Friday, November 7, 2008

Ceramic Serene

Think about this question: When that now-distant moment finally arrives to surrender your best-loved knick-knacks and odds’n’ends to the next generation, what will you give? Vinyl shower curtains and plastic laundry tubs? The microwave that facilitated so many unforgettable minute meals? Your collection of six “24” episodes on one great DVD? Come on. Isn’t there something a little more meaningful in your home, something built to last? If you’re not sure of the answer, Rae Dunn’s boutique might just be the place to begin collecting hand-crafted ceramic items that will stand the test of time by virtue of much more than their chemical properties. Although her manufactured line might be a little better-known, it's through her line of 100% handmade items that Rae wages a kind of artistic war against the commercial "cloned" craft industry; from her proud declaration that no two items of hers from this line are exactly the same, it's plain to see that her gifted hands are the weapons of that war.

It might be the pig-emblazoned soap dish to which you take a shine. Perhaps the napkin rings, etched with simple words reflecting the secrets of domestic tranquility, will inspire visions of a family somewhere in the future settling down to a home-cooked meal that’s all about together. Or, it could be the pourers, humble bird images underscoring a farmhouse modern aesthetic, that bring to mind the love a patient cook pours into her cooking and ultimately into the hearts of her table guests. Whether it’s something as understated and soothing as a Home Sweet Home Plaque or something as fresh and stirring as a Ceramic Painting, the works of Rae Dunn invariably spell contentment, and it’s hard to imagine a better vibe with which to infuse the home you cherish. (And as for “24,” your kids won’t care much for it anyway). To view a lovely gallery of these ceramic creations, visit www.raedunn.etsy.com.

We have just added a giveaway! Rae Dunn has graciously offered to giveaway a wonderful Soap Dish to the winner of today's givaway. To enter, visit www.raedunn.etsy.com, then come back here to tell us about your favorite product. Wishing Willow subscribers earn an extra entry; be sure to let us know in a second post if you’re a subscriber. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 11/15/08. Good luck!

**We have a winner! Christina who said, "I love the Home Sweet Home Plaque, with the lovely queen bee!"**

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Anonymous said...

I really like the pear study platter. Very pretty :)

Jingle said...

The Pourer is gorgeous! Such unique pieces!

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I have to let you know just one? Cannot do that! I am in love with the *wear your crown plaque*, the chicken platter and the *in my end is my beginning* heart.
Her stuff is so cool!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

And I am a subscriber!

cathyhall said...

I love the wafer dishes, in particular, the forgive wafer dish.

thanks so much.

cathyhall said...

I am a subscriber, thanks.

MaggieM said...

I love the "Baby's Room" plaque with the little bee on it! I also really like the porcelain pourer, but geez, so expensive. The pig soap dish is so cute.


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MaggieM said...

I am also a subscriber!


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Wishing Willow said...

It's not "expensive" at all if you consider it art :)

Peggy said...

I would love to have the salt and pepper cellars on my table,so neat and different.

Peggy said...

I subscribe

andreashops said...

I like the chicken platter. So neat!

andreashops said...

I am also a subscriber!

Roberta said...

I like the Toilette plaque to hang. Gorgeous!

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Roberta said...

I also subsribe. Thanks again.

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

Carolyn said...

I like the pourer, the chicken platter and the toilette plaque.

thanks for sharing

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Rebecca said...

I like the Pear Study Platter and the pig soap dish. Oooh, I hope it's me.

Rebecca said...

Also, I'm a subscriber.

Norris Family said...

I love the handmade porcelain salt + pepper cellars with red stitch detail on the back.

i agree, these items are works of art!! - every piece is precious. thanks for the great giveaway!!

davidnorris(at)ntlworld.com

kygirl said...

forgive wafer dish.

Tanya W. said...

I like the rock that says: ""in my end is my beginning"

lisagee said...

6 inch stem plate because it is simple, cute & blue.

Maja said...

pear study platter
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Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

subscriber

Annie said...

I love the "word hearts" especially the one that says "give"

Thanks

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Annie said...

I'm subscribed!!

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Sandy said...

love the chicken platter too - all very pretty


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Sandy said...

subscriber mrs.mommyyagmail.com

mar said...

Believe Wafer Dish is my favorite product - how fine!

Christina said...

My favorite is the four napkin rings!

Christina said...

I'm a subscriber!

dddiva said...

I really like the wear your crown plaque- very diva-esque.

dddiva said...

I am a subscriber.

Michele said...

I love the red Stem Bowl, so simple and elegant!

Michele said...

I am subscribed to your feed. Thanks!

socmama said...

My favorite is the stem platter. So pretty! Thanks!

socmama said...

I'm a subscriber!

kellyache[at]hotmail.com said...

The Stem Platter is lovely; what a nice poem too. But I also love the pig soap dish.

kellyache[at]hotmail.com said...

Also, I'm a subscriber! Thanks.

judybrittle said...

The Chicken Platter is really great!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber

matty55 said...

the sentiment heart " love knows no limits" is my fave

thanks

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Home Sweet Home Plaque, with the lovely queen bee! I also like the entire idea of unique home items to pass on to a future generation!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - For an extra entry, I am also a Wishing Willow subscriber - the updates with giveaways are always so aesthetically pleasing and a cheery spot in my day!

Jenna said...

I love the red stem bowl! Very simple, and classy! Everything is great though. Thanks for the giveaway!!

juedy said...

I think the "remove shoes" plaque is neat!

Sunny said...

I love the pear platter and honestly I love the pig soapdish even more!

Just awesome.

sunnywilderman@sbcglobal.net

Shannon said...

I like the soap dish.

Beat Black said...

I really like the pourer and the pear study platter. Her work is such a one of a kind, its great!

Beat Black said...

also I'm a subscriber :)

mverno said...

the pear study platter

Jamie said...

The pourer! I love it!

Jamie said...

Also a subscriber!

Michele said...

I like the porcelain Pourer.

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

PennyWise Taximom said...

I really love those pourers, they would make such wonderful gifts

Melody said...

I love the blue stem plate. So pretty.

Melody said...

P.S.--I just subscribed.

Naomi said...

I like the remove shoes and home sweet home plaques!

DieselMonkey said...

i like the toilette plaque. i want a sign for our guest bath. this is nice and simple.
(email in profile)

Jennifer Fitzgibbons aka A Glamour Soldier said...

My favorite item at the raedunn etsy shop is the Forgive Wafer Dish. So simple and beautiful!

I am also a Wishing Willow subscriber.

Thanks!
Jen Fitzgibbons
wocket@centurytel.net

chromiumman said...

love the red stem bowl

- Marybeth I. said...

toilette plaque - very cute announcement of where the washroom is for guests

- Marybeth I. said...

I am a subscriber!

catherine said...

toilette plaque.
by raedunn
the toilette plaque with the crown on it would make a wonderful apartment warming gift for my son.

ky2here said...

I'm loving the baby birth plaque.

Vivien said...

The pear study platter is very unique.

puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
puffpastry.etsy.com

Lexi said...

I LOVE the pear study platter. Wow.

Thanks for the chance to win! I really loved those ceramics.

Lexi

lexihenshel at gmail.com

jenny said...

i like the soap dish with the pig its realy nice so is every thing else thanks

Kerrie said...

I really love the Home Sweet Home plaque...cute! =)

Kerrie said...

I'm a subscriber!

Sharon said...

LOVE the Believe Wafer Dish...thanks for entry!

Sharon said...

am subscribed. Thanks again!

Aisling said...

I really like the Sentiment Heart that reads "love knows no limits".

Aisling said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Karen said...

Love the pear platter.

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Nathalie Brault said...

I like the pourer so count me in at lagrande2tall4u@hotmail.com

Deborah said...

I'm digging the Remove Your Shoes plaque. Thanks for the chance to win! asthenight at gmail dot com

reb said...

I like the stem platter.

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sweetsue said...

I love the soap dish, but I also really like the sweet salt and pepper cellars!

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Jennifer said...

I adore the 6 inch stem bowl (pink leaves and stem-reads LUCK).

I hearted your etsy store.

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Jennifer said...

I just subscribed to the WILLOW BLOG. :)

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leah said...

The salt and pepper cellers and the pear study platter are a toss up.

Kathleen said...

I love the Toilette sign, with the bird. I've seen her stuff on Etsy before and am hoping my husband buys me something for Christmas!

Kathleen said...

I subscribe too at katwalck at hotmail dot com

Kate said...

I love the Pour pitchers! They're amazing!

Kate

kateasis.blogspot.com

Kate said...

oops...also...

kate_harshbarger@hotmail.com

Holly Bartos said...

I love the pourers and the soap dish. Beautiful stuff!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I really like the sentiment heart. too cute. thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

drming said...

My wife loves the wafer dishes.

kodikatt said...

Salt and pepper cellars - so cute!

kodikatt(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

oh, oh, oh. the comme ci,comme ca dish.
or the pourer.
and a great article with a GREAT point!

caitlin1e at hotmail dot com

Kimberly L said...

The chicken platter or the Pourer.

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

elizabeth p said...

I would love to get a set of the napkin rings with our family name. Beautiful. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

sarah said...

the blue stem plate is fantastic! I just love it! Thanks for the chance!


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zoe hunter said...

I love the Believe Wafer Dish, very nice..great store , thanks for the contest.

zoe hunter said...

I am a subscriber :)

Shelley said...

I love the believe wafer dish. Just beautiful.

good luck to all.

tskrush@cox.net

carole epp said...

I like the "let the beauty you love be what you do" as that is a sentiment i try to create in the studio everyday.

wakako takagi said...

I love the napkin holder. I've been subscribing the blog and always have loved the update:)

wakako takagi said...

and yes!!! Not only I was the 100 person to leave the comment but also a subscriber. Thank you for always inspiring me.

Robert Doscher said...

I like the handmade porcelain salt and pepper cellars with red stitch detail on the back. They are grand.

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JUDI TAVILL said...

I met ray and she's the coolest... I love the Toilette tag!

Lisa said...

I love the handmade pourer, very pretty!

Danielle M. said...

Everything is very awesome! I especially like the "wear your crown plaque".

windycindy said...

I adore her site! I love the sentiment hearts, the stem dishes and the ceramic painting. Please enter me in your soap dish giveaway drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amber said...

Love the Wafer Bowls! Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway.

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Jean said...

I like the pear platter

Jenn S. said...

The Pear and Chicken platters are my favorite.

Joyce said...

This isn’t fair to choose only one for my favorites! OK since one it is, I will have to say the ceramic painting. It gives me a peak of what her sketch journal/book might look like. I love the loose free form of her sketching and the soft color wash effect she uses, the double bonus is her imprinting of simplicity of words on the plaque just makes my heart dance!

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gkstratos said...

I like the Salt and Pepper Cellars
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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dana wilson said...

I love Rae Dunn's work....I am a fan, I admit it. I do have to say that I love the salt and pepper cellars. I think they are just lovely. She is a talented bird.

dana said...

oops...forgot to leave my email. danalwilson@hotmail.com. I just posted about the salt and pepper cellars!

Anonymous said...

the pourer is so nice. simple but with a little touch flare. restrained.
palmer8@mac.com

holly said...

My favorite is the 6 inch stem plate.
hollyollyberry[at]yahoo.com

kalea_kane said...

My favorite is definitely the pear study platter:

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.32921338.jpg

kalea_kane said...

I'm also a subscriber.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

sito50 said...

Love the Stem Platter in the pinkish-beige color.

sito50 said...

I'm a subscriber

VIVI7729 said...

Loving the toilette plaque!!

Tonya said...

I like the sentiment heart.

Hayley said...

I love the home sweet home plaque and the "vote" rock. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Hayley said...

Also- I subscribed via Google reader!

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jamie said...

The little rocks. They are adorable.

Jayme said...

i really like that pig soap dish.

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

vboackle said...

i like the salt and pepper cellars.

mommyjen99 said...

For my baby daughters room I like the baby's room plaque.
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mommyjen99 said...

I am a subscriber
jen62728@aol.com

jessica a said...

i like the luck wafer dish.
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Shel said...

I love the "Toilette" plaque

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Shel said...

and I also just signed up as a subscriber.

shel704[at]aol[dot]com

Nicole said...

i suscribed!

Nicole said...

The pig soap dish is so cute I would use it in my room to store rings

Mel said...

toilette plaque looks pretty!

Thanks for the chance!

dancerinthemaking@gmail.com

Crystal said...

Home sweet home plaque is such a great piece. I'll love this for my home!

Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail.com)

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Count me in! salt and pepper cellars is my favorite!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

H.S. said...

remove shoes plaque is so unique. Thanks for the chance.

tan.huishan@gmail.com

Bebemiqui said...

I like the stem platter.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...

I like the pourer. The little birdy is so sweet!

Jenny said...

I also just joined the mailing list.

PS said...

I like the pear study platter. It is just amazing! Thanks!!

Lori said...

6 inch stem bowl.

Sweetpeas said...

I like the Pourer.

Jenna said...

Love it - fave item is the salt/pepper cellars.

marta said...

gorgeous. simply lovely blog you have. am happy to see rae's work on here. i have been a fan for a very long time. thanks for this op!

Xenia S said...

I like the believe wafer dish, it's so simple and sweet.

Thanks!
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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I really like the sentiment heart!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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Minxy Mimi said...

I like the home sweet home plaque.

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the pourer for sure. the red stiching detail is brilliant. good show rae.
chuck

Just Another Hofeling said...

I love the stem platter with a big capital heart..love love love the saying on it.

Just Another Hofeling said...

I'm a subscriber!! yay!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the stem platter.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Reeva said...

i love the pourer withthe contrasting stitch

soonergal11 said...

I like the chicken platter!

Tina12312 said...

I love everything, but especially her Pourer, so beautiful! Thank you!

Parva x said...

I like the six inch stem plate. These are beautiful! parvax at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I love all your beauties but I care for the
sentinment heart and the vote rock and the hold rock,I love them all.
Thanks.

Sara said...

my favorite is the bird pourer. I love birds.

valerie2350 said...

Toilette sign with the crown :)

jassmg2024 said...

I adore the baby birth plaque

jassmg2024 said...

I subscribe

Meg said...

The en petite plate is simply wonderful-thanks!!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

Don A. said...

the toilette sign with the bird. What a bird has to do with the bath, im not sure.

Becca said...

i like the chicken platter, thanks!

jryamada said...

stem platter is my fav..

Miss Heidi said...

What a cool etsy shop. I just love the salt and pepper cellars. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Veronica said...

I absolutely love the chicken platter. Thanks for a great giveaway ;)

Molly said...

I like the stem platter the best!
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lace said...

My favorite is the toilet plaque with the little bird.

Reva Skie said...

I like the inspirational rocks.

oona said...

I love the bird Pourer, amazing!

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oona said...

I am also a subscriber!

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Anonymous said...

the wear your crown plaque:)

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K Amos said...

the red stem bowl!

Anonymous said...

I love the wear your crown plaque and the darling pig dish! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

JaniceJ said...

I think the salt and pepper cellars
are so unique. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kari said...

LOVE the bird pourer!! Thank you!!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!!

torinem said...

remove shoes plaque. is very neat!

torinem said...

I am a subscriber.

Heather said...

The Salt and Pepper Cellars are great! I love the text and the way it is written. I would love to have those on my table for display!

rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber

rosannepm said...

I like the pourer

Keyomi said...

i like the pourer the best!

thanks!
spellbound18@hotmail.com

Keyomi said...

i am also a subscriber

spellbound18@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

I love the little bee dish!
So cute!

Rachel said...

I love the little bee dish!

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Daniel434 said...

Actually, from what I have seen, this is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win and good luck everyone!

kathy55439 said...

chicken platter VERY FUN ITEMS

dhunt said...

nice!

alexandrea said...

I dig that toilette plaque with the bird on it! Very pretty

donna444444 said...

I would like the 4 inspirational rocks.
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donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.
donna444444@yahoo.com

wwe11 said...

I like the sentiment heart " love knows no limits" Thanks for the chance to win this.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

kaylee8 said...

I like the 6 inch stem plate.

Becca Ann said...

The 6 inch stem plate is pretty.

Taylor said...

I love the chicken platter. How cute. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope a very deserving person wins. Cute blog by the way!
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