I found these handsome, highly glazed leaf dishes in an antiques shop recently. They make an unusal and unexpected focal point when grouped together on a table. And since I’m always looking for centerpieces that don’t involve the ubiquitous floral arrangement, this type of grouping is graphic, a bit masculine and definitely rustic chic.
The dishes likewise make ideal accents when used singly or filled with something seasonal, such as pinecones, or pillar candles. They have no maker’s mark and the person from whom I purchased them didn’t have any information about them, so I don’t know their age. But new or old, their realistic shapes combined with their soft coloring and beautiful sheen make them great decorative pieces for any time of year.
All photos by Joel Woodard