Another favorite of mine is back taking center stage in my fall decor…my Pottery Barn inspired dough bowl centerpiece! I have used it on my buffet this year with some of my vintage silver and I love the contrast of the rustic and the elegant!
I have been seeing dough bowls filled with candles for several years now on Pottery Barn’s web site and I love that look. But I am especially happy to have my dough bowl because it was my grandmother’s!
I have made a few changes this year, though, with the assistance of my handsome co-host Baby Kitty. What would I do without his help?
Here’s a better look at this year’s version…white candles tied with raffia and white pumpkins on a bed of faux acorns covering a base of dried pinto beans to anchor it all. Sounds like a yummy new vegetarian dish, doesn't it?
Here’s a closer look. The acorns came from Kohl’s…half price! I tried picking some up from an oak tree at my grandson’s Little League field and the tops had already fallen off, so I will use this nature-perfected version!
You can see the dried pinto beans peeking out. I tried it without them and it didn’t work. They have to be there to stabilize the candles. PB uses sand, but I can't do that with my staff!
I will tell you a secret about the pumpkins…they are from last year! Yes, they made it for a whole year…unbelievable! I just kept them in a basket in the living room because I didn’t have the heart to throw them out…and they just kept going and going and going…
The champagne bucket was one of my Goodwill finds from this summer. I was excited to find it so I could fill it with interesting things. For fall, it is this great faux pumpkin…from Walmart for $5.00! I love the stem! I added some leaves to make it look a little more pumpkin-patchy!
Here’s last year’s version with traditional orange pumpkins. I used it as part of the centerpiece on my Thanksgiving tablescape. The orange pumpkins really added a little pop of color with all of the creams and naturals.
And here is the first dough bowl arrangement that I did. This look is a little simpler…more like the PB version…with just a few pumpkins added.
And finally…another look at this year’s version on my buffet. I love seeing my grandmother’s dough bowl taking such an important place in my home. It brings back memories of Thanksgivings long ago when it was used to make batches of fluffy biscuits for breakfast during our visits. I hope I am making memories for my grandchildren at Thanksgiving, too, and that this dough bowl will be a part of them!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my fall decor! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Barb at Grits and Glamour for Keep It Simple on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Roeshel at The DIY Showoff for the Fall Festival
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!