I just came across this photo, and it brought back some very good memories.
I'm not someone who regularly buys bespoke. I have been known to use a tailor, and a shirtmaker, but other than that, hardly anything.
However, shortly into my French adventure I came across the wonderful rustic dark green glazed pottery of Biot, in Provence.
I had begun to collect a few antique (or old) pieces, then had the wonderful idea of ordering some Dinner Plates. I asked for their catalogue, which arrived almost the following day. It was illustrated with drawings rather than photos, and all the prices were hand written in ink. It must have taken hours for a 'work experience' person to prepare.
I found what I wanted, and sent off my order.
It took quite a while for the plates to arrive, and I remember well unpacking them from all the straw-like packing material. I had ordered 10 plates, and they all arrived unbroken or damaged. I really should have ordered 10 small side-plates at the same time; but no.
The above photo was taken just after I'd unpacked them. I was like a kid in a sweet shop; I was so excited.
Here is an antique (old) oval Biot plate in action, with the dinner plates also in use. They really do make food more appetising.
Our potter in Biot is M Augé-Laribé, and the name of the pottery is La Poterie Provençale.
If you're down that way you should pop in; just say Cro sent you!
Those are beautiful plates with their green color showing off the food nicely.ReplyDelete
They are actually a pleasure to use.Delete
Just right for a hot, sunny location with al fresco dining.ReplyDelete
Which is basically what they're used for. They certainly suit the 'al fresco' bit.Delete
The plates we eat from and the cutlery we use affect our appreciation of food. Your plates look beautiful.ReplyDelete
They are a pleasure to eat from. You can't say that with all plates!Delete
I'm sure your dinner is fully appreciated when served on those aesthetically pleasing plates .ReplyDelete
One of my better investments.Delete
The next time I am in the areaReplyDelete
You won't be disappointed.Delete
You've featured the green dishes on your blog before and I remember them well. I love the green and the size is perfect. I'd buy a set in a heartbeat. Not that I need more dishes! What's another set or two...ReplyDelete
Yes I've shown them before, but I just found the top photo. I could feel myself opening the package again.Delete
No cutlery needed,I will tuck in to the platter , right now!ReplyDelete
You'd be very welcome.Delete
Tailors, shirtmakers and handmade dinnerware? Living the life of dreams you are. It is a very nice set of plates in a lovely colour. Do they have other colours available?ReplyDelete
Someone has to keep these old craftsmen employed, otherwise they'd fade away. They do a 'dirty' yellow, and I seem to remember that they do a dark blue; but the green is best.Delete
Thank you , kind sir.ReplyDelete
Lovely, and from your comments you can still buy them.ReplyDelete