Cupboard Love


This blog may have its fair share of dishes for eating, but it’s time we display some actual, literal dishes.

So, in case you were unaware, I adore dishware! New glassware, vintage pieces, and even the occasional antique. (This is an appreciation learned from my mother, who especially loves the Blue Willow china pattern.) I bought some of these pieces at the age of 12 or 13, from Helen Winnemore in Columbus’ German Village and Tellus Mater in Madison. They’ve done well by me in the 17 years since.

From time to time someone comments on the inconsistency of my collection–a piece here, a piece there makes for an eclectic variety. Still, I like to think different foods and drinks are enjoyed even more when served in their own, custom-chosen pattern or shape. Like martinis, or souffles.

Blueberry-mango smoothie in Williams-Sonoma glass

I like drinking mango-blueberry smoothies out of orange-accented glasses from Williams-Sonoma. And a hot-pink straw has never hurt, either. (But perhaps that’s best left for another post. πŸ™‚ )



  1. Emmy · October 30, 2012

    The big teal-green cup on the second shelf, left-hand side…I can just imagine it as a hand-warming bowl of cafe au lait first thing in the morning, steamed milk and Nicaraguan all swirling togethet…

  2. ebenbow · October 30, 2012

    Gosh, wish I could remember who gave that one to me… πŸ˜‰

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