Monday, April 5, 2010

In Poland

I am here in Poland visiting a friend for several days. I swore I would not buy hardly anything (notice the 'hardly'), but indulged myself in a few pieces of traditional Polish Boleslawiec pottery. Anya, a friend of my friend's, runs this shop in Warsaw and sells these beautiful ceramics at very, very reasonable prices. Next time I must come to Warsaw by car, not by plane....

12 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est pas facile de resister ;o))

Daryl said...

Oh what lovely wares, I am sure I could spend a nice chunk of cash there ...

Lily Hydrangea said...

I have some of these! I've seen them in high-end stores out in the Hamptons, but I buy them in Marshalls and TJ Maxx. It says "Made in Poland" on the bottom. I always wanted to know more about them.
Thanks Bibi.
: )

Gaelyn said...

I love this pottery. Hard to haul on an airplane though. How about shipping some home? ;-) But nothing wrong with driving and filling the trunk.

Ania said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! I was just in Bolesławiec in a pottery shop this morning!!!! You must come to Poznań and let me give you a tour. I'm serious!

Tash said...

Oh, you cannot find the little demi-tasse cups like that here...but I like Lily H. buy them at TJMaxx esp. around the holidays. Lovely portrait of Anya too.

Thérèse said...

It reminds me of Portugal's pottery but I know it's not :)
Et Anya semble avoir beaucoup de charme!

Leif Hagen said...

Fantastic pottery - my wife would have to drag ME out of there!

Alexa said...

This looked familiar to me—and now that I've seen Lily's comment I know why. Looks like the three of us should get together again—in Poland! (I'll take an egg cup to add to my collection. What's your first choice?)

joan said...

I love Polish pottery. I'm so jealous. I have transitioned to almost nothing but these pieces. My friends know it as "my" Polish pottery. Someday I will make it there to shop myself! Thanks for sharing.

Chuck Pefley said...

I'd have a hard time passing this opportunity as well.

Louis la Vache said...

Your visit to Poland reminds «Louis» of the superb "Splendors of Poland" exhibit at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor a few years back. Anyone who has paid any attention to the history of Poland will never tell a "Polish joke".