Monday, May 13, 2013

Peaceful excursion, coming in for a landing and oasis

- Just a short distance from my home is an area known as International Village, that includes a wonderful place that sells imported pottery - AW Pottery.  This area near the entrance must be a serene place for meditating (even with the hustle and bustle of CDC buildings behind it.)  The figure looks as if he is wearing a bandaid, but it's a price sticker.

- There must be a mile of pots like these, and at some point, I lost my friends for about an hour while they contemplated which of the zillion pots would make a nice fountain for their back porch.  I amused myself by watching planes coming in for a landing at nearby Dekalb Peachtree Airport (click to enlarge and you'll see a plane there.)

- My purchase - for about $7, I got four of these trays you put under pots, so there is less dripping for the neighbors below when watering plants.  And they are beautiful.

- An oasis - serene and beautiful - amid the noise and haste.


Leonora said...

Oh I would love this pottery place! I also like the green trays you chose. The color reminds me of old, oxidized copper.

Granny Annie said...

Looks just like the meditating statue has a boo-boo:)

Lynn said...

Leonora -

I got three of those green colored trays and one cobalt blue - the only one that color I saw. They were covered in chiggers (red bugs, as my mom called them) and when I asked if someone could wash them off before I put them in my car, the owner snapped her fingers and instructed an employee in a mixture of Chinese, Spanish and English (or so it sounded to me) to wash off the "animals!" Cute.

Granny Annie -

Just what it looks like, although I didn't notice that until I was fiddling with the photo this morning. :)

sage said...

Looks like a neat place, and a thoughtful gift that will benefit the neighbors

TALON said...

There's something so lovely about handcrafted things...they are so individual and so lovely!

happygirl said...

I would love to go to that pottery shop and dream of a fountain in a pot. You find the most wonderful spots in your area. :)

Lynn said...

Sage -

I love them and yes, a gift to the neighbors. :)

Talon -

They were all so beautiful. We saw pots like these on our trip to Seaside, Florida in March and the owner of that shop confided that they buy them in the Atlanta area. Nice of him to say that. We had no idea this place was there.

happygirl -

I probably haven't even scratched the surface. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I have never seen this place before - looks like they have a lot of nice pottery.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. certainly looks just wonderful doesn't - especially the oasis. Your neighbours will be pleased with you stopping the drips and they are beautifully coloured ..

Cheers Hilary

Louvregirl said...

"...contemplated which of the zillion pots;" I would get lost there, too! I 'had to' pick out a plant for Mother's day and I narrowed it down to 3 choices and was in a quandary for about an hour! Oh my!!! Love the color of the trays you picked to go under your plants!
Hope your day (and your week) rocks...Lynn!
lg :-)

LL Cool Joe said...

I've been spending the last week in garden centres and bought some pots and a bronze sphere, but the places I go and are no where near as big as the one in your photo! Wow. I'd be looking at stuff all day!

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Near the intersection of Buford Highway and Chamblee Tucker Road. You should go - it's awesome.

Hilary -

And isn't it interesting they had newspapers from 2005?

lg -

I stuck with my choice for their pot / fountain, but they want to ponder at home. :)

Joe -

We were there 2.5 hours, so it felt like all day. :)

Riot Kitty said...

That does look beautiful. Funny, I have had a few random plants sprout in my pots, and I realize it must be seeds from the neighbors' plants upstairs. Kind of neat.

Elephant's Child said...

That oasis of serenity and beauty won my heart. Though I loved the pottery too. We have many, many pots and choosing the right ones for particular plants has become (another) obsession.

Snaggle Tooth said...

The statue looks good in that spot. Wow, so many! I don't know how to decide which one there either- I see a Chinese newspaper under your tray. My poor plants all got water-logged in storms over the week-end- Had to cover them for frost last night-
Pretty purple blooms!

Joanne said...

You picked some lovely bases for the pots! Sounds like a fun excursion.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Sometimes I think sprouts in plants come from things the birds drop as they are flying over. I have plants out front that randomly sprout things - I posted about that one "weedy" pot once that contained a pine tree seedling and a maple tree seedling. I finally got rid of them before they split the pot open.

Elephant's Child -

That's wonderful. I'm partial to terracotta pots, but have a few plastic pots that are colored terracotta that I probably should get rid of. I think I know just the place to go for replacements. :)

Snaggle -

I love the color purple - so those flowers caught my eye in particular.

Joanne -

It was fun. And we went to a Vietnamese restaurant after and had a wonderful sandwich.

Maude Lynn said...

I want that oasis!

Sara said...

I love the first picture. Talk about serenity. I need to study this picture and absorb it's calmness...I'm about to leave on a trip and I hate to travel:~)

Which brings to the more difficult thing I have to say. First of all, I appreciate you stopping by my site today. Unfortunately, I managed to delete your comment.

It was by mistake. When I saw your nice comment, I realized I'd forgotten to click the "no comment" box.

When I did make the click, your comment went POOF. I didn't think this was supposed to happen, but it did. I apologize for my mistake, but do appreciate the visit:~)

Have a great week, Lynn.

Lynn said...

MZ -

It's in the ATL. :)

Sara -

I hope your trip goes well nonetheless. No worries about deleting the comment - and have a wonderful trip.