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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Three or More Tuesday – I Love Berry Bowls!

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I remember using two small berry bowls my Mother had when I was growing up. They were white china with pink roses and were rimmed in gold. They were handy to use for a small snack of fruit, a scoop of ice cream, etc.
Berry bowls are also called dessert or fruit bowls. They usually measure from about 4 ½ to 5 ½ inches in diameter, and stand about 1 to 1 ½ inches high.

During the years that I’ve been accumulating various dish sets, I always try to get at least two to four or more berry bowls when they are available. They are not part of the usual 5-piece individual place setting. Here is a photo of the ones I have now:

My first set was for my formal dinner service in Spode "Consul Cobalt." I bought four berry bowls and always admire how exquisite they look:

The blue and white Staffordshire transferware, "Liberty Blue" has Betsy Ross as the subject of the berry bowls:

One of my parents wedding gifts included a set of these ruby red depression glass bowls and the matching larger serving bowl. They were the ice cream bowls we used during my childhood. I now have ten of them and use them to serve ice cream at family gatherings:

I also have a dozen Avon "Cape Cod" berry bowls, which are a Sandwich glass pattern. With the same ruby color, they coordinate very well with the depression glass ones.
These Johnson Bros. "Heritage White" have a lovely octagonal shape:

The vintage white pattern, “American Traditional” by Canonsburg was made in the town of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. I find my plates and bowls in this pattern to be very versatile as I combine it with other dishes.

"Dreselda" is a colorful vintage china pattern by Noritake, made in Japan:

These Korean-made berry bowls are in a Blue Onion style pattern. They have lovely scalloped rims:

These little bowls can be used to hold berries, fruit, sauces, condiments, nuts, candies, and other food choices. I really find them handy, their small size makes them very attractive examples of their respective dishware pattern.
Do you have a favorite type of dish that you collect and enjoy using?

This post is also for Second Time Around Tuesday.

The following berry bowls are thrift store finds:
Two Johnson Bros. “Heritage White” berry bowls and bread and butter plate.
Three Blue Onion bowls Made in Korea.
These were vintage Ebay finds:
Two Noritake “Dreselda”
Four Canonsburg “American Traditional”
These were from an antique store:
Ten ruby red depression glass.

Diane hosts "Second Time Around" at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words. See more participants at her blog.

Thank you for visiting today, do come again soon.


Mimi said...

You have a wonderful collection of berry bowls. I ♥ the Dreselda pattern, so pretty. I haven't seen any red glass dishes in ages...thanks for sharing yours.

Julie said...

What a sampler of bowls. Reminds me of Mary Engelbreit's quote..."Life is a chair of bowlies." :-) Thanks for visiting!
Enjoyed your post.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Carrie you got some great ones there...really loved the ruby ones the best...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh now Carrie, when you are talking dishes, you are speaking my language. LOVE your berry bowls! Aren't they just the most useful size and shape? I am bowled over (hahaha) by the red ones -- both the old ones and the Avon ones. Gorgeous.

They are ALL delightful. Loved seeing them, thanks.


Shelia said...

HI Carrie! Oh, what lovely bowls you have and so many beautiful patterns! I really love those antique ruby red bowls. I have some that are cut glass and stem ware to match, but thy're not vintage.
Thank you so much for coming to visit! Have a beautiful day.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Hi. I enjoyed reading your post. If you are curious about your red depression glass bowls, they are the pattern Coronation by Hocking.

Several depression glass patterns had names that were meant to sound like English royalty.

Kat said...

HI Carrie, wow this was fun! I loved reading about each bowl and where you got them. I didn't know Avon had bowls. They are all so gorgeous! thanks for sharing and Amen to the Blessed Hope! hugs to you!

Carrie said...

Yes, Kathy, thank you for pointiing out the name of my ruby red bowls. I forgot to look up the name in my depression glass books!
All my best to you and to all who have left such lovely comments...Many thanks!,

Charlene said...

My first thrifty store purchase not long ago was a little berry/dessert bowl, in the red Meakins vine pattern. I'm not sure what it is about the bowls that appeals to me, but they do!

You have a wonderful collection here.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a nice collection of berry bowls. I have some bowls that size which go to a couple of my patterns. We put things like cranberry sauce or other saucy wet foods.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

I didn't know the little bowls were called berry bowls until I started researching my Liberty Blue dishes! How pretty your collection is!