Thursday, 26 February 2009

Bowls for ?????


I can't believe its been over a week since my last blog entry. I think with the children being off last week the time flew by.

We didn't really do much apart from Friday when we had a trip to Yorkshire including Haworth (because I love the Brontes).

This week so far has been catching up with jobs and watching and today is the first day that I've been out.

It was a quick trip into the local village where I found these lovely bowls in Help The Aged. I paid 3 pounds for the 6 but I dont really know what to use them for.
They are metal but it doesn't look like stainless so I'm not sure about putting anything edible in them but I couldn't leave them behind because of the beautiful colours. I think they remind me of narrowboat decoration.

So, any suggestions of what to use them for will be gratefully received.

I'm off to Trentham Gardens with my friend tomorrow for a girlie day. There are lovely little shops in chalets and the Garden centre has a fabulous section for the home and a brilliant restaurant.

Saturday Miss T has asked if I will take her and her best friend shopping on the bus and Master T has his first indoor cricket match of the season on Saturday night. Its against the team who knocked them out of the tournament last year so fingers crossed.

Will try and post on Sunday - it should be quieter - that is apart from cooking the dinner, washing, ironing, dusting, hoovering etc etc etc

20 comments:

Sal said...

They remind me of bargeware too..how pretty they are,although I'm not sure how you could use them.
If I had them, I'd definitely use them at my next art session with my group of children..get them to paint similar designs etc. ;-)

Rubys mamma x said...

OOOH i love them! i wouldve bought them too-although i dont actually need any bowls! I think theyd be great for the summer-when you serve salad, id put cucumber in one, cherry toms in another etc. Or kids parties...or spring bulbs lines up on a window sill, the possibilities are endless!
Kirsty x

LittleGem said...

OOh they are the exact same range as some bits I bought last week, they had the same bowls, little dishes and tealight holders too. Mine are from a shop called Tiger, I have blogged about them if you fancy having a little look!

You got a good bargain there as they were a pound each brand new. XXX

Josie-Mary said...

I love the bowls... I think you could use them for candles or bulbs if you're worried about eating from them :)

gingerwine said...

They are lovely - I like the turquoise one the best. I would put little soaps in one, or sweeties....

you could put one by the front door for keys?

yummy!

Sam xx

claire said...

I like the bulbs idea. They are really pretty. They are nice to just look at :)

Wild Rose said...

Oh, I love Howarth! I have a picture of the Black Bull and the main street on my hall wall.

How I miss the Moors and all that Yorkshire air!

Marie x

thriftymrs said...

They are gorgeous. I'd use them as tealight holders or bead dividers.

Hollypop's said...

Are they enamel? They're very pretty. I'd have bought them too for that price.
Take care.
Nickyx

Gillian said...

I can understand why you had to put these bowls in your shopping bag! I'd probably end up using them to house craft supplies - buttons etc.

Greedy Nan said...

The bowls are really pretty - could you use them for plants? If you get really stuck you could share them with some blogging friends [hint]...

funkymonkey said...

I am really envious of the colourful bowls. They would look good at Easter time filled with wrapped Easter eggs or perhaps you could pop a small plant in them. I wish I could have come to Haworth with you - I love Jane Eyre. Although, last year I did get to visit Haddon Hall where they filmed the last version of Jane Eyre. Lucky you.

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'd use them for spring bulbs, chocolates & buttons!

Shabby Chick said...

They are really pretty! If you're worried about using them for food you could put in some lavender hearts (without hanging ribbons) or some decorative eggs or something.

Mel xxx

Taz said...

Well I was starting to worry. Glad to see you back.
The bowls are gorgeous. Could you do something like I have done with my teacups?

Leah said...

They are so pretty, I would just sit them in a group somewhere in your home and admire them!

Rosesposes said...

Those bowls are so so gorgeous. I would of had them!!
Can you send me your email as I am making my blog private and would like you to come and visit me. Your email will only be visible to me x Dom

lou said...

Sooooooo pretty, I would use them for spring bulbs!!!
Love Lou xxx

Floss said...

I am very envious of your lovely bowls! In France they would be described as being 'boheme', which means gypsy.

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

They are gorgeous , lovely colours Sarah