This time of year, soup is a pretty enticing meal. As it starts to get chillier out, a bowl of something warm is just the thing. Not to mention soup is a vehicle for all of our favorite fancy crackers.
The point is, we don't need a lot of enticing when it comes to making soup our dinner date. But these bowls, which run the gamut from utilitarian-chic to pretty-in-pink, really seal the deal.
- Canyon Bowl, $42 at Anthropologie: As pretty as the sunset, this perfect spin on a classic bowl by Berkeley-based artist Amy Hamley, was inspired by America's national parks.
- Enamelware Bowl, $10 at Rejuvenation: With its familiar smooth surface and lightweight feel, this enamel bowl brings a taste of the campsite into your own kitchen. This durable bowl is great dressed up or down, indoors or out.
- Pink French Bull Bowl, $32 at Domino: Pretty in pink and pretty darn strong, you won't see this melamine bowl blush if it takes a tumble! Excellent for kids, adults, and everyone in between, this bowl brings a passionate pop to any kitchen table.
- Jars Cantine Bowl, $108 at Williams-Sonoma: What you see is not necessarily what you get — at least when you have a full bowl of soup in front of you. Wintery white on the outside and something special on the inside, this set of bowls is full of surprises with its abundant array of colors.
- Spongeware Bowl, $98 at Tory Burch: As beautiful as a mermaid herself, it's hard to believe this sponge print bowl didn't actually come from the bottom of the sea. Available in a large and small-scale print, I say pair the patterns together!
- Hasami Porcelain Bowl, $36 at Mill Mercantile: Less is more — a whole lot more, according to this chic porcelain bowl. With its creamy tone and delicious texture, it calls for split pea or a luxurious bisque.
- Larabee Dot Bowl, $17 at Kate Spade: Is that a polka dot in my soup? Why yes it is! Whimsical yet sophisticated, this bowl stands up on its own or shines in a matching set. Try using the famous print at an unexpected time, like Christmas Eve, say, when you're serving your world-famous cream of mushroom.
- Portland Bowl, $50 at Pottery Barn: They say "keep Portland weird," but there's nothing weird about this handsome original. For the times when no spoon is needed, wrap your palms around this bowl's perfectly warm natural glaze.