Nest-A-Palooza - Unpacking (my long missed) Antique Dishes
I love pretty much all things vintage (from the last 20 years) or antique (from the last 100 years), especially delicate and dainty dishes. As is typical of my wonderful MIL, if I mention something to her, even in passing, she stores it away to later make my dreams come true. So, I shouldn't have been so surprised when I walked into my wedding shower, hosted by my great and talented Mother-In-Law (who is a party planning extraordinaire) and saw every table setting totally and completely vintage...O...M...G!
|Look at those gorgeous stacks at the dessert bar!|
|This was just one small part of all the dishes..WOW!|
I knew this was just too nice to be setting out at my house in the middle of nowhere and I also knew we weren't staying there forever. So, I asked her to please pack it up for me to keep it safe on my journey and put into storage. Lucky for me, she must have been a packer in her past life. At the end of the weekend, when I went to pick them up, all those small little boxes were perfectly stacked in a row. Love that!
Finally, three years after that fateful shower when my dish dreams came true, I was able to unpack and really take in each perfect pattern. I pulled those boxes from the depths of my storage area, dusted them off, and told them we had such fun ahead of us!
|Best treasure hunt ever!|
|Boxes upon boxes had to be unpacked into neat vintage stacks|
Since I had purchased the most perfect, original wood, vintage hutch at my favorite middle of nowhere store, all these dishes had a predestined home. The hutch too had been in storage since my move to Orange County waiting patiently for me to buy a home so it could be shown in all it's glory. I couldn't believe the time had finally come!!
After hours (and I mean hours) of unpacking my MIL's elf-like packed boxes, I was finally able to see my bounty in all it's glory. It was absolutely stunning!
|My wonderful hutch that had been waiting so long to come out of storage...|
|My new glass collection to go with my plates...|
|The real deal! Are you seeing this table service for 30?!|
|At home and complete at last.....ahhhhhh-mazing.|
Do you love vintage dishes? Have a collection of your own? Show us!