Saturday, August 15, 2009
One of the Best Finds
About 15 minutes north of us in Caldas da Rainha is a fabulous find. What is in the place that is so great? I wish you could be here to let me show you! Hopefully a few pictures will give you an idea.
This is the Bordallo Pinheiro pottery store and factory. They make majolica like pottery I've always admired. We saw some old and expensive pieces in an antiques shop right after we arrived in Portugal. I was thrilled to know the new and very affordable pieces are just up the road! I just bought some plates to hang up for 1.75 Euros a piece! Here are some close-ups from the store:
These bunny platters are 2.45 Euros a piece--amazing price, huh?! Here just a few of the Christmas pieces they have. I hear they have more closer to the holidays.And for the fall: lots of leaves, turkeys--sorry no pics of those-- and pumpkins (have you seen these pumpkins at Pottery Barn?).We have a friend who has her wedding registry at Pottery Barn. Her plates look like a few I've seen here, and her's were made in Portugal. Who knows if we've found the spot?! We'll be happy with this pottery goodness regardless.