And once I got it all home, I realized there was a bit of a theme at work. A French theme.
Tell me if I'm wrong. Here's what I bought:
1. A set of four Midwinter Stonehenge dishes, Spring pattern. (See potteryhistories.com for lots of background on this and other Stonehenge lines.)
Sure, these dishes are English, but along with the other stuff I bought, they feel French. Maybe it's the blue and white thing. From the aforementioned "Pottery Histories" website: "[The] range had a glossy ‘oatmeal’ glaze where reactive particles added to the glaze cause an irregular speckling over the surface of the ware. The wares were finished with hand-applied iron oxide banding to the edges that contributed to the ‘studio pottery’ look..."
And it's that studio pottery look I love. So... success. Thanks Mr. Midwinter.
Next, I bought a set of three shallow copper pans like this one:
Finally, I nabbed two adorable little Herbs de Provence spice jars. Empty, but too cute to pass up. My spice jars are for pizza and poisson (fish).