You know how when you are shopping in an antique store and you sometimes see a piece of porcelain so dainty and pretty that it makes you gasp? And then you walk around the rest of the store unable to erase the piece from your mind and you know, you just KNOW, that it has to come home with you? That is what happened to me with this footed bowl so many years ago that I can’t remember where I even found it.
It is has survived many (many!) purges around here but kept getting shifted around the house until it found itself on the bottom shelf of an entry way table…stuck by itself in dark shadows, bringing joy to no one except the little dust bunnies that would sometimes dance across it. I seriously considered letting it go but it is just too stinkin’ pretty–couldn’t do it. Finally I found a solution:
I decided to showcase my brooches in it because they too deserve to be seen and sparkle in the light–not suffer from depression in a velvet lined drawer. The beautiful meet the beautiful in perfect harmony.
If you haven’t a lovely bowl for your brooches, this too is a great idea for displaying them. Isn’t it fun thinking outside the jewelry box?