Thursday, January 14, 2010

Deft at Delft

In the midst of pulling together another post, I will take respite and inspiration in the form jumping on the tour bus through blogland. Man, there are a countless number of incredibly talented writers/bloggers out there with a myriad of interesting angles on stuff. Catch me at the right moment, well, actually, the wrong moment, and I could be very easily convinced to re-think putting myself out there and risking any chance of gaining respect or even an interested reader or two. Those folks are good. I'm well, .um, still learning............

Anyway, in my morning travels today I somehow found myself at the virtual doorstep of Dinosaurs & Robots.

Displayed in their front window was this little gem from Neatorama

                                                         NYC Delft Porcelain

Then on closer inspection, Holy Sh*t!!!!!!  A hot dog vendor's cart? Seriously? 

{{{{scerrrrreeeeeach}}}}}went the brakes. I've gotta go in. How could I NOT?

"Rather than focus on the newest trend, we will seek authentic, handy, rarefied, disgusting, illuminating, delicious, mysterious, intoxicating, commonplace, historic, intensely personal, entertaining and enlightened objects, both priceless heirlooms and exquisite trash."

Yup - their tag says it all.

Back to that fine porcelain ware, can you imagine setting a quaint tablescape with a set of these dishes? Accompanied by grandma's finest silver, a few heirloom linens and fresh flowers, I bet most would sit down expecting to find a traditional setting from which to nibble their crumpets.

 Then SUPRISE! Get ready to pour some extra tea for all those choking on those crumpets.

If your tour bus schedule allows, I highly recommend you pencil  Dinosaurs & Robots in..

ps to further enhance your viewing experience of this line, check this out. Very amusing.


Maria Killam said...

That table does look great with that china :)

"Yeah, that works..!" said...

..and who would ever suspect? ;-)

Kelly, Arte Styling said...

I love your tour bus metaphor. Too funny. And I think all of us writing a blog are still learning (or, at least, we SHOULD be.)
those plates are too funny!! thanks for sharing.

"Yeah, that works..!" said...

Thanks for swinging by on your tour bus, Kelly! I agree. Like most other things, we should always keep learning. I am so grateful that there are bloggers and talents like yourself to be inspired by.

inspiration is all around even where we least expect it