Before my sweet mother-in-law passed away, she gave me and The Man (her son!) a few of her things. One of my favorites is this hand-painted bowl.
What makes this bowl so special is its history. Mildred told me it was a gift to her and Ernest, on their wedding day in 1948, from her own mom and dad. Now, how special is that? For many years it is has adorned a prominent place in the dining room hutch.
It is a challenge to photograph, but I did my best.
Not long ago, while browsing at a local antique mall, I came across what I considered to be a platter that had to be painted by the same artist. I did a little happy dance and snatched it right up.
Later, I discovered that the platter is not a platter at all, but is called a “salad bowl liner.”
And how marvelous that my prized salad bowl fits perfectly into the circular groove of the salad bowl liner, as if they were made for each other. Who knows? Maybe they were.
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