Something different today, a few years ago (when I was about 12) my Mom was teaching us (my siblings and I are home schooled) about Paul Revere, and we started looking at the silver he made, as well as other silver from the colonial era. Feeling inspired I made a set of dishes myself (using mostly cardboard and plastic bottles, whatever I have on hand at the time). I also made some salt dough and made food to go with the dishes. It is not doll sized, its the size of a little girl's play kitchen set.
First off, a big silver platter and a loaf of sourdough bread (all dishes are covered in aluminum foil to make them look silver) and a bread knife.
To go with the bread, some cheese and butter
Pot of soup
(popcorn kernels for soup)
And of course, a silver ladle,
And a woven pot holder
On to dishes...
Footed cups (like goblets) the bottom is the top part of a bottle and the top is the bottom part of a water bottle.
Two deep silver dishes that can hold soup or bread
There are two knives, two spoons and two forks
A milk pitcher and a cider pitcher
The candle sticks are the top parts of a water bottle
Let's start dessert off with some cake...
... and a cherry pie with lattice crust
where there's cake, there's cream
A pie lifter
Peanut butter cookies (not very colonial, but the dish is)
Napkin holder and cloth napkins
To complete the set, a silver vase and a bouquet of flowers.
So that is my Paul Revere inspired colonial dish set, I hope you enjoyed it!
Salt dough recipe
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
Mix the ingredients carefully, I suggest adding the water last so you know when enough is enough. When sticky enough (not too sticky) start kneading (like bread), and then make whatever you want!