My mom has one beautiful Catherineholm lotus bowl that she received as a wedding gift 40 years ago. It's always been one of my favorite things in her kitchen. It's enameled metal, which means it's lightweight enough for every day use but durable enough to last a lifetime and pretty enough to go straight to the table.
And after years of waiting and searching, I finally have my own set. Found on Etsy, of course.
I am smitten. I love them even more than I thought I would. They cost more than I care to think about, but my doubts about the expense evaporated the second I pulled them out of the box and held them in my hands.
You know those big splurges that end up being the best value you ever got? I think this is one of them. Here's to the next 40 years of cooking together, beloved bowls.