Thursday, November 17, 2011

Side plates,bread and butter plates, cake plates,or tea plates

I wondered today about these little plates.
I got them all out to make sure I had enough for our fundraising afternoon tea on the 4th December
Then I got to wondering what other people call them
When I was growing up, we called them tea plates.

I have heard them called so many different things over the years,
including,side plates,bread and butter plates and cake plates

I love them all,and like all my china, I can't seem to stop buying them.
When I see them in the op shops or at markets or in second hand shops, I just can't leave them there, if the price is right.  Usually they cost only a few dollars

Even my daughter picks them up for me whenever she sees them.

 Sometimes I get really lucky and have found cups and saucers to match to make a trio

                                                      Like this lovely  Royal Albert.

Have you an obsession about something like this,and what do you call them.  I would really like to know.

Now I think I have plenty for the afternoon tea, as I just opened another cupboard and found another pile after I photographed the above group.

  Well never mind next time.   xxx


Kathy said...

Oh my...could I limit myself to one thing. China is definitely up there - I call them dessert plates - but I have heard the other names you mentioned too. Your collection is beautiful!
Hope you have a blessed day,

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your little plates are lovely whatever you decide to call them! Makes me want to collect them too! Nancy