Friday, June 29, 2012

Posh Pottery

What's your guess? 
Crate and Barrel? Pottery Barn? Ikea? 

How about estate sale Homer Laughlin

The Wells Art Glaze series was primarily produced in solid pastel colors.
 This "rust" version is uniquely rich and well, artistic.

And would you believe it is 80ish years old?

The pattern was discontinued in 1935.

Beautiful, and a totally justifiable purchase when compared to the price of the high end paper-ware we might buy to use once and then throw away. Even if these lovely pieces are brought out for a single occasion we are still ahead financially. But that is not going to happen. This set will see plenty of service. We may even revive broth as an appetizer so that we can use the two-handled consomme cups.

Sometime soon we will show you how great Wells Art Glaze looks  with some other certain all-time-favorite bargain-find dishes in our collection. Excited? Try to contain yourselves.

1 comment:

Jerilynn said...

Gorgeous! I pared my dish choices down to two...not counting the prized Holly Correlle....the original olive green Crazy Daisy Correlle, and the now-vintage Noritake Fjord in cobalt blue and white from my first union. The new dishes you found would have been hard for me to pass up! jeri