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White Now
Katie Bower
White Now
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White ceramics hold a very special part of my heart. It doesn’t matter what in what form, I just love them.

I think it all began when I was registering for my wedding. I was immediately drawn to white dishes. It may have something to do with a tidbit of info I once heard on a cooking show–that food actually looks and tastes better when presented on white dishes. (I’m guessing this is why so many of the world’s top chefs present their gourmet meals on pristine white dishes?)

After I had a complete set of whiteware, I was officially hooked. I was like a white-ceramic-addict and those dishes were my gateway drug.

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So, I started collecting white ceramic lamps (little black dress of lamps) which were usually easy to find, went with everything and looked so classic in any space. I moved on to ceramic animals. It began with birds…and then some more birds…and then it was horses…and even mice. They seemed to fit in anywhere I needed a bit of whimsy. And let’s face it—they make me smile.

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Vases, candleholders, jars—nothing was safe from this white ceramic hoarder.

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I even vividly remember taking on the attitude of a fierce warlord when I saw a coveted piece in a thrift store. Let’s just say in my ceramic conquest, I’m not afraid to use my elbows, and I don’t take prisoners. Fortunately everyone made it out alive—including my well-earned white ceramic turkey salt and pepper shakers.  And then if that weren’t enough, the ceramic gods bestowed a sweet lidded faux bois jar to me as a bonus.

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My current obsession is white ceramic fruit. Whether citrus, savory, or sweet, any fresh produce memorialized in white with that glossy finish is the apple of my eye.  I recently added to my collection a pineapple that I’ve considered slipping into bed with me and Jeremy. What can I say?! I just wanna be close to it. Really…really….close.

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So what are you obsessing over? Anything holding a ginormous piece of your heart? Any other gals ready to knock over a fellow shopper for a certain item?

- Katie

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Leave Your Thoughts (3 Comments)

  1. Emma from Cartersville ·

    Platters. I have a thing for platters. The serving food kind. The glass kind. The cake stand kind. Even the completely useless too big to serve a pig on kind. I have them propped up in the house everwhere. And the baby is one year old and fascinated with this one glass one near the fireplace. If he gets near it, I’m more concerned for the platter than the shards that could land in his wrists.

  2. Kate Smith ·

    I love white dinnerware and have a collection of vintage white ceramics. I love all the slight variations of white when they are grouped together. I enjoyed seeing your pieces.

  3. Amanda S. ·

    I’m with you on the white ceramic dinner plates. I have a similar obsession ;)