How To Style A Dough Bowl

vintage dough bowl styling

So...you have that antique dough bowl (trencher) that you filled with Christmas ornaments and don't know what to do with it now that Holidays 2015 is put in storage? I've been working on a refresh in our home now that the company has left and creating a clean slate for winter. Today I'm sharing a few ways to use the dough bowl in my collection for display...

styling a dough bowl for winter

Let me digress to the ornaments and share that I am leaving a few out for winter display in shades of white and softly brushed champagne and silver...

dough bowl with christmas ornaments

They have a softly romantic feel set against the rustic charm of the wood and greenery and are maybe a bit reminiscent of the snowballs I recall making in my youth up north...


In winter I like to accent with whites, soft blues and silver tones...


Fresh greenery...



Depending upon where you live you might still be able to clip some fresh greens to fill your dough bowl. I just went out into the garden with clippers in hand and clipped some small branches from the Wax Myrtle. They are plopped in the bowl and obviously if you aren't the "plop in" type you can do a neat arrangement of your greens...



If you live in the tundra where nothing is currently verdant, check your market for seasonal greenery instead...

vintage wooden dough bowl used for fruit

 Fruit...



I have a lifelong love affair with fruit and will eat pretty much anything in the fruit department. Not really in the fruit department though, I've mastered enough self control to wait until I get home:~}}


Use a wooden trencher or dough bowl for fruit

Right now Darling Clementine tangerines are a constant companion of the fruit bowl in our home, so why not display them in the dough bowl...


 Candles...


I would not recommend setting pillars or any type of candle straight into a wooden bowl obviously due to fire hazard. In my arrangement I collected some palm tree seed pods from the garden and used as filler to surround glass votives holding blue candles...


dough bowl used with candles

Candles are something that I use daily and set in the dough bowl this way, they provide a soft romantic glow on a table whether dining al fresco or in the house...


vintage wood dough bowl

Think of a dough bowl as a piece of art, as they are hand carved and work wonderfully for a centerpiece that is low enough for conversation over the table...

I'll be back later this week to share more winter ideas for your home...



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9 comments

Debbie said...

Love all of your creative ideas using the dough bowl, Janet. They really are a centerpiece all by themselves,too, aren't they?
Happy New Year, girlie!
Debbie
xo

Lori said...

I love seeing other ideas to use with my dough bowl! You can check out a few of my designs at My heart with pleasure fills! http://myheartwithpleasurefills.blogspot.com/2016/01/happy-2016.html

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Love the oranges in there w/ the greens. Perfect!

Holy Craft said...

So good to know! I have a bowl I bought in Africa and it's empty right now. Going to pick some greens from the yard. Couldn't have come at a better time! Thanks for linking up at talk of the town!

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

I have been pining away for a dough bowl for years...need to redouble my efforts and find one. I love how the blue candles pick up the blue in the juniper berries. Really pretty.

Made In a Day said...

Such pretty pics! I love the oranges and greenery the best! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!
Kim

Tammy Lagaly said...

I love the oranges and the greenery! So simple and pretty!

Cassandra May @ Little Red Window said...

Ooo, a dough bowl was on my Christmas list but I didn't get one! Totally bookmarking this post for later... Thanks for linking up with The DIY Collective, come back and visit us again next week! xo! Cassie

Maria Brittis said...

Thanks for sharing this on Dream Creat and Inspire,love the centerpiece of all nature inspired stuff.. We featured your candles and will share this on pinterest. Stop by and visit me if you have a few! Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/

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