Monday, June 30, 2014

Pottery Fun

 My neighbor (and good friend) Reve has been telling me about the Polish Pottery Outlet for a while now.  I had no idea how close it is to our house (dangerous) and how GORGEOUS so much, all in one place, could be!  














 We both love dishes and have too many.  Many women in my family love dishes, too.  I have three beautiful cousins that I know collect Polish Pottery and I wish they lived closer so I could shop with them.  I really don't know much about it or appreciate it quite enough yet.  Truthfully, seeing all this loveliness in one spot was like a drink from a fire hose!  I am so glad it's close so I can think about it and go back when I have some extra pocket money.
 I bought the cross because of Rumer Godden.  I have finished my second Rumer Godden novel (also about nuns) and I'm so taken with her style.  The story and the characters are lasting, they make a big impression.  I mean for the cross I bought to be a marker of this time in my life when I have been reading her work.
 My art buddy Lisa sent me a parcel.  Her blog is Pen, Ink, and Maybe Some Paint (see blog roll).  I love her work.  She made me a foldable art journal with lovely Lisa drawings and then sent me two empty ones.  FUN!  

 Here's my next Rumer read!  Yay!

 Here are two wonderful pieces of GRANDchild art.  I know!  BEAUTIFUL!
Miss Bug made the one above.  I think the "I love you, Mom" is so precious.  She knows her mama (our Kelli) is very very good.  Aw.
We have a big week with our grands.  We'll see them all.  James and his mama are coming for lunch tomorrow.  CB and Finn are coming on Thursday for Granny Camp!  We are anticipating the fun.  They'll be here on the 4th of July.  Double fun!
I've been washing all the dishes I have on shelves around the house.  I've been writing more letters.  I've been using essential oils to scent our rooms and massage our aches and pains.  The sun is shining very bright today and my hollyhocks are about to bloom.  Every good thing DOES come down from God indeed.

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the pottery place looks like one where you could buy all sorts of things you'll never use and have no room to display. :)

soak up that family time!

Sue McPeak said...

Oh My..rows and rows of pottery. I would have to have a mug, a pitcher, a casserole dish, a bunny and more, but my cupboards are full, and I am trying to downsize...again! Love your sink full of dishes in the suds...fun header! Hope you and all yours have a grand 4th of July. Happy Monday...so glad you came by for a visit!
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Farm Girl said...

Well I am glad that pottery place is all the way by you. :) I think I would go very crazy. Those blues are incredible and I always need a new teapot and some cups. :)Have fun with your Granny camp. I am excited for you, We will be two busy granny's for sure.
I washed windows and cleaned and cleaned today. It was hot, it is 103 right now,
I hope you have lots of fun. Sleep well tonight. I love your cross and I really like that lady.

Sara said...

Your post today is FULL of wonderful things! That Polish Pottery is certainly some amazing eye candy; I once visited a shop that carried only that and you are so right. It is like a drink from a firehose. But soooooo gorgeous. So glad you are still enjoying Rumer Godden. There is a lot of enjoyable reading in ahead for you!

Debi said...

That pottery is beautiful... I think I'm glad there isn't an outlet near me ;-)

Lady Lilith said...

Oh wow. The pieces are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the stunning photographs.

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness. The pottery shop is my idea of heaven. All those beautiful colours and all hand painted. I wish I was closer and we could go shopping there together! X

Angela said...

Oh those blues are so fabulous! I have never, to my shame, read any Rumer Godden - must check her out.

summer blessings xx

elizabeth said...

I loved your polish photos, such a riot of colour and design. They must have been so tempting!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I've a mug of this pottery and adore it! Karen, look here for more info and I'd love to go to that pottery shop...as if I needed...
http://www.slowtrav.com/eastern_europe/poland_pottery.htm

Nancy McCarroll said...

I don't know a thing about Polish pottery, so will look into it.

Also, you have spurred me on to find a Godden book for Kindle.

You are a treasure, PomPom. Thanks for your tips.

PS...you scored at the pottery outlet.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, so much lovely china!!! I am surprised that you could find a place to look first. How anyone could make a decision would be beyond me, my eyes would be flitting from one place to the next all the time. Glad that you are having some good times. xx

Attic Clutter said...

oh pretty pottery
yes dangerous too close(:)
rufflily..baggy...swim suits LOL
hugs,patty

Stephanie Faris said...

I love that baking dish in the second picture. The colors just call out to me!

Great grandchild art. Looks like you're very loved.

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh goodness! That pottery is fabulous!

Lisa is a good pen pal, isn't she? Cute stuff.

Have fun with Granny Camp this year. You're gonna be so busy and have so much fun!

the wayside wanderer said...

Mercy! Look at all that fabulous pottery....I want to gooooooo there. Such temptation, so much beauty. You have been enjoying many wonderful things lately. Thanks for sharing some of it with us. :)

frayedattheedge said...

Oh my - it's just as well that I don't live near such a treasure trove of loveliness!!
I have never read Rumer Godden - must make the effort!

Kezzie said...

Oh wow, the pottery is gorgeous! They had some polish pottery plates in TK Maxx last year and they were just like this and I was soooo tempted! Sweet grandaughter!x

Lisa Richards said...

OH MY GOSH! HOW WOULD YOU EVER CHOOSE?!? That was my first reaction to the gorgeous pottery, but, like you put it so well, it's sort of like taking a drink from a fire hose! :)
They remind me of a Patricia Polacco book!
Glad you liked the gifties!
"In This House of Brede" is wending its way to my house as I speak. I look forward to it, and the bio looks great. I love to snoop into other people's lives.
Sounds like you're having tons of fun with those grands. Keep it up! XXOO

Granny Marigold said...

That pottery is so lovely. I'd have no trouble at all choosing a few pieces! I haven't read any Rumer Godden either but just now went on line to request one of her books. Thanks for the tip.

lesacookman@charter.net said...

Oh my goodness! If I lived near that pottery place I would be broke for sure! They are gorgeous! Blue and white are my favorite colors so, you know, I would have a hard time deciding what NOT to buy!

Have fun at your Granny Camp! We have Gramma Camp in August! It's always fun times but exhausting!

Betty said...

There's nothing more beautiful than childrens' art!!! the pottery is pretty too - I would be very greedy if I was near enough to shop there! Enjoy 4th July with your beautiful family, Bettyx

Rugs and Pugs said...

I love that Polish pottery. I am seeing more and more of it.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Deborah Montgomery said...

Our local tea shop carries some Polish pottery, but not nearly as much as you pictured. The colors are stunning. I will have to look up the author you mentioned. Have fun with your grands!

libbyquilter said...

oh sweet goodness~! that tiny swing from the mushroom is so so SO cute~!!!!! i hope it's okay if i make a similar sketch in one of my journals~!? i'm imagining it as an embroidery . . .

our fourth of july will include the wonderful daughter and fiancé.
there will be a small private wedding on the fifth . . . so much happiness~!

:-)
libbyQ












libbyquilter said...

oh yes, the pottery is wonderful~!! i'm a dishes lover too and have way too many but like you i would be sorely tempted if i lived nearby.

:-)
libbyQ

Heather LeFebvre said...

Never heard of Rumor before but have just put in a request at the library for Narcissus. Thanks!

M.K. said...

Oh, Pom! What dishes! If I lived nearby, I'd be SUNK. So many gorgeous patterns. Sigh. I love dishes too -- no wonder we're so alike :) I like the grand picture -- it looks like the tree and the toadstool are holding hands. Isn't that sweet? You're a dear. If I ever do visit out there to your place, may we please go to the Polish Pottery?

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