|Bird of Paradise, Eldreth Pottery, 2004|
|back decoration of the Bird of Paradise jar|
Now just so you know, the two large pieces were found by the Mr., not me. This reproduction jug, the design mostly likely used for water, is a large piece. It is also a heavy one. Toting this thing around full of water would have negated the need for the gym and Nautilus machines for the lady of the house. 14 inches in height and 8 inches wide makes it a hefty piece.
|Sunflower Pitcher, same potter, Eldreth, 2010.|
Someday I will remove the china closet in the dining room and have custom cupboards and shelving installed to hold the collection. Mr. groans. Alot.
- The history of pottery styles has always fascinated me. They were the Tupperware of their day.
- Supporting local craftsmen is also important to me. In our world of disposable everything the artists struggle to find their niche. We cannot let the skill of these amazing people be lost.
- I have some new little pieces as well, functional items. I use my pottery.
|The Jam Jar|
|The small pitcher|
- I probably should have been born in another century, then again, maybe I was.
- The straw trivets you see in the dining room and on the kitchen table were purchased in 1970 at a place called "The Damage Store" in Omaha, Nebraska. I have no idea if it is still there but we paid 50 cents each for them at the time. Use them everyday. They even hand wash with a little dish washing liquid and water.
- The smaller pieces are used every day. Because they are very affordable, if there is an accident my heart does not stop.
- The other ones....keep that defibrillator handy please! Toodles.
Now back to this century, the link will take you to U Tube video that has a funny take on Mothers 'tweeting' their children. It's a good one. Late Night Hashtags with Jimmy Fallon