Sunday, October 14, 2012

Emerson Pottery Sponsor Spotlight Review

I have got a great company to talk to you about today called Emerson Creek Pottery and I got to review one of their small ceramic loaf pans that can be used in the oven and the microwave. I got the Cranberry design because I figured I would use it more at Christmas than I would at any other time and Cranberries remind me of the holidays.

All of Emerson Creek's ceramic pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe, ovenproof, and 100% lead free. These little loaf pans can be used to make small breads or cakes for you or to give as gifts. I went back and forth between the designs and the bakeware that I wanted. I could have gotten a brie maker or a cracker holder but I knew I would never use those, so that is how I became the proud owner of one of these cute little ceramic loaf pans.

Hopefully, the picture below that I took off of their site will show you better what I mean. I haven't gotten into the holiday baking yet so I thought I would use theirs to show you what a small loaf will look like.

Gosh, they have all kinds of ceramic kitchen wares for you to choose from besides my little loaf pan. They have dishes, cups, salt & pepper shakers, mugs, spoon rests and many more things. They even have soap dishes and toothbrush holders for the bathroom. I think the thing I really liked the most was the Tea Pitchers.

Now, that would have really been something! All I have now to make tea in is the plastic jugs after we are done with our milk jugs I wash them out real good and put my brewed tea in there and when it cools down I put it into the fridge to get really cold. What do you think? Pretty impressive, I think!

Now, I have no clue as to why their pictures are showing up pinkish, maybe the lighting? Anyway, they are white not pink. Just go by the color of the picture I took of my loaf pan above. But you gotta admit they do look different than the really cheap stuff you see at some of these stores. I love that they are made here in the U.S. and hope the trend continues to bring our plants and workers back home!
Now, here is a tea kettle that you make hot tea with. I know you are thinking everything revolves around tea here! But we do our fair share of coffee too! I don't know if I would use it anyway. They are all so nice and beautiful that I would hate to ruin it. I could just put on top of the stove as a decoration. My grandmother used to keep her tea kettle on the stove all the time. I guess it was just easier that way.

That's how I got started on drinking hot tea by the way. My grandmother used to make me a cup of hot tea every morning before going to school when we had to live with them while we waited for Joey to be born. Dad was in the Army and had gone to Germany ahead of us. We stayed with Mom until she was able to get on a plane. Oh, how I miss those days!

Just thought I would show you one other design that they have. I almost picked this one but I have so much blue & white in my kitchen already, did not need more.

Here is what I found out about Emerson Creek:
Are you troubled by the importation of toxic housewares from China and other foreign countries? Concerned that buying mass-produced factory products may not only be unsafe for your family, but also, may be supporting unethical sweatshop labor? Have you made a decision to support American industry whenever you can because you know it improves the economy in which your family lives?  
Do you feel great respect and longing for the kind of artisan quality that was once the hallmark of American housewares, but is now so tough to find? If you're nodding your head to any of the above, the potters at Emerson Creek Pottery share your wise values. Since 1977, our Virginia-based company has been creating beautiful, US-made, non-toxic kitchenware, diningware and servingware for American homes.  
Our ceramics are created with traditional, historic pottery techniques that result in elegant, durable housewares that you know are safe to use. Safety is something that has become especially important over the past decade, with poorly made and toxic products flooding our marketplaces at never-before-seen rates.  
We firmly believe that you and your family deserve better goods than this, and we are committed to providing you with baking, dining and decorating options you can feel truly good about.
Connect with Emerson Creek several ways:

Mailing Address:
1068 Pottery Lane
Bedford, VA 24523
Call Us Toll Free: 1-866-411-1977 or Call Us Locally: 1-540-297-7884

Emerson Creek has been kind enough to offer the winner of my Fall Into Winter Giveaway Blog Hop the same small loaf pan in your choice of design.  The Giveaway Hop starts on 10/15 and ends on 10/29. Thanks so much Emerson Creek! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Di said...

how pretty!

Carol L. said...

I completely support the made in America products. I love the small picture and the tea pot. Like you I like that the cranberry reminds me of the Holidays. Thanks for the review post.I'm off to check out their products.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Che V said...

I was just about to buy a new loaf pan, but it never occurred to me to try ceramic. They're much prettier and seem safer than metal loaf pans that I've used in the past.

Katherine said...

Another great review and I love the designs! =)

Michele P. said...

I love pottery, it lasts forever if you care for it and love the fact that you can take it from oven to table and it looks great... pretty designs and made in America and 100% lead free all are tops in my book too.

micaela6955 at msn dot com
michele pineda

Gala said...

beautiful made domesticaly pottery -- for a gift or everyday use at your home