You will all be relieved to know that I did not come home empty handed from my visit to the Bauer Pottery Showroom.
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.
Something orange this way comes.Any Bradbury fans out there? He was one of my favorites.
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.
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.
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.
And Bauer had a medium white Garden Orb to pair it with. Ahhh-mazing.
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 (here, here and here).
And, I couldn't resist after seeing the massive cat and dog bowl display.
A little something for Jack.
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.)
Albert got a little something too for being so patient--a Bauer Batter Bowl.
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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