Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ruby Large and Small

The color red appears in numerous places throughout my home, like in the full vibrant red of my dishes (or rather of 2/3 of my dishes. The other third are yellow.) I love this mix and match set. They replaced a set of simple Corel dishes we'd had since we got married over fifteen years earlier when we needed durable, space-saving dishes which could follow us around to a series of early homes with tiny kitchens and no storage space. We got these last year. They're big, they're heavy, and each bowl takes up half the dishwasher, but they make me smile every time I see them.
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At the other extreme there are the subtle red accents in this handpainted ceramic bowl my husband brought home from Morocco many years ago. Coincidentally, the bowl is hung just to the right of my front door, so it's doing double duty as my Project Show Me offering for today. I'm sneaky like that. (Oh, and the tan triangles are apparently made out of camel bone, but I try not to think about that too much.)
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Now speaking of dishes, I really need to head into the kitchen and do some cooking.

25 comments:

Yen said...

Looks really beautiful! Love the second shot:)Mine is posted HERE! Drop by if you get a chance;)

ilanadavita said...

Nice set and great way of showing it.
I like your Moroccan dish too (have one myself along with bowls) but find ot hard to match them with other colors because they are already so colorful.

Leora said...

I love your Moroccan dish. Some day, I hope to do pottery again and mimic the ancients (and middle ages). The subtle colors in the dish are just wonderful.

Maribeth said...

Oh that bowl is beautiful!

napaboaniya said...

Nice set you've got..yah I wouldn't think much about the bones too if I were you :P
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Dr.John said...

I like the bowl but I thought I'd see a door.

Gattina said...

In my house you will also find a lot of red, orange and yellow ! I love these colors !

LK said...

I completely LOVE that dish from Morocco. Your husband has fabulous taste in decorative dishware!

the teach said...

Robin, I think in Israel people wouldn't think of parking on walkways so no need to forceably keep people away with big RED balls! Ha! Thanks for participating on Ruby Tuesday!

the teach said...

BTW, Robin, if that's your kitchen in your header, I love it!

Janet said...

when I first saw the picture of the dishes, I thought it was a shot of those old fashioned lawn chairs! Nice :-)

ellen b said...

I love the collage of the dishes. Fabulous and the second dish is beautiful...

Carletta said...

I love the vibrancy of the red!
Happy Ruby Tuesday.

~Just Me~ said...

That is such a cool idea for RT!

Mojo said...

Love the detial shot in the second image. The first one makes me dizzy. But I like it anyway!

Bazza said...

It's the most novel front door I've seen so far!

mark's tails said...

I agree, love the collage of dishes.

Scribbit said...

Cooking with some red and yellow peppers I hope?

Mary said...

I love your colorful dishes! That collage shot of them is great!

Laurie of the Seven Stories said...

I love red too. It makes me happy. It's bold, like your photos. And I enjoy bold.

Robert said...

You found a great way to combine posts here. I love the patterns in these pictures; especially the first one. Great detail on the second. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do for this project. :)

MyMaracas said...

What a creative way to present a stack of dishes! Love it! The Moroccan dish is beautiful, too.

Jill said...

The blue plate is gorgeous!! It's my favorite color. I always walked into the Moroccan store in Neve Tzedek. I wanted to buy everything. :)

Jo said...

Beautiful plates and shots.

michael bird said...

Lovely, lovely. Have to admit that I prefer the color to the monochrome this time.