If you’re like me, the joy of hosting friends and family for dinner extends well beyond a successful meal: it’s also about creating an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. And one simple way to make your guests feel more at home is by serving them in vintage bowls. The fun thing about vintage kitchenware is that there are no hard-and-fast rules about how to use it, as long as you stick with pieces that are clean and free from cracks or chips. So I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite vintage bowls and how I like to use them.
Mixing bowls are a classic item in the kitchen. You can use them for anything from mixing batter to serving to storing leftovers. They’re also great for baking and cooking, as well as serving. The possibilities are endless! Here are some of the things that mixing bowls do best:
- Mixing ingredients – For making baked goods or other recipes, you’ll want to use a large bowl that holds ingredients such as flour and sugar without spilling over the edges. An oversized bowl will make sure there’s enough room for ingredients that need to be mixed together like eggs and butter!
- Serving meals – If you have guests over for dinner parties, it’s nice if everyone gets their own food on their plate instead of having it all mixed together in one big pot! This is where your vintage bowls come into play again–they’re great sizes (and shapes) so everyone has exactly what they need every time they reach inside their dishwasher basket looking for clean dishes.* Storage – Are there any leftovers still sitting around after dinner? No problem–these glass containers lock in freshness while letting us all see what’s inside so we know exactly what it might be before we open up those lids!
Serving bowls are great for everything from soup to nuts. They’re also a stylish way to serve your guests, making it an easy choice when you don’t know what else to use!
- Soup or a salad
- Appetizers and snacks
Dessert bowls are smaller than mixing bowls and are usually used for serving ice cream, pudding and other desserts. They come in a variety of materials such as glass or ceramic, though their size is usually the most important factor when choosing which one to get.
If you’re just looking for something to serve your favorite treat in during the summer months, then you can definitely go with a plastic dessert bowl that’s on sale at WalMart for $3.99. However, if you want something more elegant and durable that will last you a lifetime (or two), I’d recommend getting yourself some fine china instead!
Soup bowls are a staple of the dinner table and, as such, are one of the most versatile items in your kitchen. They can be used for serving soup, salad, fruit—anything small and round. Many people use modern soup bowls that hold large servings of liquid food. You’ll want to look for vintage ones with smaller diameters so that you can enjoy a few spoonfuls at a time without spilling over onto your lap or shirtfront (or both).
Vintage soups often come with beautiful art deco style designs on them that add an element of beauty to any meal or occasion. For example, if you’re having guests over for dinner on Valentine’s Day then serving up some lamb stew in these gorgeous pieces would really make things special!
You can use your vintage bowls for anything.
Vintage bowls are an easy way to add a little something extra to your kitchen, be it a unique serving bowl or some colorful mixing bowls. You can use them for any purpose—mixing, serving or even just as table decor.
The best part about vintage bowls is that they come in so many different shapes and sizes that you can find one that perfectly fits whatever need you have! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below:
- Serving Bowls
- Mixing Bowls
- Dessert Bowls/Cereal Bowls/Teacups (depending on size)
Hopefully, this article has helped you decide what vintage bowls to buy. With so many different types of bowls and styles, there is a right bowl for any occasion or need. You can have fun choosing the one that’s perfect for you!