Now I’m prepared for the fact that the subject of this post is likely to have polarised opinions. Food-shaped tableware, I’m aware, is not for everyone – it’s the ceramic equivalent of marmite and you’ll either love it or loathe it. Obviously I’m in the former camp, I have been for some time now, and was thrilled to learn last week that my lovely friend, fellow blogger and old work colleague Bonita at www.mamasvib.com is also a fan following her post on it last week (you can read it here).
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have visited my local TK Maxx and Homesense (honestly, it’s shocking how many times) always hopeful that there might be a rogue piece in there waiting for me. I even have friends on the lookout in their local charity shops for any pieces too. Anyway my luck finally paid off recently and I snapped up this leaf plate in TK Maxx that is currently being used as a fruit platter in the kitchen. Sadly, I have to confess that the other pieces featured on this post are not mine but belong to my Mother in Law who has a phenomenal stash from both Portugal and Italy.
Personally, I prefer the green leafy and cabbage pieces (obviously, given my love of foliage) and one day hope to own some from the original Portuguese maker Bordallo Pinheiro, but it was Bonita who bought to my attention that the good old High Street has created their own versions, namely Zara Home. Naturally since seeing her and discussing our shared love I have spied pieces everywhere so I thought I would put together my own edit of the fabulous fruit and veg that are available now just waiting to liven up your home…
Top Tip: Don’t hide these pieces in cupboards and use just for eating, create a plate wall of them or hang one or two on amongst other pictures for an injection of colour. Alternatively, put them out on display within your house and use them for for fruit, keys or the fruit shaped pieces work will well on your bedside table for jewellery.
This post was not sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.