A few days back I took a photo of the porringer I had as a baby, and which I still use daily for my children. It is just the perfect size and shape, shallow with a ridge, so it’s easy to scoop out the purees or soup. The thick stoneware ensures the food quickly cools down a little, but also keeps the food naturally lukewarm afterwards. I love that porringer, and I still remember eating from it as a child! (On Instagram, there were a few people who told me they had exactly the same porringer as a child, and many of them still have them! Do you still have yours?)
I really treasure these old relics from my childhood, and I love it when I visit friends or family from my parents’ generation, and they pull out the stoneware dishes and silverware they used as a child and still have and use for their grandchildren.
Sarah Nicholas Williams of Radish Moon recognised the beauty and practicality of those vintage dishes, and started producing a series of handmade stoneware porringers adorned with her gorgeous, whimsical watercolour illustrations. And they are absolutely beautiful! They are dishwasher and microwave safe, so practical for families, and have a similar shape and thickness to my vintage Peter Rabbit dish (which I’ve tried and tested for long enough to know it is perfect)! I have already placed my order, hoping that one day, my children can pull out a Radish Moon porringer for their grandchildren.
This is such a coincidence! My friend just emailed me that he helped his tenant carry in some boxes and when he asked what was inside, she replied they were her new books. And the books were Radish Moon!
Can’t wait to see the Radish Moon book in person — I’m sure it’s beautiful!! xx
PS SUCH a coincidence!!
I love these dishes, too, and feel they would be wonderful heirlooms.
What a lovely find, just gorgeous! I still have one dish left from my childhood as well. It’s funny how faster they brake today…
Went to the Radish Moon website and found out there was a store nearby me who sold her items!! Can’t wait to go look around and hopefully purchase some of these so very cute dishes!! Thanks for the post!
Lovely blog post Esther, thank you!! And yes, I still have my peter rabbit one too! These will last just as long I promise! 🙂
I also have my Peter Rabbit porringer at my dad’s house! The ones we used as kids. I should bring them back to London with me this summer so my kids can also use them.
BTW- I LOVE these ones from Radish Moon!!
Can’t believe I’ve just found this article! We still have the ones from when we were kids- Babar, Beatrix Potter! I love them and wish there were more porcelain pieces available rather than plastic! Brings back so many memories.