A Louisville Stoneware Holiday Wish List

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to tour the Louisville Stoneware factory.

It was so fun to learn about the pottery I've collected for years. It was really cool to see the actual raw clay that is transformed into beautiful pottery.

As I watched clay being purified, softened, and molded, I felt like a little kid on one of those candy factory tours they used to show on Mr. Rogers. I had a million questions about the production process, and I was thrilled to see some amazing pieces I recognized from my own collection. (Which I'm talking about today over at The Mint Julep Diary.)

While I toured the factory, I found some really great holiday gift ideas that I thought I'd share with y'all.

This coffee mug proclaims "I'd rather be drinking bourbon" and, well, wouldn't we all? It's a great gift for the bourbon lover on your holiday list.

These gorgeous ornaments reflect your favorite city, your college team, or your holiday spirit. 

These holly graffiti julep cups are filled with locally-produced soy candles and would make a fantastic holiday gift.

And I couldn't decide on a favorite among all the salt and pepper shakers; each set was cuter than the last.

 I was particularly partial to the Wildcats and the Colonels.

If you're in Louisville for holiday shopping, stop by the Stoneware factory at 731 Brent Street for amazing, one-of-a-kind Kentucky-made gifts. You can also order online at LouisvilleStoneware.com.

Thanks so much to Louisville Stoneware for hosting me for a tour! I had a blast!