My amazing mom was a caterer when I was young and instilled early in me a LOVE for all things dishes. Instead of paying taxes she purchased (legally, mind you) dishes for her business. Among her collection are original Fiesta ware, Villeroy and Boch, Waterford Crystal, Spode, Mikasa, Dansk, and more. I have to say my favorite memories as a child were scouting antique stores for Fiesta ware or the unique little tea cup or tea pot. I remember for one of my birthdays as a young girl wanting an english tea party. I think I was turning 5. We set out round tables in the backyard and everyone wore their fancy garb. One of the gifts my mom gave me was my first teapot, a china blue squarish pot perfect for a small child’s fingers. I haven’t collected much myself since I’ve been married as money is tight, however someday maybe I’ll have a collection as amazing as my mother’s! 

As I look around late at night, it always seems I find the perfect replacement set to the current dishes in the dish rack. These are no exception! I have loved ZARA since I discovered them in San Francisco in 2005. I pine for their store with modest prices and unbelievable fashion! But I was struck this evening as I found out that ZARA now has a home line. HOME, but not in the U.S.? Can I bribe any blog friends over the pond to purchase some for me and ship them home to my rural plat of land in Idaho? I’ll trade letterpress goods, a whole deal of letterpress goods, like wedding invitations or baby announcements or something…
Desperate in Driggs
From the ZARA home collection: Left to right, Jenny Crockery, Chantal Teapot, Wallpaper Crockery, Piste Cutlery, Black Wine Glass with Turned Stem.