Neiman's in Atlanta has on display this wonderful toile pattern dinnerware made my Juliska. Here's how they describe it: "quintessentially British stoneware pattern joyfully depicts the narrative of English Country life in a way that is both engaging and timeless". That's exactly what I was going to say!
The different pieces depict the lovely "Main House" on the dinner plates, the "Conservatory" on the dessert plates, the tranquil "Boathouse" on the pasta bowls, and here you see the "Kite Fliers" in this serving bowl.
The color of the design is called Flint, but it can read as grey, brown, or aubergine. I love it here with this dusty turquoise. I've admired it for quite a while, but at $180 for four plates, etc., I've wondered if it is versatile enough to invest in.....especially since I know I would want all of those yummy serving pieces.
THEN.......I saw these plates at Target!!!! Bingo!!!! Here's my (very) low cost alternative. I grant you that this is not nearly as fine or beatuiful, and it has no serving pieces, but these plates will certainly give me the basic feel and will be very fun to work with. And they are melamine. Sorry there is such a glare on this photo.
They are called "Toile de Privet" and are from the Privet House designs that Target has introduced in their stores recently. They are shown on the end-caps of the tableware department with some very cool orange and lime green designs with great graphics like wicker cane. This Delft-like style is on a cream background with a color that can be interpreted as brown or aubergine, and the back is this great emerald green. I show it here on a purple(ish) tablecloth that I also found at Target.
I can promise you that you'll be seeing it soon in the garden. I'm not regretting my decision to pass on the Juliska and "go Target". It was the right thing to do. After all, there were lots of other things that called my name at Neimans!
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