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:
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:
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:
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: