The plates were used in 2013 in this New Year place setting
Here they are in the transitioning to New Year decor
and another appearance of the plates. For a long time I only had one of the black plates until we found a second one.
I love how they looked so at home with the metallic in this setting
The plates were made in the Potteries in Stoke on Trent for the American market of Ralph Lauren so they are not seen widely here.
However, I had started with just 1 pocket watch plate some years back & slowly added to it as I found another. I admit to having several of some of them, it took me ages to find the second black plate but all the while I was aware that the 4th plate in the series eluded me.
I have seen the odd one & unsuccessfully bid on it. I had almost resigned myself to not having it until a week ago when a last minute bid secured the last plate ....
I changed the sideboard & left a space for the new plate
This is what filled the space ....
It is elegant
A few of my favourite things with it - the oval beaded African Platter - a gift from my sister - along with the lovely gold ceramic animals from Africa - they always look right with the plates & their little bits of gold details on the numbers or borders ...
The remaining plate in the pocket watch series joins the others at last.
For me, this collection of TIME plates is a reminder that TIME is different for everyone & that it passes way too quickly. Use your TIME wisely ....
I hope you have enjoyed seeing this last plate as much as I have in finding it - the small things in life are important, they give us direction & pleasure.
Thank you for visiting & taking TIME to comment,
Dee at the Carlton ~💕~