Thursday, June 6, 2013

bauer pottery showroom los angeles part 2: the haul

You will all be relieved to know that I did not come home empty handed from my visit to the Bauer Pottery Showroom.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

As I started placing items near the checkout stand, Albert expressed surprise that I came to buy and not just to photograph. Ummm, have you met me?

Ah, I do love a good unwrapping.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


Something orange this way comes.Any Bradbury fans out there? He was one of my favorites.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


SPLAT! There you have it. An unusual combination BUT, I went without a shopping list. Okay, it was a very short shopping list. I knew I wanted more Garden Orbs.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


BEFORE PICTURE GARDEN ORBS

When I ordered the Garden Orbs during Bauer's online after Christmas Seconds Sale, there was a limited color selection. I ended up getting both a large turquoise and a small turquoise Garden Orb. BUT,  I wanted three different colors. I tend to obsess on these issues. I know. Shocking.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


AFTER PICTURE GARDEN ORBS

Problem solved! The Bauer Pottery Showroom had a small dove grey Garden Orb. Perfect. This time I planned ahead. I knew that I would displace my little turquoise Garden Orb.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

And Bauer had a medium white Garden Orb to pair it with. Ahhh-mazing.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


As I walked around the store, it was the really big pieces that caught my eye. I was not quite ready to go "pots" again in our outside garden areas as in one of our previous garden dalliances, we had purchased dozens of pots and gone container garden everywhere. It looked great for the first three years (alright two years), then the plants outgrew the pots, and the watering system for the pots wasn't great, and, well, you know how this turned out. I Craigslisted them all. A lovely gentleman organic gardener got really lucky.

The Oil Jars fascinated me. I didn't really have a perfect spot, but I bought one anyway. And, shockingly, instead of my normal chartreuse green, I went with orange. It has probably been the recent orange door influence as I see them everywhere lately (herehere and here).

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


And, I couldn't resist after seeing the massive cat and dog bowl display.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


A little something for Jack.

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


And a little something for Annie. We feed them separately because the little missy below is a gulper while the little boy is more of a picker. (In defense of my Annie, everyone says she looks fat, but we give her diet food and control what she eats. Bad genes. I swear.)

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA

Albert got a little something too for being so patient--a Bauer Batter Bowl

Bauer Pottery Showroom, 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles, CA


Yes, I know it seems like an unusual gift for a guy. But he spotted it first and asked me what it was for. He makes pancakes for Alex on the weekends and, that is exactly what this bowl is for. More or less. I got it in orange instead of the expected green. 

A satisfying trip for sure. If you missed my review of the Bauer Pottery Showroom, check it out. It is Bauer for days and provides an immensely enjoyable Saturday outing (if you're in the hood).

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11 comments:

  1. Really quite restrained shopping, they all look great "in situation" I am sure the pancakes will taste even better now

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    1. Thank you Auntie Sally (from Gibraltar). I thought it was pretty restrained myself.

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  2. I love the garden orbs. They really add a playful touch to your new landscaping. The oil jar is absolutely amazing. I like where you put it, and of course I love the color...even though I share your love of chartreuse and have quite a bit in my living room. Your cats must feel pretty special having their own Bauer bowls. I guess that applies to Albert too. :)

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    1. I just couldn't resist the oil jar in orange. That was the indulgence purchase. I think the Garden Orbs are fantastic and will have to hold back as I am inclined to sprinkle them all over the yard.

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  3. The orbs are a nice touch in your sculptural garden. And your kitties are very lucky--having their own Bauer collection. Couldn't you find anything for your son--no Bauer soccer balls?

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    1. The kitties are quite appreciative of their wonderful new dishes but I don't think a Bauer soccer ball is a great idea. No offense. haha

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  4. Great picks! Love the orange jar and garden orbs. My fave! Well done!!!

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    1. Thank you Brooke! I am enjoying both very much.

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  5. The orange pottery looks so fab in your dining room. And you garden is very lovely.

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  6. Rebecca, could you give some general idea of the prices they had on items? I live in Seattle and am considering (gulp) going down to Los Angeles for a future showroom sale. I've lost my mind about vintage Bauer, and am a little less bonkers about Bauer 2000 but am nonetheless.

    I'm curious about pricing on beverageware, dinnerware, and servingware, primarily.

    Thanks,

    Craig (cliebATliveDOTcom)

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    1. Just go onto the site and look at the current pricing, and subtract about 25% or more.

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