One of my favorite places to visit when we're home in Columbia is the gift shop at the South Carolina State Museum. It's a small shop but it's full of lovely home items that either showcase the state's native emblem of the Palmetto tree or are made by South Carolina artisans.
Over our Christmas visit, we stopped in and I fell in LOVE with the pottery pieces of South Carolina artist Jan Myers. I ended up purchasing a beautiful little pitcher that is similar to these (mine is a "straight" pitcher without any curvature but with this coloring):
The blue-green glazed pitcher will look beautiful with our seagreen glass kitchen tile. It will work great as a small vase for flowers or to serve juice in the morning when we have company. But honestly, it's so pretty, it doesn't really need a function.
I also feel in love with these petite pitchers that would work perfectly as a creamer when you serve coffee:
I left these guys behind but now I'm wishing I had nabbed one!
I always love adding handmade items to our home and especially so when they are from our beloved South Carolina. Check out more of the pottery items from Jan and her husband John here...