One of my favorite things to do is scour antiques stores and fairs for cool and unique things to add to our home. I'm especially drawn to kitchenware. I have several glass refrigerator dishes (which need to be in a glass-fronted refrigerator, don't you think? Oh, how I'd love one!). And I've amassed a nice collection of Bakelite silverware and serving pieces over the years. I also found a couple of polka dot glasses at a shop out in the middle nowhere -- the kind of place you might pass by without giving it a thought. What a surprise to find such cute glasses, and at a really good price.
I do like polka dots, so when I saw this fun polka dot bowl at an antiques festival several years ago, I knew I had to get it. I'm not sure when it was made, but my guess would be in the 1960s -- perhaps earlier?
We eat a lot of Gala apples in this house. I like to have them within easy reach on the counter, and keeping them in the plastic bag they came in just won't do! I usually dump the apples in a plain white bowl, but then I thought they would look prettier and more cheerful in this spotted bowl. It makes a nice display, I think.
What are some things that are adding a bit of color and cheer to your home these days?