Just because I've been taking a little bloggy break, doesn't mean I haven't been stopping by G-Dub every Friday. Don't worry. It's only a minor addiction. I like to think of it as a small way of contributing to the community. Anyway, I know you're dying to know about my latest find, this little Soufflenheim guy. Actually, he's a mini jug or jardiniere. I have a few pieces of this pottery, and couldn't resist him. What did I pay? Ninety-nine cents. Yep. My kinda bargain. Can you believe it? You can't even get a cheeseburger at McDonalds for less than a dollar anymore.
Soufflenheim is a town in northeastern France known for its charming pottery, hand-painted with a recognizable design of flowers or birds. The forested area in northern Alsace is a natural source for a special clay that has been used for pottery since the Bronze Age. I love the history of the design, the legacy of the clay.
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