My first encounter with this beautiful pottery came while visiting Cambria, California. It was my first time on the central coast and I was smitten to say the least. The charm, beauty, quaintness and of course the shopping was mesmerizing.
The first pieces that I started to collect was a sugar and creme set with cups and saucers in the blue and yellow color palette. It's one of my favorites, as well as the white with dark blue and dots. Polish pottery can be pricey, therefore, I always look for pieces while treasure hunting. The pieces are unique and easily identifiable.
While vacationing in Washington State I found a pitcher in an estate sale for pennies and at other times I've found pieces scouring thrift stores. There is a shop on the second floor of the famous "Pikes Market" in Seattle, just overflowing with this beautiful pottery in so many colors and patterns it took my breathe away.
Since then my collection numbers about 40 pieces. Usually for my birthday or just for a treat I will purchase a piece. Buyer beware because there are imitations, but all authentic Boleslawic pottery will have "handmade in Poland" stamped on the bottom.
I hope that on your next adventure you'll spot the "peacocks eye" and start a new collection.
Pieces of my collection
Stamp of authenticity
The "peacocks eye"
Dots and abstract florals