Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pasta Bowls

Recently I've become obsessed  interested in pasta bowls.
I actually have a few, and really don't need any more, but every time I see some, they still "call to me". Maybe because we eat a lot of pasta??

The other day coming back from the grocery store, I saw an estate sale sign and of course, I stopped.
Looking around what did I see? Pasta bowls!

There were four individual bowls and a large serving bowl, all shaped like big tomatoes.
On the bottom of the bowls was Pottery Barn and ... Garden Pasta. 
I picked one up, looking for chips, or cracks.
They looked fine, so I asked the price. The lady at the table said "$7 ".
I asked for each?  The lady said "no, for the set".
Don't you know how fast I whipped out my money before someone else saw them!
I felt a bit guilty ( just for a second), because the bowls were such a bargain, and the ladies were so nice. They even wrapped and boxed them for safe travel.

I think the little green leaf on the top is really cute.

Since green, white and red are the colors of the Italian flag, I used those colors in making this lunch tablescape.

The veggies, figs and herbs are from the garden, and my grandmother's old brown pitcher is holding a bunch of blooming Basil. Since it was blooming, I needed to cut it back, and  use it as a "bouquet".

The small tumblers are for water or wine, and since the placemats are small, I used ceramic tiles for coasters.

My old stand by cabbage plate and dipping bowl are for bread and olive oil.

I didn't have the pasta ready when I took these photos, so I used dried pasta instead.  Sorry, but some days I'm not all that organized.

Do you have a thing for pasta bowls?
Please don't tell me I'm the only one who's lovin' them. :)

 I'll be partying with Susan@ Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday.  
See you there, and I'm so glad you stopped by.
Hugs, Babs


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Babs...this was a fantastic deal. The dishes are beautiful. We have pasta at least once a week here os they would get a lot of use! Your tablescape is so pretty! You have fig trees?! I have never had a fig in my life!! lol! They look good! And I love that the pasts is uncooked...just keeping it real, huh?!!!

Have a great evening. Bon Appetite!


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You and your deals! This one ranks right up there at the top. I adore your blooming basil in the jug. It almost steals the show away from those great bowls!

Town and Country Gals said...

Love your tomatoe pasta bowls, great deal! I'm drawn to tomatoe things (even though all I have is 1 lg ceramic tomatoe that sits on the counter) for some reason, maybe because growing up, my Mom had a tomatoe S&P sitting on our stove.
Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment! I see you are in GA, I'm in Statesboro till next Monday for a little R&R with one of my BFs.

On Crooked Creek said...

Adorable pasta bowls. Sorry, this is something that intriques me, but I haven't had a passion for collecting. Your cabbage that's another story! Your fresh basil looks delicious in the new finds!!!

Patti said...

what a deal! Love those pasta bowls. I need a set--we eat pasta a lot.
(I covet those figs)

Deb said...

Wow! What a deal. Your table looks fabulous. Big pasta lover here, too. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! What a great deal! Lovely:)
The table setting is just perfect for a beautiful summer day...and those big pasta...everything looks so real and inviting. Thanks for sharing:)
I would love to see you on my blog:)

a quiet life said...

oh i am smitten with your pics, the fig shot is stunning... as for the bowls, i am jealous, i have the plates, oy on the entire set you got, EXCELLENT! its all so beautiful here~

Slice of Pie said...

Thanks for visiting me! Love your big pasta bowls ... and they are even better because of the fact that you found them at an estate sale! Thanks for sharing.

Entertaining Women said...

You know, I don't think that I have one single set of pasta bowls, but if I'd seen those tomato bowls, I'd have snapped them up for sure. They are amazing...but the true treasure is your grandmother's brown pitcher. What a jewel! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Great find on your bowls.. I would have snapped them too. I love your table.. so pretty. the bordallo picks up the color of the leaf on the new bowls perfectly.. thanks for sharing, xo marlis

sweet violets said...

What a great find!!! I would have snapped those up so fast!!! I also have a thing for pasta bowls, salad bowls, mixing ME said, life is just a chair of bowlies!!! hugs...cleo

Sandy Shyllinski said...

Lucky duck! Not only for your cool bowls, but it seems like you have a great garden too!


I love it that we like the same things...pasta bowls and polishes silver,hee,heee...yeah, I also can't go away from bowls of everykind, as I have the green cabbage bowl, bought in NY Macy's in the 80's...I have some that say PASTA too, such fun! I love this table and I love farfalle with pesto sauce, everything Italian! Just beautiful and thanks for sharing and visiting me, lovely lady. Love, FABBY

Turquoise and Trine said...

I just love those pasta bowls you found! Your table looks so nice. I really like the basil in the pitcher. Great job!!

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

OMG! I have been obsessed with pasta bowls too! Yours are fabulous! I haven't found anything as interesting as these though. I love the whole table setting (lust after the pasta bowl, of course!), and enjoyed the whimsy and cleverness of the pitcher full of basil.

Belle Abner said...

Lovely! ;-)

Now I want some Pasta....gotta change the menu...

Alycia Nichols said...

Babs, you are SO funny!!! I'll bet you did whip that billfold out in a hurry for a deal like that! Those are really great bowls! The table you have set is gorgeous, and I am SO in love with the basil bouquet. Makes me miss growing basil. Maybe next year. You got totally down with your bad self on this table. Enjoy your new bowls, and have a spectacular weekend!!!

Tricia said...

Babs, what a great deal you got! Those pasta bowls are darling, and just perfect for an Italian meal. I love your color scheme and the basil bouquet!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

The deal is amazingly funny.

Loved the dishes.

Thank you for sharing.

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan

Nancy Rosalina said...

Hi Babs, I love those pasta bowls! I can see why you have become "interested" I understand! ;)

A Few Pennies said...

I love your pasta bowls--you know, everything just tastes better with a favorite china or two! Love your tablescapes; I don't leave a message all the time--but I'm lookin' in to see what you're up to; love the inspiration.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Beautiful...just like being in Italy!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Don't you love a deal like that? I love your new pasta bowls and the table you've set before us! We love pasta and eat our fair share in this house. I like how you mixed this in with your green cabbage dishes. Wonderful!

LindyLouMac said...

Oh I would love those bowls they would be perfect salad bowls here in Italy or to serve our fresh figs, yes ours are also ready :)

xinex said...

Wow! What a great deal on those beautiful pasta bowls, Babs. Your table is so pretty, love your round wooden block (is it a lazy Susan?) and how put stuff on it....Christine

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a beautiful post. I love that pasta bowl set. Then your table setting is lovely. I am so impressed that you have FIGS in your garden. Everything looks delicious.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Babs, what a fantastic deal you scored on this wonderful set! Kudos!!

YES, I do love the pasta sets, and I like to take one bowl out of the set to take a picture of it for a single shot too. The bowls are so useful for soups, salads and side dishes as well ~ great deal, and FUN, too! xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Babs, The pasta bowls are wonderful and what a great deal they were. Your tablescape is beautiful!

Michelle said...

WOW, that was the deal of the week :)

Sue said...

Babs, I LOVE those tomato bowls~ and they coordinate so well with the cabbage plates, too! Your centerpiece with the veggies, the figs, a nd the basil looks so appetizing!

Emreen said...

Wow.. I love those pasta bowls... especially they look beautiful with the green leaf on top... I love the brown pitcher and the basil bunch you have placed.. Lovely !!