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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

new purple bento box

This bento features a couple of new and colorful bento items just added to my collection: the purple box was found in the stationary/school supplies section of a local shop. I saw the vibrant violet shade and thought "bento"! 

The floral chopsticks in silky green bag were found this weekend at a store with the evocative name Dollar Ocean. It's so fun to be on a bento treasure hunt when out and about...where have you had luck finding bento gear in unusual places?

 For lunch: crab salad with scallion and garlic buds in avocado half, snow pea leaves, spicy sprouts and mache, and for dessert, pineapple and Indian sweets in hot pink and saffron yellow.
Forsythia in bloom:
Camellia in bloom:
Have a lovely Tuesday!

16 comments:

susanyuen said...

Wow, I never thought of using those boxes! What a great idea and they are the perfect size. :D Beautiful bento too!

bentobird said...

Many thanks Susan!! Hope your day is going very well :D

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous bento! Just looking at it makes me think SPRING!
Carolyn/Blorgie1 x

megan said...

gorgeous hue on this new box, and lovely natural contents inside... love the idea of a "dollar ocean" and of course that you shared it with us!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

A very lovely box for your very lovely lunch! It makes me in the mood for Spring!

Lia Chen said...

Nice purple laptop bento box! What a find ... Healthy bento with great picture :)

babykins said...

Intoxicating color box, sounds perfect for sandwiches and onigiri too.
Pretty camellia and the nice combo of avocado and crab, it's just attracting me...help!!(LOL)

javapot said...

lovely purple/lavender box! was wondering what was the interesting pink & yellow circles were....indian sweets, ha ha - great mix.

sherimiya said...

Me too, we have tons of those boxes all over the house, and not once have a ever thought to use it for bento !
I love camellia, and really wish I still had my first tree, so precious and delicate.
Your bento is deliciously fresh and healthful, making me anticipate new greens sprouting from the garden! Enjoy!

KatyCrayon said...

Your bento always have so much green in them! Always lovely. :)

I love finding little bento treasures while out and about, and my mom always keeps an eye out for me, too. She found cute bunny cupcake holders and food picks at K-Mart, and they're perfect for Easter season bento!

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

again a wonderful bento and great idea for using those boxes for bento. I have a similar red one and also never used it as a bento. I think I have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

tatabonita said...

I love purple! I've been looking for the purple bento box but haven't found one that I really love yet. Yours looks so nice :D

bentobird said...

Hello wonderful bento pals Carolyn, megan, Jenn, Lia, babykins, Javapot, sherimiya, KatyCrayon, Token and Tata! Your comments mean the world to me--thank you so very much! Happy spring bentoing :)

Lexi said...

I had crab and avocado today :)
Love your bento inspiration, this box looks perfect, and a beautiful colour!

bentobird said...

Hi Lexi! Avo and crab are a made-for-each other combo, no? Thank you for your bright and delightful comments!

hapa bento said...

Loverly color combo of the purple box with green veggies1 And the avocado! Yum. Isn't if fun to transform what would be an ordinary item into a beautiful bento lunch!