, but unfortunately all was sold or passed along to family, I kept very little, as I had dishes of my own. I have added more and I do not have the room!! xo
Barbara ~ are you sure we are not distant cousins? I seem to share that same dish collecting gene with your mom! I would have adored her!!Susan
My first thought when I saw your title was "probably when you have to start packing them all up"! So, great minds think alike. Don't get rid of any of your dishes, you'll find some place in your new home to use them. You'll regret it if you do.One can never have too many dishes or too many pairs of shoes!! (An old Confusious saying!) LOLJudy
Ah ~ you have a shoe addiction too don't you Judy??? Me too!!Susan
I'm going to get me some blue and white dishes.Merle.....
Be careful Merle ~ it can lead to a serious addiction lol!Susan
Oh dear, the packing is a pain, but oh joy, the unpacking in the new place and arranging everything - great!
So true Mary!Susan
Don't do anything you might regret! Just get lots of boxes and take your sweet old time!XO,Jane
Hahaha. Funny question.My answer to the question of "How does one know when one has too many dishes?" :Ask my husband.I have entirely WAY TOO MANY and need to downsize before ever EVER moving them!You poor thing. I feel your pain, sincerely and strongly.Hugs.
Jane ~ I know you are a blonde, but honestly, you are one smart girl! You make complete sense to me. I'm a blonde too and frankly I think we get a bad rap!Susan
Oh they are all so pretty! I walk in my dish closet and think...yikes! How many plates can on gal have!! hugs,Linda
Well you know how we girls rationalize. This one is cute, this one goes with everything, this is my favorite ...etc!Susan
Susan, I go by the motto that one can never have too many dishes. ;-) If I lived near you, I'd be there to help you pack all your pretty dishes for the move. Your dishes are going to feel right at home here in TX. Love the blue calico tea caddy. I've never seen one.
I bought that blue and white calico tea pot in a shop in Houston before I was married. It's going back home to Texas now!Susan
And i can just bet Bentley is going to hear "Oh I forgot I had that piece?" Am I right!?
It's completely shocking! I went into one cabinet and could not believe some of the things I found. Apparently, the word "minimalist" is not in my lexicon.Susan
ahahaha cute post! I think acceptance is the first step to ...forget that I think that only applies to AA? lol You do not have a problem it is a hobby. lol Thanks for sharing Grace xoox
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