Arabian Style Drink Set

scan0054A friend of mine in Oregon sent me (back in early spring) this little ceramic set which she found at a thrift store and which made her think of me–sweet! Thanks Carole. She said she was actually looking for an ugly ashtray to send me for my collection but they were fresh out. We weren’t sure what this set is meant for but I’ve searched online and found similar ones especially made of metal described as Arabian wine pots or coffee/tea sets. This one has a brown glaze with white inside the cups. The pot is about 6 1/2 inches tall and the plate is 7 inches in diameter.

I finally sat down to try sketching it a few weeks ago and got as far as an outline of the tray and one cup and then realized it would take longer than a few minutes and be more complicated than I had time for right then—so yeah, screw that! How lazy is that? I’m terrible. So then a week ago I put it on the table to gear up for another try. Meanwhile my son Sam was home on Monday admiring it and I told him about my pathetic attempt so he sat down with his coffee and took a piece of paper and a pen and proceeded to do a lovely drawing of it in just a few minutes. I was so impressed. That’s how it’s done. So then I sheepishly set to work. Here is Sam’s sketch. Go Sam!scan0053