Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Blast from the Past

Finding four woven wicker circles in a storage box I decided to bring them upstairs. In case you can’t guess their purpose, especially considering my lame photo, they support food laden disposable plates. These came in handy at church picnics and family reunions.

Isn't the design pretty?
Finding them available online today made me happy. So does seeing these virtual antiques in use since my husband uses paper plates now and then. Unfortunately my China dishes are too large as I’d hoped we could protect our hands from hot plates. Oh, well.

The plate looks upside down... Weird.

Isn
t it funny how the shadow play creates that optical illusion? Have you seen or used these?

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30 comments:

  1. Those are nice for bbq's in the backyard. I had some of those, but unknown where they are now.

    It does look like that plate is upside down.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. Big hug. ♥

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  2. I think we may have some of these around the house; The Hubby doesn't throw out anything!
    Remember using them as a kid; wonder if the cats would try to use them as mini-beds...they'll try to curl up into anything!

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    1. My husband leaves these out and I keep stowing them in a drawer. lol

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  3. I bought a set from Grocery Outlet a couple months ago. They're plastic, not wicker, but they do the job. As for keeping hot plates touchable, have you considered those pot-holder-type things that they make just for plates and bowls? I picked up a set several years ago at a craft fair, and I use them daily.

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  4. Goodness, we used to have a bunch of those too!

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  5. Used 'em til they fell apart, actually. Now we have to buy stronger paper plates.

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  6. I used to have some, but got rid of them in one of my decluttering frenzies. XO

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    1. My husband hates when I go on one of those. Heh... ~hugs~

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  7. By golly mom still has some of those. They don't last too too long. They get drier with age and start disintegrating.

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    1. I'll keep an eye on them. :) Maybe a little coconut oil will keep them from falling apart.

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  8. Our family, growing up, used those.

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  9. That is a cool optical illusion! Dad says he used to have a bunch of those for picnics and whatnot. Very handy.

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  10. I've never seen those wicker circles before - what a good idea for big gatherings. Your second picture is a real optical illusion. It looked like a normal plate to me until I read your picture caption - then I could only see it upside down!

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  11. I've seen a heap of paper plates and all looks upside down and then you find one facing up, then all are face up.

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  12. Nice design indeed. We have two at home. Quite useful, actually.

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  13. Those wicker thingies would make very good resting places for cats if you scatter them around the house and garden Please alter your description accordingly. He-he-he.

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    1. I will take your wise assessment into consideration. ;)

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  14. Always had these for those paper plates. Stopped a many a spill I am sure.

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