Ok, call me passé, late to the game, oh-so 2011, I don’t care… I love dough bowls! I’ve been watching, ok, maybe stalking. I have been searching for one to (affordably) wander across my path. Today they did!
It was one of those moments where I saw,
my heart skipped a beat,
I whipped out my camera (every normal person carries a DSL camera with them everyday, right?)
I bit the bullet and bought one.
Mama’s making money her own money now!
These were at an import store I love, called Home Emporium. Each one is unique so unique. Some have tons of worm holes, others are more rough hewn and have defined handles. I wonder how old each bowl is and who was the family who once owned it. Now to be honest, in all reality, I’ve probably just purchased a wooden sink vs. a bowl for dough. Oh wow, please tell me they were only used for dough or sinks and not something…errr… else.
I’m not sure where exactly I’ll place it yet, but so many ideas swimming around my head. Let’s look at some ways others are using dough bowls in decorating. These seen below are by Pottery Barn and are currently in stock. They start at $199 though! Yikes.
I have to say, this next picture cracked me up! While browsing through images and I had to do a double take… that looks like, why yes it is! It’s Layla! Rhoda caught a great pic of Layla & Kim with this mega dough bowl/horse trough?
I love this moss filled dough bowl. Filling it with fresh cut greens and adding a few candles could be stunning. Arrangements that are low in height are nice for dinner parties, because you can actually see your guest across the table!
You know I’m swooning over this next picture. Where in the world did they find all those glass floats? LOVE! I’m going to have to start making more of my DIY glass floats I think.
If you are lucky enough to find one for a good deal, may I recommend that you leave it in your garage or outside for a bit before bringing it in. A close inspection will reveal many little creatures still living on it and in those worm holes. Uck. I’m going to give mine a nice coating of linseed oil first too.
Do you have a dough bowl? I’d love to hear how you use it in your decorating.