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Saturday, January 16, 2010

What We Brought Home in the Back of the Pickup

Dear Family and Friends,

As I said in our last post, there was a reason Chuck wanted to take a pick up to Loja. We had been to the pottery factory before and Chuck was anxious to get his hands on some of their pots.

Here are a few photos of some of the pots and ceramics and the head statue we brought back to Cuenca.

We started our tour of Loja by walking around and window shopping. Chuck was taken by this statue and knowing he had an easy way to get it back to Cuenca he succumbed to buying her.

The rest of the pictures are of what we bought at the pottery factory.

Chuck says we can keep this pot inside. He is going to plant a fern in it.

Here is the second planter, right now it is inside but will be placed outside. These planters come in three sections.

Here is a free standing pot that Chuck set in our Zen garden and it looks great there.

Here are a couple of other pots that have yet to find a home.

He also bought these pottery plaques to put on our wall outside.

Since so much buying was going on, I couldn't help but pick out a few items.

I bought this teapot....

and this serving bowl....

I think they will blend in with my Artisa red and yellow dishes.

And I bought this vase. I bought it because I wanted to see if it would go in our bedroom. The factory had ceramic lamps with this same color. Our bedroom colors are gold and blue. I don't think it will work out but I still have the vase.

The colors remind me of ceramics from Italy.

Here are some pictures I took at the factory. The ceramics are very colorful. One day I may outfit our kitchen with dishes to match the teapot.

Here is the lamp I was considering for our bedroom.

Other ceramics....

After all the items were bubble wrapped and boxed up the back of the pick up was full. We came home with smiles on our faces.

To see Audrey's posts about our adventure click here



  1. I didn't need to be anonymous, just didn't want to go through the google crap! Karen

  2. Nancy, we are curious what the pricing was on the bronze and the various pottery pieces. We too will be relocating to Loja in June and then hopefully building a spa / retreat just N of Loja. We were originally staying in Cuenca in an unfurnished apartment but then opted for a furnished cottage in Loja. I really like your pictures and appreciate the information!

  3. As I recall the bronze was about $60. The pottery was various prices but in the low to moderate range. The best I can recall, one of the clay pots cost between $20-$30.


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