One of the blogs I follow, Expressions of Me, answered some random questions, one of which was “Do you collect anything?”
As I began my answer, I realized it was growing rather lengthy, so I decided to answer it here. I collect dishes. Books and other things, too, but those aren’t for this discussion.
As a child, I collected Breyer Horses, model horses. I still have the black ones, a teak one from Thailand I brought home with me, a carved pecan shell one, one of spun glass, ceramic… I should probably photograph them. I gave most of the others to one of my nieces who’s horse crazy, like me. Blessedly, her parents are supportive.
I buy a single place setting. If it only comes in a set of four, I use the others as gifts; give away plates of cookies and the plate doesn’t have to be returned… I should write a blog post about this.
I’m not sure if anyone is really interested in seeing all the patterns, but here are a few:
I suspect they were supposed to be serving dishes, but these are my October and November plate and bowl.
Christmas. There were more pieces, serving bowls, etc, but these were the ones I chose. After all, there’s only so much space to store things.
I’ve posted a couple of the pieces, little place and pitcher, from the Italian Sunflower design. I have probably a dozen other designs.
I wanted a way to make meals special, especially when there’s no “occasion.”