And they provide snacks, like nuts, fruit, or toast or biscuits for breakfast (which used to use a paper towel). Since I'm reducing my carbon footprint by less paper goods being tossed out, I seldom use paper towels, napkins, or plates. I have plenty of cloth napkins, pottery plates of every possible size, and these little goodies do the trick for little one serving dishes.
I do have bowls that the cat uses for food and drink. She makes a mess if I serve her on a plate...it goes right over the edges.
As I was responding to another potter-blogger, what do you use frequently in your home? And as she also was trying to avoid thinking about how cold it is to make pottery these days, I am also using this as an excuse to avoid that as well. I worked on trimming 3 vases today, which meant it was at least with dry hands...but that was my extent of clay work. Brrr!
It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between.