Thursday, March 16, 2006

Show and Tell - butter dish

Blackbird is on a quest for a butter dish.Not too long ago I was also on a quest for the perfect butter dish. I ended up coveting one of these French crock thingies, and I eventually gave in to temptation and bought one. It's nice, and the butter stays room temperature, but my butter still spoils because I don't use it fast enough.
The butter goes in the bell, and the bell/lid sits on the bowl of water. The water makes a seal, supposedly keeping the butter fresh. Before this I had a square clear glass canister/stacking jar from IKEA that fit two sticks of butter perfectly, but, alas, in the nimble hands of Mr. Gadget, the lid got away one day, and shattered into many pieces. It was cute too. The lid had all these half sphere dimples impressed in the top. I don't know if IKEA still makes them. I couldn't find them in their on-line catalog. It was only about $3. C'est la vie.


Anonymous angie said...

I love the red! I use a butter bell too.

6:16 AM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger blackbird said...

I want a red one too -

and that's funny, because our butter sometimes spoils in our butter bell too. We don't use it fast enough, but when we do it's awfully nice to have it spreadable.

8:37 AM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger Cee said...

Oh, I love it. I love the red color.

9:08 AM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

It is a very lovely butter bell.
Unfortunatley butter never has time to spoil at our house. We love our butter.

10:35 AM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger catsteevens said...

I've never even seen a butter bell, much less owned one. I'm thinking it has something to do with the fact that I live in the tropics. Seal or no seal, that butter would melt in seconds.

Hey...that would be perfect with lobster tails. Yum.

Love the red too. Nice.

2:41 PM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger Kim said...

these butter bell thingies - I am liking them very much.

8:41 PM, March 17, 2006  

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