I really like it when my holiday decorations are also practical objects, like this tabletop cauldron from Victorian Trading Company.
It's 11" and made of ceramic. They refer to it as a punchbowl with ladle, but I think I'll use mine to serve mashed potatoes or chili. I might even add a wire handle to mine using some #9 wire from the hardware store. The total cost for this cauldron with ladle and lid, including shipping, was $46.90. To get yours, click here. To see thumbnail-sized photos of all 349 Victorian Trading Company Halloween offerings, click here.