17 March 2008

My travels on a plate

For many years I collected painted plates to hang on my kitchen wall - every time we went on holiday I would buy another to add to the collection. Now my kitchen walls are as full as I want them to be (in these minimalist days) and I've moved on to collecting mugs and tea towels from my travels. More practical than decorative, I agree, but why not enjoy beautiful things in everyday life?

On the rare occasions when I relax in my kitchen (in between emptying the dishwasher and putting on another load of laundry) my plates bring back memories of the holidays when I bought them.

A friend of mine worked in Istanbul for several years and on my visits to see her, I fell in love with the blue and white Iznik tiles that we saw in the Topkapi Palace and Blue mosque.

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Maryam in Marrakesh said...

These are *so* beautiful. I particularly love your bowls from Arasta Bazaar. Stunning.

Prêt à Voyager said...

I love the idea of collecting plates when you travel! My dad always brought back tea cups and saucers for my grandparents during his travels (even harder to pack!). I find myself drawn to dishware and home goods as a way to show off where I've been.


Dionysia Avouri said...

I am a ceramic artist and my studio is located in Marineika, near Tsilivi, in Zakynthos. If you ever visit zakynthos again you may be interested to pass from my ceramic art studio and exhibition. You may also visit my website at www.adamieion.com
Thank you.
Dionysia Avouri