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Hall pottery.

A few weeks ago, while browsing Instagram, I stumbled across a photo of this gorgeous white ceramic casserole dish with gold polka dots. Though I’m often loathe to ask people where they get things (those kinds of questions seem to take over a lot of the bigger Instagram feeds I follow, and while I get that it’s meant to be flattering, it’s mostly just really off-putting to me), I totally dismounted my high horse and asked the user where she got the dish. She very kindly let me know that it was vintage—an eBay find—and I very quickly began obsessively scouring the Internet to find something similar.

Turns out the dish was made by Hall, a pottery company, and their ceramic pieces aren’t hard to find on Etsy or eBay. I quickly found the exact casserole dish I’d been coveting and scooped it up, and last week I also found a white-and-gold-polka-dotted coffeepot that I couldn’t resist—turns out I got it for a steal, because it’s enormous (the photo doesn’t do it justice). Both the coffeepot and the casserole are really heavy and well-made, and while I don’t think I’ll be using them much for actual cooking, they’ll absolutely make gorgeous display pieces. If you were ever asked to describe a “Megan” item, these would be it.

Any great eBay/thrifting scores of your own to share?


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    Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion
    September 10, 2013 at 1:04 am

    These are so cute! Are you supposed to be able to actually bake using the casserole dish, or is it just for serving?

    Also, did I share the link on using gold sharpie to decorate pottery? If not, I meant to–let me know and I’ll find it! I think you need a white mug with Megan or Pink O’Clock emblazoned in shiny gold. 🙂

    Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion

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      Megan @ Pink O'Clock
      September 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      I THINK you can actually cook with it but I’m just going to use them for serving/display.

      And NO, I must see that link! Please send! Thanks, Alicia!

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    GiGi
    September 10, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Love those polka dots! And your cat looks even cuter scoping it all out 🙂 I love unique dishes – nice find!

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    eileen ragan | leaner by the lake
    September 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Errrr I totally might copy you and scoop up some of these if I come across them. I’ve been on the hunt for glass with gold painted polka dots, but I really love the white ceramic and gold effect, too. Lately I got super into jadeite – it matches perfectly with our kitchen color palette – I’d die for a jadeite tea pot.

    eileen ragan | leaner by the lake

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