Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Have Dishes

When I married in 1992 my mother gave me wonderful and practical gifts to start my new home.

A sturdy used sewing machine
Well loved cast iron skillets
12 place settings of white dishes with embossed fruit that she bought at the local Brookshires grocery store.

I could sew, cook and entertain, what else does a girl need?

Well, time went by and the marriage did not last. The husband took the skillets and sewing machine. I guess he really wanted them. No matter what, they have been replaced and all is well. Thankfully, he had no interest in the dishes. I was at a Goodwill in 2000 and found a set of dishes almost exactly like my first set so I bought them for ten bucks. The new set was made by Gibson and sold at Target in the late 90's. So I had a 20 piece set give or take since a few dishes had been broke throughout the years. I was happy happy happy with the them.Then in 2003 I got an insane cat that loved to jump on the counter or table and knock down dishes. All of a sudden my set started to dwindle. I had a quest to scour the world to obtain as much white embossed dishes made by Citation or Gibson.I have done it. I have really done it. I have 30 place settings, a turkey shaped soup tureen, 4 serving dishes, four platters, salt and pepper shakers, a teapot, sugar bowl, creamer and the butter dish (not pictured). In short, I have plenty of dishes. I will now stop looking for them at thrift shops.



  1. I have the same dishes...

    No cat - just teenagers. If you get some of those you can keep buying them...

    they set a new record this week, broke 3 in a stack....

  2. I have a 12 and a 15 yr old but suprisingly they have always been very good with dishes. knock on wood :) They are terrible with glasses, I have been through too many sets to mention.


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