It’s been about three months since I was able to go thrifting. I just couldn’t resist popping into one of my local thrift stores just to take a quick peek. I found this fabulous hand-thrown pottery plate. It reminded me of the sea in Ireland and the sky in Venice. I really enjoy collecting beautiful pottery and this will fit in with other pieces I’ve found. The gray and speckled black clay is something I’ve seen before and I have a few pieces made with a similar clay. On the back of the plate you can see that this speckled feature runs throughout the clay and gives it a distinctive look when fired. the blue and white wave pattern is added later to create the pattern in the plate.
There is a maker’s mark on the back but it’s hard to discern. I’ll have to do some research to find out who made the plate.
The next thing that hopped into the cart was this Nordic Ware Snowflake Pull Apart Baking dish. It is made out of heavy aluminum and coated with a non-stick finish. I was reading up on it and this is what I found out.
The inside of the pan has very pronounced ridges that go from the top of the pan to the bottom. This makes it easy to pull or cut apart pieces of the cake to serve to each guest or family member. The best cakes to bake in this type of pan are pound cakes, banana bread, lemon loaf, etc. Really any quick bread will work. I will be trying it out and will show you the results. This pan looked as if it had never been used. I’m going to experiment before the holidays just to see if it works.
The last thing I found was this brand new table runner that was 1/2 price so about $1.50. Love the neutral background and white snowflakes. This will work well for Christmas and the winter months. I can just see this with some wintery white dishes or maybe a woodland table setting. It’s made from a very nice linen and lined as well. You can see the lining in the picture above.
Not a big shop but I loved each of the items I found. Can’t wait to use them and share them with you.