August 26, 2017

A Bowl Without A Lid's a funny title. 

But really, that is what I have. 

I have a pretty bowl without a lid. 

There is a story. 

But you know that I always have a story!

I was in a small vintage shop, Arrow Vintage, picking up something else that I had reserved from an online Instagram purchase. 

As it would happen I spotted this pretty bowl. 

It is half of a serving bowl or tureen...from an estate sale. 

I decided to go with the bowl because it is so pretty. 

I just knew that I could use this bowl without a lid. :-)  So many possibilities!!!

I began playing and staging and here are some of my ideas. 

And you know that I love to find multiple ways to use something!

Here are some no particular order. 

I love to use scarves on tables...they add a bit of color as a photo prop. This green scarf is an older scarf from the Gap. It is really old. And I am really a hoarder. ha ha. 

I changed scarves...and then added a faux orange pumpkin to my bowl filler. 

Then I added three mini twig pumpkins. (Hobby Lobby)

And then...I tried something that I saw on another blog or Instagram. I loved the idea when I saw it...but my other tureens were too large.
This just the right size for dresser top jewelry storage.

I put some of my costume pieces in the bowl to try. I like it. 

Confession time...I am bad about putting my daily play jewelry away. I just lay it on the dresser and I end up with a mess after a few days. I have little bags for each piece but I don't always take the time to put my stuff away when I am changing. (I know...bad!)

Can you tell that I like pearl jewelry?!

Now, I can use this pretty bowl to hold my pieces for easy access, and to control my mess, until I put them away properly.  

This jewelry represents years of picking up this and that from here and there. I attach memories with each piece it seems. 

I am sure you have a bowl to use for one of these ideas, or something similar. :-)

Also...look through you old scarves. You may have something just right for a table scarf. 

So...agree or disagree?  I should have brought this sweet bowl home with me. (You know the correct answer, right?)

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. It is beautiful, I would probably not let it go either !

    1. Thanks Fabby! You answered correctly. ๐Ÿ˜Š It was only eight dollars.

  2. It's really lovely and sure to show up in another vignette. I had to laugh about your find without a lid, thinking that at our local GW, you could go back the next day and find it. LOL

  3. Clever to use the bowl to corral daily jewelry!

  4. I have been inspired to get the next pretty, but lidless tureen I run across. I didn't see them with your creative eye, but now I will. Thanks!

  5. Eight dollars was a great buy!! There are many uses to bowls without lids and I have a few myself!!!

  6. Beautiful bowl....and vintage ironstone piece? Love the look with the jewelry in it....Now I will be on a quest to find a medium sized tureen...all of mine are large, as I love this look!


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