Saturday, April 10, 2010

Domestic Staple


They've held cake batter and noodle soup, dishwater and cocktail nuts.
Paper boats, and prized goldfish.
Through it all, simple stoneware bowls remain eloquent symbols of domestic comfort.

14 comments:

George said...

We have a couple of stoneware bowls that also have held a wide variety of things.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo, oh yes...I love stoneware bowls too and they've held all sorts of different things both beautiful and strange. Your's are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful day! All the best...Maura

L. D. Burgus said...

I have quit a few of the stoneware bowls. I hope to someday have a cupboard or shelf to display them as they are very decorative.

Barbara Anne said...

I have a two yellow stoneware bowls that belonged to my maternal grandmother and wish I could hear the stories they could tell.

Your bowls are wonderful and look so pretty with the flowers. The photo makes me consider putting flowers into a bowl here.

bennie and patsy said...

A kitchen would not be complete with out an old stoneware bowl or two.
Patsy

Marilyn said...

Hi!
I don't know how I found your blog...but I am very glad I did! I am a Brit in Va....have been for YEARS..
Your photos and pictures are lovely. A friend gave me two white stoneware bowls, very old ones and I am afraid to use them,
But I think I will move them out into the open and admire them once again. The blue ones are gorgeous.
Marilyn in Va.

Deb said...

Those are lovely. I love bowls and bowls with lids. I seem to have a lot of those. It is fun to think of what they have held. Have a nice day, Deb

ER said...

You're a woman after my own heart, Jo. I love stoneware, especially British stoneware. The first thing i look for in charity shops. :)

Star said...

The middle one is special to me. My mum had one and my auntie had one and I used to look at them and think I would like one when I grew up. Then I could bake cakes and things like they did. It came to pass and now I have my own mixing bowl, which I love, just like you do.
Blessings, Star

~Kim~ said...

I have my Mother's stoneware bowls and they are of course among my favorites!!!

Jeri Landers said...

Love the Yellow ware bowl in the center. Count me in as a collector of stoneware.No country Kitchen is complete without at least a few stoneware bowls.... especially nice for rising bread dough.

DJan said...

Interestingly, today at the Farmers' Market I bought a beautiful stoneware bowl that I thought would be nice to have around. And these are just beautiful ones, too. They are so different than one of a kind, don't you think?

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Yes, I'm all about the bowls too! My hubby says we have way to many! I have a thing for old pitchers too! Lovely photos! Eye candy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Neat post... I have a big green stoneware bowl which I have had for a LONG time. It even has a chip in it---but I still use it....

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy