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Though I have had them for a while, these jewel-like glass dishes bring delight each time I use them.

They are part of the Kastehelmi range made by Finnish manufacturer Iittala and designed by Oiva Toikka in 1964.

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The outside of each dish is dotted with concentric circles of raised "dew-drops" (kastehelmi is the Finnish word for dew-drop). Personally I love the beautiful reflections and way that light waltzes though the textures of the glass.

Though these dishes are glass and may look delicate, they are robust, built for daily use and can take dishwashing and microwaving no problem. 

These particular Kastehelmi dishes are machine manufactured in Finland in the Iittala and Nuutajärvi glass factories who are specialists in the production of  high quality coloured glass of excellent optical clarity. 

We have long been fans of Iittala's dedication to creating beautiful objects and their belief in "timeless design that will never be thrown away".

USEFUL LINKS | We bought ours at Skandium | Official Iittala website |


  1. Gorgeous, love the texture of them too :)) Perfect pieces xx

  2. So gorgeous! I love that they are durable and can withstand daily use. Unlike our fine china that we bought after we got married that we have used ONCE in 6 years.

  3. What charming dishes! I particularly loved the mismatched colours - when I was younger, I always imagined that I would host dinner parties and serve everything on mistmatched china. You have me thinking I should really get on achieving that life goal :)

  4. So pretty! I never realized Ittala was a Finnish company - that explains the Moomin products!

  5. So pretty! I bet they'd look lovely with a well made fruit salad in them!

  6. these are sooo gorgeous. such a lovely collection to have! x

  7. These are beautiful. I've not seen anything like them for quite some time. However, I do remember my mum having something similar at some point.

  8. Very pretty! bonus points on being robust too!


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