Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Peek Into My World


Pretzel Bowl
 (the handle is a pretzel)


I have been collecting Polish Pottery for years.
After I bought my first piece, a "Salsa Dish", I was hooked.

After that, I bought pieces at grocery stores,
TX Maxx and even thrift stores.
 I was also given quite of few pieces as gifts.
 I display most of  them on open shelves in my kitchen.
Each pitcher or bowl, holds small items, like tea, matches,
Tom's sugar packets and other small items.
 I even have a small door pull for my cabinet door,
still waiting to be installed.
 
On the left is a cute butter dish.
 This shelf holds the pottery that Kimmy bought me for my birthday.
Each morning I drink my morning coffee, from one of these beauties.


Polish Pottery is special because each piece is handmade,
very durable, artistic and most have the color navy blue,
 (which happens to be my favorite color!) 

"When your dishes dance, your food sings!"

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~Tidbit~

Polish Pottery started as Folk Art around the 16th century in Bolslawiec, Poland.  In the winter, farmers were unable to get out and tend to their farms so they began making pottery with the clay from the banks of the Bohr River.  The traditional patterns were carefully placed on the various pieces with potato stamps.  Many of the patterns and colors were inspired by the peacock feather.  The cultural designs and familiar colors - cobalt blue, sage green, and ferrous red - used hundreds of years ago are still the inspiration for many modern day patterns


16 comments:

  1. oooooh, Christine! Thosea are beautiful. I especially love the little butter dish!! How cute is that?! Nice way to start the day.

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  2. My sister collects this! Yes, TJ Maxx is a great place to find pieces! It's beautiful!

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  3. I love your collection...so beautiful.

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  4. Thank you so much for the lesson on this beautiful pottery. I've seen examples in stores and shops and just didn't know a thing about them. Your collection is very nice! Now I'll constantly be seeing pieces you would like!
    Deb

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  5. I am so drawn to the color and design of this. It's beautiful. I would want to plan a whole room around it if I had some.

    That butter dish is my favorite piece.

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  6. What a great collection. You've got it arranged perfectly. Never heard of this particular brand of pottery, but it's beautiful.

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  7. I love seeing your collection, especially since I have vowed not to "collect" any more things. My house in overflowing! My recent collections that I will miss not gathering: vintage quilts/quilt tops, wooden bowls, Atkinson Fox prints, 50's table cloths, handmade baskets, wicker furniture, and on and on . . .

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  8. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pottery, I have never seen it before! What a great collection you have.

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  9. christine,
    Your pottery collection is beautiful! i love how each piece is unique but carries a similar color and theme! how I would love to join you for a cup of coffee using one of your lovely mugs.... maybe one day... i can at least dream!
    Dee dee

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  10. I never saw or heard of this pottery and I appreciate that you shared it with us. The blue and white is beautiful! What a fun way to drink a cup of coffee.

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  11. What a beautiful collection. The butter dish is adorable!

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  12. Love your pottery, so cheerful looking.

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  13. It's beautiful. I'd never heard of it before.

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  14. These are beautiful and what a fun collection...I have seen some of these pieces recently and thought how beautiful they were...I love your collection.

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  15. I love your dishes...blue is my favorite color too. Thanks for sharing.

    COnnie

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