I have absolutely fallen in love with this bowl. It reminds me of something that I might buy from Crate and Barrel. They carry a lot of white dishes and bowls like this one. It is not large about 9 inches by 7 inches I would estimate. I have it sitting on my kitchen counter right now with cherry tomatoes in it. But you could keep anything you want in it. Since it is a reindeer it would be useful at Christmas time too to keep candy in or fill with Christmas bulbs as a decoration. I will certainly keep my eyes out for similar items from this company. I love having unusual and pretty bowls, plates, and dishes in my kitchen. I like the usefulness of them but also the beauty or quaintness of them too. If you buy this bowl I think you will love it too. I don't think I would put it in the dishwasher for fear of the head breaking off so I will hand wash it. But I don't mind. When it is something you really love you take extra special care of it. I was able to buy this at a discount in exchange for this unbiased review.