Slowly unpacking the last boxes, and an old suitcase from my grandmother’s where I put a few favourites for O to bring back to Brussels by car after the holidays. Here are some of my treasures, my blue plates:
From left, clockwise: “Mother’s day 1975” (flea market find, 2012), “Christmas 1975” from Royal Copenhagen (my parents’), Swedish king & queen wedding 1976 (sister’s flea market find, birthday present), from Alhambra, Grenada (present from my parents when visiting my sister who studied in Grenada), Danish plate (flea market find, 2012).
I have kept a similar plate to the last one (“Danish”) from my grandfather’s, that’s actually why I bought it because it reminded me of my paternal grandparents.
So, what do I do with the plates? I would really like to hang them on the wall, but O is not in favour of this idea. I know that it might sound old-fashioned with plates on the wall but I assure you that it is back in fashion :-) I remember that we used to have blue and white “year-plates” on the wall when I was a child but those were all matching. The “new” thing is to hang random plates in an asymmetrical pattern on the wall. Or maybe I just use them for serving / eating?