Friday, January 9, 2015

CERAMIC BERRY BASKETS

Ceramic Berry Baskets
We found these really cool ceramic berry baskets the other day.  They were on clearance at our local Kroger grocery store.  The store has a housewares section that has become my new favorite place to check out whenever I'm in there grocery shopping as they are always putting stuff on clearance.  

These were only $2.00 each!  

The thing that's cool is that they are textured...instead of the smooth ceramic and/or porcelain that many are.  This gives them the same 'feel' as cardboard ones.  Amazon sells ceramic berry baskets, but I haven't seen any exactly like these.  They will definitely come in handy during dewberry season this year.  

Rinse them off and keep them in the fridge!

Of course, it's 30's here today with sleet and rain...dewberry season seems like it's ages away.

20 comments:

steakandeggs said...

Those are cool. They look like ceramic slip (mud) has been painted on the the paper ones and baked in a kiln. Can you do that? Great find.

Kate said...

Ooooooh I like these. And such a bargain.

Colleen said...

Those are Super sweet / cool

Wean said...

You got a bargain there. I can think of loads more uses for them too.

Delores said...

I can see the texture on the sides...they almost look like a real berry box was used for a mold don't they?

Sarah said...

Those are so cool!!!

Margie said...

Love the texture and the price is fantastic! Wish I lived near a Kroger with a housewares section.

Tomato Thymes said...

At Anthrpology they sell those for $14 for one. Good find.

TexWisGirl said...

really, really cool! i have a small enamel colander i use for my daily berries, but i only have the one. having several 'drainable' containers would be great!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Nice!!! I haven't seen these ceramic holders for berries yet. I'll need to keep an eye out for them up here.

1st Man said...

I wondered about that? Of course, they are made in Taiwan or someplace (not China, surprisingly) so it's probably a mass produced thing. But it's cool that they have that look.

1st Man said...

I know, I wasn't sure if if was the deal or the items themselves, ha.

1st Man said...

Thank you, I was so lucky, they only had three too.

1st Man said...

Definitely! We were thinking of other things too. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

That's what I thought. I've seen them before, all smooth and shiny, but these do have the same textures as the real thing. Maybe they did copy them somehow and then mass produced them onto all the others, not sure.

1st Man said...

Thanks, it was a lucky find. Right place at the right time, ha.

1st Man said...

This is the only one near us with one. Lots of Krogers but this one has the biggest housewares section. Normally I skip those but now that I know....ha.

1st Man said...

Wow, cool, I need to show this to 2nd Man so he knows that I did get a good deal, LOL!

1st Man said...

I thought that too, it's nice to have them for draining several batches of berries at once.

1st Man said...

Keep an eye out, you might see them. And hopefully on clearance, ha. Stay warm!!!