TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Platter

No sooner had I arrived at the Oxford Antique Fair when I secured this 18th century chestnut basket dish for a mere  two pounds.
No sooner had I arrived at the Oxford Antique Fair when I secured this 18th century chestnut basket dish for a mere two pounds.

There is something charming in the idea of serving food on dishes that slowly reveal their pattern as the food disappears. We seldom realise how much effort has gone into the design or the history of some of the patterns. This plate from the late 1700’s was originally designed to support a basket for chestnuts, hence the basket weave design. The English interest in the mysterious orient is reflected in the blue and white pattern of an idealised world of pagodas floating on islands in a mythical river.

Busy Mandarin

Dash across the swift river

To serve a chestnut

Here is a summary of last week’s contributors for the theme “Games”

First in – Tucked into a corner with a great take on a classic game

https://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/dice/

Eat Me has a new spin on an old classic

https://wormwoodwriting.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/games/

 If you would like to participate in TJ’s Household Haiku challenge then you can use any aspect of the household item for an inspiration. “Platter” could be the platter itself, its subject, what you serve on it, where it came from, or where you got it from…be creative! It does not have to be an old or valuable platter…just whatever is about at home

If you are participating please write your a post on your own blog and add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section here and add “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” to your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

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