Trendsetting: Splatterware & graniteware

One of my latest infatuations is splatterware (aka spatterware). It’s the perfect thing for bridging the gap between modern and traditional. Right now abstract art is hot, and splatterware is the ultimate in abstract. But it’s also been used for, oh, 300 years, so it feels traditional too.




via—pair splatterware with lettuce-leaf majolica, and I want to die.

I especially love splatterware in unexpected shades:

via—such a beautiful source for splatterware in unusual colors

via—this guy is on Amazon in lots of colors

I love this black-and-white splatterware pot on my stove. It’s so graphic and fun and is a lovely foil to the antique artwork.

If you’re the type who would rather set the trends than follow them, splatterware is a great place to start. You’d be hard pressed to find many photos of splatterware in kitchens online, so go forth and start a movement.

Another type of dishware I’m loving lately is graniteware, a worthy stand-in for pewter, which is getting harder to find secondhand. Here are a few images to give you an idea what I’m talking about:

via—this is graniteware


I’ve started looking for graniteware for my mother-in-law, who has a nice collection of pewter already going. Graniteware fits right in and adds another texture but in a subtle way. It hasn’t caught on as trendy yet but works nicely with a neutral color scheme. It’s plentiful in antique stores and on Etsy too.

What dishes are you loving lately? I’m less interested in buying as many dishes as I used to. For daily dishes, I prefer either white or green plates and clear glasses. Maybe it’s just part of this whole simplification and minimalist movement that’s caught on lately. Thoughts? •

3 thoughts

  1. The splatterware with lettuce-leaf majolica really is gorgeous, would you display is somewhere or use it?
    I love your stovetop! You have stuff on your counters but it still looks clean.


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