Tuesday, February 22, 2011

~Tuesday Display Chain~ Bowls

Each Tuesday Misi, of Gable House Musings, chooses a theme and invites bloggers to play along with her "Tuesday Display Chain". This week we are showing off "bowls". 
I am a collector of bowls...big bowls, little bowls...bowls made of pottery, pewter, wood, china, glass...I love them all.  These are a few of my favorites...

~This tiny yellowware bowl was a garage sale find...just .25 cents. Isn't that great? OK, so here's the not so great part...see the spice box it's sitting on? Also a garage sale find...it was $10 and had the original finish-including stenciled drawer fronts. I thought it was ugly, and not that old...so I gave it a prim finish. Can you say young and stupid? Saw one just like it (before condition) in an antique shop for $150. *sigh* OK, moving on...~

~More garage sale bowls. Are you sensing a theme? My entire house is decorated in early garage sale.~
~I found this set of nesting yellowware bowls at the thrift store, four of them for $20. The two largest ones are pictured here on my $1 corner thingy. I think it might actually be a plant stand, but it works for me.~
~Red hutch full of primitive goodness~
~You guessed it...garage sale. Hutch, $50. Loading it into a minivan by myself, priceless.~

~Rowe pottery bunny, and a piece from my Dad's baby dishes, surround a wooden bowl filled with gourd eggs.~
~A redware bowl from Turtlecreek Pottery, a favorite gift from my Mother in love.~

~Wooden bowls rest on a dry sink.~

~A HUGE yellowware bowl from my grandmother. It measures 14" in diameter and makes a fabulous punch bowl.~

~An old trencher takes center stage in the buttery. The woman I bought it from said it was hand carved by her great-grandfather. I know...how could she sell it?~

~Vintage Pyrex, colorful and fun. And no, this photo isn't staged. I bake outdoors all the time.~

Not my style, but still...one of the prettiest bowls I've seen. 

It seems to me that one can never have too many bowls.
See the other Tuesday Display Chain participants at: http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/

Until next time...


  1. My kinda gal, early garage sale goodness! Beautiful items! It always amazes me to see how people can sell items made by the ansestors.

  2. Rhonda, Oh the trencher, how could one part with that, but for you a wonderful addition!!! Love all your yellowware too!!! OLM

  3. Rhonda,
    that red hutch display is OUTSTANDING!
    What a lovely collection of bowls; what is wonderful is you captured a wide variety! Love the goodes!

  4. Beautiful displays~
    But I am stuck on the $10 hutch~ it is beautiful & love how you displayed everything on it!
    So many different bowls~ Where do you find this good stuff at garage sales~ I have never( bad luck!LOL)
    Love all the memories you have!

  5. Oh Rhonda! That's the spice/apothecary box I've been looking for forever,The search goes on.The old wood trencher is my favorite so nice to buy from people that don't value their history.Now it will be a loved heirloom for yours.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Your bowl collection is absolutely awesome and the red hutch was a steal. I love garage "sailing" on the weekends.

  7. What a great collection and the hutch amazing as well! I am new to the Tuesday chain and to blogging so glad to get the opportunity to peek at your treasures!Your stitching is fabulous , very talented. Thanks for sharing
    lil raggedy angie

  8. Really nice collection of bowls, and to get them at garage sales makes them even better. Would have loved to have been there when you loaded that hutch. It is amazing what we can fit into a minivan. Don't know what I would do without it, if it could talk on what I have loaded. The old bowl that the women gave up that was in the family, I don't understand people like that. Things like that are priceless to us. Vicky

  9. My mom is crazy over bowls too. She is always picking them up at garage sales! I think she has that exact yellow bowl that you have! Do you really bake outdoors all the time or was that you being sarcastic? haha!

  10. Yummy....you really have beautiful displays and what a steal that hutch was!

  11. Oh my goodness!! Can I hit the garage sales with you? Such wonderful goodies you have found. Thanks for sharing. I love it all.


  12. I wish there were garage sales around here with so many wonderful pieces. You have a wonderful collection of bowls. You hit the prim of prim jackpot with the red hutch. Beautiful. Blessings!

  13. Oh my goodness! I love everything! My house is mostly second hand too! LOL! I love that spice box and all those lovely pieces, just wonderful! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing,

  14. That wood bowl could not have found a better "new" home... no doubt here.. that bowl will continue to be cherished with you Rhonda!.. Your respect for history is remarkable..and you always seem to grace both of my loves with your display posts..Time worn primitives.. and frilly vintage!! Yuppers .. gee golly ..i do love that china Peony Bowl
    Thanks so much friend... I love your displays

  15. wow! i want to go garage sale shopping with you! :) awesome finds! i love yellowware bowls! i do not have any yet but i am always looking for a great deal! i cannot believe you loaded that hucth!? :) what a girl will do for the things she must have! :) lol

  16. that's a pretty awesome collection of bowls! Love the crockery bowls on the red hutch. Just beautiful!!!!

  17. You have some truly beautiful pieces there. Love your displays!

  18. Your blog ALWAYS makes me smile :) Thank you!
    Love all of your prim treasures. I too love early garage sale ;) Some of your pieces make my heart skip a beat. But the bestest was your term - mother in love - perfect! Exactly how I feel about my MIL too!
    Blessings, Patti

  19. What a wonderful collection you have. Love that trencher, can't imagine anyone being able to part with it. At least it went to a good home.8-)

  20. Wonderful bowl collection and beautiful displays! I love that old trencher.