Every so often I like to share something typically Portuguese, and over the years, I have collected twenty four cow creamers, some of which were bought in the Algarve, in a place called Lagos. It's my favourite shop to visit whenever we spend the day there, with the hope of adding one more cow creamer to my collection, and also to see all the beautiful plates. As I'm still not able to get outside, here are a few examples of the colourful hand made "louça" which is sold here in Portugal. We will be traveling to the Algarve again this week, in search of the beneficial warmth of our southern climate, and staying for at least two months, so this will be my last post before we leave.
My thanks to everyone who left helpful comments, but the situation has still not been resolved even with all your help, but it was very much appreciated, and perhaps my son can solve my comment dilema whilst we're away,...hope so! Happy Blogging Everyone!:=)
Portugal is renowned for it's colourful hand made, hand painted pottery.
Their bright colours emulate the colours of the sea, sand, and flora and fauna which are typically Algarvian.
Olives and olive oil are exported from Portugal, and are a major ingredient in Portuguese cooking.
You will always find the signature of the artist on the base of each piece.
I have bought several large plates like this one, to decorate the lounge, and kitchen walls, in the Algarve.
One of the cow creamers, bought from the same shop in Lagos.
Another brightly coloured one.
Why do I collect cow creamers! Well, I love cows, and think they are fun pieces of ceramics .
and as well as being decorative on their own, they look cute used....
together, when I use them filled with single cream for pouring.
These two are never apart,.
The free flowing designs are characteristic of this pottery's rustic style.
As each piece is hand made, hand painted, and decorated, no two pieces are identical.
A serving dish of ours.
A large colourful hand painted plate, ..a favourite of mine.
As you can see this type of ceramic is from another Portuguese factory, it's another of my favourites.:)
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