Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"The Curse!"



WARNING!!!!! THIS IS A BEFORE PICTURE! I took a picture of all my rooms when we moved in our house 3 years ago and now I am glad because I can always find some before pictures when I forget to take them!



And this is the AFTER incase you wondering....After reading the Nester, I took her advise and called my Mom and asked if she had any white dishes and this what she gave me.....



In my Family we call it "The Curse" and "The Curse" is, that we can never say no to free furniture or dishes from anyone!( and btw this hutch was free, yet another piece of furniture noone wanted from my Grandmother.)  My sister does not have "The Curse" but my Mother and I do! Which now I am finding out is a good thing.  I received every white dish above for free from my Mom...She is like my own personal Goodwill but better.... if you think free is better.  Not to mention she was more than happy to get rid of all these, since having the The Curse for over 60 years will get your house full of a lot of furniture and dishes that you don't need.  So call your Mom today or anyone you know that has The Curse!


BTW...I did Modge Podge the H which I got from HL..Duh and also purchased the pears above from HL for 2$......2$ peeeeeple!  GO GET SOME!

28 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the white dishes against the black hutch...very pretty!

Struggler said...

This looks great! And I really like your 'H'.

SweetMelissa said...

Can I be your new sister????? (except you'd have to "share" the goods with me!)

Becca said...

I love the white dishes!! They look perfect in the black hutch ... wonderful job!! And, love your toile letter "H" !! Stop by sometime, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

So dramatic! Your mom is a great source, those white plates are fabulous! Love it!

Cheers!
Tina

De Javu Crafts said...

cool blog..i love it...i love you lamp shade, im def going to do that in my girls room.
thanks for sharing.../
come drop by my craft blog
dejavucrafts.blogspot.com
hugs
amanda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great! Love HL. My daughter told SIL, that she loved shopping at Mom's. :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That hutch is gorgeous! And I LOVE mom's dishes!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ha! I'm cursed as well. Most of the time it's a good thing, but I do end up with a lot of junk. Anyway, I just posted the FFF results from last week and chose your reupholstered bench as the winner. Lovely piece. Thanks for sharing it.

Amanda Hervey said...

I've been wandering over to your blog for the last few weeks and I have to say, I secretly want you to be my best friend :) You are so creative!!! If you ever move to Kentucky, I need a buddy to share "the curse" with!

Mimi said...

Wow, the white dishes look so nice against the black of the hutch...great job!

Lou Cinda said...

This REALLY looks fabulous!! Your Mom came through big time and your placement of everything is perfection!!

Looks WONDERFUL!!

Lou Cinda

vintage tickled pink said...

i also have a great family but noone gives as good as stuff as you got. loved it all. great job on the black. for the holidays or to change it up abit. use scapebook paper in the back of each opening or the center 0ne changes it up and looks cool. try it -its cheap and looks like a new cabinet. ps. visit my new blog, diane at vintage-tickled-pink

bowerbirdz said...

My mum is the same - she's just given me a whole lot of stuff that's 50+ years old, and I'll cherish it for many years.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love white dishes, I really prefer them. My family fought with me to replace the white ones, and won. Ive regretted it ever since. sigh

Happy VTT!
Tracy

Vonlipi said...

I love the hutch and the dishes! We have the curse too! lol

Postcardy said...

I like the look of all white dishes in the hutch. I think white dishes look nicer with food too.

Miri said...

Love the white dishes on the dark hutch! Gorgeous!

LV said...

However things come about, your dishes and hutch turned out great. Very nicely done.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful dishes and hutch....how great people have passed them on! Happy VTT!

concretenprimroses said...

I love the drama of the black and white. Good job and so great that your mom helped you achieve the look!
Kathy

Wendy said...

I love the white dishes and especially in the black hutch! yep...we have the curse here,too! I agree it is a good thing :)
Wendy

mallorymurray said...

That looks beautiful! Doesn't seem like much of a curse to me. :)

Ulla said...

Looks lovely. The Curse goes in our family for generations. I'm so happy we don't have to move anywhere!

Tara Beaulieu said...

SO pretty! I think many people underestimate the power of simple white dishes. Yours make a really elegant statement against the black hutch. Inspiring!

Tammy said...

It is a beautiful display of white dishes on a black hutch. Very formal and elegant looking.

Debbie said...

The black hutch with the white dishes, just beautiful. I think I have the curse too! I have a hard time saying no to free. LOL

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

Oh,boy...do I have the curse...
What's your mom's number?I could use a little free goodwill,myself;)
It's lovely that you have your mother's dishes in your grandmother's cupboard.