Thursday, June 9, 2016

My 7 Favorite Vintage Asparagus Plates

I truly wish that asparagus plates never stopped being a fad. I guess I have a better appreciation for them since they aren't as common. On Etsy, there is a variety of asparagus plates that are incredible. The art and design of each one is fairly unique! I personally think they are quite useful - especially since they have little indentations where dips like hollandaise can go! For you, I have picked my 7 favorite retro asparagus plates.

The simplistic painting style on these French Sarreguemine asparagus serving plates is beautiful. The tray itself is great for having large groups of people over. By having the asparagus shapes embedded in the plate, you can easily avoid them rolling over the plate and onto the floor. I can't even count how many times that has happened to me. I do like the individual plates having their own place for their sauces. No need to over-complicate!

You could use these white asparagus platters during any time of the year. The plates themselves almost have a modern flair, but believe me it is definitely vintage! I don't want to sound like a pig, but I do like having multiple sauces on my plate when I eat asparagus if it is offered. I definitely love the fact there are two separate places for dips. I think the serving "basket" for the asparagus is very cute and would work pretty well for dinner parties.

I think that this artichoke and asparagus Majolica plate set is stunning. The blue, purple, and green hues all over are great colors for all year around. I do like the fact that you can have a place for artichoke and asparagus on this set. God knows how many times I've struggled keeping an artichoke on my plate! The art on the border of the plates is pretty fantastic, I've never seen anything like it before.

This is a very bold and straight forward set. The auburn French Majolica asparagus dishes really scream 60's to me. If you look closely at the plates you can see what looks like peacock feather designs lining the edges of the plates. It's actually quite a remarkable set and incredibly elegant. I can see the contrast between the green purple asparagus and the burnt orange would be a great combination.

I love how straight forward this antique French Sarreguemines Asparagus plates set is. There are very definite asparagus outlines on the plate, a very obvious section for your sauce, and the plates are a vibrant green color. Clearly, this is an asparagus plate! I put this in my top 7, because I really love the unique shape of this plate. Instead of everything being very rounded it seems more rigid. I thought it was different and enjoyed the very forward take on the design.

When I saw this early twentieth century asparagus plate set I instantly thought of spring. The colors aren't vibrant enough to be called summer. I do think that the edges look like the petals of a sun flower. I really enjoy how delicately painted it is. It's very artistic, but still fully functional! Of course, a bonus would be being able to use it for artichokes too.

The Gien artichoke and asparagus plate set is stunning. The artistic foliage impressions on the plates are really amazing. Not only that, but there are clearly separate sections on the plate that you could probably have a dip, artichoke, and asparagus on there all at one time.

For all these amazing vintage items, it definitely requires a lot of storage space that most of us do not have. I think that you could probably make an exception with these asparagus plates that are on Etsy. As a collector, there are very cool sets that could be set out for display, because not a lot of people know something like this exists!

Do you agree with my list? What are some of your favorite asparagus plates? Comment down below and tell us about it!