Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Let's Dish about sea shell dishes.
The sea shells above are real shells with a grove cut in them to hold place cards. They are from Two's Company, but since this is a tray scape, I'm using them as added details rather than place card holders.
I brought home a wonderful wicker tray from
my trip to the Texas hill country
and few thrifty finds from a
recent trip to Dallas & Ft. Worth.
The shell dishes are by Maxcera.
I purchased them from a
clearance shelf at TJ Maxx last year.
The shell shaped plates feature an
embossed edge with a starfish among sea shells.
The shell shaped bowls have the same fluted
edge with a turned shell detail at the top edge.
They are rustic white with brown under tones.
Absolutely perfect for serving clam chowder,
fish soup, or perhaps a shrimp or crab salad.
I chose clam chowder for tonight's dinner.
It felt like the perfect comfort food
for the rainy evening we are having.
The set of chowder spoons were a thrifty find
this past summer when we spent a week in Maine.
The Cherished Home is a wonderful shop in Belfast, ME.
They were having a great sale the day we visited.
These four coin silver chowder spoons were $25 for the set.
Two are marked Fifield & Brackett with the monogram
N. J. Furber
in gorgeous script.
The other pair is marked Vertelt
with crossed swords and the #12.
A simple TH is the monogram.
Found the napkin ring at an antique store in Ft. Worth.
There was a box of odd pieces, each priced $4.
I can't find a mark, but this little gem has
gorgeous engraved details of flowers,
none of which really show up in the photo.
No doubt it will polish up, but I rather like it's aged patina.
The shell dishes are Rustic White Shell by Maxcera.
TJ Maxx only had 3 bowls and 7 plates.
If you know of a source,
I'd love to find more, especially more of the bowls.
I'm playing along with
Food for Thought
this week with a review of
VIOLETS OF MARCH.
Click here for details about Sarah Jio's debut novel
and a bowl of delicious clam chowder.