The Husband and I shopped in a small town antique mall recently and I was struck, again, by how many punch bowl sets were for sale in the $30-$40 range.
Hostesses don't seem to use punch bowls much these days. At the parties I've attended lately, everyone uses drink dispensers, which eliminates the mess of trying to fill cups with a ladle.
I must admit, I have two punch bowl sets (Star of David and Forest Green, both by Anchor Hocking), but I have not used them for punch in years. Wait...I did loan one to a neighbor last year for a baby shower.
My question is, how can I repurpose these bowls and get more use from them? I did use the Forest Green bowl as a centerpiece on St. Patrick's Day. I could float candles in them as centerpieces for upcoming holiday tablescapes. I could arrange flowers in them.
What else can I do with these bowls? Do you have any ideas?
Perhaps I should begin serving punch when we entertain and start a movement of renewed appreciation for and use of these icons of the past!