I fully understand that I’m a bit behind in posting about how great my Mother’s Day was. That’s okay because I’ve been celebrating for weeks and will continue to do so for years to come.
Here’s the story…
While we lived in Germany most of my friends were on a Polish Pottery buying craze. I saw the stuff everywhere. I liked it just fine, but my financial priorities were in other places. (Like getting out of debt, traveling, and saving to PCS back to the US.)
Fast forward to April and we’re settled into our routine in South Carolina. Then the homesickness for Germany hit me like a thick black cloud. I found myself looking at my neighbor’s Polish Pottery with… not quite envy, as I didn’t want her Polish Pottery, but with nostalgia, maybe. Regret, possibly. I was nostalgic for the place I had been surrounded by the blue and white plates and bowls, and regretting that I had not brought that part of Europe back with me.
One evening at a Chaplains’ Spouses’ Coffee the hostess served all the food in Polish Pottery and I mentioned my homesickness and regret to the Chaplain Spouse beside me. As I was speaking, she was saying that she had a lot of Polish Pottery to sell! She had purchased it in Poland for her mother who was not able to use it and she needed to sell it.
I was hooked! I talked to Matt and he said that I could most definitely have that for my Mother’s Day gift. From the moment these plates and dishes entered my home I have felt sincere joy at each meal, even when we’re just eating reheated pizza off of them.
I feel like God had my back in this. It was a treat that was undeserved, unexpected, and I assure you, quite appreciated!
So here it is! My Polish Pottery Collection: