Wednesday, September 23, 2009

To All The Bowls I've Loved Before

To all the bowls I once caressed
And may I say they've held the best
Local concord grapes in a bunch
They've even served my lunch
To all the bowls I've loved before...

I collect studio pottery but I have a thing in particular for bowls. I love having bowls in all shapes and sizes because I'm a snacker, a grazer, and a nosher extraordinaire. And when friends come over, I'm known for giving great nosh. I also care that my serving bowls are stunners - that they're art; each one of a kind.

But this bowl - it will remain empty upon my counter so I may gaze upon it's beauty. I will bow my head and pray before it. I will weep in gratitude of it's many hand-made blessings. (Now read that back again imagining Yul Brynner's voice from The Ten Commandments)

I found this bowl at the wonderful Ravenswood Antique Market in Chicago, where the owner and curator John, has impeccable taste and where I just happened to have a store credit! John had just brought it into the store within the hour when it caught my eye and I scooped it up without hesitation. It's a studio piece from Greece made during the mid-sixties.

Ravenswood carries exquisite vintage jewelry, furniture, art, objects, kitchen and barware and they're open seven days a week. It's a one-of-a-kind shopping destination, so check it out.


LydiaM said...

Just gorgeous!

Indian As Apple Pie said...

Hi there. I just found you after reading today's Sun-Times piece on figs. Love love loooooved it. Thanks so much for teaching me how to eat figs. I am going to try your suggestions and put them on my blog. I hope you'll check that out too.
I cook Easy Indian and have a cookbook coming out next year. -Anupy

Marti said...

Oh. My. Goodness!

That bowl is so gorgeous! Utterly beautiful! I saw your post on Foodgawker and was hoping I could get one, too, but probably not, huh?

I'll have to be happy with digging through the archives for what "Indian As Apple Pie" is talking about on figs.

Oh well. Great photo, btw. :)

stacy di said...

beautiful!! I've never been to the Ravenswood Antique Market...but I'll make a point of it now...

savtipatti said...

I am right there with you - inspired by another friend-- i began collecting bowls this summer and odd/colorful plates pottery

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Bowls are my specialty, and this is one of the prettiest I've seen. What fabulous colors! Am enjoying your blog very, very much.