On a recent post I showed you a McCoy pitcher that I bought at a thrift store for $1.91. Although I thought that particular pitcher was ugly, I normally love the look of McCoy. I think it's the the rich colors and the glazing they used on the pieces that attracts me. I love the mixing bowls in particular.
These are some old mixing bowls that I have displayed on top of my kitchen cabinets.
They are 99.9% for looks, because the old ones aren't food safe anymore and the newer ones are well, dusty.
This green one is a McCoy bowl. I bought it for myself for my birthday a few years ago. I found it on eBay and was so excited when the bowl arrived. I washed it immediately and had it sitting on my breakfast bar waiting for it to dry. Out of the corner of my eye I saw my cat looking at it and then quickly stepping into it and trying to curl up and make a bed in it.
This bowl is probably 6" wide, so his butt didn't begin to fit in here. It tipped over, fell on the floor and broke into 5,000 pieces. I cried.
No Otis, I don't know what you were thinking either.
I glued as much of it together as I could, but there is still a hole in the back. That is what started me putting my bowls on the top of my kitchen cabinets. You can hide a lot of problems up there.
These are newer bowls made by Fioriware Pottery, but they have a vintage look to them.
This is also a Fioriware Pottery bowl. Fioriware Pottery is located in Southeastern Ohio which is where many of the more famous pottery makers were located - McCoy, Shawnee, Hull, Watt, Weller and Roseville among others.
These are newer bowls, but unmarked.
These next three bowls are older bowls, but I am unsure of their manufacturer.
I love the designs on these types of bowls.
Oh, and I almost forgot, I have one of these mixing bowls that is a McCoy. I use it a lot, so I don't put it on top of the cabinets.
It's part of a set that would have other different colored banded bowls with it. This is the only one of the set that I have though.
What do you like to collect? Do you use them or just look at them?
That is a wonderful collection, and they are all gorgeous. My pets love to ruin things, too. Good that you have a safe display for them.
A couple of years ago I started seeing white mixer bowls (from old stand mixers) in the thrift shops I frequent, so I now have a collection of them. Why? I have no idea! I certainly don't need mixer-less mixer bowls, but I keep looking for different ones.
Oh Otis, you naughty naughty boy! Sigh. So glad you didn't banish him forever. 😉 Glue is a wonderful thing!
Your bowl collection is lovely! The blue band on the McCoy pot makes it so pretty! I love all your colors, creams, browns, blues and greens. I can't pick a favorite! Hope you are able to figure out the maker on all of them.
I love your bowls. I have two old McCoys that are cream with brown stripes and in mint condition, a brown beehive bowl, a cream one from my husband's aunt and a huge old English bowl. So I really enjoyed seeing your bowls and finding someone else that is as enamored by them as I am.
Argh! I totally sympathize with your broken bowl. My cats did the same thing to the bowl my mother had just given me... it was my grandmother's! l still have it and it is hidden away somewhere. You have inspired me to dig it out and display it.
I am privileged to have seven of the green bowls in my collection. I have loved them dearly for many years. Keep collecting.