By mountainandcloud

Lost in A Wonderland

I’ve always been a fun of arts and cultural, so when a friend of mine invited me to Early Californian Antiques’ private event I was excited.

As soon as I stepped into the antique store I felt like I stepped into a wonderland where is filled with vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and hidden stories.




I have a special love for pottery, so the owner Eric Berg, an expert in early Californian antiques, gave me a crash course on early Californian pottery. I learned that one of the reasons the colorful table earthenware became popular in California in early 20-century was because people liked to have dinner outside, but they didn’t feel safe to bring out their precious, heirloom china to the backyard, so the earthenware became the best alternative.

I’m always delighted to hear stories like this. All of a sudden, I look at the vibrant potteries that are quietly sitting on the shelves through a different lens. They are not just pretty objects anymore, they all have interesting lives and stories attached to them.







I also learned, from Eric, that the Catalina Island pottery was one of the well known potteries at the time, so the productions from this pottery are desirable collectables. I got couple of them and put them in to good work 🙂


So, if you are in the neighborhood and in the mood of treasure hunting, I suggest you to walk into this wonderland at Early Californian Antiques and have yourself lost in the sea of vibrant colors, intricate patterns and hidden stories.


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