I really love finding pottery pieces to display in our kitchen, there is something so earthly and wholesome and organic about unique handmade pieces and even factory-made pieces that use natural materials such as clay. I just realised looking around our home that I am building up quite a collection and thought I'd share some recent finds...
These 2 pieces go beautifully with the little collection of earthenware I posted about here. The bottle was $1 at a market and the little covered bowl was $3 in Vinnie's.
A pair of retro milk jugs, little and large, they are Royal Doulton and cost $3 and $2 respectively.
I love the gorgeous blue hues of this Pontesa covered bowl - $3.
On the lookout for a salt crock / salt pig for ages I finally came across this one, I liked the shape but it was a really ugly unglazed brownish-beige colour, a couple of coats of pale duck-egg blue paint fixed it right up - $2.
Within a couple of days of course I came across another salt pig, and have seen several since (isn't it always the way). This one cost $1.50, it is made by a company called Ecology who use environmentally-friendly practices and materials to make a lovely range of elegant, simple kitchenware. This costs $15 in David Jones, so I saved 90% ;-)
This cute little jug cost $3 at a market, the colour is so much nicer in real life (I am having camera issues, I dropped my SLR and broke the lens and am using a compact point and shoot for now).
A set of 4 cups and saucers, Staffordshire Iron Stone - $6 in total.
This beautiful casserole is made in France by Arcopal. I love the vintage elegance and simplicity of the flower pattern, $2 in Vinnie's.
A tiny cute pair of bowls, perfect for toothpicks, 50 cents each.
And finally, a set of lovely duck-egg blue canisters for the kitchen, again the photo doesn't do the colour justice. These were $10 at a market.
That's all for now folks, I am on the lookout for a new lens for my SLR, wish me luck!