Bow Down Before My Sound of Music Plate

May 19, 2014 | By | COMMENTS


Next to Proof Bakery, here in Atwater Village, is an Out of the Closet thrift shop that sometimes I wander into to check out their cookbooks or other random things that they have gathered on their tables and shelves. Rarely do I find anything that I actually buy but it’s fun to poke through everything while sipping an iced coffee beverage. The other day, though, a strong light came in through the window and focused on a box on a table as an angelic choir began singing from the heavens. “The hills are alive,” the voices sang in unison as I suddenly saw what the light was hitting: a box. The box you see above. I slowly staggered over to it and then opened it up and beheld the most beautiful sight I’d ever seen….

…a SOUND OF MUSIC plate.


Now you must be wondering: how much could such a precious gem cost? $3000? $5000? $15,000?

Ladies and gentlemen, I bought this plate–and the box that it came in–for the shockingly low price of $2.50. That’s right, $2.50!

And now I’m the proud of owner of a SOUND OF MUSIC plate which Craig is not too thrilled about. “Don’t buy anymore,” he responded when I showed it to him. Excuse me, Mr. Cranky, but maybe if I teach your children to sing in the meadows you’ll turn around and appreciate this plate?

Now the question remains: what do I serve on it? I’m thinking hot apple strudel or schnitzel with noodles. Or maybe both.

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  • Agent Strong

    The ebay listings for this particular plate range from $13.95 to $49.95. I think you made out pretty well.

  • Angel

    That’s the best part: finding out that your new-found treasure is a deal!

  • Stacey Snacks

    I don’t think you should serve food on this plate….they are for “decoration only”. Trust me. Nice that a Sound of Music plate found a home. oy

  • Molly Smith

    I kind of see warm chocolate chip cookies on it. I know that’s about as basic as it gets but having so many children on the plate it feels like a lot of children should be able to eat from it, hence lots of chocolate chip cookies… Anyway it’s a great find!

  • boeufdaisy

    I think the situation demands more authentic food than can be found in Hammerstein’s lyrics. Perhaps something like “Maria’s Favorite Linzertorte” from, though I suspect you’re more a Rainier cherry clafoutis kind of guy.

  • Marcy

    LOL, guessing it may not be safe for food service but the obvious answer as to what should be served on it if it were is cheese, Adam. :)

  • Anonymous

    Venison steaks! (Doe, duh ;) Probably pre-dates Prop 65, and while those warnings aren’t worth much, I’d expect this to have a bit of lead and cadmium in the paints. Isn’t it enough just to gaze at your treasure for hours on end?!

  • Meghanssj

    And then, half of your readers died of jealousy.