Pair of vintage carved wood bowls for serving nuts, perfect for repurposing as planters. Tree branch logs with bark attached turned hollow into a dish shape.
These folksy forest-y bowls aren't perfect circles (they are the uneven shape of the natural branches) but they measure about 6 - 7.5" across and the larger one is 2.5 inches tall. They sit on flat bottoms and have central little spool shaped knobs that would hold a nut cracker and nut picks if used their original purpose.
Really, they're overall a shallowish bowl made of bark-covered wood, and could be used for all sorts of purposes. Make mossy landscapes inside them and cover them with glass cloches for crazy cute terrariums, or grow succulents and cacti in them. Store a pencil and pen in the holders and use the dish part as a catch-all for office bits and bobs. Or drill holes right through the centers or edges and hang them together (one above the other) with plants or kitchen things inside the layers.
They're sturdy, the bark well attached. There is a fair amount of superficial surface wear, marks, knocks to the clear varnish coating, and the felt that covered the bottoms has worn or been pulled away. There are some weeny bore holes in the smaller one's bark. But overall condition is quite good, they're handsome and don't take themselves too seriously, as you can see for yourself.http://www.etsy.com/shop/HippopoVintage
is my main shop.