Friday, March 5, 2010

Floral Embossed Plates

After meeting Rachel and Miss K at Noah's for some delicious bagels this morning, we met up with Melissa and Miss J and drove to some estate sales across Long Beach. I wasn't able to find anything at the first two sales but at the third sale I did stumble across these adorable plates. At only $4 for a set of 8 I just couldn't resist. My only problem...I'm not exactly sure how to use them! I do have a few idea's but I wanted to hear from you.

So tell me, how would you use these plates? They are white ceramic with petals and flowers, about 8.5" in diameter and they would look amazing on a table with my vintage milk glass vases.

Addendum---Thanks to Heidi for telling me that these are artichoke plates. Great to know their original use and can't wait to use them for artichokes and so much more!


stephy said...

jam in the center...scones on the exterior.

Eli's Lids said...

Looks like a brunch/luncheon plate to me. With a place for a deviled egg and butter or jam in the center...

Heidi Robb said...

These are artichoke plates, and very pretty ones at that. The whole artichoke sits in the central depression, melted butter or vinaigrette in the outer, and the remainder of the plate is used for your spent leaves.

A perfect find for Spring!

DomesticDoll said...

I have one of these plates and I can't read the makers mark on the back, do you know where they were made and by who?


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