Mixing bowls can be an inspirational part of a kitchen. The older ones hold such sweet memories.
While roaming around the Internet, I came upon some mixing bowls that caught my eye. Hmm. . . I thought to myself, there’s something about one of these earthenware bowls that looks familiar. Then it occurred to me! Once upon a time, my mother had a mixing bowl similar in design.
I imagine it came from the local department store. Over the years it acquired a small chip on the edge and eventually a crack that put it out of commission.
Mama was later gifted with an antique blue and white mixing bowl, that has been in my kitchen for decades. (See photo above.)
And Then There’s the Mason Cash Mixing Bowl
For those with a bent for kitchen nostalgia, Mason Cash replicates the look that British artisans introduced in the early 1800s. Today their cookware comes in an array of sizes, shapes, and colors. What’s more, the pottery seldom chips or fades and is dishwasher, microwave and freezer friendly.
Bowl of Inspiration
The pottery sets are available in a wildlife theme, featuring either a fox, owl, rabbit, bear, or hedgehog. There’s even a Mason Cash dog bowl designed for the discerning pooch. The bowls come in multiple sizes and shapes—the perfect gift for the dog who has everything..
La Chambra Black Clay
I have several pieces of this handcrafted cookware from Colombia, South America. The pottery is made of natural unglazed clay and completely safe and toxins free. It can be used on gas, electric, or glass stove tops, as well as in the oven, microwave, or atop the grill.
Food goes straight to the table in this attractive cooking/serving dish. La Chambra cookware heats very evenly and retains its heat for a long period. Love these pieces. Big thanks to my son-in-law for introducing me to this charming clay cookware from his native Colombia.
The Real McCoy
McCoy Pottery was one of the largest pottery manufacturers in the United States. Today, McCoy pottery is highly collectible, and pieces can fetch high prices at auction. Values range from ten dollars to hundreds.
McCoy pottery caught Martha Stewart’s eye three decades ago and she’s been collecting it ever since. The pieces make for a striking display on the shelves of her farmhouse walls.
In my Internet wanderings, I was able to identify the bowl that I grew up with—the McCoy #14 with a pale blue and pink strip. I ate the last of the batter from that old bowl many a time.