I remembered that I had in the back of my mind to do a post about one of my favorite kitchen items...BOWLS! I love bowls. Don't ask why, because I don't know! Maybe it goes back to my childhood and one of my strongest memories is of me carrying my mom's giant red friendship Pyrex bowl in the back door at my grandma's house (filled with homemade potato salad for the family get together).
Why would I remember just carrying a bowl in the back door? Because the step was really high and my little legs really struggled to reach it when I was empty handed-sometimes I crawled up it-that's how high it was...even more so when my arms were full of a giant bowl of potato salad (you can see where this is going can't you?).
Yes, I tripped and fell and dropped the bowl. It broke and my mom's dish to pass was ruined. She didn't care about the bowl-but she wasn't happy about the potato salad! I think I would be just the opposite! I'd be more worried about the bowl than the contents!
Another memory I have from childhood, is of my mom and I on the couch on Friday nights watching the Dukes of Hazzard with a giant pink spatter Texasware bowl filled with hot popcorn. A bowl I would LOVE,LOVE, LOVE to have today, but she SOLD it in a garage sale!
So maybe those two things sparked my interest in bowls and from there my interest in kitchen things...who knows. Maybe it happened when my dad was young and a new father and decided to pick me up by the front of my little jammies and dropped me on my head-ha!
Whatever the reason, I am in love with bowls, and very highly addicted to kitchenware of all kinds. Old, new, modern, vintage, antique, run of the mill, rare, odd-you name it-I am fascinated by it!
Do you have anything that you are obsessed with or drawn to whenever/where ever you see them? Don't get me wrong, I like a LOT of things-maybe too many things. but whenever I go to sales, I start in the kitchen!
Here are some of my bowls...
Warning! Do not attempt to adjust your screen...the appearance of dust and clutter are REAL, and cannot be removed from the photos! ha! Seriously, since the township's bombshell, dusting has taken a back seat around here-so view at your own risk! :)
There are a lot more bowls that I didn't get to. Some from my catering days-so they really weren't "collected" but they were used and used a lot. Some from dish sets packed away-gifts from family or friends that I can't/won't part with, etc.
I should attend a 12 step program-huh? This collection started 25 years ago, and most of the pieces have come in the last 13 years as I've fallen more and more in love with vintage kitchenware. I'm thankful I have a husband who is handy and willing to build me beautiful display cabinets-and thankful for my lovely sun room where I can see them every day. I hope our new house has room for me to display them!
Whew! This whole idea started with a conversation with my friend Marie...O.K....Marie, now I want to see your bowls! :) Just kidding! Anyone else out there obsessed with bowls? Send me pictures or a link to your blog post about your bowls-I'd love to meet a kindred spirit! ;)
Doesn't look like I'll be getting to any sales this weekend...slow times around here for good junk! How are sales in your area? I keep hearing the birds chirping when I go in to work in the morning, so I know spring is on its way and that means more sales!!
Have a great weekend!!! Happy Hunting Mary (and everyone)! ;)