Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Have I mentioned that I love to go antiquing?  There is rarely a time that I go into an antique store that I don't bring something home with me, so I have to be careful with my shopping excursions.:-)  On a recent trip, however, I found the following dish.

                                      Isn't it lovely?
There was no special tag identifying the dish for a particular purpose.  Some time ago, Susan Branch had a giveaway of a banana dish on her blog, and I have been looking for something that might be similar ever since.  I have tried a couple of uses for this dish.

                                Cloth napkins fit it well.
In a move to be friendly to the environment, we have switched from paper napkins to cloth napkins at our house.  I leave fresh ones available all the time on the counter, so this would be a very attractive way to have them at our fingertips.

                           "Yes, we have no bananas...."
We always have bananas at our house.  One a day is a necessary part of my diet.  The bananas appear to fit into this dish very nicely!  So, I have found my purchase at the antique store to be a very serviceable one for us here. 

I will say that it is serving duty as a banana dish.  The bananas were previously in a basket, and that basket now holds the cloth napkins.  It seems to be a better fit all the way around.:-)

We have had a little rain here the past couple of days, so the garden is really happy.  Coming up next will be a post about our garden progress. 

Thank you so much for following along!  I really enjoy your comments!


  1. I wouldn't have known what that was so I am glad you knew. I love going antiquing too but stay away because it is dangerous. In fact just yesterday I was thinking it has been a long time since I visited my favorite antique stores.
    We have a some very nice ones here.
    Have a great day, we have very nice cool weather today.

  2. I used to love hunting antiques. Not so much now because I am living in much less space.

    The dish is lovely and just perfect
    for bananas. I eat a banana every day for the potassium.

  3. I'm over visiting from Beth. Looks like lots of good things to eat over here. : )

    Your dish is lovely.

    What about the energy you use washing and drying the cloth napkins? Just a thought.

  4. That dish is just the prettiest banana holder I've ever seen! Antique sleuthing is one of my most favorite hobbies!

  5. Another charming addition to your many wonderful pieces from one source or another! It is lovely, however you choose to use it! :-)

  6. I just popped over from Beth's. Happy Birthday! That's a beautiful dish. I too have a banana a day however I don't keep them in a dish quite that nice. I wouldn't trust myself with such a beautiful piece.

  7. I'm with you with the daily banana. It didn't work for me and now I take potassium supplements, too. Thanks so much for the sweet comment. So glad you are a visitor to Buttercupland.

  8. I love glass, usually cut or etched. I have to be careful about antique shops as I am a glass and linen hound.

    This is my cat's blog I am writing from. I will come back tomorrow with my human blog name. Good meeting you..

  9. Hi Nellie, So glad we found each other... You are a neighbor. Where are you??? We're in Crossville.

    Thanks for coming to my blog. We are retired also --and are into flower gardening. I also love birding and genealogy. Please come back anytime.

    Love your new dish.. If I had it, I'd use it for bananas also since we also eat a banana a day!


  10. What a pretty piece, Nellie. I thinkit is perfect as a banana bowl. I, too, eat at least one banana every day! xo Diana

  11. Whoa Nellie!!! Sorry, I just had to do that...I have no self~control! Heeeeheheheh!

    This Ozark Farm Chick popped over from Beth's place to say 'Howdy'!!!

    God bless and have yourself a beautiful day Miss Nellie! :o)

  12. The dish is just beautiful and you can use it so many ways. Love that about it too.
    What fun you must have had antiqueing. Its one of my favorite things to do too!


  13. Thank you for the visit! :-)

    I don't have a favorite place really to eat there. We likely will just go to Ruby Tuesday's. I love their grilled green beans. I usually order the chicken fresca and one of the sides can be the grilled green beans. I wish I knew what spices they use aside from the olive oil. They are quite delicious.

    Looking again at the glass dish in your last blog reminds me of the glass bowl, etched and cut I could not resist in an antique shop. It cannot be that old but it is lovely and it is leaded crystal. I have so much glass and so many linens I am finally "putting the brakes on" and trying to resist further purchases.

  14. What a lovely treasure, Nellie. I adore antiquing too.

    Thank you so much for sharing...