The joy of pastel-colored dishes...
For those of you new to my blogs, a little heads up: I love dishes. Unabashedly. Ridiculously. Some would even say obsessively. I have so many dishes I sometimes think I should stop collecting, but then beauty overrules practicality and I add another tea cup to my collection. In addition to the family dishes that have been handed down to me from my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother, I have purchased many others on my own over the years ~ everyday dishes, fancy dishes, orphan tea cups, creamer pitchers, dessert cups, platters, colorful serving bowls, you name it.
Believe it or not, in all this dish madness, I do try to limit the pink in my dishes, generally going with colors that better complement my preferred kitchen scheme of red and yellow. My china is a gorgeous set of lead crystal handed down by my mother, and I have some other fancy holiday dishes in paler colors, and even some ancient German tea cups and plates in a pale pink rose pattern. But by and large, the pastels are left out of the dishes that I can actually use.
With Easter dinner at my house this year, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to get out those few pastel-colored dishes and put them to work. I used the vintage pink platter in the back to hold deviled eggs, the blue and white Haviland plate for the meat and the pink and cream dish handed down by my grandmother for the mushrooms. It was a delight to see so much pastel beauty on my dinner table for once.
Sometime in the next week or so, I'll share my latest find with you ~ it's fabulous.
Photo by The Pink Home