Elizabeth invited me to take part in blog Plate day today - she has some glorious plates posted on her blog. here are some of mine. When we travel I like to collect plates and sometimes jugs - maybe we can have a blog jug day?
This is one of our Denbyware plates. I started collecting these in 1968 when they first appeared. Whenever a shipment arrived in NZ I would buy a few until I finally had a full dinner set - most are still intact. We had cups and saucers and a coffee pot - all in the very fashionable brown of the day (like most things we owned then including my clothes). Bruce hated these when he was little but now he and Kaz own them. Then we saw Polanski's film Rosemary's Baby and I couldn't believe that my coveted dinner set was used in the film.
This is the plate I bought in Matakana last year when we went to NZ - Nikau Palm decoration - I have 2 of my favourite fruits sitting on top - tree tomatoes - these days called tamarillos. I indulge myself when they are in season and have 1 with my cereal in the morning.
This beautiful plat,e along with an enormous salad bowl, we bought in Tuscany a few years back - they cost as much again to have sent back to OZ but I love them both.
This is a bowl (somehow the other one has disappeared) painted by Jenny Dawson in Perth - we have a couple of her mugs as well. Bought some years back.
And this last one is my breakfast bowl which I bought in a market in Provence. I have my Ansko Muesli and yoghurt and today a tree tomato in it almost every morning.
Do go visit ELizabeth's New York blog and link to all the others taking part. Thanks for inviting me Elizabeth - it was hard to choose....