A bowl can be filled with many beautiful items to add to the beauty of the bowl. You should start with a beautiful bowl. A clear crystal bowl with intricate etchings can add rays of light and let the contents inside be seen. The bowl can be any size you just need it to be big enough to fit what you want inside of it.
Once you have a beautiful bowl that you want to use you can find a decoration to put inside it. Many people use marbles of many colors or just one color. Antique marbles are my favorite because they can come in many sizes and colors plus they have some history to them. Antique marbles can be clear or they can be a solid color. When the sun shines on a bowl full of marbles the outcome can be gorgeous.
You can use modern marbles too. Pick out a color that is complimentary to the room the bowl with be in. A light blue room could look nice with a dark blue bowl of marbles. Clear marbles can look good in any room.
You can also use small glass pieces. They come in different sizes and can be on any color or a batch of colors. They can have sharp edges or smooth. I recommend the smooth edged glass pieces for safety so no one will get cut.
A bowl full of antique buttons made of shell, glass or metal can be a fun decoration that will add color and historical beauty. Guests can look at the buttons and even move them around to look at. This bowl of buttons can be a conversation piece.
Small feathers can be very pretty and nice in a bowl. If you worry about the feathers flying away put a few marbles in with them to hold them down.
Tiny pebbles that you collect on trips and vacations will look nice in a pretty bowl and you can keep on collecting to keep filling your pretty bowl. Pick out a pretty pebble from where ever you go and it can be a nice way to have memories.
A bowl full of family pictures can be a great way to put them on display. You can take a look at them anytime you wish if the family pictures are sitting in a pretty bowl. You can have picture of past generations or of new family members all in the same bowl. Plan on the pictures being handled.