Four Trees Four Seasons Plates - Set of 4

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From British paper-cut extraordinaire Rob Ryan, comes this charming set that celebrates the four seasons in stunning navy blue silhouette. Like his delicate cut-outs, Rob's enchanting aesthetic graces these lovely dishes decorated with whimsical trees, heart spotted scallops, and musings on winter, spring, summer, and fall. Made in China.

Winter contains an amorous couple in a tree tied with the words, "We had nothing, we had not much, we had enough, we had everything."
Spring features a tree flecked with astral objects like planets and stars and the phrase "Moons circle planets and planets circle stars, stars and entire galaxies rotate eternally, and you and I circle each other for you are my universe and I will be yours."
Summer contains a bird dotted tree and the phrase, "Other planets cannot be as beautiful as this one."
Autumn, appropriately, features an apple picking gent and the phrase, "Give me work to last me all my life."

Equally beautiful as a set or a separate setting, Rob's imaginative imagery and unabashedly sentimental words bring much more than dinner to the table.

Dishwasher and Microwave Safe.
Rob Ryan
Candace Holloway, UncommonGoods Buyer
each: 9" dia.

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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

March 28, 2012 06:07:40 PM

Rob Ryan's illustrations each focus on a specific time of year, but each is delightful in every season! What do you love most about the images and sayings?

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April 04, 2012 03:44:34 PM

Not my thing but there are lots of folks who collect blue china.

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April 05, 2012 09:17:45 AM

Really fun and unique but Made in China.

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April 06, 2012 08:56:11 AM

Would be a really pretty set to display. I don't like all the blue at the bottom of the autumn one,but overall great color, designs, and phrases.

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April 06, 2012 11:29:53 AM

love it!

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April 06, 2012 06:37:46 PM

These are absolutely lovely.

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April 06, 2012 07:24:57 PM

I think more color option should be available.

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April 08, 2012 10:31:58 PM

would also be nicer using more colors.

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April 09, 2012 07:17:43 PM

Made in China

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April 09, 2012 07:59:24 PM

This is a cute take on the photographs of a tree, etc as it changes throughout the seasons. I like the addition of the sayings. The blue color gives it an heirloom feel

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April 10, 2012 12:07:52 PM

Very cute, but made in China (boo).

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April 10, 2012 07:15:02 PM

The blue and white pattern makes the plates seem really old fashioned. This is a shame given that they are speaking to a very modern concept -- but it gets missed in the blah-ness.

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April 10, 2012 08:54:38 PM

These are absolutely stunning.

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April 10, 2012 09:27:17 PM

It would be nice to see either gender unspecific figures, or both same sex figure and opposite sex figures :)

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April 10, 2012 09:49:38 PM

Nice idea,

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April 10, 2012 09:57:45 PM

Beautiful, but "Made in China"

Jack Andrew
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April 10, 2012 10:40:50 PM

if not priced too high would be a very nice gift

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April 10, 2012 11:51:05 PM

To counter another reviewer's comment, I like that they have an old fashioned feel with a modern twist. $15 each.

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April 11, 2012 12:17:44 AM


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April 11, 2012 03:12:12 AM

beauties! great for wedding, anniversaries, birthdays... classic blue and white. i'd love to know the price of these.

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April 11, 2012 08:04:01 AM

would love to own these. would add to my stoneware collection

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April 11, 2012 03:22:21 PM

They are not very pretty. Looks like they would be in the $1.00 store.

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April 11, 2012 10:09:07 PM

Love these, so cute!

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April 12, 2012 05:44:43 PM

would be pretty in multicolor, but made in china :(

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April 15, 2012 04:02:06 PM

I wasn't sure at first but after reading the signings in each plate I love them and would buy them

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April 16, 2012 12:06:51 PM

Made in China? What more can I say? I like the design but think it could be produced in a country other than China. That is the reason I would not buy them. I can get pretty designs from China anywhere!

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April 17, 2012 12:58:55 PM

unique and quite beautiful

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April 17, 2012 03:54:59 PM


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April 17, 2012 03:55:06 PM

I like the quotes

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April 17, 2012 04:06:32 PM

I don't find it "stunning" at all. Looks like something my grandma would have on the wall.

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April 17, 2012 05:59:18 PM

Really fun and unique but Made in China.

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April 18, 2012 12:58:29 PM

Love the idea, but i am disappointed in where they are made. Let's support our own country!


April 18, 2012 08:59:51 PM

I love Rob's art! These are terrific.


June 10, 2012 07:57:35 AM

I hope these got approved! Also would be great towels!

thanks for commenting