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Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Beginnings and a New Piece of Pottery

 Adding to my ever-growing collection of pottery pieces is this  cocoa brown casserole dish bought while visiting my daughter in historic Bethania, a Moravian town once included in the original tract  of Wachovia near Winston Salem. Bethania was established in 1759 by the Moravians as a self-sufficient farming community. Many of the Moravian style buildings have been preserved and the town is on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. 

Just a short walk down the main street, you will come upon Bethania Mill and Village Shoppes, a former working mill which dates to 1899. The mill has been restored and is home to various gift shops and a cafe. After lunch and a glass of "In a Heartbeat" wine from Divine Llama Vineyards at the Muddy Creek Cafe, we wound our way through the various gift shops beautifully decorated for Christmas. On the back wall of the of the Mill Stone Store and Gallery there was a large selection of locally made pottery. It was here that I found this piece of pottery. The name of the potter eludes me. A very rustic dish to display these pears.

Textures-Luminious and Aurora from Kim Klassen

Some quotes for the New Year from Goodreads.

“The beginning is always today.” 
 Mary Shelley

“I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks; and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end. (Jo March)” 
 Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
― L.M. Montgomery

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” 
 Meister Eckhart



Dianne Poinski said...

Beautiful composition and use of Kim's textures. Found you on the Texture Tuesday site. I also love the quotes you shared. Thanks!

Kay @ The Church Cook said...

I love beautiful potteries, too! That is a great piece, Lynne!

Evelyn S. said...

Beautiful vignette. It's so classy and rich!

Kaylene said...

Great image well done

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