Monday, January 31, 2011

An Ever Growing Polish Pottery Collection


My project is still ongoing and although it is not near completion yet, it is looking a lot better. This is how the cabinet looked last week. Pretty empty, huh!
The little black cabinet in the foreground is where I store my napkin rings.

Here it is now.

But as you can see, the kitchen island still looks pretty full but the drawers in the cabinet are still empty so I can put more dishes in there. Believe it or not, those rectangular bakers can fit in the drawers. I have sold a few on Ebay and at the store too.

Below are what we bought from the Polish pottery store in Seattle. I saw the divided plates and I always eat with sauce so I thought they would be very practical for us to use everyday. I only bought 2 because they were very expensive, almost $57 each. Actually the store only had 1 but her daughter owns another store in Oregon and she called to order another one for us.

I fell in love with the goblets which I thought were very expensive too. But I have never seen them anywhere, not on Ebay and not on any on line Polish pottery store. The label says wine glass but I think they are bigger than wine glasses. I decided to buy 8 of them but John advised me to get 9, in case one breaks, so I did. We also bought the 2 iron plate racks. That cabinet where they're at is my next project. They shipped them to us for free and they arrived late last week.
My daughter in law sent me a link where they were having a sale on the pottery so as soon as I got home, I browsed through the sale items and found more divided plates so I bought 4 more. And then I bought 5 more 2 days later, 4 of which are a little bit smaller for grandkids to use. They were $28 each so a lot cheaper then the ones in Seattle.

As you can see, they became my inspiration for my next tablescape.




I cut this rosemary from our garden. Do you see the little purple flowers?
The whole cuttings smell so good!

I placed a Polish pottery covered duck dish and a PP egg S&P shaker on a PP cutting board as part of the centerpiece.


Here's a brighter picture.




I have Polish pottery plates on walls too.

I bought the cobalt rimmed candle holders at GW in Baton Rouge. The big one was $3.99 and the smaller ones were $1.99 each.

I always use little sauce plates but now using the divided plates, I can do without them.

I really love the goblets. I love the bubbly glass.


The little jugs hold my fish and soy sauce and you will see 2 S& P shaker sets here.
I almost forgot to show you my teapot and cups contribution for the tea parties. Here they are below. The wooden high chair we bought for grandkids come in handy for tea trays when grandkids aren't visiting.
The cabinet is dark so I decided to put white dishes inside. I am having a piece of wood placed on top of the cabinet to level it and then I can add more big pieces up there.







These are more PP dishes that are still sitting on the dining room table and kitchen island except for the center photo, which are in a cabinet underneath my coffee nook. I have not decided whether or not I would move them.

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Now, I better go back to work.

88 comments:

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Very pretty, Christine! You have an awesome collection of tablewares.

Can you join us again in the linky party tonight? Thanks.

Terra said...

Brilliant pottery. I agree the glasses with the crackly glass are very pretty.

Divine Theatre said...

Such serene tones...

Susan said...

I love your pottery it is very beautiful! In fact I love your whole room!! Your decorating skills are awesome!

Pam said...

Your pottery is so beautiful! I love your table! Navy is my favorite color, so it was such a treat to see your post! Thanks for sharing.

I came from A Stroll Thru Life

Have a great day!
Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

Cindy said...

You have a stunning collection! I have a few pieces and love what I have but you take the prize!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ok Girl you have way too much of this PP and need to ship me some ASAP ha ha!! Just lovely my friend..glad to see I'm not the only one who when they love something they buy all they can..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Laura Wilkerson said...

I love the goblets! i've never seen any like those....very pretty tablescape and the highchair idea is genius
Hope you've had a great Monday!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Christine...you really did it girl!!! I love your collection, what a great collection! It's so beautiful this blue Polish pottery, just lovely to see, and the divided plates are perfect for a tablescape, I JUST LOVE IT ALL!
Congrats and XOXO

FABBY

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh Christine I had no idea you had this pottery. I love this stuff everytime I see it. I don't own any, but I do so love to see it! I have never seen the goblets before. You have such a beautiful collection! I really love all of it! It's gorgeous!

bj said...

I've never known anyone with so many dishes and flatware...and they are ALL just beautiful. You are a blessed woman, Christine. :))
All of this is just beautiful..and I especially love the divided plates.
hugs, bj

Lady Katherine said...

I see my favorite cabinet with the little drawers! I love your new look, and your new pottery! Oh, the pottery plates, and I might say goblets for the wine glasses are the best! The little plates could hold bread, or butter pats. How I love your how you brought all the wonderful treasures in this room! I know it must be great to sit here and look outdoors! I love the napkin rings! I still have to do a setting with the ones you gave me. Just wanting it to be something special like you! Love this so much! Thank You for joining me for Tea Time.

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful and interesting looking dishes you have. I like your idea of putting a board on top of the hutch for added height. I am currently using Reader's Digests! LOL Pamela

Lavender Cottage said...

The divided plates are very intersting Christine.
You have some very nice dishes in colourful patterns.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I just niticed the ducks, they're sooo very cute! Thank you for your lovely comment on my kitchen. Yes, the stained glass on the ceiling it's also a lamp, we have the lights inside, so when you light it, the whole kitchen shines with all the colous that pass through from the roses.

Love yoU always.
FABBY

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

What a great post, I haven't linked up yet but I'm going to be your newest follower right now, what wonderful dishes and furniture, love everything! Hugs and Blessings Marilou

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have a few pieces of Polish pottery but I've never seen some of the pieces you have. What an amazing collection!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have a beautiful collection of pottery. I especially love the tea set. You have a really wonderful eye for beautiful pieces. ~~Sherry~~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My gosh, Christine, I am always so stunned by the beautiful things you have and how wonderfully you display everything! It's amazing to me! Do you leave it out all the time or do you pack it away and change your collections with the season? Whatever the case...it's all wonderful.
Oh..and the little red wagon..:) One I want will turn up one day. Hope it's not too late! LOL

Nancy said...

What a fabulous collection! The tablescape is really beautiful, Christine. I love those glasses!!!!

Nancy

Nancy said...

I don't think my first comment went through but if so...then I apologize for the repeat. I just had to say how much I love those glasses...they are really unique and beautiful. Your collection is just fabulous, Christine. The divided plates, the flatware, the glasses, the linens...the whole table is really pretty!

Nancy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, your pottery is beautiful. The blue flatware stole my heart.. I'm definetly in need of finding somee..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am in awe of your collection Christine!
And the gorgeous cabinet and table your have set!
Do I ever love those goblets and the flatware just is perfect there!
I am with Gloria! hehe. I think you have too much and need to send me some pronto! lol~
Hugs,
Cindy

Dolores said...

I am in love with these beautiful dishes and the little black cabinet with the drawers.....everything looks magnificent!!

What a great idea to use the sprigs of Rosemary.... I have some..... I'm cutting some sprigs today.
Hugs,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
What a fabulous collection of dinnerware you have! Love the glasses! The tea set on the high chair is a very cute idea. I am lovin your white dishes in the cabinet and the little cabinet you keep your napkin rings in is adorable; what a sweet piece! Thanks for sharing and for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, you have some of the most beautiful pieces, they are just gorgeous, and you definitely set the most lovely tablescapes. The china cabinet looks wonderful and I love the highchair stacked with dishes too. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pat said...

Pretty, Christine! I love this kitchen nook. So warm and cozy and beautiful! Your collection is amazing. I always enjoy seeing it.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

What a beautiful post! I've been visiting your blog lately ... but just dropped over again from the swap party. I'm following you! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous tablescape with us.

Janie's World said...

Very pretty! I love the blue and yellow plates. I've never heard of Polished Pottery, you've got yourself quite a collection. The blue tablescape gives off a very happy vibe. Love it!

Richard Cottrell said...

it sure would be fun to come to dinner at your house. Looks like you are getting that dish project under control. We are having a snow and ice blizzard here in Missouri. Thanks, Richard

~Tonja~ said...

Love it all...it is so beautiful...
Tonja

Riet said...

Wow Christine your polish pottery is beautiful All of it and you dress the most beautiful tables. Gorgeous.

Terri said...

Oh my Christine! Your table looks gorgeous! Your Polish pottery is really beautiful. I love how you have set it all up.
I wanted to let you know that your linky #3 on my Tea Cup Tuesday Linky leads me to Homemaker on a Dime site. I don't want you to miss out on T.T. visits. So could you come by and sign up again,and this time check the link to make sure it goes to you? I don't want anyone to miss your beautiful post!
Hugs,
Terri

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Hi I came back to let you know how wonderful your dish and china collection is and I'm linked up to Home Maker on a Dime, stop on by for a visit, I would love to have you, Hugs and Blessings, I followed you last night, now my link is up!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love the style and color of the new pottery Christine...

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This is my all time favorite! I love the hutch in the kitchen, looks perfecto there!

Sarah said...

Christine, your Polish pottery sets a beautiful table. I really like the divided plates, especially the one in the yellow/blue colors. Looks like you are getting organized. ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, the vibrant blue of this pottery is so striking! I love your table all set with the pottery, and those stems are so unique and pretty (I've never seen those either). Your hutch looks so cheerful. laurie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, what a beautiful collection of pottery. I love the colors of it and those glasses are so pretty. I wish I could shop like that. Beautiful table. Thanks for sharing all your pretties.

Shelia said...

Wow, Christine! What a lovely collection and it keeps growing! I love that pretty divided plate. You just have so many pretty pieces to see. I love your huge black hutch. Your home is gorgeous. I've said that before, haven't I?
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

More great finds and another gorgeous tablescape. I love your new pottery plates. They are really lovely. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Couture de Papier said...

Wow beautiful home!
Thank you for lovely comment..beautiful blog..

Marlis said...

I love your divided plates! The remind me of my fondue plates. But yours are sooo much prettier. And I LOVE your glasses too. Your collection is so diverse. I think you have so many wonderful pieces. There is a PP store in Santa Fe and I always go in to look. I guess I should just break down and actually purchase something. Thanks so much for sharing. Your cabinet looks quite lovely too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your divided plates are. My daughter had to eat off divided plates growing up because she wouldn't eat anything that had touched another kind of food. I had some for her -- but nothing as lovely as these!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is beautiful. Love your new divided plates and goblets. Everything is lovely.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think this is one of your prettiest tablescapes. I love the new goblets and the divided plates are wonderful. We don't do much with sauces, so I wouldn't have a use for them...but, I would want them anyway they are so cool. You have so many pieces...wow! This really is stunning when all together...love it!

Lynn said...

Such festive looking pottery. Have never seen any of these pieces. Love the base on the goblets. Never have divided plates. I also love the white dishes in your dark cabinet. In one photo, top right side you show white dishes with a very textured edge. Simply stunning. I am very much into white tableware these days, even admitting how happy your pottery would make one feel sitting at your lovely table. Oh, yes, the silverware is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE your pottery AND your Home! I particularly LOVE dark furniture and "LOVE" your brick floor!!! You are right, I have never seen those goblets before, LUCKY YOU! and I LOVE the glow of every thing in your windows(Doubles the Beauty)!How PERFECT those tall GW candles fit the scene...Everything is perfect!
Thank you for sharing...
Hugs, Donna

Sherry said...

Oh very pretty! You have a great collection. Love the colors.
Sherry

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Christine! you got beautiful set! again! this one is unique and rare and beautiful! love your table setting too!

Dredd said...

OMG!!! They are absolutely pretty and the goblets I would say is quite unique (at least for me) and the divided plates is a good idea since I also love sauce or "sawsawan". Your table setting reminds me of swedish flag blue & yellow or perhaps a finnish flag blue & white. Very inspiring!

Diann said...

Christine, you really have a stunning collection of the PP!!The table is just beautiful! Love your new divided plates but, I have to say, the new goblets stole my heart! Wonderful!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I almost wasn't going to look at this post, I knew I would be jealous. I am but I am so happy for you to have all this beautiful Polish Pottery. That table setting just pops, it's so beautiful.

Entertaining Women said...

I've seen the Polish Pottery before, but I've never seen a beautiful collection like yours. The divided plates remind me of the fondue plates that I have stored some place. I need to find them and have a fondue party during this cold snowy weather. Your tablescape and hutch are wonderful! My favorite piece is the footed compote with the scalloped edge. I can see it filled with ice and boiled shrimp...or flowers for a gorgeous centerpiece...so many amazing possibilities for your marvelous collection! Thank you for sharing your design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH! I know that you know how much I LOVE Polish Pottery! And I have yet to see divided plates and have not found any of the goblets! since the first time I saw your goblets in one of your earlier posts, I have looked and looked :o) (Besides Polish pottery, I admit that I really LOVE unique glassware to drink from, so oh my! to have both polish pottery and it being goblets!!! :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Ha ha, Ate Xine,
Soon you are a franchiser of PP, as what I can see.

I love your flatwares (blue one). Is it possible for you to purchase for me and jst tell me the cost incl for the parcel? Nakaka-hiya but I can't find such in Sweden. Pina-kapal ko na face ko §;-)
If pede lang po.

Blessings,
/chie

Natasha said...

You sure have been busy but it was so worth it! I just love your gorgeous blue and white tablescape too. As usual, you have done a fabulous job!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

mississippi artist said...

You havew been a busy girl- moved the furniture around to didn't you? You are the dish queen! Very pretty tablescape, I love the bubbly glasses.

LV said...

You have a beautiful home filled with wonderful things.

Sherrie said...

What a beautiful collection! I love those glasses! They are so unique!
Have a wonderful day!

Debbie said...

I love your new goblets. You have a wonderful collection of Polish Pottery! Pretty tablescape!

Rebecca said...

As always your home is amazing-you never cease to amaze me! Powers been out for two days here so I haven't been on much!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment dear Christine. When we used to make it at my husband's ceramic factory, I designed 14 styles, all came from the folk art of this country, but I only have two, the ones with the birds, that's mine and another with carnations that' was my husband's favorite, many people around different parts of the world have the others. But the one I posted for the past Thanksgiving has 358 pieces...I'll put them all in my big table, like you did your chinas and I'll show you all it has. The same I'll do for the other, that one has 180 pieces ONLY! haha...
XOXO
FABBY

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the PP Christine, how cool that it all works together in such a pretty tablescape! I've never seen goblets before either-enjoy:@)

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, Christine...for us dummies - and I am probably the only one! - why do the plates come with so many places for sauce? I like the idea a lot, but want to know why! I'm curious!!! I LOVE that pottery!!! It is SO pretty! I have seen it from time to time when out shopping (especially at the Polish booths at the International festival held here each year). You have a really extensive collection! Those wine stems are $28 apiece?!?!??!! Holy Moly!!! I would handle those like a newborn baby! That's why I don't let other people help me clear the table...they never realize how much all the stuff costs and/or how hard it is to replace. I didn't know rosemary got purple flowers like that on it. Cool! I love the smell of rosemary and use it quite a bit when cooking, especially in summer. Your table is beautiful, and I love the pottery!!! Hope you're staying warm where you are! Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this evening! Oh...I bought the place card holders wholesale years ago when I was in business. NO idea where to find them now. Sorry! :-(

Martha said...

What a great collection!

paperbutterfly said...

This is a great collection. Love the designs on Polish dishes and you have artfully mixed them for your tablescape.
Here in southern Ontario, Canada, it was a very cold and snowy day, most businesses and schools closed. So, I had time to visit my guests from Tuesday and say thank you for sharing your post with us. Nothing better than blue and white, artfully mixed!
Looking forward to seeing what you share next! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, Pam

Marigene said...

Christine, what a fabulous collection of Polish pottery you have acquired. I love the divided plates.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday, Christine. I'm hopping off the tour bus to ooh and ahhh over your Polish Pottery! You have quite a collection, my friend, and I adore those goblets you found. I've never seen those. NEAT! And I love the divided plates. That pop of yellow is perfect. Loved seeing this.

Hopping back onboard to go visit the other participants! :-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

lvroftiques said...

Christine my friend you're going to be able to open a Polish pottery store soon!! Those goblets are cool! And I love those divided dishes too! Sorry Seattle had to be so steep....But at least we had some for ya! *winks* Vanna

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Oh, Christine! Really appreciate that you linked up this week. Please join us again next week :)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, I always enjoy the stories behind your amazing collections! Those divided plates are fabulous, as are the unusual stemmed glasses. What a fun table!

Kathleen said...

I love that table! Beautiful...those glasses are wonderful, so different.
You have a wonderful collection, Christine!

Rachael said...

Wow what an awesome collection! Found you through the swap party and just became a follower! http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! There really are others out there with this dish sickness. It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone.

You have a stunning collection of Polish Pottery, really amazing. I can well understand why you splurged on the goblets. They are spectacular.

- The Tablescaper

Lynn said...

Gorgeous post, Christine! Each photo is so interesting and inspiring. You home is lovely. What a great job you do decorating it and creating beautiful tablescapes. I'm your newest follower from the swap party. I can't wait to read more. I hope you'll visit me as well. I'm 50% Polish but have never seen such stunning dishware. Thanks for sharing.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I have to comment again on your tablescape with the gorgeous Polish pottery collection. I must say, I love your divided plates, I wouldn't ever imagin a table set with this kind of plates, but than again you...you're talented girl friend.
I made a litlle tablescape for my granddaughters, if you have a chance take a lokk.
HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU AND YOUR HUBBY. XO
FABBY

Barbara said...

What a wonderful collection! I just love those divided plates. It is so clever of you to use them at the place settings. A wonderful idea! Your cabinet looks just wonderful with all that lovely pottery filling it all up. Beautiful glassware too.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for for your sweet comment on the girls tea party. I also design this little tea set for Victoria my oldest granddaughter when she was born. This brings me to mind that I love opening your blog and looking at your beautiful grandchildren, it makes me happy. It's no wonder you're so proud!
XOXO
FABBY

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your wonderful Collection of China you have sweet lady.I hope you keep warm today !!!
Diane

Msartist said...

Hi Christine! Wow, what a lovely collection you have and I love your table setting! Happy February and Valentine's to you~ Theresa

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I had to come back and look one more time at all the Beautiful Plates sweet lady!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes you are so sweet. Im your newest follower on your Blog now ~~~I hope you have a nice Evening.~~~~Diane
I hope you come back and join my Blog.

Jan said...

Found (& following you) from Homemaker on a Dime. Wow...your collection is stunning!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Christine! Your table looks so inviting and I am in love with your hutch!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Christine,

My oh my!.., What a fabulous collection of Polish pottery; I love seeing all of your collections as well as anything blue and white! This is just gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing and taking part with TTTT and TTFT!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

maica said...

..your collection of pottery is nice
..i really love it


*_* maica *_*
Buy and Sell

Cheryl Magro said...

I am cleaning out my mom's cabinet and have a ton of this Polish Pottery (brand new with tags) anyone interested, e-mail me at chmagro@gmail.com.

Cheryl

Elle Olsen said...

This has been a very interesting read, thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to get some polish pottery, done on my grandmothers stuff for her. I think it would really surprise her and make her happy.

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