Stepping Back in Time

by Cate on July 29, 2006

Are these not the cutest things ever? Well, the TV trays might be even CUTER if they were in pink, but that might be going too far, even for me. ;) I stumbled on them while browsing Stonewall Kitchen’s website the other day. I was under the impression that Stonewall Kitchen were mainly a jam and spread company. I didn’t know they had all these items as well. They’re definitely going on MY Wish List. Besides being a throwback to simpler, more honest times, it’s a great way to keep foods separate. They’re made of porcelain and are safe for your freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Totally delicious.

And if the TV trays are not enough cuteness for you, check out these Soup and Sandwich Plates:

Can’t you just see yourself curling up in front of the TV on a Sunday night, with the fire crackling in the background, and sinking yourself into a good movie and a bowl of French Onion Soup with a Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Panini? Love it.

Happy shopping.

Until tomorrow …

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Lydia July 29, 2006 at 2:41 am

I don’t know about pink, but I know these trays (well, they’re almost too beautiful to be called trays!) come in blue and a nice light green. Makes me want to cook salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, and apple crisp!


Dani July 29, 2006 at 2:42 am

OMG, those plates are so cute! I never heard of Stonewall Kitchen’s before but I am already in love with their stuff.


Claire July 29, 2006 at 2:51 am

We have some OLD (meaning probably 30 years)soup and sandwich plate/bowl similar to that. The trays are wooden. The only major difference is that ours don’t have sides on the sandwich part of the tray. These are fun!


sam July 29, 2006 at 3:14 am

The trays are really cute, but call me old-fashioned, we never eat in front of the tv or on our laps. The concept actually seems alien to me now. It didn’t when I lived in London without a dining space and was forced to eat every meal on the sofa.

But now, because I can, I just take the greatest pleasure from turning off the tv, stepping away from the computer and laying the dining table with place mats and napkins (serviettes as I call them) and sitting to down to dinner with my family (yes it is just me and him, but he is all I have got and I am not complaining), and then we talk and I like it.

I can’t imagine going back to tv snacks, although I did it for 5 years at least.

I suppose there is no reason we couldn’t use the trays at the dinner table though, eh?!


Cate July 29, 2006 at 3:22 am

Lydia – I saw the blue and the green. Nice colors, and tempting, but the white looked more, I don’t know … refreshing? Probably didn’t hurt that the pic included food and a nice table setting. ;)

Dani – $20 for 2. Not too shabby, eh?

Claire – wow, 30 years, huh? Sounds like you got your $’s worth. ;)

Sam – I completely agree. I was picturing these on our dinner table … cute and functional in keeping things separate (I hate when sauces get mixed together).


Alicat July 29, 2006 at 3:36 am

I have lusted after these for years…

When I build my dream house I am gonna go all out. People will think I’m nuts — but it is going to be so incredibly retro and 1950s (with a dash of modern, of course) — these trays included!

Ah…I could daydream about vintage stuffs for hours. :o)


sher July 29, 2006 at 7:25 am

The soup and sandwich plates are great for informal parties too. Love them. People can put a sandwich or entree and a bowl of soup on it and wander around with it, talking to other people.


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