Last year I sorted through all my wood bowl findings from the thrift store. Over the weekend I decided it was time to look at all the pottery pieces I've acquired.
If you know me, you know I have quite a weakness for thrift finds that are hand made. Just look at my vintage needlework collection!
My obsession for these abandoned ceramics began sometime last year when I found the most beautiful cream white hand thrown bowl for under a dollar. I just turned the bowl over and over in my hands feeling the weight of it, thinking about the person who made it, wondering why it ended up where it did. I didn't hesitate taking it home with me and with that purchase a new thrift find was awakened.
I guess I sort of see it as my mission to "rescue" these mismatched, one-offs that were either a potters discontinued/not perfect piece or a students one time class assignment. Then I got the idea of seeking out mugs. I started with large ones...
...but seemed to keep coming across these smaller cups.
My goal is to collect at least 12 of the smaller ones so I can bring them to the preschool. I have a sweet vision of serving all the children hot tea in these miniature mugs after a chilly morning in the backyard. So far I have seven, so you can bet I'll be scouring the shelves to complete my set.
We use these pieces every day-I think food and coffee just taste better out of something so pretty.