Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Prettiest Bowl.


I recently found the most gorgeous, handmade ceramic bowl from The Other Duckling - an indie, vintage home decor shop that sources things like beautiful vintage mirrors, rustic kitchenware, and the simplest of reclaimed glass bottles that double up as vases.

When John and I used to browse homeware and furniture shops for fun, I'd gaze longingly at beautiful Scandinavian-made throws and French-sourced lamps, only for John to gently remind me, "When we have a house." We've lived in tiny 1-2 bedroom flats for the past five years and, to avoid clutter, we didn't bother buying too many nice things. But now? Oh my goodness. I literally have to be physically held back when it comes to outfitting our new home - it's impossible not to go crazy and I'm deliberating over things like butter dishes when we don't even have a dining table yet!


Although we haven't moved our furniture over to the new house yet, I woke up on Sunday morning in our current flat, bought myself some flowers (as you do) and fresh fruit and ... deposited the said fruit in this beautiful ceramic bowl, which I can also see as the perfect summer salad bowl or centerpiece for whatever coffee table we decide to choose.


I love the irregularity of its shape and the edges. Being the greedy guts I am, I'm also currently lusting after this copper bowl and these hammered metal trays from The Other Duckling. Aren't they superb?

Also, by having a pretty bowl to put my fruit in, maybe it'll encourage me to get my fill of "5 a Day", as they say here in the UK! 

 


I'll really miss the large Georgian windows of this flat (and the location!), but I also can't wait to start making our new house into a home, you know? Each time we've unpacked our boxes in another rented flat, I've sighed that same sigh of feeling unsettled, of losing things between moves (I still can't find my jeans. Still.), of not displaying any artwork on the walls for fear of marking the paint.

But now? Ceramic bowls, here I come! I really need to practice some restraint, or I'm going to be drowning in bowls and vases soon, with nothing to sit or sleep on!

p.s. thank you for all your lovely comments and good wishes

This beautiful bowl was generously provided to me by The Other Duckling. Shop their collection here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Angloyankophile!
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20 comments

  1. Reading this, I pictured you running through stores going "I want this, and this, ooh--and THIS. Have to have this..." Hahaha. If I'd just bought a house, I'd be the same way. That copper bowl is bee-YOO-ti-ful.

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    1. It was worse than that. I think I was almost close to tears, grabbing at random things and - instead of grabbing a basket like a normal person does - cradling them all in my arms until I was bound to drop something.

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  2. I think I'll be the same way when I finally purchase a home. While renting is more fitting to our lifestyle right now, I crave nesting into a place. So excited to see what you do with your place...and where you put that bowl, such a lovely find! Definitely giving The Other Duckling a browse right away!

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    1. I'm sure you'll feel the same way too, Brittany! I'm now eyeing up the vintage mirrors from The Other Duckling ... thinking they would look great in the bathrooms as an over-the-sink mirror! Hmm ... decisions ...

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  3. It's so pretty! So jealous - I can't wait to decorate my first house!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

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    1. I think you'd love the shop, Lauren! Definitely start gathering pieces for your future house ... ;) xx

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  4. I love that copper bowl you've linked!

    Congrats to you and John! Can't wait to see how you decorate it! x

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

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    1. Thanks, Honey!!! I *know* - I love that bowl too. I'm totally into their vintage mirrors as well - ahhh!!! x

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  5. It's very pretty. I'll be taking a look soon. We've been told by the landlords of our new place to make it into a home so I'm assuming we can hang pictures etc. At any rate, it's going to be nice not living in a hotel like we have done for a lot of the last few years.

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    1. That's great, Amy! I think John and I had a bit of bad luck, because we got kicked out by our landlords for 4 years running at the end of every year-long lease because they wanted to sell the property. So we never felt at home anywhere. The 3M command hooks are my saviors for not leaving marks on the walls - I think we might keep on using them in our new home!

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  6. It's gorgeous! I would probably go crazy too if I bought my own home. :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Charlotte - you've got a great eye for good design, so I like having your opinion! Haha, I had another reminder from my mom last night to SLOW DOWN and stop trying to buy/do everything all at once.

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    1. ZOMG YES. YES IT WILL. YOU CAN BET THAT WAS THE FIRST THING WE MEASURED UP!!!

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  8. Oh dear! I never should have clicked the link into that site.. .*hides credit card* ;)

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  9. Ohhhhh that copper bowl is divine... (I still randomly grab at things years down the line of home ownership, but are generally kept in line...)

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    1. I'm glad you like it too, Emma! I just need to think a little bit carefully before I start - as you said - start randomly grabbing at things! ha!

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  10. That bowl is gorgeous! It must be so lovely to finally have your own place to furnish! Congrats xx

    Young London

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! It is definitely a very exciting time and I need to practice a little restraint ... :) xx

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