What's on my mind? Well, since I spotted this image on Holly Mathis's lovely blog, I've been thinking about antique bread bowls. (That's a normal thing to think about, right?)
I always love when beautiful objects are used for every day storage--in this case, for crayons. A few weeks ago, when I went to the Raleigh flea market, the friend we stayed with also had a beautiful bread bowl filled with large pinecones on her dining table. (I didn't get a picture, so I give you this one with lemons instead. . . )
I was excited when I actually found a large bread bowl at the flea market, but was a little deflated when the lady said she could cut me a deal at $249. Yikes! That's expensive crayon storage.
So, my search continues. . . I actually found this Butari tray online at Crate & Barrel and although it's not antique, it's a more affordable (and more modern) option at $60:
Enough about bowls and back to Holly for a second. Do you read her blog? I just love her house. Nothing about it makes me nervous (you know what I mean, right?). It just feels warm and easy to live in.