I made the first Custom Ceramic Long Love Wedding bowl for our lovely neighbors across street as they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Both are avid gardeners as they tackle their lush yard together. A relationship is a journey through all kinds of weather so it’s best to travel with a friend that nurtures you through every season. You do need to tend that garden or spouse with care and empathy. Karl and Bettie’s garden is now 75 years of love.
Inside the bowl I inscribe “long love is a well tended garden.” Next, I paint the bride and groom’s names and wedding dates on the base of the bowl. There is a fish pond surrounded by a flower garden and stately oak trees. The quote rings the pond on the inside of the ceramic bowl. The outside has alternating bachelor buttons & roses. All handpainted in bright underglazes by me. This is one of my most popular pieces. Always one of the most favorite gifts at weddings or anniversaries.
The custom ceramic long love bowl is about 13 inches across by 5 inches deep- excellent for salad, pastas or a pile of fruit. All our dinnerware is food safe. Choose a complimentary Gift Card from my designs. There is a Happy Nest card, along with a “bloom together” heart card and other wedding or anniversary appropriate cards.
The best gift at the wedding!
My friends Michelle and Buck were married at their home in Frenchtown, MD on the Chesapeake Bay. We all brought food for the delightful outdoor reception. Young and old partied into the wee hours listening to Michelle on banjo along with a delicious parade of bluegrass musicians.(I played the spoons) When Michelle got up in the morning to tidy up from the party she saw a bowl left on one of the tables. She picked it up to admire it. “Wow, someone left thier bowl…I’d sure like to have this!” She commented to one of her visiting friends as they cleaned. She turned it over to see if she could find the bowl’s owner and saw: Michelle & Buck, September 8th, 2012. I know this because my phone rang soon after:)
I am happy to personalize a long love bowl for you. Figure on 2 weeks for custom ceramic orders. You can also order the bowl with “bloom together” on the bottom. I sign each bowl on the side. We ship out in a few days.
Collect other long love tabletop
It is nice to give additional pieces to compliment the bowl. Give complimentary pieces such as the “Long love” platter, wedding goblets or other dinnerware to match the serving bowl. Our collectable custom dinnerware can be given at the wedding shower, wedding or on subsequent anniversaries.