June 13, 2019|
Now that we are building a farmhouse, I was on the hunt for a vintage dough bowl! I was thrilled to have purchased one from The J 5 Ranch Barn Sale in Ockeechobee, Fl. I found a European dough bowl dating back to the late 1800’s. Adding antique pieces create a stylish, one of a kind touch to any room, giving a collected over time feel.
Antique dough bowls were a kitchen staple to let bread dough rest and rise. No home would have been without one during those times. They were hand carved or hand hewn from a single log. Years of use produce a gorgeous patina finish that is unique and stunning. Vintage bowls are more than a decorative accessory but a piece of history. They are the perfect vessel to style for beautiful centerpieces.
Since this is a large vessel 40′ X 15.5′, I wanted an economical white rock filler for it. I found these marble chips at Home Depot for $3.50 per bag. One bag filled my dough bowl perfectly. They are on the heavy side, other economical options can be white beans or white fish gravel. The clear glass votives were purchased at Target for $2.99 each and the trio of candle are from HomeGoods $9.99. I am kinda obsessed with succulents these days and Pier1 has a beautiful collection a realistic faux ones. The day I went there was an extra 25% sale plus some were on clearance. I spent a total of $50.
When purchasing my faux succulents, I went for color, size and whimsy. The addition of air plants for the sides and the combination of colors create a stunning centerpiece with visual interest. I love the ambiance of lighting candles to create warmth and mood.
Add the stones and create little indents to place your glass votives in.
Place your glass votives in and insert candles.
Be creative! I love the air plants on the sides and the drooping succulent vines in the front.
The colors are so vibrant! The candles make it come to life! I really love how it turned out!
I would love to here from you! Send me an email and let me know how you decorate your vintage dough bowl!