The Weaver of Grass posted photos of her favourite plates after a message from Elizabeth in new York and I thought I would like to show some of my favourite plates also. The one above is a Royal Doulton plate given to my parents for a wedding present in 1936. The picture is of Richmond Castle, which we visited in 1997.
My mother hand painted this little covered butterdish in the early 1920s - I never use it now, but I have it in the front of my china cabinet where I can see it, I could not bear to throw it out.
This silver plate by Don Shiels was given to us for our silver wedding anniversary and hangs on the wall in our kitche.
This lovely plate hangs next to it. This has a picture of the Nimb palace in the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and was given to me as a present when Bill and I attended a sugar conference there in 1983. We had a wonderful dinner in this palace to close the conference, so I have fond memories.
This Royal Copenhagen dish was part of a complete dinner service brought out to Australia in the early 1920s by Bill's grandfather. We have some very large meat platters which also belonged to the service, but nobody knows what happened to the rest of it - such a shame, they are lovely. We visited the factory of Royal Copenhagen during the sugar conference, which I found fascinating, but I wouldn't like to be the women doing the hand painting every day, very exacting and to me very monotonous.