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.
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. 🙂 )