Thursday, February 4, 2010

Special splurge

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.

catherineholm lotus bowls
{catherineholm lotus bowls}

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.

catherineholm lotus bowls, nested
{catherineholm lotus bowls, nested}

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.

catherineholm lotus bowls
{catherineholm lotus bowls}

44 comments:

  1. these are truly special and i love thinking about how you'll have them in many years to come.

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  2. those are amazing, excellent purchase. you will love them forever.

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  3. beautiful, and such a lovely iteration of your style. a wise purchase indeed!

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  4. THEY ARE PERFECT. Congratulations to you!

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  5. i have an Over the Top blog award waiting for you here: http://milkmoneyshop.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/in-one-word/

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  6. I love those bowls. They catch my every time I see them in an antique shop or on Etsy. They might seem like a splurge now, but if you divide the cost by the number of times you use them over 40 years, they'll come out pretty cheap per use. That's how I tend to justify certain purchases, anyway. ;)

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  7. How wonderful! I remember now that my Mother had one of these in blue...I wonder where that is now. You have to treat yourself every now and again. I'm happy to hear that you purchased this little 'house-warming' gift to yourself.

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  8. Congrats! What a wonderful splurge, they are gorgeous! I can't wait to keep expanding my catherineholm collection. Have you seen the teapots? So cute!

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  9. those are really pretty, i love bright multi colored bowls :)

    http://www.heatherinacandyshop.com

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  10. i have a catherineholm lotus plate with a matching little bowl(almost like a veggie plate and dip kind of set) that my mother in law gave me. i have been wanting to add to my collection for some time now and this might just be the push i need.

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  11. those are really really cute. they are also really really YOU!

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  12. oh gorgeous - i love the bright primary colors

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  13. so much fun. love the colors. and i couldn't help but think of you and this post when i saw the etsy front page with this featured!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39712462

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  14. 40 years or more. love the colors.

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  15. these are MARVELOUSSS. can't take my eyes off of ch!
    j.
    www.iartulblogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful!!!

    I am looking forward to finding the same treasures my mom had in our kitchen for whenever I purchase my first house or apartment.

    Looking forward to more photos of the new move!!!
    :)

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  17. so beautiful! You'll use them forever & then pass them down to the next generations :)

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  18. They are oh so pretty! I'd say they were definitely worth the splurge. Lucky you!

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  19. those are GORGEOUS! I'm dyin'!

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  20. Stunning! A lovely addition to the new place!

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  21. My goodness, I adore Catherine Holm!!!
    This is on my wishlist!!

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  22. These are beautiful! What pretty thing to invest in!

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  23. What a great find! And in wonderful colors too!

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  24. Wonderful! Do they feel solid in your hands? I imagine they would. Love the pattern!

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  25. oh, my, goodness.
    these are gorgeous, i LOVE!

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  26. OH!! so well worth the splurge...love them all.

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  27. they are so special....
    love them

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  28. they're so bright and happy. i love them.

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  29. These are so gorgeous! You will have them forever!

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  30. I found this link to an article on the Dwell Magazine website featuring your bowls & I thought I share it with you.
    http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/search-and-display.html?slide=2

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  31. i'm very jealous of you and your bowls.
    they are the most beautiful.

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  32. now THESE are some beautiful bowls. You clearly deserved them since you've been wanting them for so long.

    xx

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  33. oh. my. good. ness. those bowls are perfect!!!

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  34. those are beautiful!! a set is going on my most wanted list!

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  35. http://pillarboxpost.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/graphically-natural/

    I just saw this post which has your bowls in it and thought you might like!

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