Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aloha to Polish Pottery - What's Your Favorite?

No. 1

We're back to collectibles ... and Polish Pottery is very collectible among military spouses.  For those spouses who are lucky to have lived in Europe (including me!), Polish Pottery was just a day's drive away.  

No. 2

From Wikipedia (link),

For centuries one of the premier art forms in Eastern Europe has been the pottery and ceramics created in the Silesia region of Poland. The durable and functional creamy white and blue stoneware pieces are unique and easily identifiable. Ceramics and pottery are a definitive part of the identity of the city of Bolesławiec, Poland. The town itself is often called Miasto Ceramiki (Town of ceramics). It is impossible to talk about the town without talking about the ceramics that have been produced there for over a thousand years. It is a matter of great pride to the inhabitants.

No. 4

When we lived in the Netherlands, I traveled to Boleslawiec with five other spouses.  We rented a large van and spent the weekend. 

No. 5

I purchased several serving bowls in the "patriotic" design.

No. 6

I also bought one dessert plate of every design which fancied me ... 

No. 7

 ... to add variety to my serving pieces.

No. 8

How about the abstract?

No. 9

This design reminds me of teachers!

No. 10

Water lilies are always beautiful.

No. 11

This design incorporates the traditional "peacock's tail" in the center.

No. 12

I love colorful dishes ....

No. 13

... that's why I chose one of every design!

No. 14

Blue stands out as the predominant color.

No. 15

Which is your favorite design?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blog posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, August 8, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 9.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

No. 16


  1. They're all so pretty, but 2 and 15 are my favorite.

  2. I like several but number 8 stands out.

  3. It's easier for me to say....There isn't one I don't like! There is a company about an hour's drive that imports the pottery. I have a few pieces and love it!

  4. I do love all those blues! Gotta go with #15 as my favorite - love those daisies!

  5. I am going to say #2 but they are all so pretty.

  6. I am going to say #2 but they are all so pretty.