November 14, 2009

How Do You Know When You're Overdue for a Post?

Your faithful readers start sending e-mails "encouraging" you to get busy (my last post was "An Affair With A Crockpot"):
"Grrr.....I am going to have an affair with a NEW blog!! Now get postin!!"
"All I can say is your affair with that squash is just too long! You need to get over it and on to something else. It's been since Tuesday!!"
Well, my faithful readers, this one's for you. :)
Do you know how long it's been since I did a post about thrifting? Six weeks! I haven't been thrift shopping since I started working in early September but I definitely made up for it on Friday. This trip was so successful that I'll need several different posts to cover it all. Today I'll tell you about the gorgeous pottery that now lives with me.
My usual thrifting route includes Goodwill, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, a small Mennonite-run shop and a wonderful little antique shop with flea market prices. The antique shop is moving to a new location and many of their vendors are discounting their merchandise. I took this opportunity to begin my collection of pottery :: primarily McCoy pottery that I've been eyeing for quite some time. I am in no way knowledgeable when it comes to vintage pottery but I do know that it makes my heart sing. Everything about it is charming to me and I especially adore the bright colors and cottage style. The piece above is my favorite. I spotted this yellow vase first, and scooped it right up. Within seconds, a well-loved vintage Art Deco Waterfall-style wardrobe was tapping me on the shoulder. More about that another day. This piece of pottery has such vivid color and a texture that is very appealing to me. I'm thinking it will be nice in the powder room to hold soaps and lotions and things. And last but certainly not least, I fell in love with this fabulous little planter. The descripton on the price tag reads Royal Copely, but there are no markings on the bottom. If you know anything about collecting this type of pottery I'd love to hear from you. I think it just may become an addiction :: a healthy addiction of course.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Laura! Did you post this just for me? You know how I love me some old pottery! I just spent a dreamy evening floating through your blog, oohing and ahhing. I especially love your garden shed. And your garden! And those coats on glass knobbed hangers!! I agree - you absolutely need the green one! Can't wait to see what you find next!


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