Sometimes it seems it would have been better had I been born in Victorian times.
I love the old-fashioned look of houses in that era.
Lace, velvet, cut glass and lots of cabbage roses in crystal vases all make my heart go pitter patter.
So you can imagine what happened when I saw a truly elegant punch bowl during a recent thrift store excursion.
It detaches from an ornate pedestal.
I wasn't shopping with anything particular in mind.
It was kind of like window shopping but indoors.
There on a shelf stood a magnificent cut glass punch bowl on a pedestal.
I could imagine it on a lacy tablecloth, filled with punch.
Women with up-swept hair wearing long colorful dresses, swished along the floor nearby, stopping near the bowl for a spot of punch.
Their baby pinkies, of course, were poised delicately in the air as they sipped.
I looked for a price tag. It was around the back of the beautiful bowl. Squinting my eyes, I couldn't believe it cost only $15.
It came with many cups but I told the clerk I didn't want them.
Honestly, I'd have no use for the cups because I never serve punch.
I'm thinking of maybe filling the bowl with one color of Christmas balls or something along that line.
I think it's truly a beautiful piece and I love it.
It now sits on top of the dining room table, waiting for Christmas.
p.s. This must be the week for punch bowls because a friend called me and said to come over.
She gave me her late mother's punch bowl on a huge cutglass round platter but that's a story for another day.
WOULD YOU USE A PUNCH BOWL IN DECORATING?