The number on the bottom of this green antique bowl is #9, and I think that's supposed to mean something; I'm not sure what. I do know that my mom gave it to me back in 1991, and it was an antique back then.
(Update: My sister just posted all about this #9 McCoy bowl including pictures of hers.)
Here's the story behind mine...my parents were just arriving to visit us when we lived near Afton Mountain in the early 90s. They had stopped by Tuckahoe Antique Mall to see if they had any of these bowls for sale. Sure enough, a beautiful green bowl almost made its way to my house.
My dad had a firm grip on the bowl as they came up the garage steps, but the next instant he slipped and fell backwards. Oh, no! Thankfully, my dad was fine and didn't get hurt, but the antique bowl was broken. Shown above is the replacement my mom found for me later.
Alongside the bowl I placed the dill that Hannah picked from the garden yesterday and put in water to revive. They make a nice combo as part of the Shades of Inspiration challenge this week for the color green. Go here to see other photos.