Punch It! Punch It! It’s Punching.

One thing I’ve always wanted is a punch bowl. I like punch, I think it’s nice at a party, but punch bowls take up a lot of space and rarely get used so it always seemed silly to actually buy one. I think all my friends must feel the same way because in the past several years whenever I’ve had a baby shower or bridal shower or PTA reception I haven’t been able to find anyone who has one to borrow. I’ve resorted to using a large mixing bowl with paper cups and a plastic ladle and the result? Tasty punch, UGLY presentation.

After my grandmother passed away last summer, my mother was cleaning out her house and mentioned that there was a punch bowl that she didn’t know what to do with. I immediately said I’d take it – I wanted one, I’d use it, and the added bonus of it having belonged to my grandmother made me excited to have it.

I wasn’t expecting much. Actually I pictured something like this:

Fancy Crystal Punch Bowl

My grandmother was kind of a fancy, frilly, flowers kind of lady.

Then my mother warned me that there was a some silver on it, that would require special cleaning, so in my head I moved on to this:

Frilly Fancy Silver Punch Bowl

On Easter weekend, I picked up the bowl from my mom and yesterday I got it out to clean it.

Imagine my shock when I saw this:

Crazy beautiful unique classy mod Punch Bowl

Seriously. The most beautiful punch bowl I have ever seen. So classy! So clean! So perfectly 60s retro! It’s gorgeous.

I love it so much. I polished it up yesterday, the whole time having “I haven’t done me brasses yet!” running through my head in a cockney accent, proving that I have seen Mary Poppins TOO MANY TIMES.

I can’t wait to have a party. Anyone for punch?

And bonus, I can always use it for a Halloween costume:

Astronaut

14 thoughts on “Punch It! Punch It! It’s Punching.

  1. Lovely! I love my punch bowl and use everytime we have people over with my mom’s sherbet punch recipe (I found it at a junk shop for $8 and was happy it wasn’t like your example #1).

    That one is gorgeous and one you should be proud of and use ALL THE TIME!

    Sunday dinner? Make punch!

  2. Wow! That’s gorgeous.

    The punch bowl I inherited from my grandmother is probably closest to Punchbowl #1, though thankfully a wee bit less ornate. I’ve only actually used it once or twice.

  3. Punch for breakfast! Punch for lunch! Ha, that rhymes! Agh, I’ve over-studied. I’m going to watch some mindless tv until exam time.

  4. That is so lovely!

    I somehow feel like if I had a punchbowl I would be a grownup. Obviously I don’t have one. 🙂 Maybe one day.

  5. oh my goodness! that is the most gorgeous punch bowl. i am very envious. seriously, it’s the perfect punch bowl. i need a party to invite you and your bowl to.

  6. I know a whole bunch of people have already said it, but dang that is a pretty punch bowl.

    I have a punch bowl that doubles as a footed cake plate. That I have used both ways a gazillion times. Once a month, when I host jammie movie night I put out the punch, the rest of the girls bring the treats. It’s a big hit every single month.

  7. Marianne

    I love the punch bowl. I don’t have one of my own (yet), but I’m fortunate enough to be able to borrow my mother’s punchbowl whenever I’m in need. I’ve been using it about twice a year, and would likely use one more often if I had one on hand, so it’s on my wish list for whenever one catches my eye.

  8. It’s gorgeous! I got this cake stand that can double as a punch bowl for my wedding. Only problem is, it kind of looks like you’re serving punch out of your upside down cake stand 😉

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