Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dough Bowl Centerpiece


On our Round Top expedition, my sister and I were both interested in finding antique dough bowls.  I realized now that I should have taken pictures before filling it with Fall bounty.



  It has beautiful patina, wonderful wormholes and cracks, and feet on each end that are worn from use.  I always wonder about the stories behind my antique and vintage purchases. 

  
This bowl is large so perhaps it was used to make bread for the whole week.  Or maybe it belonged to a small bakery.

Raffia was used to pad the bottom of the bowl and fill the spaces between the pumpkins and gourds.



I used antler sheds and sprigs of eucalyptus.



And carefully placed three candles in glass containers.






"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity;
but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance.  What man can stand with autumn
on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling
hills that reach to the far horizon?”
-   Hal Borland






Thank you  Donna of Funky Junk Interiors  for featuring my  Round Top Eye Candy  post on your Facebook Page and your Pinterest Page!

Until next time, Honey


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56 comments:

  1. When I was in Round Top, I was also looking for a dough bowl. We saw lots, but I came home empty handed. Now I wish I had coughed up the money and bought one! Yours looks wonderful. Sally

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  2. WOW Honey that sure is a big dough bowl, I love it and love how you have it filled! I am looking for one for my dining room table. Martina

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  3. Very beautiful Honey as usual. I love it and all it's nooks and craneys! Made for a lovely autum centerpiece.

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  4. I love vintage dough bowls. Still kicking myself for letting one go years ago. You've created a beautiful Fall vignette.

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  5. Love it!!!!! I want one, but just haven't found one reasonably priced around here.

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  6. I love how you filled your great dough bowl with different varieties of pumpkins and the candles and the raffia etc. There is something so special about harvest time that gives us pause to be thankful for all the bounty we are blessed to enjoy.

    Great purchase at Round Top.

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  7. Oh i love it! I bought one too for a fall centerpiece..but not nearly as lovely as yours! The candles in the arrangement really make it,

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  8. That was on my list at Round Top, I passed on a few and then the one I wanted was at one of the first stops and I didn't have time to go back. Boo whoo, but lucky you yours is great.

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  9. You have done a wonderful job filling it with some pretty stuff!!! How much are they charging for these bowls at Roundtop?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Honey, you really got a beauty of a dough bowl! And you've decorated it so well. Lovely!

    Pam

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  11. Simply gorgeous and I love the addition of the raffia and candles. It's so nice that your dough bowl is large enough to accommodate the large pumpkins and gourd. Aren't you glad you don't have to make that much bread in that bowl? :)

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  12. Oh that's a beauty! I love how you filled it.

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  13. Such a gorgeous photo spread!
    Love the pumpkins in the dough bowl. I had one and ended up selling it bc it had a wood rot/bacteria in it that I could not seem to get rid of. I was afraid to put anything in it!

    This is the perfect centerpiece.
    Awesome!
    xoxox
    A

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  14. So pretty, and I can think of so many uses for a dough bowl! It looks like such a perfect in place addition.

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  15. Oh I love your huge dough bowl, I wish it were mine! I love it and it's so versatile...send it to me anytime! It's perfect!
    Debbie

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  16. Love the doughbowl, it looks wonderful. YOur vignette is fabulous too. I really like the addition of the rafia and the candles. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Oh wow this is just stunning. I love every bit from the wood tray to the fall pumpkins and the glowing candles.

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  18. Honey your dough bowl is just stunning! I love everything about it!

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  19. I love your dough bowl! It's beautiful with all the pretty stuff you're filled it with. I just bought another one yesterday at a vintage marketplace in our area. Right now I have Halloween candy in mine.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Gail

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  20. Hi Honey, love your dough bowl and it looks beautiful with your Fall arrangement!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  21. You've inspired me to do my dough bowl in white and cream. Yours is gorgeous!!

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  22. Gorgeous. I really love the arrangement you have made!

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  23. Lovely fall centerpiece. Love the dough bowl. I've been looking for one too, they are sooooo expensive. What do they say, "the thrill of the hunt"........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  24. Honey, I love this centerpiece! I have always wanted a dough bowl, but I cannot find one at a reasonable price here in Birmingham.

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  25. I love it!! I love Round Top, I love those dough bowls, I love the natural items you put in the dough bowl. I love the soft, natural look, great job.

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  26. This is so pretty.

    I have wanted a dough bowl for so long....but the ones I find are just way to expensive!! Maybe one day I will find one.
    Again so pretty.

    Have a great weekend.

    Smiles

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  27. Beautiful! I love the old dough bowls and this one looks amazing!

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  28. What a pretty centerpiece. My favorite part about it is the simplicity. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."Leonardo da Vinci.
    Which reminds me, patina, aka drossy greenish film not to be confused with mold. ;)
    Much love.

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  29. Hi lovely lady.
    Your centerpiece is beautiful using the old dough bowl !!! This was a great Idea sweet lady how you put this all together for fall.
    I hope you have a great weekend coming up.
    XXOO Diane

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  30. Your antique dough board is fabulous, and the fall arrangement is spectacluar! I especially love the photo with the lighted candles in the bowl. You are luck to find such a treasure!

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  31. Hi Honey...

    I'm just tickled for you, my friend...that you found such a beautiful old dough bowl! Ohhh my...and you decorated it to "autumn perfection"!!! Of course, I love the pretty white pumpkins and gourds but I think that using the raffia for a filler turned out sooo beautiful! I will have to remember that idea...or better yet...I'll have to copy a few of your photos to my inspiration file! Thank you for sharing your new dough bowl and autumn centerpiece with us...it really is fabulous!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  32. I love your dough bowl. I have one that belonged to my grandmother. You have inspired me to actually USE it!
    Gorgeous!

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  33. I love your dough bowl! Your a lucky girl to have scored one of these.
    Your arrangement is stunning.

    Dee :-)

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  34. So very, very pretty!!! Love it :) Laurel

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  35. Now that is a lovely piece of treen! gorgeous. And your arrangement complements it beautifully -- although I am worrying about the raffia catching fire!

    Ugh, I've been a MOM too long!
    Happy Halloween!
    Cass

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  36. That is one gorgeous dough bowl and the arrangement you've created is just perfect...simple and elegant!
    Marianne :)

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  37. Oh this is beautiful! I have been looking for a dough bowl. Would you tell what this cost? The ones I find are VERY expensive and I want to know a good price.... I love how you filled it, it is fantastic. XO, pinky

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  38. Thanks for hosting another party. Your mantle looks wonderful and I love the white pumpkins in the old wood bowl. It's so fun and inspiring to see everyone's creations!
    Cindy

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  39. Honey - you created such a sweet, autumny vignette! I just adore the vintage gray pumpkin! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  40. Your dough bowl is gorgeous with all of the Fall items... might just have to splurge the next time I come across one!

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  41. What a treasure! You've certainly created a beautiful centerpiece with it too. What a terrific find!
    Candy

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  42. Oh, I've been looking for one of these and you have decorated yours so lovely!
    Kim:)

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  43. Wow. Love it :)
    Lovely colours too :)
    Grete

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  44. Love that old bowl and the things in it.

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  45. I love dough bowls and yours is great! I like the idea of putting the candles in it too. There's no limit to what you can do with it. Worth whatever you paid.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  46. I totally love this entire post. I want a dough bowl SO BAD. I have been looking at my antique mall, eBay and Etsy but haven't found one that is the "right price." I think I may have to raise my budget to get what I want. Thanks for sharing...I can at least enjoy yours!

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  47. Honey, it is gorgeous. I love the antlers especially. I have two large dough bowls and want to fill one with antlers say about ten of them-I have three so seven more antlers to go. hugs♥O

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  48. Honey, thanks for sharing you beautiful dough bowl centerpiece.

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  49. Oh - I love your doughbowl. You filled it with perfection! I would so love to have one, but am never willing to pay the $$$. Visiting you from WUW.

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  50. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  51. Want that dough bowl! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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