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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Favorite : Talavera Ginger Jars

 

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In my searching for treasures, there is a shape

I dearly love.


There is something about ginger jars

that makes me take a breath.

And if it is Mexican talavera,

I am a complete goner.

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Maybe it is their

hippy-ness?



(Which reminds me of a family saying-

“A moment on your lips forever on your hips.” )

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Or maybe it is that

perky little lid?


If you are a treasure hunter,

whether it be at your local flea market,

or in the streets of San Miguel de Allende ,

where I found some of these pieces,

the odds of that same perky little lid surviving whatever

box it was in

or the wrapping job of the street vendor,

are slim.


That is all part of the great adventure, isn’t it?
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Linking to:

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What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants

Thriftin’ on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer

14 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

I love the wonderful colors especially!
Brenda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the shape too, and yours are fabulous. Hugs, marty

Marigene said...

Beautiful pieces, Laura!

Karen said...

Nothing like a great piece of talavera. The colors are so vibrant and cheerful. Each piece has it's own memory. Love it!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

NanaDiana said...

I have always loved the shape of ginger jars, too. Lovely post- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

I have been called far worse than perky and hippy. Ginger jars are lovely and the colors on yours are especially festive.

Dixie said...

No kidding about the lids! thanks for stopping by... I love your treasures.. I've seen them here and there before...but never knew what they were called!

Happy Thursday.. Dixie

Pondside said...

The shape - the colours - I love them too.

Anita said...

I just LOVE Talavera period, and you have some fabulous pieces!! Love all the colors too! I would love to find some dinner plates at a reasonable price, but I have not been able to, and I can't just take a trip to Mexico to find some, so ebay is my only hope!

Bliss said...

I love ginger jars too, in fact all little jars with lids. I think the sound it makes when you put the lid back on reminds me of the cookie jar when I was little.

~Bliss~

Theresa said...

I think ginger jars are so pretty too:) These are SO colorful! Have a great rest of this week, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Those are beautiful, Miss Laura! I do love that regal color of blue and yes, the shape too!

Hugs!
Nancy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how pretty are these. I have always loved Mexican Talavera.
Just told my daughter the other day if I ever did my house over again it would be in this.
Hope your doing well.
Love
Maggie

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