Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pretty plates

Someone didn't have a use for these plates anymore, so they found a home with us. They were used for meat dishes, so that is how we will continue using them. It is a set of several large plates, deeper plates for soup, and smaller dessert plates.

Look at the pattern around the edges. Isn't it pretty?
And they were entirely for free.

23 comments:

Gothelittle Rose said...

They are gorgeous!

Out of curiosity, if you decided to start using meat dishes for veggies, how would you go about 'reclaiming' them? Does a simple wash work? A dishwasher sterilization, maybe?

Ganeida said...

They are simply gorgeous. How wonderful for you.

Rose said...

They are lovely Anna! BTW, I love your background too...a tablecloth? It's amazingly three dimensional and I so love fish/sea/coastalscapes. Regards,
Rose

Rachel said...

Those are lovely!!! :-) And even better because they were free (and you using them, keeps them from going to the trash, likely).

I always like to see things being reused, rather than trashed..and especially when they are so pretty--and useful! How many place settings did you get?

Rebecca said...

These are beautiful, what a blessing!

Kristin-Homemaker@Heart said...

they are very beautiful!!
I've seen plates similar to these before - who are they made by?

Michelle said...

They are gorgeous!!!

Mrs Marcos said...

Anna,
I know you're busy and don't have time to answer every comment but I was hoping you could shed some light on a hospitality question.

We'll be hosting my husband's good friends for a long weekend in August. The family is Jewish and follows a Kosher diet. They are fairly easy going and have suggested a few meals that we can all enjoy together (i.e. veggie pizza). My question is regarding dishes, serving utensils etc. Since I'm slightly aware of some of the restrictions (like the fact that you have two sets of dishes), I'm afraid I don't know how to handle this the correct way. I assume it is more complicated than running things through a dishwasher - would it be best to get a few serving pieces to be used exclusively for their visit? Any advice would be most appreciated!

Thank you,
Mrs Marcos

Anonymous said...

Anna, these ARE pretty....I really like the blue on them. And the price was certainly right, eh? :o)

Brenda

Miss Kelsye said...

Those plates are so Beautiful!!!!

CappuccinoLife said...

Oh I love those!

Lillian the Ponderer said...

How lovely! It is always a delight to recieve useful things for free and if they are pretty that is so much more delightful.

Marianna said...

Lucky girl. Those are very pretty. They look like Mikasa...which means they will also last forever.

Marianna

Ritab said...

Your "new to you" plates are very pretty.

Walters Inc said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful new to you dishes Anna.
I too have a question, it is similar to the others presented.
As a vegetarian what will be the process for you to be able to use the dishes as your food will not have meat in it.
Also I am curious about the process of cleansing the dishes? You explain things very well for those of us not familiar with Jewish customs and we appreciate it.

Susan B said...

Your plates are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them.

Persuaded said...

I love the sweet little berries around the edges... they look very *you*

You know, whenever I get something for free, I consider it to be a special gift from the Lord. He knows just what we have need of... or sometimes it's something we really don't need, but it gives us joy and lightens our load. May these dishes give you joy everytime you use them, dear☺

Tessa Silvas said...

Hello! I've been reading your blog for quite some time now--and I always enjoy it!!

I had a question (just out of curiosity)......if you have meat dishes, why can't you use them for anything else? And like the first commenter said, if you want to use them for veggies, how to you switch them to veggie dishes?

Hope this wasn't being too nosey!

In Christ Alone, Tessa

Ways of Zion said...

How beautiful! and even more so as they were a gift!

Mrs. Anna T said...

Just a clarification: there is a separation between "meat" dishes/utensils and "dairy" ones. When I say that plates are meant for "meat", it simply means they are not meant for dairy; however veggies, eggs, breads, cereals, and fish can be eaten from either meat or dairy dishes.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Mrs. Marcos,

Buying new serving utensils isn't enough; your entire kitchen, including cooking utensils and oven, must be kosher, and dishes and utensils must be dipped in mikveh. Furthermore, food cooked by a non-Jew is non-kosher by definition (unless a Jew supervised), even if all the ingredients were kosher. In your case I think it would be easier to buy ready-to-eat kosher foods and ask your guests to bring some of their own pots, so that the food could be reheated on your stove.

jAne said...

What a gift to be found!

jAne at tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Mrs. Anna T said...

My husband bought this tablecloth, to coordinate with our aquarium. :o)