Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Farm Bowl

I'm joining in for Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady's blog today - this is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. Anyone can participate, but please check out her blog for the rules!


I love this old farm bowl. It is absolutely HUGE, compared to other bowls I have in my kitchen. Admittedly, I wanted this for display only, but it sure came in handy for bread baking today, as I needed something large enough to hold dough for more than one loaf...
It worked out nicely for letting the dough rise, and was easy to clean right away. It is pretty heavy, and holds in warmth for the yeast to do its job. AND - the BEST part - the bottom says U.S.A. made! Too bad we have to look at antiques to find a bowl made in our country nowadays!
Thanks for stopping by - have a great rest o' the week!

26 comments:

Marina said...

it surely is a great looking bowl!!!
And I love your header!!! :-)

LV said...

That bowl probably has held a lot of bread dough. It looks like one that would useful for a lot of things.

Jeanne said...

I AM WAY JEALOUS!!!!!!!! That is a great bowl. And what is even better is it gets used, just like it was supposed to be used. I have seen a few at flea markets but they always have big prices on them, but I keep looking. Thanks for sharing.

CC said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful bowl..and you're right,it is a shame.I just love this bowl and would love to have such a wonderful thing..I wonder..just how much bread has risen in that bowl? I love vintage..there is age,and grace and beauty... Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, a WONDERFUL yellow stoneware bowl!

Blessings!
Gail

P. said...

I am terribly fond of old crockery, and this is a wonderful piece. I am sure it was well loved and am glad to see it continues to be!

GardenofDaisies said...

Love your old pottery bowl. They sure do not make them like that anymore.

Diann said...

Oh, that is a great bowl! And PERFECT for dough rising! I love old crockery. My mom has collected a lot of nice pieces over the years and so it was something I grew up with.

Have a wonderful day!

Troy said...

Whenever Diann brings home a new treasure and I'm not sure what to do with it, I tell her it would be great filled with M&M's.

Well... That would be a whole lot of M&M's!

It would probably work good for bread dough too, I suppose...

ocmist said...

What a GREAT old bowl! Is it made of that stuff they made the old pickle crocks out of? My grandma had some big old crocks that she made pickles in. I LOVE big old bowls and that DOES look perfect for bread.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I always look for USA on the bottom of old pottery, and find it mostly in Antique shops. I have three or four that were my husbands grandmothers and I'm sure they were used for lots of bread, cakes and other goodies. I'm impressed with your homemade bread...and your header.

Vonlipi said...

Love those big bowls! I had one that I used to make tons of fruitcakes but it broke. :(

In french it's called a petrin (dough trough).

Postcardy said...

That's a nice looking bowl.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh lovely! I love a nice, big heavy bowl for mixing in (or even for putting my fruit in!)

Ann Creek said...

I have three or four of these. I use them all of the time. They are so special to me.
Ann
tin and sparkle

Miri said...

Beautiful bowl! Bet the bread was good!

Joycee said...

I think that's called Yelloware and it's VERY collectable! I don't have anything that nice, but I do love my restaurant size stainless steel bowls for big batches of salads in the summer or bread making!

Laura said...

Well, you just look at it and know it should be used for bread dough. Awesome!

Beth said...

This is a very pretty bowl. Hope your bread turned out good!

Chatty Crone said...

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Angela said...

Hey Monica!

At first I thought your bowl looked like a wooden bowl. My eyes are going.... I love the size of your bowl! That is the size you need to make my zucchini bread in. I love stoneware type bowls but I don't have any.

How did your bread turn out?

Hugs,
Angela

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful bowl, I love this very type of bowl, it is really a charming bowl. Have a great VTT!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh yeah - how is your new food processor doing?

Debbie said...

I like the bowl, looks like it is in good condition too.

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Gotta love a nice big bowl! So much nicer than the plastic ones I use to mix up stuff in!

Blessings, Grace

eilandkind/islandchild said...

Beautiful and I am also glad that you are using it, that's what it was made for. Thank you for sharing!