I was getting a bit brave by venturing out to the mall and into Macys with my son who came home from England a few weeks ago. He was looking for something or another so I strolled around the dinnerware dept just seeing if anything would catch my eye and way in the back I saw one lone bowl sitting there. I was drawn to it for some reason. Its a serving bowl…….busy looking…..but it obviously had a story. I LOVED IT. I have this thing for owls….so it was right up my alley. It had no price tag on it….but it did have stickers with codes so I grabbed it and checked out. The cashier took a while finding a price and eventually found out it was 1/2 off because it was the last of a set they had. How lucky was I? I felt like I found a treasure.
The thing is….everything in my kitchen has been cream colored and clear because as a household we could not decide on a design for dinnerware. One son wanted this color or that color…or that shape and of course nothing too girly. So….I made a decision to just buy everything cream colored and clear until we find something we all like or until they all move out and I can pick what I want. But that doesn’t make it easier because as much as I look through magazines/catalogs/websites nothing caught my eye. So…I was fine with cream dishes because I bought 4 of one design….4 of another design….and 2 of that design…so all of my dishes were mixed cream designs and I liked it. BUT THIS BOWL……I fell in love with. I got home and washed it and sat it right in the middle of the table as I researched the designer. It was during my birthday week which explains my flowers. Anyhow….the bowl is made by “iittala” from Finland.
I am pasting a clip from their website:
The man behind the magic
Reading this made me love this bowl even more. So I am ordering a dish set of mixed/match colors from them. It also inspired me to want to design my own dinnerware. So I added that to the list of things I am going to get to…..eventually.
I tell ya…..What would you guys do without my important mind blowing post? 😉