So this weekend, I sneaked away from the kids and went with a few friends to the Polish pottery mecca, Boleslawiec, Poland!
Yes, I L-O-V-E Polish pottery. Since my first trip there 5 years ago, I have been hooked. No, my whole kitchen is not all Polish pottery but I do have a good share of it mostly serving pieces and fun display pieces.
When a few friends asked about doing a trip to Boleslawiec, I jumped at the chance to go again. Thankfully the roads have improved over the last 2 years we have lived here so the trip drive has gone down from 6 hours to about 4.5 hours. When you can get pottery a 1/3 of the price compared to buying it in the US, you have to get it while you can!
Oh where to start?
Just one of the MANY patterns available in just one of the stores.
Yet another pattern.
The local glass factory and their unique pieces.
This is Andar which is one of my favorite stores in that area! One of the sweetest couples you will meet.
You never know what you will find in the stores!
Part of the fun shopping here, digging for treasures.
OH MY is all I can say!
Now this is a unique pattern.
Not sure if I would want my whole kitchen in this pattern.
The tradition Polish peacock pattern.
My new favorite hotel in town, Villa Ambasada! This was just half the room 3 of us shared.
Saturday night we took a break from shopping and ate at a local Polish restaurant. Here is my Golabki.
Are these not the neatest cookbook holders? I had a hard time justifying the price they wanted for them though. So for now I will just admire this picture.
This store had the neatest Thanksgiving and Halloween themed items. Yes, that pumpkin is now sitting in my house.
There all types of patterns in the stores and this was one of them that I am not sure how they came up with this one. Winnie the Pooh and butterflies? Interesting!
I would love to have this in my “forever” home! Maybe some day when we finally stopping moving around the world I will.
My other favorite store in the area, Andy’s! They just opened up their new store last month.
The inside is 3x the size of the old store.
One of the main reasons why I wanted to go was to get one of these candle lamps.
This store I had some unique figurines.
It was so much fun shopping with my friends at these stores. So in the upcoming few weeks be on the look out for blog posts about some more stores in the area that I have not done yet as each store has their own positives and negatives depending on what your needs are when shopping for Polish pottery.
If you want to learn more about what Polish pottery is click HERE to go to my blog post taking about it.
Have you been to Boleslawiec to go Polish pottery shopping? If so, tell me your favorite store and why.