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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Footed Bowls or Compotes

Three or More Tuesday is sponsored by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner. Please visit her for more participating posts.

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My three or more consists of footed bowls or compotes. Two were gifts, but the others were bought at second-hand sources.

The first was a surprise gift. The school year had ended at the secondary school where I had been working and I was about to move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I was invited to attend a picnic for faculty and staff of the nearby elementary school. As I was going through the ample buffet line I noticed that people were putting cash in a glass dish at the end of the table. “Oh-oh…I didn’t bring any money with me,” I thought. But as we were eating a presentation was made in my honor and I was handed the glass dish with all the cash! It was my going-away present from those gathered.

The glass dish is seen in the photo below. It is of pressed glass with intricate detailing on the sides.

It has worked me well over the years to serve various foods, including fresh fruit and fruit salads.

The second one I received from my sister-in-law as a Christmas gift in the 1980’s. It is by Princess House and has etched floral decoration in the “Heritage” pattern.
I used it to display Christmas glass balls in 2007.

The third one is milk glass, bought with other pieces at a second hand shop. It’s open border can be threaded with ribbon for a pretty decorative touch.

Another glass compote is a more recent find at a local antique shop. It is red and the bowl has a wavy edge. The price tag said $15 but I asked for a discount and it was reduced to $12, which was fair for this special piece. So far it is just for display.

This is a Fenton milk glass piece. It is one of my favorites with it’s lovely ruffled edges. This is a Fenton piece is one of my favorites, with it’s lovely curled edges. I got it last September at a fleamarket booth, where they unpacked more milk glass for me to see. I did get several additions for my collection.
Another milk glass compote is a generous size for versatility in serving and decorative uses.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you will come again soon. Your comments are most welcome.


Barbara Jean said...

Those are beautiful.
Aren't they fun to shop for? Seems there is always an abundance.

Barbara Jean

Gee said...

Thanks for sharing it with us. Those bowls are really beautiful.

Dawn said...

Beautiful pieces. What a creative way to surprise you with a gift.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are all so pretty.
Thanks for sharing.

Lori E said...

If you were really going to share these with us then you would send one to me. Oh but then I would have to pick just one. That would be too hard.

Lori E said...

If you were really going to share these with us then you would send one to me. Oh but then I would have to pick just one. That would be too hard.

Barb said...

Hi Carrie, I love your compotes. They are one of my favorite things ever.....I have them everywhere in my home.


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love compotes too & your milkglass ones are fabulous, Carrie....love that fenton one.

Another great idea for a 3 or More...I gotta get more creative.

LADY JANE said...

I love milk glass! Especially compotes! And I have to come back and visit your beautiful blog home!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carrie, I always love to see what collection you're sharing, and these are so much fun and so versatile, too! I love the idea of putting ribbon through the one compote. Very clever!


Sheila :-)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

They are all just gorgeous. Such beautiful pieces. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

g.suzie said...
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g.suzie said...

Carrie, these are beautiful. I read once that people who have collections are usually interesting people. . .You must be one of those kind of people. Thanks for sharing!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

These are so beautiful. I just love the red ones.

Salmagundi said...

What a treasure trove of compotes you have. They are all beautiful, and useful, too. Sally

Unknown said...

That hobnail one is my absolute favorite! I love, love, love hobnail glass, and collect a new piece every chance I get.

Your treasures are lovely.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I really love the first one the best. I have the same Princess House one. I would love to find a milk glass one. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Thank you all for pausing at my blog and for your comments.

Kim – the first compote is one of my favorites too. It evokes sweet memories of my three years in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a lovely collection.. I have the same milk glass compote.. and the press glass is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! Oh, I love all of your treasures! I have entered your name in my giveaway!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those are really pretty! I especially like the red one!


Blue Creek Home said...

I am delighted that you left a comment for me.
I love all your compotes.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You have some really pretty compotes, and how nice that the first one holds such special memories for you. laurie

Anonymous said...

What an impressive collection of compotes.... it's hard for me to pick a favorite.

Lady Katherine said...

I love all your compote! You have a great collection! Love the White lace one so much!