Views of the Neighborhood – Talavera Tour

Today we are going to cruise the neighborhood in search of Talavera pottery. Here is what we are looking for, according to Wikipedia.

Talavera pottery (Spanish: Talavera poblana) is a Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition from Talavera de la Reina, in Spain. The Mexican pottery is a type of majolica (faience) or tin-glazed earthenware, with a white base glaze typical of the type. It comes from the town of San Pablo del Monte (in Tlaxcala) and the cities of Puebla, Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali (all these four latter in the state of Puebla), because of the quality of the natural clay found there and the tradition of production which goes back to the 16th century. So now we know. We are being catered by Plow Burgers in Austin. Just so you are aware, these burgers have no meat. Our entertainment is Creedence Clearwater Revival. I do have to apologize in advance for the quality of the photos. I was forced to take them pretty far away to avoid trespassing. (and possibly being shot)

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100% PLANT-BASED | PLANTS LEAD OUR WAY!

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Gluten-Free Bun provided by Misty Morning Bakery located in ATX


Talavera birdbath and old oak tree.

A pot in a flower bed.

A planter in front of a classic stucco and Mexican tile home.

Another pot in a flower bed with rock.

A mailbox topper and lamp. (Don’t ask)

A Talavera cow.

A watering can and frog.

A beautiful turtle

And we have seen this frog before.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Now sit back, relax, have some food and enjoy CCR. I hope you have a great week.

 

76 comments

  1. Clare would love this. She’s heavily into pottery – she even has her own potter’s wheel at home!

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    1. I’m sure she is very serious. I’m also sure she knows about Talaveria. Thanks, Keith.

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      1. She does now; thanks to the guys at Mountain View.

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      2. I actually visited there to do some software negotiations with the boys from MS. We used their middleware to set up IPTV. As you can imagine the MS boys were a challenge

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      3. I can’t claim to have worked at that level, John. Probably the closest I got to that was doing a database administrator course at Oracle…

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      4. I was lucky to get in on the ground floor. We were the first with a practical scaled version of IPTV. It was exciting stuff.

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  2. This pottery is fabulous and yes, I see a lot of it here in Spain. Love the colours. I especially like the cow. Thanks for the great selection of non-meat burgers. (If we don’t tell hubby, he won’t know) And I love CCR and could listen to them all day! Happy Sunday.

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    1. Yes, don’t tell hubby. Of course if the cheese sticks to the roof of his mouth, he might get a hint. Thanks, Darlene.

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  3. I love the pottery…the colors are so beautiful. Although I do love my veggies, I prefer meat in my burgers! Thanks for the tour, John. Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. thank you, Jill. Wishing you the same. 😁

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  4. I’ll sit with the last frog while I go through my teriyaki wings! Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😁

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Oh my, so lovely hearing Creedence Clearwater Revival this morning! Certain bands are ladened with memories, this is one for sure. And I love Talavera. With the recent moves, my collection is with other families. I guess I need to visit a pottery store. 😊 Thank you for the morning smiles, John.

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    1. You could head to Mexico where you are now. Thanks for coming long. Sorry your collection is not with you now.

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  6. I like the old bus and the colourful pottery.

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius. Lots of miles on that bus.

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  7. #1 Grandson’s paternal Grandma loves Talavera and has decorated their backyard with all sorts of different and fun pieces. I liked that turtle, and cow.
    That was a fun and festive theme!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I wish I had a better camera.

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      1. What? Your images always look good to me.
        Are you getting a case GAS = Gear Acquirement Syndrome? I have had a case of it for months. The newer cameras are looking really good and I’m soooo tempted!

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      2. It’s just on the log shots the image is not sharp. I use an iPhone so my options are limited. I would love to snap on a big ole lens and catch the spider crawling on a pot at 50 feet. So yea, GAS.

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      3. 🤣 I can relate!

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  8. That’s some bright and cheery stuff.

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    1. Yes it is. 😁

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  9. The pottery is beautiful. Creedence is always welcome. The plant-based menu??? I’ll have the wings and some fries. I brought my own Heinz Ketchup 😉

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    1. Ha ha ha. You should try the burger. Leave the bottle will ya? 😁

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  10. Pretty cool stuff, John, and I learned some new things, too. (That always makes me happy). My favorite is the “reclining” frog that I apparently missed when he made his earlier appearance here. Glad I caught him this time! Thanks for another great tour of your fascinating neighborhood. Have a Super Sunday! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. Always happy when you enjoy the tour.

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  11. Interesting, colorful work with a lot of history. It’s nice that the tradition is making a comeback. 🙂

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    1. It is good to see. Thanks, Tim.

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  12. One Campfire Burger here. Nice pottery and, again, wonderful spirit in your neighborhood. Can’t go wrong with CCR. Thanatos, John.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  13. I love the colours! Puts me in the mood for some mariachi music!

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    1. And a few margarita’s too. 😁

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      1. Si senor

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  14. Burgers with a purpose! What a great tagline! The pottery is so colorful, Love it! Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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  15. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I was unfamiliar with Talavera pottery before this, but it has a distinctive look that is pleasing to the eye.

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    1. Yes it does. Thanks. Pete.

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  16. What gorgeous colors. I didn’t know about this pottery before – you might have turned up a few new customers! I would take the campfire burger (no barbecue sauce as I am partial to that in NC) and would love to taste it.

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. The colors are terrific for sure. I woudlike to taste the burgers too.

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  17. Loved the tour of Talavera tour! I have quite a collection of Talavera. It provides color all year around outside. Burgers were great! You take such risks to bring us Views of the Neighborhood. But your neighbors are probably used to you by now..

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    1. Thank you , Jo. Someone has to do it. 🤣

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I loved seeing all the pottery, along with the healthy food 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  19. I like pottery. My brother used to be a potter (and art teacher). Those are some nice pieces. And finishing off with CCR? Can’t go wrong with that.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I agree with you. Great pots and CCR

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  20. Interesting that you should have talavera in your neck of the woods. We do at home, but of course we live south of the border.
    And credence is a gem. Always.

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    1. The south of the border culture and traditions are heavy here in Texas. Thank you, Brian

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  21. Oh I like this pottery – it has a lot of personality!

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  22. HI John, these are lovely pots. Thanks for sharing. The frog somehow looked like an elderly man wearing a veil when I looked at it. I read frog and thought – what frog? I had to look for the frog, so funny!

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  23. It’s whimsical- I like it! The watering can and the lounging frog are my favorites 🙂

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  24. Beautiful pottery, John. I love the colors. The birdbath and various flower pots are gorgeous. Thanks for the healthier meal, too. 🙂

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  25. Beautiful pottery. And I love all the critters that find themselves crafted pottery, too.
    Great tour, John. And who can resist a good lunch while listening to CCR? 🙂

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  26. Thanks for the education, John. Obviously, we don’t see too much of that style of art here, and I find myself fascinated by its colors. I especially like the watering can … and the cow!

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  27. I love the Talavera Cow.

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    1. Me too. 😊

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  28. Love that look!

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    1. I do too, Becky. Thank you. 😊

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  29. Such beautiful pottery – love the colors!

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Teri.

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  30. I love this pottery!

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  31. Thank you for sharing another great bus adventure.

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Molly Shea.

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  32. Love these talavera! We have some here. The gardener loves them so he has collected quite a few. I’ll have the lobster burger ;).

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    1. They are beautiful for sure. Thanks, Luanne.

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  33. I am intrigued by these burgers.
    All these pieces are so pretty and bright. Love them. I, too, like the cow. and that last frog 😉

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    1. They are my favorites as well. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. So pretty.

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  34. Beautiful pottery tour. The turtle was my favorite. Thanks for the trip, John.

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    1. That was a good one for sure. Thanks, Mark.

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  35. Anonymous · · Reply

    Wonderful pieces of art, dear John! Thank you for your great artistic stroll! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Maria. 😁

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