Sunday, April 27, 2008

updates........

I think I am actually becoming an adult. Why? Because I went out, after many months of deliberation, and started to buy dishes for everyday. And, no, for those smart alecks out there, we don't eat off of slabs of wood with our fingers. We are much more civilized than THAT! We eat off of a variety of plates- some from a garage sale (well, a barn sale, actually) and some I had from before we were married. And of course, the collection of plastic IKEA plates from Annie's babyhood. (C'mon- you know the ones- they look like petalled flowers) Anyhow, I have fallen in love with some Portmeiron everyday stuff, by Sophie Conran- see it here- http://www.robmcintoshchina.com/store/merchant.ihtml?id=2572580&step=2 The stuff is "hand-made looking"- slightly irregular shaping-nice and thin, however (I hate thick mugs, as well as mustard glasses and peanut butter/Flintstones jars to drink from). I bought two place settings to start-a biscuit and a sage. What I would like to do is collect two settings in each of the four colours-white, sage, biscuit and Eldon-with a variety of colours in the accessory pieces. And then, when I set the table, I'd like to sort of mix and match. Some people may actually prefer all of one colour, or maybe a plate in biscuit and a cup in sage or whatever, but man- this is very beautiful dinnerware.
We went up to Carp today, just Sean and I. Sort of a date. He went up to help a guy with his new homebuilt (Sean was the test pilot, as well as inspector). Annie and Bear stayed with Nanna. It was kinda fun to get out on our own for the day.
And yes, I am knitting-more later................

2 comments:

KnitTech said...

Those are pretty nice. I'm about ready to start looking for a new set. The ones I have are more then 12 years old. They look good, but I'm tired of them.

DianeS said...

Those do look awfully nice. Since I have been known to shatter Corelware, stoneware is just not a good idea for me. Our current set is getting pretty chipped, so it would be nice to get new.