Jul 30, 2015

Bowl me over

 
Greetings pals. A short post with photos of one item.  My new purchase.  It's sitting on a 38" wide table.  Yowza.
 
I have never seen a wooden bowl this large.  It's huge.  A few cracks within the bowl but nothing on the rim.  The top lip is worn down where it was always handled but most of it isn't. 
 

It was at an estate sale on top of a very high large cupboard.  No one saw it but my brother's friend.  So they brought it down and put a price sticker on it but no one wanted it.  There were no primitives, mostly traditional pieces, so he made an offer after the sale.  Bingo.  The inside is dirty and dusty, anxious to see the wood after cleaning. 
The last bowl I bought was the largest I had and I thought it was huge, but you can see how much larger this one is.  It's almost too big.  The stitchery smalls wouldn't even show, just sink to the bottom.

It certainly catches your eye, too big for end tables, the desk, and I'm wondering if it's too high and large for the table.  Not bad in the photos, but in person, it's looks disproportionate.  It will be a good trade at an antique store if I can't find a suitable spot.

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21 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Very cool bowl! You're a lucky gal!

JR Bush said...

The bowl is beautiful and the simplicity on the table looks wonderful
to me. Good find. Julia in SC

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Oh my goodness!!! That bowl is AMAZING!! The patina is wonderful and I think it looks wonderful on your table, with those large spinning wheels in the background! Since they are so large I think it is just perfect!! It would look so good with dried gourds or a nice big pumpkin!!! You really hit the jackpot!!! Can you tell I love the bowl?
Hope you decide to keep it!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, I am I love with your old bowl,love!!!!!!! Blessings Francine.

Barb said...

What a great primitive piece! I bet you will find a spot for it.

celkalee said...

I am in awe. That is the largest bowl I have seen. Many of the bigger ones have rim cracks that eventually destroy the bowl. You could hide 3 or 4 cats in it! I am a prim lover too, if you decide to part with it let us know. :)

Frances N said...

A beautiful bowl! Yes, it's large, but I always prefer bigger things to smaller little things that can look lost in a setting..this makes quite a statement! Lovely!

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Can I be an antique store for a day so you can trade it with me? Love it!!

Ele said...

I like your bowl. So simple. Hope you can find the right place for it.
And I love your table too!

Truus said...

Love your bowl-it's beautifull!!!
Cannot you put it in a nice spot on the floor?
have a good weekend
greetings,Truus from Holland

Annmarie said...

I just LOVE the shape - one of a kind. Maybe filled with dove bars....Enjoy-just a great find.

Robin said...

Wow, what a find! Great looking bowl! I like it on your table. I was thinking maybe on a side table filled with large pine cones or grapevine balls with some of your smalls mixed in. Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Carol said...

Now, THAT'S what I call a bowl--fabulous that your friend's brother bought it and it now resides in your home (a perfect setting for it). How do you go about cleaning old wood like that, Marly? I have now purchased some Lestoil after your glowing reviews--will put it to use, soon :)

C. M. Designs said...

I would think it would have to be a very special trade to exchange it for something else.
I'll bet Bud would love to take a nap in it, maybe Missy too.
The bowl was sitting there just waiting for a special owner.. It's strange no one else noticed it.
Enjoy your weekend swinging on your gorgeous swing.
Charlotte in Va.

Vera said...

Fabulous bowl Marly - love it. It would be beautiful at Christmas filled with greens and a few mercury glass ornaments. I wonder if it was a dough bowl (I'm talking LARGE loaves of bread)? I have a very long oval wooden bowl that my husband's grandmother used for letting bread dough rise.

Vickie said...

I was going to ask the same thing as Carol. How will you clean this?

Maureen said...

What a handsome bowl! Cudo's to your brother's friend for spotting it! It looks perfect on the table in the picture but if as you say in person,not so much, could you find a place to display it propped up on its edge?

Linda said...

WOW what a beauty Id place it under a coffee table or tilted in a corner on top of a cabinet Good Luck with placing it

linda m

Evelyne said...

What a great and beautiful bowl! I love it.
Very nice place on your table!!

Have a nice weekend,
Evelyne

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the bowl and think the proportion is good - it's a keeper! blessings, marlene

Maggee said...

You have quite an eye for great finds!

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