Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Salad Bowl DIY Inspiration

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday

If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much. Lastly, try to make an effort to visit the other participants. I know myself, I get so behind and busy, but this year, I am going to do my best to visit each week. 

Inspiration can be anywhere....especially on the isles of a thrift store, or a goodwill! Does anyone remember these salad bowl sets from the late 60's or early 70's??

I think my grandma had a set that was similar to these, but the shape was a bit different. I have seen these on the shelves at local thrift stores and goodwill stores but have left them there for someone else.

If I tell you I have looked a dozen times, it might mean I have looked a couple dozen times for some of these bowls. Do I want to serve salad out of them?? Why  no.....I don't......

I want to paint them and turn them into mushrooms for my flower bed! Just look at how cute these are!!! I saved this photo some time last year in hopes I'd find some cheap salad bowls to paint and DIY this crafty idea in my own garden.

So far.....nothing! Have you seen these types of bowls while you are out thrifting?? I am still on the look.....and spring is coming so I better get lucky soon!

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!


  1. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week...hugs, Penny

  2. Such a neat idea of making mushrooms. Hope you do find a whole bunch of those wooden salad bowls. Thanks for hosting Suzanne. Have a great week.

  3. I don't recall ever seeing these sets when I'm out and about, I have one that my father made?

  4. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your linky party for us tonight. I also love your Mushrooms sweet.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.

  5. Painting those bowls is a great idea! Hope you find some soon!

  6. What a lovely idea,I have seen the larger bowls but not as a set.

  7. what a fun idea xx I am sure we had those same bowls at home when we were growing up .. WHY did no-one have the idea then!!! good luck hope you find some xx

  8. What a cute and clever idea!! I'm happy to be joining in on your party!

  9. Suzanne,
    Thanks so much for hosting and OMG!! I LOVE this idea!! I can't wait to see how they come out and i may just have to borrow that idea!!


  10. I had a set also of these and my Mom
    they would really be cute if you can get them painted into mushrooms

  11. Have not seen these in a long time, but will keep an eye out. They would look cute fixed as a mushroom.

  12. OMG! I have those bowls in my cupboard. They are walnut salad bowls. Mine were a wedding present and precious to me. Sorry I can't give them up. Boy, did they bring back some good memories, though. My parents owned a gift store and we sold many of these.
    Good luck on your search.

  13. Thanks for hosting Suzanne. Have a great week.

  14. What a cute idea! Love that idea Suzanne. Keep looking, they'll turn up. Sorry I missed linking up this week.

  15. We had a ton of those that my husband brought home from my grandparents' estate sale -- I wonder if they're still out in a box in the barn...


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