Collecting- Glass Ruffle Bowls

May 8, 2015


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I have fallen in love with ruffled bowls. Every time I spot one my heart does a little jump because they are just so beautiful.

It all started a few years ago when I spotted this large pink one at an antique store in Minneapolis. The color was stunning and the delicate ruffles made it feel so feminine.

It is not very often that I really fall in love with something while shopping.  You know that feeling when your heart skips a beat? When you get that little butterfly feeling in your belly because something just speaks to you? Well, that’s what happened with this little pink bowl. I loved all the little details…. the white exterior, the clear glass rim and its unusual ruffled shape.

After purchasing the pink one my eyes seemed to be opened to glass ruffled bowls everywhere!  I kept finding them at various places like garage sales, thrift stores, and antique shops. I started collecting them one by one. They are each a little different with their own unique shape and color. And each one makes me smile.

Hobnail milk glass.

Milky white with a softer ruffle.

Tiny with rose colored glass edges.



And quite the little lady with its small dainty feet.

The bowls have been fairly inexpensive… most around $10 or $15 (except for that big pink one). And they are usually covered in dust, but wash up beautifully once I take them home.

Also, I have learned to be very careful to inspect each bowl for chips and cracks.  I like to run my finger around all the ruffled edges because those little chips tend to disappear in all those ruffles.

So next time you are doing some thrifting keep your eyes out for these pretty little bowls. Pick one up for yourself or give me a call 🙂

So what are you collecting these days? Any hidden treasures in dusty thrift stores?

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