Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Enamelware Bowls


It is time for another installment of Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by dear Suzanne of ColoradoLady. Make sure you hurry over there to see all the wonderful antique, vintage and retro things that others have to share.


Several years ago, I bought this large enamelware bowl at an auction. I probably paid more for it than it was worth, but I loved it and was going to take it home with me. Since then, I have seen a couple of other bowls in different sizes but they have all been in bad condition.

At my local flea market last weekend, I found the little bowl that matches. It is in mint condition and cost $5.


I love the colors in these bowls. They always cheer me when I look at them. Notice that the large bowl has the light green trim on the inside of the bowl while the small bowl has the trim on the outside of the bowl.

There are no markings on these bowls. I do not know if this pattern has a name or not. Can any one out there shed any light on these?

I'm always looking for these bowls. Maybe some day I will find in between sizes.


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18 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

I don't think I've ever seen enamel bowls like these! I'm used to the plain white ones with red or blue rims. These are gorgeous, and they must be rare too. If I ever see one, I'll let you know! It always pays to let everyone know what you're looking for, and in this big blogging world, odds are someone has one!

LV said...

You made a great find. These bowls are really neat. I am not sure I have seen many like these.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the colors also...I can't believe you found a matching baby...that is amazing.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

they're gorgeous..i've got a few too they're ssoo bright & cheerful :)

Lemondrop Marie said...

The leaves on the outside of the large bowl are especially pretty!

Susan said...

I'm like you, if I like it and it makes me happy then it is a treasure. Hope you are able to find more.

Coloradolady said...

These are beautiful. I love the colors and it is a very cheery design. I have not seen too many like this one, maybe one or two...I will have to remember to pay better attention in case I spot some in the future.

Have a great VTT!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such vibrant colours! kindda hard to find these kind of bowls.. just lovely

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

They are cute! I've never seen that pattern before. I bet you were thrilled to find the second piece. What fun!

BellaDella said...

Those are wonderful! I've never seen them before. However, I to have a Thanksgiving turkey tray sort of in that style and colors. You shall see it in several months ;) Have a wonderful day!

Keetha Broyles said...

I love them and now your big bowl has a friend!

Miri said...

Your enamel bowls are just beautiful! The colors are absolutely wonderful...so bright and I love how the decoration isn't just inside or outside but both! Lucky you to have found the small bowl!

Becky said...

Whoa!! I love 'em! Do you think these are part of a set of graduated size bowls? Or a big serving bowl and a bunch of little bowls - like a salad set?

I shall keep my eyes open for some more for you down this way!

Tootsie said...

I have never seen any like those...but I must say they are stunning! I hope you find the in between sizes soon!

CC said...

Your bowls are just beautiful..I love the colors,..I've never seen any like them.If ever I do see any in good to great condition, I will grab little bowl for you. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.
p.s. Thanks for letting me know I had not linked correctly..I did correct that, but problems with my computer persist. *sighs.....

the wild raspberry said...

aren't they great? i've never seen them painted up like this.
have a wonderful weekend.
chasity

Vicky said...

lovely bowls!

Elizabeth said...

What a great find, Bea! My sister collects things with fruit on them.