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23 May, 2010

Crazy For Clay: Part Deux

clay cookers 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.


IMG_1827 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!


IMG_1823 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!


IMG_1806I 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.


page 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.


IMG_0501 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…


IMG_1831 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! 


IMG_1796 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!

70 comments:

  1. Fabulous post, Debbie. Your clay collection is beautiful.

    Always fun to see the staff, at work or play.

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  2. I love your clay finds! They're wonderful! And how great it is to have a friend who looks out for you too! Bonus!
    I like your burlap wreath...
    The rabbits...
    simply everything!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Kathy

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  3. Hi Debbie! Oh, I love these clay cookers. I've owned them but do remember friends talking about how good their chicken dishes turned out in them.
    I'm looking forward to Baby Kitty's cooking show!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Debbie, what treasures. I love the mix of the blue and white with your clay cookers. You sure know how to find great treasures..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  5. I'm enjoying your new addiction! The clay pots are so nice! Everything you find is so pretty, you have a great talent for finding such pretty things!

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  6. I have one of those clay cookers! Mine has vegetables on top and we have often used it to make roasted vegetables-- delicious! Love the burlap wreath. I just happen to have some burlap, so I'm inspired to give it a try, despite the fact that I'm usually a crafting wash-out!

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  7. Debbie, all of your clay cookers are just fabulous. I use to have one of the rooster ones. I have no idea what ever happened to it. I love your topiary. What a great find and the pot it is in is fabulous too. The rabbit, just adoreable and so perfect with the moss. You have found some real treasures. Love them. Isn't GW fun. Thanks so much for joining the party. Love ya, Hugs, Marty

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  8. Have you cooked anything in them? You have certainly found some great lovelies at Goodwill. They look just wonderful sitting there all together.

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  9. Debbie, your clay collection is wonderful! Great post today, I enjoyed all of your photographs too!~

    Nancy

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  10. Deb I love your new collection. They really do look great on your wine rack. The cool thing is they look really good and you use them to make wonderful meals, now that is a win-win in my book.Hugs Kathysue

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  11. Debbie those clay cookers are great. I love the newest one with the Hen on top! Which Goodwill do you shop at?? Love the burlap wreath and it looks great on the door.

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  12. Debbie, you have a fabulous clay collection...the hen looks like a good size to use for just one or two people. Cool olive topiary, love the pot. I have no idea where I have been, but I missed that cute burlap wreath somehow.
    My favorites of the post are the kitties...they are beautiful or should that be handsome!
    Have a great week!

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  13. Debbie, I love your topiary and the bunny is too cute. You have some great finds!

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  14. Debbie, your henertopf (sp?) is so cute, if I do say so myself! I LOVE the olive tree in the pot - that pot is fabulous - one of the nicest I have seen! I must say that I have have been bitten by the topiary bug, too. Your wreath is gorgeous - don't take it down yet! A demain....see my email for more details. Linda

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  15. This is a perfect example of "what's old is new again"! I used to have a sm. one YEARS ago but it was broken in a move. :(
    Now you're going to have me hunting them down as well. They look soooo provencial! Lucky-Dog~I wanna go shopping with YOU!

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  16. Debbie, I love all of your clay cookery! And the new chick is a real looker! Bet you thought I had a typo and meant cooker. ;-)

    And the staff... well, the staff is always fun to spot. You know me with Baby Kitty. He could read the label on the cat food can, and I would be thrilled!

    Have a great week! Hope all is well in Debbie World, with you, the grands, and the staff!

    Love coming at you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  17. Yay! Baby Kitty :)
    I love the little rabbit you bought and that little pot the topiary is in is adorable!

    Donna

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  18. Wow, Debbie, I can't believe how many cute clay goodies you've found. You have a great Goodwill! Love the olive tree, that pot is gorgeous. Does the staff stalk the clay bunny too, or just the real one on the patio? Thanks for stopping by my writing exercise, I was a nervous wreck about posting it. And you guessed correctly about that slip of paper :) Hugs, Kat

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  19. Hi Deb,
    I think your starting a new trend! I didn't even know I liked them until I saw yours! Very charming post and of course your co-hosts are very cute!
    Cindey

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  20. LOVE them all (says the woman with clay stacked EVERYWHERE!). But I am so jealous of the great GW finds all my blogger friends get! Our thrift shops are much pricier. Great post!
    xoxo Pattie

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  21. I've always wanted to cook a roast in a clay pot. Alton (on food network) had an episode about cooking in clay.

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  22. Debbie, I had one of these clay cookers years ago until I dropped the lid. Seeing yours really makes me want to find another one. The olive topiary in the clay pot looks wonderful with your blue and white dishes. Have a great week!
    xoxo
    Sherry

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  23. Debbie, that hen clay pot is the cutest. More great finds. Love the topiary up on the shelf with the blue and white. Thanks for the comments on my kitchen. I am glad my hood looks like one you saw in France. My husband just thought it up in his head and did it.

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  24. Everything looks so lovely!!! You got some really cute stuff and great deals too!

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  25. You do have a wonderful clay collection. And a great price too, great finds. Love the bunny, it is really cute.

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  26. Debbie,

    Wonderful, colorful, fun post. It's always fun to visit and see what you'll come up with to entertain us. I do love clay and am glad that you do too!

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  27. Love your clay collection and your recent GW find is so cute! I am not familiar with clay cooking but I have tasted some Oriental dish cooked in a clay pot.

    P.S. We adopted one pixie bobcat the other day and both of them are still getting to know each other.

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  28. OK, now you are starting to get me interested in collecting clay... and I have absolutely no room! Lovely finds, Debbie! :)

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  29. Back to tell you that I mentioned your candle stamping treatment in my Mosaic Monday post & put in a link back to your site. I have done at least 3 pairs so far. Friends keep asking me for MINE!!! LOL
    Thanks again for sharing the idea. Come see how pretty it looks. :)

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  30. It's Okay to Collect more than you have room for...especially ClayCollections. You'll find room, I betcha! The clay cookers sure do make great tortilla warmers, too. The Hen is pretty darn clucky cute!

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  31. Hey, I know you said you don't have any more room, but I have a rooster clay cooker that says Brique Ware that I got at Goodwill. I had planned to paint it but when I got it home I just couldn't do it. This is a funny question, but would you want me to send it to you? I'm serious. I just got a gift from another blogger and I thought it was so nice; maybe it's my turn to send a gift to someone else. It would be nice to send it to a good home where it would be appreciated.

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  32. Where do I begin?? Everything is quite lovely!! I love the topiary, the clay bunny, the wreath(don't take it down!!) and of course the kitties checking over the cookbooks.
    Also, your header with the blue plates and the pears is quite striking. I like the color contrast.
    I hope you have a wonderful week~
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  33. Good morning Debbie. Great finds again with the claypots. I love that hen, so cute. Everything goes so well with all your blue and white, very decorative. Great mosaic.

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  34. I think the bunny is my favourite. Hope you have a great week.

    From the 3 sisters 365.

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  35. Hi Debbie,

    I like terra cotta, too. It has such a great warm to it and is neutral enough to fit in with so many different design schemes.

    Amanda

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  36. I always love to see your collections. Valerie

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  37. I've never been here before. I really like the burlap wreath!!! I might have to copy that one from you.

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  38. Love your decorating style. Goodwill is my favorite spot too. I have heard folks say, "I can never find anything in our Goodwill." I always say, "I can always find something at Goodwill." Love all your mosaics.
    QMM

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  39. So happy to have found your blog. I'm number 400 follower woot woot! I just started collecting blue and white plates, fell in love after visiting Holland. I'm kicking myself for years of not collecting. Love all yours!

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  40. I think I will now be on the lookout for clay, Debbie! These pieces are magnificent. I doubt our GW would ever have these types of items. LOL And sales? I scoff! The GW stores here think they are regular retail stores. My finds there are few and far between. You, of the other hand, are one lucky gal!!! Love the baker's rack filled with them and the blue.
    hugs, Sue

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  41. Very nice clay collection, Debbie. I remember those too & you have amassed quite a collection of them. Your kitties are SO cute. Thanks for joining the party!

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  42. Wonderful collection! I LOVE the little hen cooker! She is a beauty :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  43. You should think of a second career as a style consultant -- seriously!

    BTW, thanks for the nice comment on my piece on the Gulf disaster.

    Scribbler

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  44. Very cute clay cookers! They do make great decorating accessories; and how great that you found them for fabulously cheap prices AND a cookbook too!

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  45. Debbie: Love the clay! And you always find the best topiaries! Lucky!! The blue is just stunning!!

    As always, you did so good!

    Lou Cinda ")

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  46. I never did get a clay baker. I guess it isn't too late.
    Your kitties are sure photogenic. Real hams too.

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  47. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh...I love all of your clay cookers! Don't they have the most awesome designs? I certainly can see how collecting these pretties would be sooo addicting and soooo much fun! I love the hen clay cooker!!! I also just adore the clay urn and topiary...it looks gorgeous mixed in with all of your beautiful blue and white dishes!!!

    Girlfriend, I just adore you burlap wreath! I'm going to go and check out the "how to's" after leaving my little note! Ohhh...and all the pretty black and white ribbons just make that beautiful wreath!!! Love, love, LOVE IT!!!

    Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today...this was such a treat! My friend, it's been so long since we've visited! Sheeesh...I find that blogland has really grown since the early days...don't you? I find it more and more difficult to get around to everyone that I'd like to visit! Sure hope that you and your sweet family are doing well!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  48. From one bunny rabbit on the porch, clay lovin blogger to another- I love your blog! The hen is fantastic. I do remember your previous post and am still amazed at how many different brands there are. The hen is a wonderful addition. I think its the best one I have ever seen. Course, Im a hen and rooster lover/collector too so it's no surprise that I would like it best.

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  49. Fabulous collection - I love the texture that clay gives to any other pieces around it.

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  50. They are beautiful, Deb. I look forward to seeing what Baby Kitty cooks up next. Have a wonderful week. Deb =^..^=x5

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  51. Good Day Debbie...Girl you are running out of room at your house with all these great treasurer...love those clay pots and that olive tree just set's them off...the staff is always so busy working ha ha...I pray all is well in your world today my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  52. Love your clay pots -- you and the staff can just cook up quite a feast!

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  53. Wonderful collection, I love it all, it looks great with the blue.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  54. Hmm, I think you missed the clay cooker contagion meeting..or RR as they call it..
    Romertopf Recovery...:)
    While I enjoy seeing yours, I have to go with small easy to hide things..
    Enjoy your Schlemmertopf..make some schnitzel in it! :)

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  55. you've got quite a collection now...love the bunny..

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  56. Awesome collection...you and Linda always find soooo many great finds...I think I need to come thriftin with you two:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  57. eautiful collection and displayed just right. I always enjoy seeing your creative skills at work..

    hugs
    Sonny

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  58. What a wonderful collection. The hen is so adorable, and what a great price!

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  59. You have the best GW store with the nicest items at great prices!..Christine

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  60. OMG my Mom had one of those romertopfs and was obsessed with it. She used to make what I called "slimy chicken" using it. I am floored by the prices you're paying for those -- they were about $30 if I remember. And they are way better on your beautiful shelves -- at least I think so. Thanks for the flash back! Jane

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  61. Debbie, you and Linda have so much fun. I'm always jealous of your finds. There must be an abundance of great deals there. Your crockery is wonderful, and it was wonderfully thrifty. Can't wait to see what that pretty staff of yours decides to cook. laurie

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  62. Debbie, There are so many wonderful things going on at your home!
    Your clay pieces are treasures! Do you cook with them often?
    I also love love love your wire wine rack with all the beautiful blue dishes. And the dishes you hung really finishes the look perfectly. Yellow, white and blue- my favorite color combo!

    Your burlap wreath is one I am going to make! It would look fabulous on my back laundry room door! Thanks for all the great inspiration and ideas!
    Yvonne

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  63. You're kitties are a hoot! Thanks for sharing your great finds:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  64. Debbie-Was it really the 80's when the clay cookers were "in"?!!--seems like yesterday :) The bunny is my favorite-I can never resist them in any form. I don't know that I would ever take the burlap wreath down--you could just change ribbons from time to time for variety :) Have a good holiday weekend!

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  65. I love that wreath, I don't think I could take it down either! My giveaway is over, please stop by when you have a chance :)

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  66. Hey, you! Thanks for the birthday wishes for Mr. M! It made his day!

    Wishing you a very Happy Memorial Day weekend. Be safe!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  67. Love all of your entry share....especially the blue plates. And not to forget the kitties as I LOVE cats myself. Oh and the photo on your sidebar, the staff lounge one? LOL...awesome.

    My Show n Tell is my antiques...scroll down below the museum entry I have today if you decide to pay me a visit.

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  68. Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

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  69. Hi Debbie...love all your beautiful clay cookery and the bunny is adorable...not as adorable as your staff, though!
    ;-) I love seeing what your kitty babies are up to.
    Susan

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie