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.
omgoodness! i LOVE these!!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
these are truly special and i love thinking about how you'll have them in many years to come.ReplyDelete
oh i love thoseReplyDelete
those are amazing, excellent purchase. you will love them forever.ReplyDelete
very worthy of a splurge!ReplyDelete
beautiful, and such a lovely iteration of your style. a wise purchase indeed!ReplyDelete
i am smitten too!ReplyDelete
THEY ARE PERFECT. Congratulations to you!ReplyDelete
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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. ;)ReplyDelete
I love the colors of these bowls!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
those are really pretty, i love bright multi colored bowls :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, I'm in love. Lucky you.ReplyDelete
those are really really cute. they are also really really YOU!ReplyDelete
oh gorgeous - i love the bright primary colorsReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
40 years or more. love the colors.ReplyDelete
these are MARVELOUSSS. can't take my eyes off of ch!ReplyDelete
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!!!
so beautiful! You'll use them forever & then pass them down to the next generations :)ReplyDelete
They are oh so pretty! I'd say they were definitely worth the splurge. Lucky you!ReplyDelete
those are GORGEOUS! I'm dyin'!ReplyDelete
Stunning! A lovely addition to the new place!ReplyDelete
My goodness, I adore Catherine Holm!!!ReplyDelete
This is on my wishlist!!
These are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful! What pretty thing to invest in!ReplyDelete
What a great find! And in wonderful colors too!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Do they feel solid in your hands? I imagine they would. Love the pattern!ReplyDelete
oh, my, goodness.ReplyDelete
these are gorgeous, i LOVE!
OH!! so well worth the splurge...love them all.ReplyDelete
they are so special....ReplyDelete
they're so bright and happy. i love them.ReplyDelete
These are so gorgeous! You will have them forever!ReplyDelete
I found this link to an article on the Dwell Magazine website featuring your bowls & I thought I share it with you.ReplyDelete
i'm very jealous of you and your bowls.ReplyDelete
they are the most beautiful.
now THESE are some beautiful bowls. You clearly deserved them since you've been wanting them for so long.ReplyDelete
oh. my. good. ness. those bowls are perfect!!!ReplyDelete
those are beautiful!! a set is going on my most wanted list!ReplyDelete
I just saw this post which has your bowls in it and thought you might like!