While visiting my hometown, I spent some time with my Mummu (my grandma). My Mom, Hubby & I went over one super humid afternoon for a game of scrabble (we were in search of more air conditioned pastures) and my Mummu had set out some tea cups for us. Specifically, a few cups from the colourful set I recently contributed to with a yard sale find. Remember I mentioned she has one in every colour? (The black one is missing – there is currently an investigation and my grandpa is the lead suspect). I love this Royal Albert set so much, I snapped a billion photos of it and it has inspired a new collection: mismatched/matching mixing bowls!
Why is the caption “Tea for Twenty”? Although I have photographed a tea cup in every colour, my Mummu has duplicates of many of the colours and can serve coffee and tea to a houseful of 100 people, using this set (plus another set).
So here is how I was inspired: my Mummu found me this turquoise mixing bowl, yard saling – of course, but I only have the one. My mom recently bought a lovely gooseberry printed pink and white set (see next photos) that I am envious of. I LOVE nested bowls but think that collecting them in this pattern might be a nightmare. Inspired by my Mummu’s mismatched/matched tea cups, I plan to find the same style of bowl, but in different colours, for a unique set.
|My lonely bowl . . .|
|My mom’s lovely “new” set of Pyrex bowls.|