Yes I’m totally aware the headline of this post could get one of two reactions: For the love of God do we need to buy a dedicated plate for biscuits now? Or: Excellent these are gorgeous and when I am surrounded by beautiful things I am just that little bit happier.
However you feel, these plates don’t actually come with instructions for biscuits. They would work brilliantly for tapas or nibbles or even pudding. I was drawn by the name but, more importantly, by the colours and shape of them. They are handthrown in Ireland and the colours – tea rose, parsnip, peat and bird egg blue – were inspired by the colours of Dublin’s Victorian fruit and veg market.
The set also includes these rather clever in and out mugs which take up less room on the shelf due the way they are shaped. Expensive? Yes? But mugs are tricky. We have lots of mugs in The Mad House and yet both The Mad Husband and I will only drink out of one each. I’m not quite sure why we bother having the other 47. Oh yes guests. But we also have more guests for wine than tea so….
Anyway, if you have open shelves like me, you will also be picturing these pretty things on those shelves and wondering if it’s a justifiable purchase for the prettiness alone? I’d be interested to know where we all stand on that. I could probably pass on the creamer jug thus saving myself £24 and being actually very sensible in my shopping. Although don’t even get me started on the bowls.
The collection is from Rowen and Wren and I am fiercely trying to find a way of justifying it. Perhaps I will just by myself one mug and one plate and use it when I am on my own during the working day. But which colour people, which colour?