I went through a lot of trauma when we were moving onto the boat. What could I take - what had to go into storage. I have 4 pasta bowls, 4 soup bowls from each of two sets of china, and six Japanese soup or rice bowls. I've got 2 complete sets of, I think, 7 graduated glass bowls + 4 additional tiny glass bowls and 3 little tiny wood bowls. We also have 4 glass "salad" bowls, 2 huge latte cups we use for soup, a salsa bowl, 2 serving bowls from our day to day china, 2 bowls for the KA, a bowl for olive pits, 6 blue and white china condiment bowls, 2 bowls for the ice cream freezer, and assorted glad and ziplock plastic bowls for food storage.
My stainless steel bowls and plastic bowls are in storage. My pottery serving bowls, trifle bowl, and the serving bowls from our "good" china are in storage, as are our dessert bowls, ice cream bowls, the rest of my Japanese rice/soup bowls (service for 12), some pottery bean bowls, 2 white china lotus bowls, a set of leaf shaped bowls for dipping olive oil etc., and some other misc. bowls. Then there are, I'm sure, bowls to go with the set of china that my daughter gave me (it's from my late mother in law). All in storage - some where I could get to them if I needed them.
I've got bowls on my list - 2 sizes of copper bowls. (one should fit on the boat!) When we get back into some larger living quarters we'd like to watch out for unusual serving pieces etc. And we want a really nice soup tureen. I missed out on getting the one for our china before it went out of production, but I keep looking on eBay.
Yes I am a bowl freak!