It's almost that time of the year. Time to box up the pottery collection until January. I wrap each piece up, cull out any that don't speak to me anymore and pack it all away in the garage. Once upon a time, I only had matte white pottery. And, I still really like matte white pottery. But, piece by piece, pastel pottery started finding it's way into my collection. Now, I have more pastel than white!
I found this nice piece of Abingdon Pottery at Goodwill yesterday for only $3.00.. It's my first piece of Abingdon Pottery. It's a lovely pink, but I'm not completely sold on the whole clipper ship theme. I'll pack it away with the rest of it and when I rediscover it in January, I will decide if it's a keeper or not. I must say, clipper ship or not, any piece of pink pottery is pretty much a keeper in my book.
My pottery display might make you cringe. It's packed in there pretty solid and nothing can get hurt. If I find a piece of pottery that I can afford, then it is coming home with me and I will find a spot for it in here somewhere. So far, so good.
I'm in love with this shelf and all the pastel pieces. The globe lights up although I rarely remember to plug it in. That's a giant dough bowl in the back. It's Olivewood from Jerusalem. That giant green McCoy vase in the center has a chunk out of the back. But, you can't see it, only I know about it and it was only 50¢, so there it sits.
More pastels and some white mixed in. I never used to like figural pieces, but I seem to have picked up a few recently. I found that one purple piece this year. I still can't believe I had never found a piece of purple pottery.
The aqua log nd birds is one of my favorites - plucked from the shelves at The Super Cheap Thrift for a mere twenty five cents. My collection of folding rulers lives in that big white planter for now. I finally sold a star I made from one so I made another one. Two down, twenty to go. :) As if I could ever let them ALL go! I LOVe tht weird pink one on the left. It's crazy shaped.
That pretty green planter up front is a newish find too. It has that cold feeling and heft in your hand of good old pottery. I miss all my pottery while it is packed up. I'm always happy to have it out on display again. I love for a lovely old cabinet to put it all in, but the right one hasn't come to me yet. Until then, I bet I can squeeze in a few more pieces. :)
While it's gone, the turkeys will come out and then SANTA takes over. Bring it ON!
Are you ready?