Friday, June 20, 2014

I'm bowled over...

My new 'find' at the Log Farm Antiques.

It is a pottery bowl dated back to the 19th century. (so I'm told). The owner said this was the oldest bowl she had ever found in all her years of antiquing. I know a potter in our area and would love to find out from her what she thinks. It really doesn't matter one way or the other since I didn't pay much for it at all.  I can just imagine how many delicious desserts were made in this, if that's true. I'm heading back there this weekend to pick up another item I saw. I thought I needed time to think on it but turns out I don't. :)
Can you tell it was a windy day? ha!

I, of course, had to try it out so, after I scrubbed it well, I made some chocolate chip walnut cookies for the cookie jar the old fashioned way.
Mixed together and then add 1/2 cup of walnuts and chocolate chips

Isn't this a beautiful thing. It really is a great bowl and feels wonderful in your hand. It's perfect for those 'all in one bowl' type recipes.
Like this one...
In one bowl mix ...1/2 cup soft butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp. vanilla. Mix well.
In a 2 cup measuring cup measure out 1 cup flour adding 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch. Mix in cup and add to bowl mixing all ingredients together. Add your nuts and chocolate chips. I use 1/2 cup of each. Grease cookie sheet (I use parchment paper) Drop by teaspoonfuls and bake at 350 for 10 min.

                                So Darn YummY!

I said "so long" for now to two fabulous, fluffy felines, Puff and Moe today. Oh, I will miss these two gorgeous cats. I will be hearing Moe's boisterous purr in my sleep tonight. Hope mom and dad like to travel. *wink*

Off to kitty-sit.

hugs, Deb


  1. Puff and Moe look cute. And those cookies look tasty!

  2. That is a wonderful bowl! I love the feeling you get cooking with something old that has been used for years! Such sweet cats!

  3. I also have a weakness for bowls...what a great find! I will be whipping up a batch of your cookies on Saturday...

  4. That bowl is about the size of my Medalta bowl and it is perfect for so many things! It's my pastry bowl, muffin mix bowl, canning bowl, etc., etc., etc.

  5. Such beautiful cats!
    I love that bowl. I'm so glad you enjoy using it. It's a real treasure.
    Wishing you a lovely Saturday.

  6. Hi Deb-- I just wanted to tell you that you've won my Woodland nest in my recent Nature's Artistry contest:)

    Please email me with your mailing address--- congrats!!


  7. Eating cookies and playing with cats...oh, yeah, that's living!

  8. I love the feel to these old bowls, I have stainless steel and glass but prefer my old pottery one, it just feels right.

  9. Wish you were in our neck of the woods!!! We're going to need a kitty sitter come this fall!!! Those are two beautiful cats! And a little sweetie pie!!!

  10. Love the bowl...the cookies look awesome.

  11. Isn't it fun to use a found treasure?! Well done!

  12. Those cookies look yummy and I just love your sweet "clients." The bowl is so unique and it made me smile that you mixed up the cookies with a wooden spoon--that's just how my mom did it! XOXO

  13. What a wonderful find! This is just so special -- and I love that you USE it! How many times do we find something to display, which is fine, but to have something to use -- all the better!

  14. Beautiful bowl, pretty kitties!