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November 19, 2009

~I need a 12 step program~

Hello !! My name is Gloria and I'm a Dishalis...Hi Gloria lol!!! Oh Yes!! your my friends so I know I can confess to all of you...ha ha!! I don't know when this happen to me at first it was just having lunch and shopping with the girls and I would just buy one little dish...you know just to remember our lunch date with....Then a tea room opened in town and I found myself checking out the tea cups and pots and thinking what harm could it do to have them to take home and maybe a dessert plate or two after all you need a few tea things just in case someone wants a cup of tea and a pretty plate to set out some cookie with right !!! Then me and my friends started going to the consignment stores you know just to look around and see what they had..... And I would have to buy just a few more....Now just for a rememberance.....



Then I started buy dish sets....




Oh and then the silver hit me and I figured what harm could a few pieces do after all it would look pretty with my dishes.....





I did walk away from these.....I patted myself on the back





Then I started looking at even bigger dishes....





Then I found myself going out looking at dishes myself.... I was no longer just a social dish buyer....I mean what harm could that do right...




I found myself loving to touch them to pick them up and turn them over to see who made them...checking out to see if they were oven proof, dish washer safe etc...I found myself at the grocery store trolling the dish aisle instead of buying food....I found myself hiding the dishes in my food cart under paper towels in case I ran into a friend at the store....

Oh I tried to look at other things when I went out shopping...I did... I swear it did...But I knew it was getting worse...As I was buying more dishes and hiding them in the truck of my car, in the closets, under the beds, under the drapes, Not telling my children about them......Lying to Len about them when he would find new dishes and I would tell him "Oh those old dishes I had them for years" I found myself late at night when he was in bed stalking Ebay looking for more dishes....

I found I was buying dishes for my daughters and grand daughter because no one wants to dish alone....But every time I would go out and see dishes my hands would start shaking and my heart would beat faster...I would tell myself " No Dishes before 5pm" You can be just a social dish person.....Then I seen these and girls I found myself slipping.....I told myself Control Gloria you can do this....After all it's the Holiday's and the first of the month Just breath and walk away "YOU CAN DO IT GLORIA" lol !! But then the dish devil started speaking to me again....Devil said come on Gloria do you really need to buy Christmas present for your daughters you did that for years and look at all that money you wasted on toys they just broke and how about all those Barbie dolls you bought Dawna when she was little and just chewed the feet off of them...so does she deserved a gift now at her age and after all her husband can buy her a gift....And Len does he need that cable bill paid for the month...he did just find with Rabbit ears on his TV before you met him...and the Electric company do they need your money this month ??? You have left over candles from last Christmas that will give you light....And at Thanksgiving you can just make the family Grilled cheese with turkey sandwiches....It almost the same and with the candles lites and on these pretty dishes they won't notice....its almost a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving.....

Oh!! Yes the devil made me do it...Just look at these..


Each plate has a differ farm aninal on them....These are called Farm Toile



Got me a service for 8










I want to Thank my family for now understanding about the Christmas gifts you won't be getting now....What do you mean you want more than a lousy Christmas Card...And don't think I don't hear the whispers behind my back about an intervention and sending me to Betty Ford...and YOU still think I would buy you a Christmas present ??? I promise you I will get help the first of the year lol!!!



May all of you have a GREAT weekend on your side of the mountain....Now I need to check and see if I have enough dishes for Thanksgiving dinner ha ha!!

41 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh Gloria, I love those dishes!! Wish I could find some of them.

Okay....here is my dish story from our road trip. You will know I definitely have a little dish addiction after hearing this one. We went to Branson MO. While there we shopped Bass Pro Shop, which is a huntin' and fishin' store!!! They have dishes, too, LOL. I found some flatware at the store, the first day we were there. I was a good girl and resisted, until the last day we were there...yep...I went back and got the flatware. I'll do a tablescape post soon. The flatware has pinecones...don't you think that will be great for Christmas? I thought so...:-).

Dawn said...

LOL! I knew it the minute I laid eyes on you! The funniest part is the idea that if we pretend we've had the dishes (or fabric, or knick-knacks) for a long time our hubbies won't mind. I do the same thing. Of course you have to "put them away" as soon as you get home so you can "find" those "old dishes" later!
Hugs,
Dawn

Deborah said...

Gloria, Gloria, Gloria....
I have a couple of the farm troile dishes and IF I saw the whole set, I would have bought it! I LOVE THOSE DISHES..
Maybe I should go to Betty Ford with you! My hubby says I shop too much, but you know what, who cares, as long as your happy!
Have fun and I love all your things!!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Gloria, I can totally relate. I am a little OCD about my dishes. In fact, I'm running out of places to store them... thinking about putting shelves in the coat closet as a solution.

The Farm Toile dishes are super cute!

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, you been on the mountain top way to long girl! Yes, I have to admitt that I love all your dishes not matter which one you pull out. We all do; all been thee with hiding our sales, secrets like no one new we had them. But after 40 years you think they would get use to it.
The garden toile dishes are so cute and I love the black and white. Great story too my friend.
Have a great week-end.

Dawna said...

OMG that is so funny and so true about the barbie doll feet all mine had to wear boots cause I chewed the feet off so funny and every bit about the dishes is true I love u and have a good day
Love Dawna

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Gloria, I can totally relate. I am a little OCD about my dishes. In fact I'm running out of storage places... can't put cake stands on the wall! I am actually thinking about putting shelves in my coat closet.

Those farm toile dishes are so cute!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gloria, your farm toile dishes are just toooooooooo wonderful to pass up. Of course you needed them. You are so funny. This year I have bought more dishes than I have ever bought in my whole life put together. It really is an addiction, but I really do enjoy it. I love all of yours, and hope you find many, many more. Have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Madeline's Album said...

Wow!!I guess I am the same way with buying holiday decorations. Continue your dish collecting. Have a great day. Madeline

Melissa Miller said...

LOL! Ha! Girl you are just too funny with your dishes obession. I think I have it for monograms and tassels.

I LOVE your new farm toile dishes. They are just beautiful! So cute and fun. I see them with pretty red flowers on a spring day tablescape. ~Lovely. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You adorable woman! I think we may be twins..or at least very soon! I am getting ready to put another hutch in the already crowded family room! AND add more storage in the garage. Oh..and another shed! Can I go with you to Betty Ford? I mean..not that I need to..I just don't want you to go alone..is all. :)
We'll talk more as soon as I get home from GW.
HUGE hug!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I meant to tell you that those Farm Toile dishes are about the cutest things I have seen is ages!
Wow! Lucky thing! :):)

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
How about this? You set a nice table for the Holiday meals and tell the girls to bring their own food ... think they'd go for that?
I saw those beautiful tassels you've been making ... I'll bet you wrap a beautiful present ... the family can pick out whatever they like, PAY for it, and bring it to you to wrap ... what could be better?

Remember that song "If Lovin' You is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Right?" I guess if collecting dishes is a sickness ... I don't wanna be well! Might be a good thing to go into remission once in a while ... I like candlelight, but kinda hard to cook with it! ;)

Have a great weekend, Gloria!

Bill

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, they are so cute! I would have wanted them too! I'm already picturing them at Easter, with some veggies...too cute!

Sue

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gloria.....You are singing to the choir girlfriend! I think alot of us bloggers are nuts about dishes...I wonder why? lol Hey, they are bringing you happiness so enjoy them!~Hugs, Patti

Pat said...

You are a trip! I share the same addiction re: dishes and I have a compulsion to buy stem ware too. Just cannot do it anymore 'cause I don't have the space...but the withdrawal is incredibly painful. I suggest you avoid an intervention with your family and just keep hiding them. :-)

salmagundi said...

Confession is good for the soul! The dishes are pretty spectacular, however. I think you needed them - after all it's Christmas. Have a great weekend. Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Funny! :) That is like the phrase "bet you can't eat just one". Love the black and white ones.

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, girlfriend, I hear you and I totally understand! I love it when you said - you can't dish alone! You're too much! :)
Oh, those dishes! I love those dishes! How cute these are! I can understand why these would call your name. It's a good thing you were close or I may have heard the call myself! :)
Have a blessed Thanksgiving, sweet friend.
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, you are just the funniest thing. I love, love, love the farm toile dishes.. you know I do... would love to be able to find some..hope all is well you with you.. miss ya hugs ~lynne~

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Oh my gosh, I am all the way over here half way around the world laughing at this fabulous funny story of a gal who got hooked on dishes. It happens to the best of us, well, perhaps not with dishes per say, but with something in life. For me it started with tedies, then went into vintage ribbons (a gal can never have enough of them around!!), and last year I got hooked on vintage Japanese kimonos. I can not get enough of them, and oh yes, I too have done that, pack the kimono away since I "have had it for soooo long" so that hubby will not mind!! Bless his heart for not noticing! Oh course now that I have said that, I have possibly jinxed it and soon he will start to notice all those new additions to my collections!! Oh me and my big mouth. But girls, I am so glad to read that Gloria and Dawn and others have been doing the same thing with their DH for years!! I am not alone in that. :-) hugs from here, Debby

Justine said...

Heeheeheeeeeeeeeee! Oh girl, this just cracked me up. And I love those dishes! Especially the ones with the piggies. Have I ever told you how much I adore pigs?

Oh well, screw their Christmas presents. You NEEDED those dishes!

Justine :o )

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Mama Mia... you are a Mama after my own heart! LOL! I am just in so much trouble from dish buying. Mr. Magpie just shakes his head. They are all over the place, but some day all of my nieces and godchildren will have a blast either keeping them or selling that at a yard sale! LOL!

I am no help, Gloria, as I think those dishes are just about the cutest things EVER. I would be cheering your as you bought! LOL!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
You are so darn funny! My stomache is hurting from laughing so hard! Those new dishes are really wonderful, it would be hard to walk by those beauties! I love your new blog header girl, did you do it yourself? It's gorgeous! Have a great weekend and tell Len i say hi and hey rabbit ears aren't so bad after all! Hugs, Cindy

bj said...

O, you silly, silly woman..you have GOT to get a hold on buying so dang many dishes..NOBODY needs that many dishes, Gloria...Now...SHUT UP AND TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A SET OF THOSE TOILE ANIMAL DISHES !!!!!
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haahhhhhaaaaa...you are so much fun, sister friend...love you to pieces!! and I really do love those new dishes!!
xo bj

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, I'm sitting here with a side ache from laughing at this post. No dish buying before 5:00 - hey it's 5:00 somewhere, right? And I'm sorry, no jury in the world would convict you for buying those dishes. They are the cutest things I've seen in a very long time! Have a wonderful weekend hiding your dishes. Do you ever forget where you hid them? I hate when that happens lol. Kathy

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhhh myyyyy goodness!!! Girl, I swear I fell out of my chair laughing...what??? You think you have a problem??? I don't see a problem...sheeeshhh!!! Call me an "enabler" if you will, but I love all...and I mean ALL 150 sets of your fabulous dishes!!! Not to mention, when I think of your "dish problem"...it makes me feel better cuz I have a long way to go before I'm that bad...I mean, till I catch up to you!!!

Heheheheheeee...love you, Sis!!! And...I love, love, LOVE your new toile farm animal dishes!!! Okay...admit it, you know that you bought the entire set for the bunny!!! I know you!!! So...just keep the bunny plate and send me the rest! wink!!! Oh Girl, I really do love your new dishes...and...I certainly can understand why you couldn't say no! They're sooo pretty, soooo charming...so sweet...sooo YOU!!! Can't wait to see a tablescape with them! You know the fab thing about black and white...you can put any color with them and look great!!! Sooo much fun, you'll have!

Well Sis...was just stopping by to say hello and see what you were up to...now I know! Hehe! Girl, we're going to have sooo much fun shopping in Vegas...and yes, I suppose I do owe you a trip to the mall! I just couldn't wait to dress that pretty mantel! I couldn't just leave it naked...could I? Hehe!

Love ya, Sis...
Chari

9405018--Pat said...

I love the garden toile dishes...I totally understand about the dishes..I Love Dishes! Mr H thinks you only need too set....poor guy....Pat H

carolinajewel said...

It is always fun visiting with you Gloria! I definitely know what you suffer!!!! LOVE the Farm Toile!!!! :D Jewel

Betsy said...

I was out shopping the other day at a sweet little shop that sells vintage and not so vintage items. The dishes are what I bought, I really like the you have, wow what a find.
The farm toile is nice. I bet you have plenty of dishes for Thanksgiving.
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.
Betsy

xinex said...

LOL! I thought you were talking about me for a while there, Gloria. Those are gorgeous dishes, love them! Here, I have been giving away dishes to family members who visit just so I can make room to buy more. LOL! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, G!...Christine

shirley said...

Gloria, your post made me smile as I read how you cant pass up dishes. I could have been that way but I HAD to behave as I knew the dish addiction would get me like it did you. So I went with paper. At least I can hide my addiction in boxes (which I have) under the bed, in the closets, etc. You are too funny!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now those dishes are just the cutest -- I'll see you at Betty Ford after the 1st -- maybe we can be rommies or something....but unless they have good dishes...I'm not staying! LOL

Queenie said...

This post is so cute...it cracked me up...you are so much fun! You remind me so much of Picket (Dot)! You two are so much alike. I think you two must be sisters. You both are such sweet hearts too. Those dishes you found are cute as can be...Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Keep up the hunt girl, no need for a 12 step program! LOL!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Tootsie said...

ha ha! love it! I know how you mean...it starts all innocent...and then one day you just can't believe it! lol
those are some pretty dishes mom...hope you had a good weekend.

Rue said...

You crack me up Gloria! Those dishes are darling and I don't blame you one bit ;)

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving dear friend!

love,
rue

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what a cute post...I always love your pictures and enjoy visiting your blog...

josh said...

hey grandma at least you are addicted to buying beautifull dishes instead of rooaster. lol ( auntie dawna :). sorry i havent talked to you in a while. guess what we found.... camaera charger! we will be sending u some pics soon. miss u and love. talk to u soon. love josh

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh Gloria! You're a sick, sick woman!

PS - When they check you into Betty Ford, can I have your Farm Toile???

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Gloria,
I am Gloria's friend and I'm also a Dishalis...Do they have a room for me at Betty Ford too for girls who can't say no to dishes. LOL!!!
I love my dishes too and teacups, well that my weakness.
I love, love your new farm toile. I want some farm toile dishes too!.
A very fun post!.
Have a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving,
Elizabeth

Dena said...

No dishes before 5pm, social dish person...I just spit Dr. Pepper all over my keyboard! LOL! You definitely made my day with this! I'm off to the grocery store and planning a quick run by the Goodwill...you know, just in case there is a gravy boat that I might NEED. Wait a second, did I just spy the words "flatware with pinecones?" Where? Who said that? I gotta go see now.

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Hugs,
Dena