I would look at them long and often on ebay and etsy, but didn't feel like I would make a purchase from those sites. I guess I wanted to hear the choir singing in the background when I saw it for the first time--in person. You know what I mean--the thrill of discovery! Another reason I have hesitated to make a purchase is the cost. I love the older pieces but they tend to be a bit hard on the budget (but they are antique and from another country). I told myself I couldn't justify the purchase because I'm too practical and I don't live in a French country home...
if I did, I might be more inclined to look into a purchase.
So, when I saw this tureen a few weeks ago, I decided to bring it home.
I found this piece in a local thrift store in mint condition and
of course, at a fraction of the cost of a French antique.
It's rather freeing.... I don't feel like I have to display this tureen
for months on end because I spent so much money on it.
It's a vintage item with identifying maker marks on the bottom
that show it was made by California Pottery.
I love that it has the under plate for the tureen to rest on and I love that the design compliments my white Italian Countryside china.
I love the piece, the price and I can still purchase a French antique tureen when I see one AND of course