Flying saucers

It wont exactly be saucers that’ll be flying but slate plates and they won’t exactly be flying, as in buzzing around the place like a busy bees or like frisbees at the beach.  No they will be flying out the door like hot cakes as people queue up for them  next week at the RDS Christmas Craft Fair.  At least that’s what I hope.

And I’m still not convinced that slate plates are the way to go but who am I to dictate what’s in vogue.  SLATE PLATES ARE IN and so in order to keep up with the demand, Heartworks have moved into this realm, albeit reluctantly.  And, as part of product development, we had a dinner party recently and used all our new  new selection of tableware.  The cheese, the olives and sundried tomatoes were put directly onto our serving board along with a variety of crackers.  This was our little hors d’oeuvres and was accompanied by a sherry which were served in little glasses on one of our ornate serving plates.  Heartworks OLDC Selection-4 (Medium)

Heartworks OLDC Selection-3 (Medium)

Then came the starter served on slate plates; Prawn cocktail surrounded by a bed of baby leaf salad.

Heartworks OLDC Selection-1 (Medium)The next course was not served on plates as it was a chicken casserole and we were hardly going to serve that on slate plates and risk chicken and its gravy going everywhere!!!

And finally the Dessert, a little dollop of ice cream together with a slice of cheese cake and a few pieces of fruit strewn around the slate plate.  Heartworks OLDC Selection-8 (Medium)

We used our new coasters too for the wine glasses and we had one of our latest tea light holders down the middle of the table.

It was a feast and a half!!!

It wasn’t until the next morning that I realised how many plates I had used when I went to wash them.  But they washed up beautifully and kept their lustre.   They’re packed away now for the next special dinner party which will be coming up soon and I won’t let you know yet who’s on the guest list!!

Heartworks OLDC Selection-13 (Medium)p.s.All these items are going to be up on our website very soon; and in the meantime contact us at


An Old Dog, New Tricks or Old Habits!

Whatever about new tricks, now that is tricky to teach our dog Sweep new tricks,  but old habits die hard, as they say. Yesterday  I was out in the woods with Sweep meandering through the usual routes and paths that we always take but this time when we came to that old felled tree that used to be blocking the path and which Sweep, old as he is, couldn’t climb over,  I found it was gone; cut into firewood overnight.  So no more obstacle in the way, I continued on.  But not our Sweep.  He continued to take the detour he always takes, a slightly curving path around the offending object.  So today I slowed down at that point and beckoned to Sweep to follow me through the unimpeded path but to no avail.  He took the detour again.  I wonder when he’s going to cop on .