It's funny. I hardly ever invite anyone over, and yet I seem to be starting to collect serving pieces. These appealed to me because of their clean lines and modern shapes. The four-bowl piece reminds me of the funky shapes in "atomic age" serving pieces, and the bowl with the cutout is reminiscent of 1950s boomerang shapes. I got them both for a song at TJ Maxx.
Now that I know the bowl is made by 10 Strawberry Street, a company that has one retail store in Florida and otherwise sells only to the restaurant industry, I think I'll go back and get another one. Then I guess one of these days I should probably have a party.