Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dough Bowls

Aren't wooden dough bowls amazing?
Using dough bowls is a great way to decorate for the fall. I can never get enough of these!
They have to be one of the best investment pieces you will ever buy because you will be able to reinvent them again and again!

One of the bowls in my store currently, I have filled with potpourri and a scoop.
You can also fill it with potpourri and have a wonderful 4 wick candle in the center.

Many of the bowls show signs of use such as worm holes, distress, and metal repairs. I personally love the ones with the metal repairs!

One very hot look right now is to use old books with the covers torn off or pages from old books rolled and tied with twine.
You will see this look in many stores such as Pottery Barn.
If you want a more contemporary or industrial look, add lots of pulleys with rope
 (like you will find hanging next door at The Goods)!

You can also fill them with gourds, pumpkins, or pine cones.
This is my moms dough bowl on her kitchen table. She has filled it with angle vine, gourds, and bittersweet.

At Christmas, fill with evergreens and large mercury glass ornaments.

A duck decoy also looks right at home.

Once you have invested in your dough bowl. Make sure to care for it properly.

Use a mild soap and water to gently wipe off.
Oil your bowl with mineral oil and never use vegetable oil as it can become rancid.

Enjoy your dough bowls for many, many years!
Don't forget......
Welcome Autumn with Nelly's Nest
at my annual

Annual Harvest Gathering
Saturday, August 27th
1349 S. 33rd St
Lincoln, Nebraska

many vendors will be offering
Antiques, Primitives, Folk Art, Pumpkins, and much more! 
This year Brown Dog Studio will also be joining us offering her amazing jewelry. Snacks and lunch will be available from Totally Nuts. The shop is bursting with new finds and fall decor.
See you there!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures and ideas. I just stumbled upon your blog this morning and I can't wait to see what else you have in here. Thanks for the inspiration. -Steph-