I found an interesting assortment of pottery pieces this week. First, I grabbed this pretty milk pitcher at a local thrift store:
I was also thrilled to find this Harlequin ball pitcher at the Goodwill on Saturday:
It's in great condition--so much so that I thought it was a reproduction at first--but after doing some research, I'm pretty certain it's an original Harlequin piece. It's unmarked and is the exact size and color of a Harlequin pitcher, plus it features the unique ring pattern around the bottom that was the Harlequin trademark.
The pitcher does have a significant issue: there are some major glaze skips on the other side.
You can see them in this shot, towards the top. They don't bother me much, since it's a factory flaw rather than post-production damage, but it's definitely not a perfect piece. Nonetheless, I love that someone owned this pitcher and loved it and kept it in otherwise-perfect condition for years and years despite its flaws. Not something that would likely happen in our modern, disposable society!
OK, social commentary over. :) Next up, I found two gorgeous pieces of Fiestaware for almost nothing at another thrift:
|A mint condition cream and sugar set...|
|...and a matching set of salt and pepper shakers.|
All in all, it was a productive week of treasure hunting. I love all of these pieces -- did you notice that they all kind of go together? -- and I can't believe that they all managed to survive the thrift store jungle without any chips. A minor thrifting miracle.
What did you find this week? I'm linking with the following blogs to check out everyone else's discoveries!