Monday, April 21, 2008

A Cheap Salad Bowl

Take a look at this bowl. Doesn't look like much does it? Don't get me wrong, I love, I mean I LOVE pretty dishes. I have a few old bowls that should be put up for good. But I have no one to leave them to and I think the ladies who used to serve with them, would love for me to continue their legacy. I know you'll disagree, but I think some of you might disagree about this bowl too. It's my new salad bowl.

I know you are probably thinking this gal is tacky. Here's why I'm not. My great aunt had a real wooden bowl she used to serve salad in at most of her meals. When I was little, the bowl, for some strange reason, mesmerized me. My mom didn't have wooden bowls. My grandma didn't serve with wooden bowls. I thought it was just pretty cool. I thought she must be the only person on earth to have a wooden salad bowl. Silly I know, but I was young and didn't have a clue about serving dishes. When she passed on, I wanted to get that salad bowl at her estate auction. It was in a box of other dishes. Well, guess who was out flittering around when that box went for bid. You got it. The great niece who loved that bowl. Oh well. There are so many other things in life to think about, so I kinda forgot about that bowl. That is until I see one like it when I'm out nosing around flea markets or junk shops. My mom found this bowl at Walgreens. Nothing like Aunt Sadie's but it's cute. Just look what it looks like filled with garden goodies:

However, try to picture it not blurry. Maybe the next one will be better:

Well, not really, but you get the idea. I'm working on my photog skills. I'll blame the camera for now. Anyway, I love how salad just appears more appealing to me in this bowl. Mom says I just need to fix salad from now on, they taste better when I make them. I think, for some really weird reason, salad just tastes better when someone else makes them. Why is that? Or, could it be this tacky little bowl?

(Next time I'll make sure the pictures aren't blurry before I save them!)


Terri and Bob said...

Lisa, I love wooden bowls for the EXACT SAME reason. I cannot believe you came to JC and didn't see ME! I'll forgive you this time!

PAT said...

Your salad looks delicious and the wooden bowl is perfect. Clean it with veggie oil or some kind of edible oil and it will last forever!


Kristen said...

I love that bowl... and it brought back memories to me of a wooden bowl my mom used to serve salad out of that looked almost exactly like that!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have a big collection of wooden bowls and trays that I have collected over the years. Many were my mom's.
I love them and use them everyday. They are great for everything!