Is anyone else familiar with polish pottery? This is a sad tale.
I spent my last three years of high school living in Germany since my dad was in the Air Force. My last Christmas, I knew I would be going to college in the fall, and I told my mom I would like some pieces of polish pottery to take with me. So for Christmas that year she surprised me with a gift certificate for polish pottery AND a road-trip to Poland to pick the pieces out on site! Swoon. That was definitely one of my favorite Christmas presents ever.
I didn't use most of my pieces at college until I no longer had roommates because I knew they would get broken. In fact, the one piece I took with me (my favorite mug) did get broken. Because my sweet roommate was doing her dishes and decided to wash mine, too. She was so upset! I was as well, but I could hardly be upset with her for trying to be a good roommate.
Now to this past week. I was cooking dinner, and Lincoln (almost 18 months) was getting into the cupboards and pulling out pots and pans and such. Whatever keeps him happy. I even saw him open the cupboard where some of my pottery is, but I assumed in my distraction that he'd go for the drawer in there with the spoons and such. No dice. He pulled out my pottery baking dish (which had another glass baking dish stacked inside). His poor arms didn't stand a chance to hold them up once they were out. They crashed to the floor, and the pottery cracked before I realized my mistake.
Just one of those things, right? At first I thought I could maybe glue it back together, but I would be pretty scared to bake something in a dish that was glued. I'm pretty sure glue isn't made to hold so well at 425°F. It's sat on the counter since (like salt in a wound) while I've debated the pros and cons of trying to glue it back together, and I finally decided I'm better off trying to replace it. I checked ebay, but nothing seemed to fit my picky bill. I'm open to new designs, but I tend to prefer the simpler styles. So I thought I'd share my woe and see if anyone has some ideas for me.
To recap, here's my dish looking very similar to how it's looked these last mumble-mumble years (if you ignore the slight crack lines):
And here's the bitter truth:
If you made it this far, blessings on your heads. And I sound (way) more melodramatic than I really feel, so don't worry that I'm crying into my soup at night. But I would love some links if anyone knows somewhere stateside where I could get something similar. Thanks. ;)