Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Simple Bowl

My senior year in college, one of my roommates gave me a book entitled The Charm of Simple Things. It contained simple recipes, short stories, and poems. I still have the book today! I truly do have a love of simple things. Take for example, this bowl.

It was my grandmother's. My mom remembers that it graced their family dinner table nearly every night. It was the salad bowl. From a classic green salad to a more sophisticated Waldorf salad, my mom remembers this unassuming bowl being a part of many meals for their growing family of eight.
After my grandmother passed away, I found this stashed away in her kitchen. I loved its simple design and sweet decorative pine cones. It also looked like it had seen many years of use. Then my mom told me the story behind it, so I snatched it right up. More than my grandmother's expensive china dishes or silver flatware, I wanted this bowl. And now it has graced my little family's dinner table as well. And each time it does, I remember its history and I remember my Grandma.

1 comment:

Jacquelyn said...

I love this so much.