If you look at the pictures of food on this blog, you will see it is plated on colorful dishes. Those dishes have a unique story.
When I was little we would have dinner at a couple’s house every few months. I loved her house. It was filled with old quilts, cozy rooms and we ate off of transferware dishes. I didn’t know they were called transferware then but I did know I enjoyed eating off of them. She had all sorts of colors. I would try to guess what color plate that I would eat off of each time. Sometimes I would get a “favorite plate”.
Those plates made our meals seem so special. We could eat a simple meal at her house but I was convinced it tasted better on those plates. I promised myself that I would going to have dishes likes those when I had my own house.
Fast forward 30 years… My mother in law bought two sets of transferware…. red and blue. I asked if and when she downsizes and thins out her dish collections… could I have those dishes. She surprised me by giving me the dishes early. I was in heaven.
I now had my “favorite” childhood dishes. Do I save them for special occasions?? Nope. We eat off of them everyday.
I have since started collecting dishes with different patterns and by different companies (in the red and blue). It is my hope to also collect different colors of transferware. Sometimes a plate or bowl will break so instead of replacing with another red bowl… my plan is to replace it with a purple or black patterned bowl. I am on the hunt.
I am still convinced everyday food tastes so much better on pretty plates.
Thanks “Bernie” for introducing me to eating off of pretty dishes.