Something Borrowed, Something Blue

You’ve likely heard the traditional wedding phrase, “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” This endearing rhyme has guided brides for generations, offering a blend of tradition and a promise of good fortune.  Though its roots are ancient, the tradition continues to evolve, providing a charming way for relatives to bestow a thoughtful gift on the bride prior to the wedding.  If you’re attending a wedding this summer, and have a bride you’d like to treat with a little gift, we suggest Polish pottery!

Polish Pottery: The Perfect “Something Borrowed, Something Blue”

Originating in Victorian-era Lancashire, England, the full rhyme is, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” Each element was believed to bring luck and shield the bride from the evil eye, a malevolent glare thought to cause infertility.  For a couple starting a new home together, there are so many obvious reasons why Polish pottery embodies the essence of this cherished wedding tradition, bringing good vibes and harmony well after a wedding day!

Handcrafted for centuries, Polish pottery’s intricate designs and durable craftsmanship trace back to before the times when the original “something borrowed, something blue” wedding rhyme was coined! Each piece, meticulously painted by skilled artisans, embodies a blend of beauty and practicality that makes it both a stunning and functional heirloom.

Highly collectible and practical, Polish pottery is meant to be lasting, museum-quality stoneware that is also intended for daily use.  Its highly saturated patterns and thick, lustrous glaze ensure pieces stay vibrant for years to come.  The thick, durabout construction makes stoneware highly resistant to chips and cracks, unlike other dishware on the market.  Moreover, Polish pottery’s rich handcrafted history and enduring appeal make it a perfect symbol for the continuity and love that marriage represents. Each piece carries with it stories of the past, while being sturdy enough to be part of new memories.

Polish pottery can be a stunning addition to a new couple’s home, whether it’s a home decor item, like a vase, a trusted piece of bakeware, or a serving piece that anchors the dinner table or formal gathering.  And with cobalt blue as the traditional definining color of many Polish pottery patterns, there are many beautiful pieces to choose from that are perfect for starting a new collection.  With hand-stamped motifs and standardized shapes meant to mix and match, Polish pottery is an ideal gift that can be passed down through generations.  It’s sure to be a hit!