It came inside this big box from Gary Rith, my pottery-making friend in upstate NY. If you haven’t yet checked out his his blog, go do it! He makes a lot of fun, useful, whimsical pots. I just know you will find something you’ll fall in love with, and his prices are incredibly reasonable!
All of that Bubblewrap, cardboard, styrofoam, and newspaper were protecting my much-anticipated special order. Gary’s pottery is lead-free, microwave-safe AND dishwasher-safe! And the glazes are gorgeous – photographs do not do them justice.
I carefully unwrapped each piece and set it on the sideboard, because they are too pretty to be put away in a dark cupboard just yet! So they snuggled up next to the bunny bowl and waited…
And here is the table set for dinner:
Now those beautiful dishes are nestled in the dishwasher.
Happy, happy, happy!!! New dishes, hooray!