Dishware for Lit Lovers

Alison Morris - February 17, 2009

Among the many fun places to blow some cash is in the dishware store Fishs Eddy, located in NYC’s Flatiron District, OR on the store’s website, where I recently discovered a number of wonderfully bookish designs.

First up: dishes and glassware featuring an Alice in Wonderland Pattern. (Click on the photo to be transported to the Alice page of the store’s website.) My only complaint is that none of the dishes sport the words "Eat me" or "Drink me," which seems like a missed opportunity.

My favorite part of this set are the salt and pepper shakers.

Children’s book enthusiasts might also enjoy seeing familiar rhymes ring the sides of cereal bowls, mugs, and glasses with a "Nursery" theme.

Keep your mind on your writing with these mugs, glasses, and cheese trays that look like writing paper (or graph paper for you techical artistes). Fishs Eddy calls this its "Memo" line.

You’ve gotta love the "Composition Cup."

Think of the fun messages you could spell with a complete set of these "Alphabet" mugs. Heh, heh, heh. Great cabinet prank potential.

What does the squirrel platter below have to do with books, exactly? It’s one of a few pieces designed by Jessie Hartland, author and illustrator of Night Shift (Bloomsbury, 2007) and illustrator of Messing Around on the Monkey Bars and Other School Poems for Two Voices written by Betsy Franco (Candlewick Press, July 2009), to name just two of her books. (Note that on the Fishs Eddy website, Jessie is listed as "Jesse" without the "i". A typo, I assume?)

And finally, for those of you who prefer "OLDER" literature, you can drink your favorite beverage from one of these glasses featuring "Heroes of the Torah."


4 thoughts on “Dishware for Lit Lovers

  1. EM

    Dammit, Alison, are you TRYING to make me go broke? There used to be a Fishs Eddy retail store in Southampton, near where my in-laws live. It was the site of much covetous behavior on my part.

  2. Linda Austin

    I have an Alice in Wonderland dessert plate and small coffee cup – in color – with the March Hare and “Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting,” and an egg cup with one of the egg brothers sitting on a wall “How exactly like an egg he is!” My treasures from our stay in England (Poole Pottery).


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