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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE™.


July 2005

Appliance Review / Tabletop / Casual Dishes

European Sources Direct

Love Plates & Love Shakes Collection


Glass dishes with joie de “mange.”


NOTE: As of September 2007, the company does not appear to be manufacturing at this time.


When we first saw these dishes we thought: you just can’t have a bad day when you’re eating from plates like these. Eggs, cereal and yogurt...cottage cheese and fruit...salads...pasta...sandwiches and burgers...seafood and chops—if even the basics are glorified by the bright colors and polka dots of Love Shakes, think of what they do to more glamorous cuisine.

These gemlike, vibrantly colored plates are as pretty as art glass. But the  good news is that they’re hardy and durable glassware, made in Germany by a 140-year-old, family-owned glass company, Walther-Glas GmbH & Co.

The molten glass is dropped into a mold, then pressed into shape. After cooling, the polka dots are painted; then the color is literally burned into the glass. Finally, each piece is covered with a protective coating to guard against scratching.

Color chart

The Love Plates are made in 26 solid colors and the polka-dot Love Shakes in five dotty combos. They are available in all standard plate and bowl sizes; and they mix and match, enabling you to create luscious mixes to complement your decor.

Change a color, remove a polka dot, and your table setting will change from fun and energetic to cool and you can see in the photo below. The dishes also complement the company’s Ginger Kelly clear, hand-blown glass collection (with polka dots).

Table setting

So, pick your colors and plan your festivities: brunches, birthdays, holidays. With this gorgeous array of colors, you can buy some basics and mix and match for every season and every occasion...from budding spring to shimmering summer into fall and winter hues. With a few strategic selections, you can pick three or four solid color plates that can serve most major holidays.

Why serve your food on mere plates, when you can serve it on plates that both you—and your cuisine—will love?

At left, Love Plates in Sunshine and Swordfish.

These high-quality glass dishes are dishwasher-safe using mild/non-abrasive detergent. Hand-washing is recommended for the more delicate polka dot Love Shakes, which have been hand-painted. They can go into the dishwasher, but hand-washing will extend their life. The Love Plates are microwaveable for rewarming only. Cooking in the microwave with the Love Plates is not recommended.

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Love Shakes in Strawberry. Love Shakes in Banana.
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Love Shakes in Blueberry. Love Shakes in Tutti Frutti.
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Above, Love Plates in Raspberry. Love Plates in Cream, Artichoke and Chocolate.



Love Plates & Love Shakes

  • Plates: Salad, Dinner, and Charger
  • Bowls: Dessert, Salad, Serving, &
    Large Serving
  • Tray

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At right: Blackberry Shake bowls with White and Burgundy Love Plates.






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