Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What is it?


antique punch bowl

Look at this item I recently purchased at a charity thrift store.

I liked it immediately.  It was nestled in amongst the old silver, but it is made out of chrome with acrylic hardware.


It is 14” tall.


It looks a little art deco, a little futuristic.  By the way,

that is a ladle coming out of the top.


This was located in what I call a “high end” charity thrift store.  

Usually, in this particular store,

if I don’t know what the item is, 

I can pretty much rely on what the label says.

It said “Punch Bowl”.



But you know me.  Or don’t you?

I love to repurpose things.

antique punch bowl on little table


I like to keep it on the itty bitty table in the corner of my breakfast room.

It makes a great dispenser for the kids.

They love to sit here and look out the window and

partake of the various treats.


antique punch bowl ladel with cheerios

Cheerios, anyone?


The Primitique said...

Wow! I'm with you. Would have snatched it up in a second. Punch bowl still has me a little "off". For whatever reason, I'm seeing chocolate. And you know that would be amazing with the cheerios! ~Mindy

trash talk said...

I think it's a lovely Cheerio dispenser! Are there any markings on the bottom as to the maker. For some reason, it has a hotel restaurant look to it. Perhaps it was for punch or maybe soup?
I'd a bought it too...in a heartbeat!

Bead and Needle said...
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Bead and Needle said...

Yes, it was a dreaded typo that caused the removal...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - the elusive, vintage Cheerio dispenser - I've only heard tell of them, and now Ive seen it with my own eyes. It's great, whatever it is - SCORE! Happy Thursday - Tanya

Anonymous said...

Oh wow...Ihave never seen a punch bowl like that....LOVE IT!!!! and love your cleverness in the new use of it!! Awesomeness!!! Love your blog AND I'm your newest follower!!! I found you through the Texas Blogging Gals page and hope you will pop over and visit often!! :)

Gypsy Heart said...

What a great find! I was thinking chocolate perhaps but cheerios? Fab ~ :-)

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