Monday, February 23, 2009

In The Beginning. . . . . ...

This is really the piece that got me started down the 'brownware' road. It is a West Bend 2-quart Bean Pot. My Grandma gave it to me. I served (put hair on your chest) chili out of it when I first married. It isn't big enough to serve more than 4 if you serve a soup in it. If you used it as a bean pot, it would serve quite a few.
It weighs a couple of pounds, at least. The thing with pottery is that things stay hot longer. Or in the case of a pitcher, cold.
It's not worth much, maybe $15.00. I've got to say though, on a autumn decorated table it's perfect! You know, chili time! Lovely with oranges and golds.
I don't use it anymore. Though I should. I love it. My grandmother had used it for many years before she gave it to me. A very comforting thought.