Sunday, September 2, 2012
One of the many pretty things we inherited when my husband's parents passed away was this lovely snail. I knew nothing about it at first. But then I came across the little original tag that had come with it and discovered that it was Monterey Jade. It's a beautiful blue/green pottery with an unique glaze that was made by the Monterey Pottery company in the Carmel Valley, and was sold at gift shops located in Monterey and in the wonderful village of Carmel-By-The-Sea. My in-laws used to vacation frequently in Carmel; it was one of their favorite places. I am very fond of this little snail:
I found this beautiful little vase last year at a yard sale - I could not believe it when I spotted it sitting there on the table that had been picked over by many shoppers before me much earlier in the day:
Truly a delightful find; I believe it may have been less than a dollar.
And then, just a couple of weeks ago, I went into one of my favorite thrift shops here in town, and what do you suppose I spotted? Yes, they were sitting there waiting (as if just for me). Two gorgeous tiles:
I know Monterey Jade when I see it, and when I turned them over to look at the price tag, and yes, indeed - this was written on the bottom:
Unlike a large number of the items I find at the thrift stores, these are most certainly NOT for sale.