May 5th = Cinco de Mayo ~ ole!There's plenty of info out there about this day and its importance to Mexico. This site has several info links: Cinco De Mayo Sites.
If I were still living in Southern California, I'd pull out one of my vintage Mexico-themed tablecloths, and set the table with my colorful vintage Bauer Pottery dishes, and have a PARTY!
I'll bet you thought I'd say FIESTA, and then show you pix of vintage Homer Laughlin "Fiesta" dishes... like this:
Bauer was one of the great "CALIFORNIA POTTERY" companies and is highly collectible. For Bauer history check out these sites:
- Matt Carlton and his Bauer Pottery
- The Collectics Reference & Collector Education pages.
- Bauer Pottery @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauer_Pottery
- There is a great line of new Bauer Pottery , that looks like the original, but is clearly marked as new. They imprint "Bauer 2000" on the bottom of each piece.
- Good news - they can restore your damaged vintage Bauer pieces since they are set up with the glazes and colors.
- Oil Jar during repair (left) and after (right)
- They are even reproducing the Bauer Russel Wright pieces.
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