Somebody stop me! I am in love with those clay cookers from the early '80s! Well…obviously, I will have to stop collecting them because I am now officially out of room. I love the texture and earthy feel that they add to the wine rack in my breakfast nook. You might remember the first ones I bought from a previous post. They have wonderful German names like Schlemmertopf and Romertopf, as does one of my new additions (upper right). However, that one was actually made in Mexico…can you tell from the designs?…and was $3.53 at Goodwill.
But my favorite find this week was discovered for me by my Goodwill hunting pal, Linda at Nina’s Nest and was only $4.94! This one was unmarked, so Linda christened it a Henertopf! lol You have got to love the detail on this little hen!
My quest for clay is not limited to cookers. I also seem to be on a frenchy topiary binge, too. How could I resist this olive tree in a very frenchy terra cotta jar? It was also a GW find and was only $4.50 since it was senior day!
I added it to the little vignette on the top shelf of my wine rack. I like the way it looks with all of my blue and white plates and chinoiserie.
My clay finds even extend to my front porch, where I have added this terra cotta bunny for a touch of spring. Isn’t he a cutie? He has his own faux moss…love it! I also added some small boxwoods for a little touch of green.
In case you are wondering, my burlap wreath (directions here) is still on the door. I’m having a hard time making myself take it down. Soon…
And finally, all of my finds this week weren’t clay, but this one is certainly clay-related! You can’t have 30 year old cookware without a 30 year old cookbook!
Hmmm…the cookbook seems to have caused a stir! Here’s Baby Kitty pitching some ideas for his cooking show Catatouille to our CEO Ozzie in this rare glimpse into a Plate Addict staff meeting. Stay tuned to see what happens!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!