PotteryPalooza

I had a bit of a day trip on Monday. Monet, Leigh and I set out at 6 in the morning for Bolesławiec, Poland, a town not far from the German border and famous for its pottery. Apparently, collecting Polish pottery is a big thing with American military families stationed in Europe. So much so that there are bus trips to shop this town and guides to the shops produced and distributed by people who have been there. I didn’t really get it when I got invited – I just thought it sounded like a fun trip.

I get it now.

I kind of went on a ceramic kitchenware shopping spree. I bought stuff I needed. I bought stuff I didn’t need. I bought stuff I didn’t know existed.

It’s nice stuff. All handmade in Poland, it’s cheap but not so cheap that I feel I’m exploiting a workforce. There is a quality rating system so that you know what you’re getting and what kind of treatment it can withstand. Here’s what I’m talking about:

I can’t wait to go back!

6 thoughts on “PotteryPalooza”

  1. CN Heidelberg

    I’ve seen military bloggers mention this stuff before! Those little shakers are so adorable!!

  2. spooneb

    Just gorgeous things! The pitcher’s fantastic & I adore the bud vases.

  3. Tammy

    awesome! I have to go. It sounds like a blast.

  4. Sarah

    @CNH: People blog about it? Of course they do – people blog about everything.

    @spooneb: It’s about time to do some decorating, Sweetie Darling. I figured trinkets with variations on a theme would be a good start.

    @Tammy: Totally! It’s a bit much for a day trip, but there was nearly no one else shopping the day we went. If you go on a weekday, you might be able to do it all in one day and not have to observe such a punishing schedule.

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