So, then... I decided... they could be used as bread plates (or whatever they might be used for) and would be Ok with the white dishes that I bought in Germany to 'tie together' my many various other odds and ends of plates/bowls/etc.
So, what do you think? Does it go well with my big pasta/soup bowls?
|As you can see... I did buy them and brought them home. I did resist the other matching pieces of dishware. I bought 8 of them.|
I only purchased ONE to see if it would go with my white dishes. The above large soup/pasta bowls are just plain white and were purchased because they were plain white.
Here's the salad/dessert plate in question. I only bought one. To take it home to test it out. I decided if it didn't go well with my white plates-- that I could simply use it to display cheese slices or something like that in the future.
|I liked this very much. I can't say why exactly. I guess the grapes remind me so much of Italy?|
By the way, the little square lace plates will also go well with the above large white plate set of dishes that I have they -just will not MATCH or GO WITH with the very different sort of green grapes/leaves plate as seen in the above photo- vastly different greens and style of pattern.
I also bought the one salad/dessert plate size that you see above... and one hot plate trivet for a 'host/hostess gift' this summer.
I can't believe that I live so close to this town and I've only been there a total of 2 times now in a year.
*For those who have never been to Nove, Italy... it is a town full of shops that makes hand-painted Italian plates, vases, bowls, etc. Many of these factories have 'shop' areas where you can purchase (at a great discount) these same items and of course others that aren't exported anywhere. A ceramic factory needs to make many extra items in case the glazes run or crack, etc. So, after they fill their orders- many of them sell the 'extra items' in their shop areas. Of course, some of these items might have 'small defects' but there is nothing wrong with most of the items. Some of the smaller businesses of course aren't exporting their items anywhere and they are just selling their hand painted ceramics to the public. Most people when they shop in NOVE are making large purchases... many bags or boxes are usually purchased. That is why my tiny 8 stacked plates, 1 salad plate, and 2 hot plate/trivets was a very SMALL PURCHASE for almost anyone that has ever shopped in Nove.
It's too bad that both greens didn't go well together.... but, I can live with it. Because, I've never been a 'real match-y match-y' type of person anyway. After all, they will both go well with the white dishes- just not together.
On another note: Last night, (Friday) I was so tired. I went to bed by 10pm and I did not set my alarm. When did I wake up? 5:08am. Sigh.