From my early childhood we went every weekend to our country house in Bergen, an old shed/hay barn that was renovated by my father on weekends. This rebuild lasted for decades, while my father did the carpentry, I was baking and cooking, my everlasting hobby…. When my mother died, the house was sold and the household kitchenware divided or thrown away. A few bowls and dishes were left with various hand-painted patterns.
Did I want it?
I took them because of the memory of the thousands of pancakes and desserts and doughs I had made in them, I had used them, without ever really looking at them. At home I put the dishes and bowls on the table… and I looked… how beautiful they were! A friend of mine collected a certain pattern of this Regout service and that’s how I got the idea to buy the different types that I have, on the internet and markets. When I share with people that I use these 100-years old plates daily and even put them in the dishwasher they look at me with bewilderment.
Tableware should be used, regardless if it’s antique or modern
The dinnerware grew, some collections are only used at Christmas with matching hand painted tablecloths. In my kitchen I have a closed cupboard, so one day I decided to ask my husband Jim to carry out my glass-cupboard for a special place in my kitchen. Now everyone can see the tableware well. I do enjoy it every day.