Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall In The Dining Room

Fall has arrived in the dining room, thanks to the addition of my current inspiration, an antique dough bowl.

 I've been looking for a wooden dough bowl for years and finally found one at a consignment store, of all places.

Without any documentation as to its authenticity or age, I knew I was taking my chances buying it.
What if it was new?

I decided not to care and brought it home, then promptly filled it with potted plants, fall leaves and gourds. 
It is such a great centerpiece for the table--I can envision it filled with pumpkins in the fall, pine cones or ornaments during the holidays and tulips in the spring!
In fact, there is no end to the inspiration this dough bowl will provide!

I'm linking to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.

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Lori E said...

I love it. What a great piece and I am glad you bought it. You would have kicked yourself later if you hadn't.
It is really going to be versatile isn't it.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh...I'm so jealous. It's perfect! You don't see those around too often. There was one at our antique mall a few years ago and I oogled over it for months--but it was like 300 dollars. I went in there one day and it was gone! Sidenote: I LOVE your dining room wallpaper. I also have the same green as you have in your foyer--in my kitchen. Your house makes me want to redecorate. I wallpapered our dining room last year with a silvery grey print, much like yours and I'm not happy with it. My wallpaper before that was green, and I miss it. :o(

Thehouseofhampton said...

Magnificent! What a wonderful addition to your dining room.
Side note: I love your home and decor! I'm eyeing your wall paper as I'm planing to do my master bedroom very soon.
As always, thank you for your inspiring photos.

Patty Rumaker said...

Your dough bowl is gorgeous with all those fall items inside. I have been on the lookout for one myself. Your dining room is so wonderfully decorated. I love all the colors in your home.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

At The Picket Fence said...

That is such a gorgeous arrangement! You have such a gift for putting things together and I always get so much inspiration here! :-)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty...I love what you have filled it with, a wonderful combination.

Shawna @ said...

Amazing! So glad you "went with your gut" and bought the bowl. Your style is awesome. It's my inspiration.

Dotdash said...

This is really beautiful! May I ask the dimensions of your tablecloth? I have a 10' long, 4' wide dining table and have been looking for a cloth that can be used exactly as the one you are displaying. The width and position of my table make an all over cloth look like nothing but fabric in mid-air. It pleases me more to see some of the table showing. Thanks for you help.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your dining room is so beautiful and I love your pretty table display. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live today at 2:30 PT. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

AntiqueChase said...


vignette design said...

Dear Dotdash,
The tablecloth is a square tapestry, about 50 inches x 50 inches. ~Delores

The Gilded Bloom said...

What a lovely centerpiece! This arrangement is stunning!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Delores!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love your dough bowl, old or not, it is beautiful. I love how you have filled it. I want to ask you, do you have luck with your ivy topiaries? For some reason I do NOT have luck with ivy and it is supposed to be so easy to grow. Can you tell me your secret????

Cheryl said...

Beautiful centerpiece, well done. You have inspired me to do the same with my dough bowl. Did you line it with some type of protection so the moisture won't damage the wood?
Love your blog!

vignette design said...

I lined the bowl with tin foil to protect it from moisture.
To water the plants, I pulled them out individually so as not to damage the bowl. Not exactly convenient but the plants eventually start to deteriorate anyway--especially the begonia flowers. ~Delores

Kathysue said...

Gorgeous and perfect in your home. I too have wanted a dough bowl, I find them so warm and inviting and they add just the right texture and patina to any room. My favorite is when they are filled with shiny red apples or green apples, love that look.

Bonnie said...

Wow Deloris, your table is beautiful! I love how you filled your newly acquired dough bowl . Your topiaries look fabulous. Please tell me they are new and you haven't kept your other ones looking so good! I need to know your secret if they are not new.

Great fall table.

The Tablescaper said...

Love how your bowl was just filled with abundance.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Dotdash said...

Thank you Delores. I will try those dimensions on my table. My name is Dottie. I did not know in what name my comment would appear until after it had posted.... Dotdash is a nickname..

Unknown said...

Hi Delores,

I love your dough bowl. May I ask the dimensions of the bowl? You did a great job filling it and making it look so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Trust your eye! That is not new!

You can tell! What a great addition to your divine tables capes!


Delores; you give so much confidence to others via this blog1 It is such a gift!

I have often told young people who want to become decorators......."don't go to school for decorating!!!"

(I truly believe it cannot be "taught" ; and great decorators are loving doing it......they have no time to teach it!)

(just my opinion)!

Now, in 2013; I have started saying:

"Subscribe to the top decorating blogs!"

It is "top decorating school"!!

And yours is one of them!



Anonymous said...

Delores, I have been lurking on your blog for a few years now, but dang it, when I saw this post I just had to comment because every time I see your dining room curtains against your dining room wall paper, I SWOON! I just love this room. And I enjoy your blog immensely - thank you for sharing your home and your many talents with us!


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