Friday, November 4, 2011

{flowers and suds}


one of my favourite things to do.........
wash my pretty dishes by hand
call me crazy

Happy Friday Sweet Friends

Just for Today.....
Treat yourself to a small joy
{a Starbucks Christmas drink is on my list....love seeing those red cups}

64 comments:

isaw iheard isaid said...

Really pretty plates and the small one is it a coaster?? Loved the color!!

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

I,too,love washing pretty dishes by hand...Sometimes,especially,when they've come from a secondhand purchase,and the dishes are dirty and dusty...Then,to see their true beauty revealed when they are washed! Thanks for the good thoughts and smiles for today :-)

Martina said...

Everything done with LOVE is beautiful! Just like your picture! xox

Ann said...

I'm not really into washing dishes :(

But I can see that yours are so lovely,
no wonder you enjoy washing them... Have a wonderful weekend!

patchworkandlace said...

Pretty plates and love your paper cases on your last post too ,lovely colours xxx

LissyLou said...

I completely understand that!!

My hubby always tells me to stop buying plates that can't go in the dishwasher, i tell him that he doesn't have to wash them, so he should stop moaning!

Gwendolyn said...

I wash my "delicate" dishes by hand also, with love. I think washing dishes in one of those "calming" chores , like sweeping.
Blessings~

Hoola Tallulah said...

Pretty dishes are a joy to wash indeed, and yours are super pretty!

Esta de moda said...

I love yous picture!!
Kisses,Olgianna!!
http://estade-moda.blogspot.com/

"Create Beauty" said...

I understand the joy of holding something beautiful in your hands and the joy of suds : )

Pretty photo!!!

Happy Weekend!
~ Violet

Rosie said...

Good morning Sweet friend,
I actually like washing dishes (CrAzY...I know)
Didn't even own a dishwasher for the first 15 years of marriage...but have most definitely crossed over now.
Ya, one o'clock sounds fine. Am cleaning the studio today, so if I don't answer the door, just come around the back of the house...far side of the shop. See you soon!!!! R

ilovethishusbandandwifestuff said...

When your dishes are that pretty, I get it! Plus, I like washing dishes by hand too. What a pretty picture. The suds are so clean and sparkling!

Victoria said...

Moments spent caring for something precious...no matter what that is...are moments well spent...wishing you a wonderful weekend.

somepinkflowers said...

there must B a
I~Love~To~Wash~Dishes
12 step program
as there are so many of us!

{{ ME?
i am not so keen on the ones
covered in yucky food
but the Tea Cups
and saucers
are
perfection when squeaky clean }}

:-)



PS--i enjoy
ironing cotton,
too

Jane said...

ahh everyday I have to wash up by hand...no dishwasher for me..but I don't mind if they are pretty dishes :) :)
have a lovely weekend x x x x x x

Tereza said...

Where do you find all your beautiful things! online or second hand stores!?

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Friend,
A crazy cute clean combo! I used to EAT suds and these look edible:)
Warm Hugs!
XO

It's me said...

Happy friday darling......xxx...

Bee happy said...

I don't blame you for washing these beauties by hand :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

I also wash by hand...then it makes two crazies...LOL!
Love these dishes!


Gabriela

Irma said...

ohhh i love it too:-))

Blondie's Journal said...

I love handwashing, too. Somehow it calms me. Not so much pots and pans! lol!

XO,
Jane

liz said...

Not crazy at all, i love doing that too. Liz :)

Marilyn said...

Not crazy, I only hand wash special dishes too. Love the red cups at SB's and right now some of the chai latte flavors of my!!! Caramel or pumpkin, swoon!

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

crazy!! and so creative! : )

Behold the Metatron said...

There is something very therapeutic about cleaning! :o)

ps I am giving away custom business cards. stop by if you can!
www.beholdthemetatron.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I never think about this as being pretty...but it is! I love to hand wash vintage linens. I just bought one today that I will put in a basin of lavender suds! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Helen Philipps said...

Such pretty soap sudsy flowery china! Happy Friday, Koralee.
Helen x

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Well not really just dishes are they! sweet smelling bubbles and pretty colors and the sound of china, I call that fun any day!

Lorraine :-}

Debi@7Gates said...

A little holiday drink might be the perfect pick-me-up. A good little scrub of those pretty little antique dishes makes me appreciate them even more.

pollydove said...

how do you have such an endless vat of creativity my friend? this is truly so adorable! have a great weekend! xoxoxo

Michaja said...

What a great picture Koralee! And your dishes are so pretty.
Have a good weekend my friend
xxx

Nezzy said...

Girl, ya almost make dishwashin' desireable. What pretty little dishes swimminj' in those suds!!!

I've always said I have waaaay to much to do to wash dishes. Ya can always hear the dishwasher hummin' 'round the old Ponderosa!!! :o)

God bless and have a wonderful weekend!!! :o)

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

I have to admit that washing dishes by hand is not one of my favorite things. Right now, I have a box full of vintage cups & saucers waiting patiently for me to wash and display them. Maybe I will wash them this weekend and be glad that I did when I see them sparkling at me from their shelf! Thanks for the lovely post! xoxo Jina

by Teresa said...

There is something "homey" about washing dishes by hand. I'm enjoying a cozy day by the fire here in Oregon... relaxing after a very busy day yesterday. Hope you come visit my blog, I put up some photos of my trade bead collection.. I think you'll enjoy it.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

girl!~ there is nothing crazy about you! I am the same way......collecting dishes that bring a smile to my face has always been a passion of mine...they are actually a delight to wash....and it's a must washing them by hand in my books.....they stay nicer longer!

and if it is crazy...then sign me up...cause I wanna be crazy right there along side you!

stop by and enter my giveaway!
ciao bella


Creative Carmelina

delia hornbook said...

Such pretty plates. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

A Lauren to Herself said...

I'm exactly the same. But I just enjoy looking at my cups and saucers too!xx

Cindy Albert said...

I love beautiful dishes. I even hand wash my beautiful cutlery.

All the best, Cindy

GardenofDaisies said...

Washing up is a true pleasure when you have dishes as pretty as this!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love the soap bubbles and the china. Have a bubbly weekend, dear friend xoxoxo

Anne Bente said...

Gorgeous blog with lovely colours!
I will enjoy looking through:)

Have a lovely weekend!

francis said...

Oh yes I love that too !
It's honoring my pretty dishes !
I also love to reorganise them .....
and I talk to the ones who were a bit neglected ......
I wish I had a bigger BIG house after my birthday . I have so many beautiful bouquets ... and presents and ......
and you know ....I love to keep all the beautiful papers they were wrapped in TOO !
and paper bags ...love them too !
Saskia wrapped her present in a beautiful golden wrappingpaper and now there are golden glitters everywhere ....on the floor , on the couche ....they are very tiny so you just see them once and a while but OH HOW I LOVE THAT .
Have a wonderful weekend Koralee ....

♥coco rose♥ said...

I don't think there is much better than washing pretty crockery by hand........very pretty to look at and very soothing!!!!!

Have a super weekend!

Vanessa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hometown girl said...

how funny! i kind of know what you mean. i feel that way when i come home with something i found. i can't wait to wash it up :) enjoy the weekend!! xo susan

Prudence said...

it's that time of year again! I'm sorry I cannot support your love of handwashing dishes, maybe in a huge white farmhouse sink and if the dishes really are pink, maybe.

Maria said...

Good morning Koralee!
You know my fondest memories with my grandmother {she passed on when I was only 14} were of having tea with her pretty teacups and dishes. We would then spend the afternoon taking all the dishes out of her china cabinet, washing them, polish up the cabinet and put them all back in their places. My mother wanted me to have those dishes since they are such a heartfelt joyful memory of my Nonni. Aren't vintage dishes the prettiest kind of dishes ever?!
Wishing you a lovely weekend dear ♥
*xoxo* Maria

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ONLY YOU, could make a chore that I have grown tired of, more appealing, when a tinge of pink and blue and BEAUTY radiate from within...oh Koralee, you are amazing; you are a poet of the simple things in life. You make them MORE IMPORTANT through your lens of not only your camera, but your heart....big hugs to you sweet and beautiful friend...LOOK UP! Anita

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, i wish and hope one day i could be invited to your beautiful home! I just love all your gorgeous collection of plates and cups. They are so beautiful! I hand wash all my dishes too because we don't have a dish washer here and these machines are just not too popular around here. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

polkadotpeticoat said...

This is so good for them also it hydrates the china so they don't chip as easy, they say you should do this twice a year....

Sewn With Grace said...

This photo make me want to take a bubble bath! Such pretties! Have a good weekend, Koralee!

Lulu and Co. said...

sounds perfectly normal to me!!!!
xo,
Lulu

Brigg said...

So happy you found me, so I could find you!! LOVE your bog!

Bela said...

Wish you a wonderful Sunday, sweet Koralee!!!
Love, Bela

scarlett clay said...

That's wonderful, I remember my mother saying we always had to wash the good china by hand. I didn't like it as a little girl, of course, but now I appreciate it. My daughter even enjoys washing her little china plates in the 'big' sink with bubbles. :)

~Scarlett

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

You make every chore, seem such a joy to do.
I love your pretty dishes and yes, they really do need to be washed by hand.

Hope you are having a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Palomasea said...

Hello Koralee!

A gorgeous image there..
I am one of those odd ducks who actually prefers washing all dishes by hand...especially those very dear ones. It's just a great opportunity to reflect and slow down time a bit.
And I do love those Starbucks red cups!

Thank you for the beauty!

Hugs,
- Irina

Alessandra said...

Pretty dishes with a gold border should be washed by hand... pity that sometimes I feel to lazy to use them... and wash them!

Ciao
Alessandra

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING SWEET FRIEND! Still doing dishes? WHY NOT? With dishes so pretty, who would not want to linger over pretty pink suds? AND I FOUND THE MOST WONDERFUL AQUA BLUE dish soap by Dawn!!!!

I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK TO THE BLOG DEAREST! It looks as if you stretched the margins and now have a light blue/white background; I did the same months ago and I love it.

PEACE TO YOU THIS SUNDAY; I have laryngitis so it will be peaceful here today!

BISES, Anita

malia said...

Me too! I dislike washing pots and pans but enjoy the washing the mismatches tea cup and saucer set my daughter and I share! Hugs! Malia

Lisa Graham Art said...

I kind of like hand washing dishes too, they don't get spotty that way. I always hand wash my favorite coffee cups. Speaking of red...I just bought a wonderful red coffee cup. Just a plain little thing, but it will be my Christmas cup for this year.

And yay Starbucks!

d e l i g h t said...

I do the same thing! Some of them are so old and have lasted so long without breaking that I just love to put warm soapy water in the sink and clean them. I do the same with old silverware. I always use a real vintage linen cloth to dry them! A little ritual that is theraputic!

flowersandhome said...

We don't have a dishwasher and therefore have to wash everything by hand. But I certainly wouldn't call you crazy for washing your lovely dishes by hand, I'd do it too if I had such beautiful dishes or cups, even if I would have a dishwasher ;-)
Bye,
Have a lovely new week,
Marian

found and sewn said...

I love washing pretty china by hand too! love your new look xx