Thursday, October 22, 2009

Texas Ware Bowls...

Saturday was one of those special thrifting days. Things seemed to be waiting on the shelves just for me. While still giddy from my quilt theft, I found this as the next store.

And BellaMomma can vouch for my excitement...as I ran to her waving it in her face. She had not made it to the kitchen isle yet and well, I had.

A vintage Texas Ware confetti bowl. And....it was .35. It's the smaller size. This one makes three for me and I adore them. They are great pieces to have in your kitchen. I use mine ALL the time. They were made famous as the Rachael Ray garbage bowl.

Here is the blue that I already had.


I did a little research and found out something I didn't know. Apparently the confetti pattern was produced at the end of the manufacturing day with all the leftover colored melamine from that day's production. How fun is that?

Do you own a Texas Ware bowl? You have to keep an eye out for these. They are the best.

Still more to come...

Bowl facts courtesy of http://www.rubylane.com/shops/prairiewindantiques/item/RLO-150

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure do love reading your blog!!! I actually have 3 of these that I purchased at my Aunt's sale. Mine are like the one you just found! What a deal! Reading your blog is like reading a good book you just can't put down! I love your home and property. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us!

Snappy Di said...

Oh no... appears I have no confetti bowls in my kitchen. BUT I sure do like yours, especially the tan one!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Living on the Spit said...

Well, you learn something new everyday and I will have to keep my eye out for these when thrifting.

Anke said...

I had no idea what it was. My MIL has one and I bet she doesn't know either. Have to let her know next time we talk...

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I received one of these for a wedding present about 40 years ago - but I've never seen a cobalt blue one - I'd love to find one in that color.

Lynn

Anonymous said...

My goodness Kim - you certainly can find the bargains. Great bowl for 35 cents. In California our thrift stores don't have prices that good! You are so lucky.

Terri
fallingleaves58@att.net

Theresa said...

I don't have any of these beauties but will sure keep an eye out for them. They are gorgeous. Have a blessed day!

Barb said...

I have one that I have had for years and it has cracked but I can't bear to throw it away....Barb

Karen said...

I have one that belonged to my mother...I use it almost everyday. You got a great deal. They can get a bit pricey on ebay!

Jayme said...

Please take me shopping with you! I was at Salvation Army today, and I thought of you, I kid you not. I was looking for MY $4 quilt! Actually I'm roasting my own coffee beans now, and looking for a hot air popcorn popper! I didn't find one, but I did find a few very sweet vintage hankerchiefs.

I'm calling shenanigans though, you find way too much cool stuff!

Jane said...

I have to admit that I'm not familiar with a Texas Ware bowl...great buy for 35 cents. I had to go back and read your post about the quilt...I echo the sentiment that the $4.00 price was insane!!! My mother has made several of these cathedral quilts and they are very time consuming...yours looks beautiful on the bed with the light streaming through the window.
This is my first time visiting..I found you through The Tattered Cottage....I'll be back.
Jane

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Kim -
You have been BOO'd by me. Come by my blog and check it out :)
Toni

Liz said...

How fun! I've been seeing these every now and then in the flea markets... they're super fun! Congrats on the great find.
Hugs,
Liz

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Funny story, I bought my mother one of those bowls at a garage sale when I was little. She used it for years. She gave it to me and I used used it for at least another 14 years until my eight year old painted the inside of the bowl with a paint brush that I was using in the kitchen. I was heart broken. They are the best bowls every. But, paint doesn't come off of what ever they are made out of.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I will be watching out for these. They look like a wonderful bowl to have on hand, and a$4.00 quilt! It is beautiful!!!!Definitely with I had been thrifting with you. Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

No, I don't have one. And I sure do need one, living in Texas! I'm still giddy over that quilt myself.
Brenda

Wizard of Was said...

I must say that I have never heard of the Texas Confetti ware...I guess that somethin' to put in my memory bank...oh wait first I have to perge somethin' as the old memory bank is on over load..there (clean house is now purged) Ha! Found you through Tatter Cottage an am now a follower!
My Best
Gale

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great blog....Loved visiting your blog...Blog hopping is one of my favorite things to do.
Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...a great giveaway will be given away Sunday night....

http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

Dogwood said...

Wow, that is the most beautiful bowl. What a good find. Love the variety of colors.

Have a nice day.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I look for these all the time, but never find a 'good' deal on them like you do. They're usually in the $25 to $35 range. My mother in law always served mashed potatoes in a pink confetti one so now I'm trying to find one for my son who has fond memories. Have a nice day! Twyla

traci said...

those are so cool. i don't have any of those. i have a rachael ray garbage bowl that sort of looks like that.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I have one just like your new purchase. Had no idea they were special.. so thanks for enlightening me! -Tammy

ChristineM said...

Came across your wonderful blog while doing a search for Texas Ware bowls! My husband had one before we were married - at some point it broke. It was his "popcorn" bowl (yes, he eats A LOT of popcorn!) Anyway, I'm so disappointed to find out they are such collector's items! Hope I can find a deal like you did! :)

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