A Sentiment

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Favorite Thing Saturday

I'm joining Claudia and others this morning for Favorite Thing Saturday  http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/.
My favorite thing today is a collection of salt glazed pottery... that I started collecting back in the 1980's. I looked longingly at old pottery like this at antique shops, art fairs, estate sales, and knew that I couldn't afford it. It was so pricey. At that time Country Living Magazine had an offer advertised, where you could order these replicas of salt glazed pottery, a piece at a time. I think that the pieces were under $50 each. I loved this kind of pottery, so this was the perfect opportunity for me, as the real thing was so expensive.  I signed up and anxiously waited for my first piece to arrive. I cleared some shelves in the living room to display it. When the piece came I hurriedly opened it and found it to be just as I dreamed it would be. I think that there were maybe 12 pieces in the set altogether. I know that it took about a year to collect them all.I had forgotten, until yesterday...what company made the pottery. Thinking back...I'm sure it was Cambridge Pottery in Cambridge, Wisconsin. My husband and I made several trips to that  pottery  on our way to other places in Wisconsin.Such a fun stop on our way for me.  This was a way for me to have some of these replicas of the olden pottery from years ago.Since I have moved into a new house...I had to find another place to display it. We have a loft type area over our living room. It is very high up and hard to get to to dust :(  I took the best picture that I could last night. Not a good way to show them, but easier than scaling a ladder and taking a chance on falling. So hope you can see these pieces OK.  There is an old piece mixed in with  my collection that I will tell about next week. It has a very interesting story behind it. I hope that you are enjoying my stories of things I love. If you have treasures of your own, why not join us at Claudia's?

A little addition to say Happy Birthday to my daughter-in-law, Renee. She's someone who I have a lot of laughs with...an easy gal for me to get along with. One of the things that I love about her is her loyalty to family. There was a need for her to step in and care for her grandson...so she and my son are raising him.Her Dad has been sick in his old age, and she is seeing to it that he has the best care. I appreciate what she does... and want to wish her Happy Birthday.


Claudia said...

I remember that offer from Country Living!

Your pieces are so lovely, Balisha. I know what you mean - the originals are way too pricey!

They look lovely in your home.

Thanks so much for joining this week!


Balisha said...

Hi Claudia...I am really loving this on Saturday. The painting that you showed today is simply beautiful. Have a nice weekend.


I remember these ... I loved them but never could afford them!


Balisha said...

The only way I could afford them was the fact that they came every month or two. I saved money for them...knowing that I would be paying for them for a year. Any extra money went for these pieces. Some were given as gifts to me on birthdays...Mother's day, Christmas etc. Balisha

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that your collection means so much to you! Great story! Hugs, Linda

Barbee' said...

I'm glad you found a place to display your very attractive collection in your new home so can enjoy the pieces every day. Well, one good thing about growing older is that we don't see as well as when younger, therefore, we can't see the dust, especially way up there. (What dust?!)

It's Just Dottie said...

You have a wonderful,wonderful collection. I love it!!!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Lovely pottery and I'm looking forward to the story on the one special piece. Happy Birthday too to Renee!

Anonymous said...

Thanks best mother in law I have ever had. Thanks for the present too.
love Renee

Balisha said...

Hi Linda, Barbee, Dottie and Tracy..
We have the perfect place to display it. but being up so high...I really can't use the pieces. We seldom dust that high up..need a grandson to help. Thanks for taking the time to comment...Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Renee.... Hope your day was happy and that you found something fun to do. Just wanted you to know that I realize how much care you give to others. Lucky to have you in the family.

Marydon said...

What a magnificent collection & presentation. Lucky you!

Have a lovely week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty collection - Thanks for sharing it with us.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very collection - Thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a great week.

Haworth said...

What a lovely collection, Balisha! Salt pottery is so lovely and looks perfect in a cottage setting. I have a few miniature pieces that I have a small shelf in the kitchen. Your collection is so beautiful! Wishing you a lovely weekend.