However, since Mr Robot and I started our food blog, Greedybots, we've had more of a need for pottery. Not every foodstuff suits every plate, and if we're going to take lots of nice photos, we're going to need lots of nice plates. Suddenly odd bits of vintage china aren't a pointless indulgence, they're jolly useful photo props and so we can justify them. (Finding room for them is still tricky, mind you, and I still can't justify a tea set.)
We don't use things for their original purposes. The green sandwich plate has already been used for a dish of Ants Climbing Trees from MiMi Aye's book Noodle! (we went to the launch; you can see Pete's photo of Ants Climbing Trees as part of his writeup of the Noodle! book launch here).
I just thought you'd like to see the dishes. Would you like me to share more in future?