Stuff I like: dishes and flatware

Look at most of this blog’s photos carefully and you’ll see Portmeirion‘s Botanic Garden pattern, a durable stoneware service made in a wide array of shapes and sizes since 1972.  Each piece features a botanical illustration, bordered by repeating green leaf trim.  Fans of the 60s TV show “The Prisoner” will know that the Welsh resort village of Portmeirion served as the series’ fictional prison town.

Also seen is Rosenthal/Continental china’s “Charcoal” pattern, designed by the great modernist Raymond Loewy.  Flatware is the Durgin / Gorham Fairfax pattern in sterling; stainless steel is Oneida’s Moda.  Glasses are Duralex Picardie.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s