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Welcome to Red Couch Recipes Pasta di Myrleeen Mystery Table and Tablescape Thursday.
The other day I found these dishes at a local thrift store and I was hoping to find out more about the dishes from the Tablescape Thursday Audience. Has anyone ever seen dishes like these? I bought the dishes because I thought they were interesting, funky, and a great deal. The set came with a pasta serving bowl and eight individual pasta bowls, all for $6.00.
DESCRIPTION OF DISHWARE
"Pasta alla Myrleen" is written on the pasta serving bowl. "Napoli" is written on the front and back of the serving bowl.
"Pasta di Myrleen" is written on four of the individual pasta bowls.
Four of the individual serving bowls have no writing on them.
On all but one of the dishes, including the serving dish, the blindfolded chef is eating or testing the spaghetti. The backs of the dishes are marked with the word "Napoli."
They are relatively heavy dishes and I think hand painted. The dishes have a beautiful white glaze over a red pottery or ceramic ware.
*Is this just cheap dishware that came from Wal-Mart?
*Could it be the dinnerware of a now defunct restaurant? I live in a small, rural town and there is no restaurant by that name. The area I live in was settled, in part, by Italians; for a small town there is a relatively large Italian population.
*Is the blindfolded chef testing or eating spaghetti a common depiction in Italy? Why is he blindfolded as he tests or eats the pasta?
Is he wearing the traditional uniform of a chef in Italy?
*Why would some of the pasta dishes have Pasta di Myrleen written on it and some of them don't?
We served Rachel Ray's Parsley Pesto-Breadcrumb Spaghetti in the pasta serving bowl. Click HERE for the recipe.
Roco the Red Couch Rooster came to check things out at the table. Roco arrived safely at the Red Couch Recipe home yesterday. Roco was a giveaway gift from Gnee the hostess who writes the warm and friendly blog Singing With Birds. You really need to check out her Top Hits Fridays where she culls the blogworld for the week's best posts. Thanks Gnee, we really love him!
Thank you for dropping by Red Couch Recipes where you are always welcome to take a seat and relax.
I am posting this with Susan at Between Naps at the Porch where you will be motivated to set a more inspired table.
Placemats: Wal-Mart -- On clearance right now
Bubble Glasses -- Gift from Tai Pan Trading
Napkins -- Wal-Mart summer clearance
Napkin Rings -- Style Sisters
Pasta Serving Bowl and Individual Pasta Dishes -- Deseret Industries (thrift store)
Embossed White Plates -- GiftSquare White Plates -- Tai Pan Trading