Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hooked on Pottery

If there was one thing that I said I collect
it might be pottery. I do not consider
myself an avid collector of anything,
and yet I find myself picking up a piece
here or a piece there.

One exception to this is my Williamsburg Pottery.
At some point over the past years I began bringing
home a piece of this pottery from every
family vacation there. We used to celebrate every
other Thanksgiving in Williamsburg with extended
family. It was fun.

They are small pieces but they have a special place
in our restroom on a shelf that is painted the color
of the pottery on a wall that is also similarly colored.
It really makes the blue design pop.

There are also the pieces picked up at a
yard sale. These live on the top of my
Corner Cupboard. For the most part they
live a pretty lonely life...but on more
occasions than anyone knows my eyes rest
on these pieces and a smile involuntarily
comes to my face.

I hope you have things in your home
that make you happy just at a glance.
They don't have to cost a fortune
to please your sense of comfort and

The final piece I am going to show you
today was inherited. Warren's Grandmother
had this in her home and it was given to
us when her home was sold.

The pottery is fun.

What it represents is the fun of vacation
with family, simple homemaking
and those we miss.

That is my book!

Have a super day!

I do hope you'll go over
to Julia's Hooked on Houses Blog
and see what others are Hooked On

Your Friend,


Nancy said...

Those are nice memories. Isn't it fun to collect things? said...

I especially like the display atop your cupboard. The blue against the wood is striking. I've always felt pottery adds a real homey feeling to our decor. Jane T.

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Sweet memories. Lovely post.


SmilingSally said...

Blue always brings a smile.

Your plant is a peace lily. Put it where it can get some diffused sunlight, and it'll bloom for you!

Susan @ Your home, only better. said...

I LOVE pottery! I have a thing for black/white pottery, and I use them functionally when I can - like to hold pens, kitchen gadgets, etc. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pottery and great post!

Daly Essentials said...

Collecting the Williamsburg pottery with each trip is a fun tradition! Such pretty one's you've picked!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I love the Williamsburg pottery too. I also love the Eldreth Pottery here in Lancaster County. I don't really collect it, but I buy usable pieces!

Karen said...

I love your pottery! I find myself drawn to it, too, though I don't often buy it.

I love all the blues of yours, too. So pretty!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your pottery is incredible. I have a few of the pieces you've displayed on your top shelf.. they are displayed in my baby barn on the potting table.. you've given me the inspiration to showcase it on the blog... Thanks for swinging by to see Mr. P. on his tractor.. I enjoyed your visit..hugs ~lynne~

Kelly said...

We actually have several pieces of the Williamsburg pottery as well.

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty pottery!

~~Deby said...

oh the pottery is beautiful....and yes..the things we have that put that smile on our faces..are worth keeping and passing down....
thanks for sharing Becky...I enjoyed seeing your pictures...

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely pieces, since you have looked at my blog many times...You may have seen my blue and white dishes, so would that they are my favorite. (and Yes, Becky, --as you posted on my blog---it would have been a great day to go to Longwood! I still have my Longwood pics that I didn't even take off my camera yet, I guess I should go do that...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful pieces! I love how you display them. :) Thank you so much for the visit!

Terry said...

We honeymooned in Willimsburg around Christmas long ago but we weren't thinking too much about pottery a the time. Warren's Grandmother's is wonderful to me. Don't know why but it is.

Freda said...

Your pottery is beautiful, thank you for sharing.