A Special Gift: Polish Stoneware Teapot
Special Things Do Come In Small Packages
The other day, while busy having a discussion with my computer forensic lab partner in my office, I noticed a UPS truck pulled up to our home with a delivery. As the afternoon progressed, phone calls and emails needed to be addressed and the delivery I noted, was forgotten.
Later that evening, I received a text from my husband that a teapot arrived for me and was on the cupboard. My eyes moved from my blackberry, across the room and saw a beautiful Polish Stoneware teapot! What a wonderful surprise!!
Boleslawiec stoneware originated as folk art in the early 1800s. It was crafted in the German province of Silesia, now a part of Poland. Inspired by peacock feathers, farmers were instrumental in creating a statement of strength and beauty in each piece of tableware.
Today, in a small village of Poland, skilled artisans still individually handcraft and handpaint each piece with the same pride and care used over a century ago, preserving the charm of Old Central Europe.
I have several more pieces of Polish Stoneware that I have in my collection, each one is a treasured reminder of my heritage and family in Poland. I’ll be sharing more of my collection in future posts.
John, you surprised me and made me feel very special…thank you!