More than McCoy or Roseville or Van Briggle or Rookwood or Teco or Newcomb College or Haeger (sorry Sue) or Niloak or University of North Dakota . . . I LOVE WELLER POTTERY! It's so beautiful and satiny to the touch and every time I see a piece on eBay I have to restrain myself from bidding. Obviously I haven't been completely successful since my new blog banner shows you what I own right now in Cameo, Magnolia Blossom, Nasturtium and Wild Rose.
Right now, this one is my favorite with the nasturtium flower:
I got a great deal on the vase due in part to the seller's admission that it had a water ring around the inside. WELL, NO FREAKING KIDDING! It was about an inch from the top and believe me when I tell you it was thick, like someone had left some really hard water in it for, oh I don't know, about 50 years. My wonderful husband looked at it and said, "Use some of that CLR on it," and when I looked at him with my famous Blank Stare he said, "It's what I use to get the crud off the shower heads." Oh ok, let's just use the very same chemicals on my vintage pottery that you use on metal objects that can be easily replaced at Home Depot. Right.
Guess what? IT WORKED! It took me about 45 minutes of scrubbing with a toothbrush (I even worked up a girly sweat!) but it's all gone. Yay!
CLR did not pay me to make this recommendation. Had they paid me, I would've probably told you to drink it or bathe in it or something. I'm easily bought, you see.
And just to show you that I'm not completely Weller-centric, here's the most adorable little vase ever! Miz ZootSuitMama sent it and even though I've already thanked her I wanted to show it off to y'all. Thanks again, Deb!!!