It's time again for the Vintage Alphabet. This months letter is 'B'. Many of you describe yourselves as Serial Collectors. Well, I too must admit I belong to your ranks and like you, I have many collections. I wasn't sure what to choose for this months letter. My Bakalite drawer pulls on my vintage bedroom suite? Vintage Books, vintage Buttons, vintage Brooches? I decided one of my most useful collections are my vintage 'B'owls. Whether pyrex, ceramic, glass, or aluminum I cannot pass up a vintage find of the 1930-60's .
These are a few of my favs.
As most of you know aluminum is my weekness. This Morning Glory hand-wrought aluminum bowl has a Limoge china inset. It was created by Farberware in the 30's or early 40's.
These next bowls are Pyrex from the 30's-60's They usually come in sets of 3 or 5.
This is a clear glass with flower garland. I placed an aluminum bowl inside just to make the pattern easier to see.
The next picture is of a 1930-40's covered bowl. I also have a larger, matching, covered bowl, but the pattern isn't as clear.
These bowls were so love worn that the manufaturing lable is no longer clear. It does say oven-proof, made in the U.S.A., and it's the Calico Fruit pattern.
This hand-painted porcelain grape motif bowl was a gift. It has no marking, I'm not sure it's date..my guess from color and paint....early 1900's? I just love the warm colors.
My final photo is of my Blenko Glass fruit bowl.
It still sports it's original tag.
And is filled with 1940's wax fruit.
As with all serial collectors, a collection is never complete. Ever changing patterns, kalidescope of colors, shapes, and forms, keep the search ongoing. That's the fun of vintage collecting.
Now I am posting this Vintage Alphabet in conjuction with my friends over at Etsy Cottage Style Blog.
Pop over and visit and while there sign up to Mr. Linky and join in the fun showing off your fav vintage find that begins with a 'B'. I'll see you there.
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