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"Everyday Italian" Soup Bowls

VS7904's picture

On the show, I have seen Giada use these really unique soup bowls. They are an odd shape and look to be made from stoneware. Hers are yellow on the outside and white on the inside. I have seen her use them a few different times and was hoping someone here might know where I could find them. Thanks so much.

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #1 of 22)

Can't help you absolutely specificially for "hers".  DH also wanted  some basically oversized bowls. 
My suggestion is to shop for what you want at Tuesday Morning (where I found ours) or Pottery Barn or some such.
IF you want hers specifically, I suggest you write to the show--and be prepared to pay the tariff.

Gretchen

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Heather's picture

(post #30318, reply #2 of 22)

I believe they are Vietri. Several stores here (near san Francisco) carry the line.

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #3 of 22)

Then REALLY be prepared to pay the tariff!! ;o)  .  Once a year Vietri has a sale in Pittsboro--up near Chapel Hill.  People line up in the dark at 5 AM apparently.

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moxie's picture

(post #30318, reply #4 of 22)

Here is a link to the Vietri collection like you describe:


http://www.plumpuddingkitchen.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=93774&pageid=84&pfrom=3&b2bonly=0


"I have always relied on the kindness of strangers." - Blanche Dubois

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #5 of 22)

Interesting. I bought yellow and green soup bowls at Tuesday Morning that look remarkably like this.  AND the square plates also.  Gave the plates to all the children for Christmas.
Our large department store--Belk--carries Vietri.

Gretchen

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moxie's picture

(post #30318, reply #8 of 22)

I think I have also seem similar at our Tuesday Morning on my regular pilgrimages.  I keep hoping that I will go in someday and find my perfect set of everyday dishes. <g> 


The Vietri are quite handsome, though. Glad to have helped find them.


"I have always relied on the kindness of strangers." - Blanche Dubois

Fledge's picture

(post #30318, reply #9 of 22)

find my perfect set of everyday dishes.


I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing. I can't find them. Been looking for over 30 years.


"Live like you were dying"
Tim McGraw

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

moxie's picture

(post #30318, reply #10 of 22)

LOL. I won't feel too discouraged with my 8-year-quest, then.

"I have always relied on the kindness of strangers." - Blanche Dubois

VS7904's picture

(post #30318, reply #6 of 22)

Thanks so much everyone. This is the bowl I was looking for. We just really loved the unusual look of them and wanted to get some.

ldubois2's picture

(post #30318, reply #7 of 22)

cucina fresca....I started buying these dishes and serving pieces 5 years ago.  They are wonderful.  Food looks good on them.  I have noticed that many of the FoodTV chefs use the mixing bowls etc.

ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #30318, reply #11 of 22)

I have a few serving Vietri pieces and I just love them.  I was just in a store in Chandler, AZ (might have been Plum Pudding)...nothing in stock but a few samples of the Bramesole and I think a bowl or two of the Paprika.  I don't know where you live, but this outlet is about 2 hours from me. 


I am looking for some salad plates and more pasta bowls so I might just make a trip to the outlet.  I'll let you know what I find...


http://www.vietri.com/warehouse/warehousepage.html


I am not sure about the bowls that you saw...I did see individual casseroles in a different shape almost like a bowl...


Edited 1/22/2005 8:22 am ET by ICDOCEAN


Edited 1/22/2005 8:23 am ET by ICDOCEAN

ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #30318, reply #12 of 22)

I was not impressed at all with the Vietri outlet...you can find a few things that you were not looking for or a onesy twosy scratch, dent and bubble type thing, but nothing that I would consider a bargain at their cost. 


I went on to A Southern Season and found everything one could want on Vietri...they have an online catalog featuring Vietri:


http://www.southernseason.com/vietri.asp


It is all beautiful!  I managed to get 4 Rosso Vecchio Pasta Bowls and will add to them when I can...good thing it is 2+hours away!


Just reporting...

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #13 of 22)

I still say shop at Tuesday Morning when you have the chance. They have nice bowls, albeit not Vietri.
Also, when you trek to the middle of the state go to Seagrove and shop ALL the wonderful potters there. They outdo Vietri.

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VS7904's picture

(post #30318, reply #14 of 22)

Which state are you referring to?

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #15 of 22)

North Carolina

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Heather's picture

(post #30318, reply #16 of 22)

I'm excited about these pottery possibilities in N. Carolina. I've never been there but my son is going to be doing a post-doc in Chapel Hill soon and I'm planning some visits. I'm really looking forward to exploring your state.

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #17 of 22)

You'll lose your heart.

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Heather's picture

(post #30318, reply #18 of 22)

" You'll lose your heart."

I thought it was left here in San Francisco!

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #19 of 22)

I've lived there too.

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #30318, reply #20 of 22)

Come to the beach... rent your place and cook your own stuff! 

VS7904's picture

(post #30318, reply #21 of 22)

Thanks for the info Gretchen. I used to live in Virginia. My husband and I will be down around that way this summer and may make a detour to the pottery place you spoke of and do some shopping.


Jeanie...I'm using my husband's id that he uses on the knots board.

Gretchen's picture

(post #30318, reply #22 of 22)

Seagrove is about 20 miles south of Asheboro in the central part of the state-below Greensboro/Lexington. There are probably 80 potters in the area with Jugtown being the very old, historic center of activity.  It is quite incredible--traditional potters, salt glaze, face jugs, and all kinds of other sorts of pottery. I have a mud dauber nest that I found at one of the potters. Because of the type of clay that is there the dauber's nest when fired, looks like porcelain.  Most of them do not dig their own clay now but it is apparently famous in the potter's world.  Be sure to stop on the way for lunch items. There is ONE restaurant--NO fast food or anything else. Seagrove has a   map/directory of all the potteries.


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