The other week we went to the Portland Art Museum to see sculptures from France. Afterward, we visited the silver collection.
I love traipsing through this room and imagining that I'm having a tea--or chocolate--out of the silver services there, and writing longhand using a quill dipped into the silver and cobalt inkwells.
This picture is a wood bowl with a metal rim: a high end version of the brown bowl featured in all those nipperkin and wassailing songs from Merry Olde England. I particularly enjoy the engraved triangular work along the top and bottom of the metal.
And now I want some hot spiced apple cider.
It would be fun to gather around a big bowl like this one, filled with steaming cider, and pass it along by star and candlelight. Hmm. Maybe this Halloween...