Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Strange Addiction

I am sorry to say that it’s not as juicy or racy as the title may suggest, since antique berry bowls are what I cannot manage to walk away from, but it is seems strange to me. I mean, with the exception of all the different sized plates I own combined, and I cannot stop buying them. Maybe in the back of my mind I am making sure that there will be enough of them for all three of our girls to divide equally, although I am sure they will have more than they will be able to use as well. (Hopefully the crazy collecting gene has been passed on to at least one of them!) Maybe it is the delicate size and the sheer beauty of something so petit, or maybe it is simply the romance of it all. I just love the thought that there was a specific piece of porcelain for mostly everything one ate not too long ago! I love to imagine a well dressed gentleman serving fresh berries to a beautifully dressed table of girls with good manners, clean clothes and fresh faces in a garden surrounded by pink and white roses…. But in our home, we use them daily, in the morning for our breakfast cereal or oatmeal, for a side of cut up apples at lunch, and in the evening for dessert with ice cream, fresh strawberries and homemade whip cream, with girls in clothes that have been played in all day and smudged faces. I have my business cards in a gorgeous pink rimmed berry bowl on my desk and many of my clients remark that it is clever and I enjoy the compliment. When setting up for a party I also like to use berry bowls to hold sugar cubes and packets of sweetener, I also scatter them about the house filled with something salty or sweet to snack on and it just looks so lovely! Berry bowls also make great soap dishes in a vintage or antique inspired bath. No wonder why I cannot get enough of these little treasures, they are pretty, but practical too, and nothing inspires me more than surrounding myself with pretties!!


Tutti Chic said...

I LOVE your addiction sanya!! With me it's vintage salt & pepper shakers-I gotta have them all!!

Lori said...

your collection of berry bowls is just lovely!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Sanya ~

What a lovely collection! You are a girl after my own heart! (*_*)