As soon as I saw this photo of their harvest mantel on the Pottery Barn web site, I knew I had found this year’s inspiration! I love the fall elements of pine cones, autumn leaves, birch candles and acorns! But I also knew that it would need some modification since I am not much of a gold or glass girl.
So here is my version…in more natural fall colors. I used my bargain birch candles…found half price at Kohl’s…and sprinkled in a generous helping of pine cones from my yard and faux acorns with some pretty fall leaves for color.
Our scheduled co-host and CEO Miss Ozzie seems to be having her afternoon nap in the sunshine so I will show you a few of the previous years’ fall dough bowl arrangements.
It was four years ago that I first saw dough bowls being used in décor and realized what a treasure I had in my grandmother’s bowl! My first arrangement back in 2009 was a simple one, with white baby boo pumpkins, pillar candles and votives resting on a bed of dried pinto beans…sounds like an new vegetarian dish, doesn’t it? lol
For Thanksgiving the next year, I dressed it up a little with the addition of some raffia tied around the candles and placed it on my buffet along with some of my favorite vintage silver. I love the contrast of the rustic and elegant! You can see more here.
The following year, I traded the white pumpkins for traditional orange ones and used it as the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving tablescape, including dropcloth, burlap, family heirlooms and Goodwill finds…quite a combination! If you would like to see more of my tablescape, click here.
Last year my dough bowl arrangement starred a long-stemmed pumpkin that I brought back from my family’s annual visit to a pumpkin farm in the north Georgia mountains…always a happy memory for me! I love seeing my grands wandering among the pumpkins…big and small…both the pumpkins and the grands! You can get a closer look here.
And here’s another look at this year’s version. I am so blessed to have a family piece with a wonderful history that I can pass down to my daughter. I hope that happy memories of Thanksgiving will include this dough bowl and that it will figure in family tradition for many years to come!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my fall dough bowl arrangements! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
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