I love the classical shape of these bowls and the daintiness of their handles. The pattern, "Rhapsody" from George Jones Crescent of England, pictures a sweet bouquet of ferns and forget-me-nots. I found a set of twelve at a flea market in New Milford, Connecticut, then gave six to my good friend Ronny Carroll. Whenever one of us needs a set of twelve, we know where to find them!
While these bowls may have originally been used just for soups, I think they’re an elegant way to serve a dessert as well. There’s a sense of importance when, for a final course, a guest is presented with such a beautiful bowl and its underplate. As it turns colder, I’ll use them for warm apple cobbler or perhaps even a trio of fall gelatos: cinnamon, Nutella and pumpkin.