Blue Heaven platter by Cergor

The 4th of July is the perfect time to gather friends and family for poolside parties and BBQs, and there’s no better way to elevate your outdoor entertaining than with mix-and-match Polish pottery servingware. With its rich cobalt blues and other vibrant colors, this stoneware not only adds a touch of elegance to your gatherings but also brings incredible functionality. This traditionally made pottery also retains temperatures, so you can keep your foods cold even in the summer heat by simply placing the dishes in the refrigerator before use.

Essential Pieces for Every Outdoor Gathering

Here are some must-have Polish pottery pieces that you’ll find yourself using again and again for your outdoor parties:

  • Shallow Baker with Handles or Rectangular platter: Bakers with handles are convenient for bringing food to the patio table without any mishaps, and it's easy to place them at the centerpiece of the table.  And sometimes all you need is a large rectangular platter that holds everything, especially if you're serving food in a grab-n-go buffet style.

  • Star-Shaped Bowl or Star-Patterned Pieces: Particularly festive for the 4th of July, these pieces are also perfect for any star-gazing nights. They add a whimsical touch to your table and are great conversation starters.

  • Deeply Saturated Cobalt Pieces: Patterns like “Blue Heaven” and unique shapes such as a fish-shaped platter bring a splash of color and fun to your party. These pieces are not only beautiful but also versatile enough to be used year-round, especially with other Polish pottery patterns that traditionally feature a cobalt rim.

  • Small Ramekins: These 4″ or 5″ bowls are fantastic for serving ice cream, small desserts, or even goldfish crackers by the trampoline. Their size makes them perfect for individual servings, their size is easy for small hands to hold, and their charming designs add an extra layer of delight.

Why Polish Pottery?

Polish pottery from the town of Bolesławiec is celebrated for its durability, intricate designs, and vibrant colors. Each piece is handcrafted by skilled artisans, ensuring that no two items are exactly alike. This makes your servingware truly special, collectible, and unique.

The ability of Polish pottery to retain temperatures makes it especially suitable for outdoor entertaining. By placing your dishes in the freezer or fridge before use, you can keep your foods like fruit or dairy cooler for longer, ensuring that everything you've made stays fresh and delicious throughout your party.

This summer, bring a touch of European charm and practicality to your poolside gatherings with these beautiful and functional pieces. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or just enjoying a starry night, Polish pottery is the perfect addition to your outdoor entertaining repertoire. Mix and match all summer long to create a stunning and cohesive look that will impress your guests and keep your gatherings cool and stylish.

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