You say tomAto, I say tomaHto…..as the song goes. August in the Berkshire has been so heavenly with very cool nights….not totally conducive to yummy tomatoes!
Flavorful heirloom tomatoes with their wonky looks, sweet fragrance and exceptional flavor are filling the local farmers’ markets. Meatier, much more flavorful than their newer cousins bred for shelf life.
TomAtoes make a cheery appearance year round in Mrs. Olana’s collection. From sources all over the world, the iconic tomaHto is inspiration for all kinds of utilitarian pieces.
These teapots with varying sizes imaginatively use the twining vines as handles and spouts. The minute one at right has sadly lost its’ tiny lid.
A miscellany including, from left pitcher, salt cellar, butter knife and creamer. The ‘stem’ on the creamer makes an elegant handle.
A creamer entwined in sinuous vines.
This delightful ensemble, saucer, two handled container and lid, were created to hide a can of evaporated milk. A genteel mid-century disguise for those who wouldn’t give up their favorite creamer!
An old post is the setting for a charming wall hanging of a tomato vine, found in Italy, along with, on the left, the profile of a tomato ladle.
Salts and peppers are most often seen in the tomato guise, big, little, paired and not.
Wouldn’t it be fun if a magic wand would turn all these into ceramic pieces?