Something Beautiful is a 2013 self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Growing up painted china seemed fussy and didn’t appeal to me. In college, I began to develop an understanding and appreciation for handpainted objects, especially those from Asia. But a true love grew for celadon. A dear friend gave me my first celadon as a thank you for making a special occasion gown to fit her very recently post-pregnancy figure. That tea set was the start of my best china, something that’s outlived college preferences and my marriage. Something I love to this day. It is simple and luminous.
Celadon refers to the color of the pottery glaze and varies between a very pale green and blue. My favorite shade is right in the middle of the two. One shade like a skin over the shallow bas relief images of peonies, koi, lotus, and more. Subtle and exquisite.
Even tuna tastes better on a celadon plate. May your meals be served on something as beautiful and much more.