Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Styles: Bowled Over

Most of the time, writing this blog is one of the high points of my day. It is my hobby and my great escape. But, for some reason, all the pleasure and joy I take in blogging goes out the window on Fridays, like a miracle in reverse. So my latest solution to this problem is to start a new feature: Friday Styles. These posts will feature something that I own that I think is awesome, and that I think you should probably buy, too. Hopefully, this will also help me rediscover all the great stuff I have stashed away in my place, and remember to be grateful for it. I hope you enjoy.

Ask my husband, and he will tell you I have an unhealthy attachment to some of my possessions that verges on the ludicrous. What, you might wonder, am I so attached to? Is it handbags or expensive shoes, like many women?  No, that's not me (don't get me wrong, I love a pretty pair of stillettos, just not to unhealthy levels). Is it a luxury automobile or my apartment? Nope.  My object worship is directed at something a little more quirky- mixing bowls. 
 I know it's a little weird, but I have tons of them squirreled away around our apartment, and I love and use them all. But if I had to choose between them (please don't make me), my favorites just might be this set of glass bowls I got as a shower gift before my wedding three years ago. 
There's just nothing not to love about this set- there are ten bowls, ranging from the 10.5-inch big daddy, which is perfect for mixing up cake batter or serving salad, to the adorable little 2.5-inch baby which I use to hold salt and spices while cooking in my kitchen. And the ones in between serve every conceivable function, from holding cocktail sauce to serving as a cute jello mold- without exaggeration, I use at least one of these bowls every single day. The style goes with any kitchen decor and they are super affordable. And, just when you thought they couldn't get any better, they are dishwasher, fridge, microwave and oven-safe, not to mention very durable (I may or may not have dropped them a couple times), without being heavy, clunky, or too inelegant to use as casual serving pieces. Clearly, a wonderful choice. 

Now, just don't get me started on my cakestand collection.

 Set of 10 nesting glass mixing bowls, $29.95 from Crate & Barrel.

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