Friday, July 27, 2012


Being the lazy baker I am sometimes...I made a cake from a cake mix. But all I had was a dark chocolate cake mix, and a white buttercream frosting. Put them together, and it was pretty good!
The next thing I knew, I was enjoying a bowl-o-cake, and cleaning out a cupboard full o bowls! I came to a realization about myself...I kinda like nesting bowls! Why is that? Is there some psychological significance to that? Or maybe...I just like how happy they look. I don't know! But I never get tired of my nesting bowls. I really do use them! I find them at retail stores, our wholesale club, catalogs and flea markets too.
I can't live without my Williams-Sonoma French tempered glass bowls. I think there are 11 here and I've had these for about 15 years. I use them to get ingredients measured and prepped and they are fine to use for melting chocolate in a double-boiler situation.
I got these at Sam's for about seventeen dollars. A few weeks later, I saw these same bowls in someone's flea market booth and they had marked them up to fifty dollars! So you have to be careful, and be a smart shopper.
My mom gave me these cute vintage metal bowls she got an auction. Whenever I use vintage bowls or dishes, I always wonder who once cooked with them and what they served.
I use these white nesting bowls a lot. I'm always mixing something in them, and they are pretty to serve in too. They make food colors pop.
I got my sweet little Chinese bowls at a discount store, of all places, for practically nothing. A few weeks later, they didn't even have them anymore, so it must have been a fluke. Always keep your eyes open!
I painted these heart-shaped bowls when my daughter was little, and we went to a local pottery painting studio that a good friend of mine owned. Those were the days! Painting pottery is so relaxing!
I like nesting cookie cutters...
...and dolls too! Hmmm. Do I have a problem here? Tee hee!


  1. No, you don't have a problem!! I completely get the addiction to nesting/stacking things. I think it must stem from when we were favourite thing was to put toys in boxes, stack up tumblers and bricks etc. It's still the same, just with bowls now :D
    Hugs LLJ xx

    1. Jan, you must be right! I stacked tumblers and boxes and things when I was little too. That's a good insight. Crafty hugs dearest!

  2. Ah, I remember that pottery store-owning friend! ;)

    I, too, have an obsession with bowls. That's why we're friends!

    1. Oh Susan! How I thought of you when I wrote this, and how I miss the days when you owned Firehouse Pottery!!! Miss your beautiful face too! Is it hot Austin?

  3. Wow, what a great collection! Thanks for sharing.