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The Perfect Pottery Present

Jun 17 2013

by Leslie Friedman

Last week was the week of gifts. And the best part is, that it wasn’t even a holiday, or my birthday. Some people may frown on belated gifts, but you must admit that it is kind of wonderful to get a present you weren’t expecting. At least, I think so.

One of the presents was a beautiful piece of pottery that came from one of my friends currently in grad school at Georgia (Go Dawgs! –I’m sorry, that’s a reflex that I can’t suppress). This beauty was created by Jon Bradford in Watkinsville, GA (if I find any sort of web trail to his work I’ll be sure to edit this post and include it!)

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I love the glazing detail. I also love that when I texted a gushing thank you, my friend goes, “you’re welcome. Let me know how you use it”. I couldn’t tell if it was a, “I thought it was beautiful, but I would have no idea what to do with it” kind of comment…which I think is pretty hilarious. As a response to her curiosity, I decided, ‘what better way to show her all the possibilities than with a blog post’. So here are just a few ideas:

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Communication Station: when my husband and I were coming and going a lot, we would always leave each notes as to where we were.

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Catch-all: The minute Andrew gets home, he instantly empties his pockets…wherever. I’ve made it my goal to make sure there is always an empty container for that kind of chaos.

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On the Tabletop: Such a lovely way to collect coasters, salt and pepper shakers, candles, napkins, and anything else floating around the kitchen table.

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Knitting Spot: I really like the idea of having a designated spot for my knitting…especially when I’m working with a color like white.

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Music Tray: My life is a constant (happy) battle of corralling banjo supplies. They seem to multiple and spread out everywhere.

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Food Station: If our little one didn’t already have a food station (and if he didn’t make so much of a mess while he ate) this would be perfect.

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Fruit Dish: This would be the human equivalent to the previous food picture.

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Thank You Note Station: Last but not least! Every lady needs a spot for her thank you notes.

As I was taking pictures, I kept thinking of more and more ideas of things to do with this beautiful little tray (candles, makeup, etc)- which to me is a sign of a great home piece. I don’t like items you can only use is one certain way. I get bored and I move and what was once perfect for one use will now be perfect for another. I guess you could say that I like my belongings to be high functioning.

Now if you excuse me, I have some thank you notes to write.

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2 responses on “The Perfect Pottery Present

  1. cherileavy

    She is going to love her digital thank you too! How fun to show its versatility. I am on the hunt for that pottery.

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