Sunday, April 06, 2014

More California Pottery

This beauty was scored on my trip to Lincoln yesterday. I know, "beauty" is subjective as many people can't stand the brown/green/orange look of California Originals from that era. Personally, I love it, but my collection is now starting to overtake my china cabinet. I need to work out a way to display these in all their mid-century glory.
 Unlike many pieces of pottery, these are functional. I'm sure this will see some use at our table.
I mean, come on! Look at that. I can't wait until the yard-sale season begins in earnest because you find plenty of un-loved pottery for sale at bargain prices. I paid $5.99 for this which was reasonable, but more than I like to fork over.

Mr. ETB by the way, does not share my love of drip-ware design, but has wisely opted to remain silent over my many purchases. Good man.

5 comments:

pastcaring said...

Always as well to stay quiet in the face of one's partner's unfathomable passions, so well done Mr ETB. I like the California pottery, it looks all 1960-70s earthy and rustic,
perfect for a bean stew or brown rice! With the lid on, the tureen looks a bit like a pie. Which is a compliment - I like pies! xxx

Goody said...



I enjoy making pies. A few years ago, I made a Gala pie for Mr. ETB to take to work. Got it so perfect that each slice had a hard-boiled egg. You'd think a vegetarian would have no business doing that, but I really found it an interesting thing to do with the hot water pastry, aspic, and all.

Yeah, it is begging for a brown rice and lentil stew.

Autumn said...

That's a beautiful casserole. I collect California pottery too, but mostly have the solid colors, blue, yellow, aqua and pink.

Propagatrix said...

All my California pottery is Pepto-pink (I use a three-tiered cookie stand to hold my girly dresser items, like Frownies and miniature Evening in Paris bottles).

Sue said...

TOF seldom comments on what I drag through the front door to use, wear or display. Such well trained or is that easy going hubbies we have!!