On a recent visit to Anthropologie we stumbled upon a table set with the most unique, and yes, some would say bizarre, collection of plates we’ve seen in ages.
We couldn’t decide if these vintage-like ceramics created by the quirky British designer, Lou Rota, were delightful or disturbing. After all, some of her designs look like pieces from a picnic gone awry – green bugs and stag beetles share space with antique roses – while others are perfect for Halloween.
Reflecting her passion for nature and a deep-seated recycling ethic, Lou uses collage and decoupage and both handmade and vintage decals to transform people’s unloved cast-offs into highly desirable treasures.
Are you the type who loves Lou’s light-hearted, mix and match alternative to elegant sets of wedding china? Would you use these plates at home?
Photos from Anthropologie and Not On The High Street