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Holding hands

March 12, 2019

I stumbled upon this plate earlier today in a thrift store down my street, fell in love and bought it for 50cents. It symbolizes pretty much how I feel after publishing a pretty personal blog post yesterday and the response I received. Thank you so much for your comments and emails, I will respond as soon as I have digested it a bit more. It was a bit scary to publish, but now I have a feeling we’re in this together, holding hands, caring and sharing. Thank you for this. Love.

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  • Reply ktinka March 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    We had a similar plate when I was a child, it hung alongside several others on the walls of our kitchen and I remember I was obsessed with it. So funny to see it here.

  • Reply Natalia March 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

    This plate comes from a village Pozdisovce in the East Slovakia, it is traditional ceramics, I wonder how it got to a Berlin Thrift shop, I suppose the world is small 🙂

    • Reply Sandra March 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

      Natalia, wow, thank you so much for sending me those links, so great to see! Such happy plates <3

      • Reply Natalia March 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

        You are welcome, Sandra, I love your blog, I must follow it for 10 years or so! Slovak traditional crafts are very original, this plate probably shows women dancing traditional dance in a circle 🙂

        • Reply Sandra March 18, 2019 at 12:13 pm

          Such a long time, thanks for coming back – so glad you like it here 🙂 The plate had a wall hanger, but I removed it because I want to use it for good things to eat, such as olives. I think the ladies will approve 😉

          • Natalia March 18, 2019 at 12:20 pm

            Yes, usually pretty plates were hanging on the walls, more simple were used for eating 🙂 Here is a sample of dance from the Zemplin region https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HM_a52tsdE (from 3:05 women are dancing in traditional clothes)

            I came across your blog when Scandinavian design was so popular we all wanted to read Swedish blogs, but I like it now even more since you moved to Berlin.

          • Sandra March 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

            That makes me happy to hear. I think many stopped reading when I moved, but also new ones came along. I guess Sweden is more exotic in a way. At least I see my old country that way now, which I didn’t when I lived there.

            Thanks for the link <3

  • Reply Sara Krohn January 6, 2020 at 2:03 am

    i’m so glad to learn about the plate. Beside thinking of wanting one, it is just as sweet to know about the background. and yes i agree, in the best sense we are all holding hands.

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