Because I don't. It has holes and handles, like maybe it wants to be a fancy fruit colander or something. But then it's made of some sort of metal and has some felt on the bottom, like it doesn't want to be fruit colander.
Maybe it's to display potpourri? Fake fruit? Jesus figurines? I have no idea.
So you know what I did, right?
I spray painted it.
And now I use it when we want to play with buttons. Doesn't everyone need an elegant let-the-buttons-slide-through-your-fingers bowl? Yep. That's the kind of life I live. I'm so fancy it's AMAZING. Try not to look at that table underneath the bowl. It's trying to ruin my high class profile.
And sometimes I use it to store ribbon spools. But really I just took this picture so you could see the foot of the bowl.
What IS this thing?
Anyway, I also use my Estate Sale Bowl when I buy $40 worth of sequins. Would you like to know what Forty Bucks of Sequins looks like?
Yeah. Not as big of a Sequin Mountain as I had hoped, either.
So, yes. I use the bowl when I spend my children's college tuition savings to splurge on sparkly round embellishments...
that need to be color-mixed and portioned out into small cello crafting bags.
I could buy the ready-mixed bag of sequins that you can find almost anywhere. BUT! Sometimes I'm very particular about the sequin colors that I need. So I buy all the individual colors and mix them myself.
I'm a total crafting martyr.
Do you know how a normal amount of sequins like to stick to your fingers when you are trying to craft with them? Now multiply that times a 40-dollar-gazillion. I know! It doesn't even make sense. Stop sticking to my fingers, Sequin! Get into your cello bag, Sequin! Why don't you just go home?!? That's your home! Are you too good for your home?!?
Happy Gilmore knows how I feel.
It was like Attack of the Sequins up in here. And then I learned how to easily scoop them up and put them into their bags with a plastic spoon. You know, because I went to college.
To see where these little cello bags of crafty bling ended up, you can wait 'til my next post, or go see them here.
And now I'll give you the biggest hint ever:
Yay! Christmas Ornament Banner Craft Kits!!!!
Look at the bling! That lovely, sparkly, sequin bling going on at the bottom of the bell, and around the ball, and covering the spindle. It was well worth The Great Sequin War.
Go, Sparkle, Go!