Vintage wooden salad bowls

Hey Hometalkers! I have this great set of vintage wooden salad bowls and I'm a hoarder for things with recycling potential. What can I possibly do with these, by the way, the set includes 8 small and 1 huge salad bowl? Thanks for your suggestions!
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8 small and 1 huge wooden salad.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 30, 2016
    I would drill some drainage holes and makes them succulent planters.

  • Muriel Muriel on Jun 30, 2016
    I would use them for salads for the family. I kick myself for letting a beautiful set go made of 'monkey pod' - whatever that is, but it was beautiful. I really cleaned house back in 1992 when we started full-time RVing. We landed 2 years ago and now I remember a lot of items we got rid of.... memories...

  • Lori Lori on Jun 30, 2016
    Wow, the potential here is awesome. Wall decor of some kind, a clock , a flower, an animal or a mother and babies, on a fence outside, a windchime, a turtle, if you have little girls buy tiny dolls and make tiny cradles, spray them seasonal colours and serve stuff in them like silver at Christmas with nuts or candies. I'll keep thinking.........have fun.

  • Radha Radha on Jul 01, 2016
    you can make a beautiful chandelier out of this. keep the large one in the center and rest of the 8 small pieces can hang from it in a circular style. Wrap Christmas lights around each of them. this can be put in the patio and used when you have a gathering for dinner. or you can put one light in each of them and that too of different colors to give a shimmery look.

  • Susie Susie on Jul 01, 2016
    I have a monkey pod snack bowl and I have had it over 45 years. I use it because I think it is so unusual and pretty! Yours is such a wonderful set! Can I have it?

  • Judith Miller Judith Miller on Jul 02, 2016
    Thanks for posting these answers. I have several pieces of monkey pod dishes sent to MIL by my FIL during WWII. He did not survive the war and it is of the few things my husband has from the father he never met.

  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jul 03, 2016
    I love beautiful wood. I used to have a collection of wooden bowls years ago, but finally made myself get rid of most of them. I wouldn't be able to bear to cover this pretty wood with anything. Try using them as is! Use the big one for your popcorn bowl when you watch movies! Use one to keep change in. Use one to put your stuff from your pockets when you change clothes! Use one to put pretty shells in! Or pretty stones! Put out salted nuts in one! Or wrapped candies! Put something nice in one (jelly beans? M&Ms?) and give it as a gift! A beautiful piece of wood is too good to waste!

  • Nan Nan on Jul 04, 2016
    OK, maybe a stupid question, but why are you not using them as salad bowls? I have a set that I love to use, especially on Thanksgiving.