It Pays to be Patient

8.05.2011

I have been wanting a large vintage dough bowl for quite some time. I have seen plenty that I would love to have, but they can be quite pricey. Most of them I was finding in a large size were over $200. Nope nada not paying that. I had just about given up until I was at my favorite antique mall not too long ago. First I was looking at a small one that I found in a really great booth. I love this booth, but the prices are just too high. I was standing there looking at the small bowl and the price of $95. I put it back and then a man, the owner of the booth, said I can do better on that price. I told him I just got there and was going to look around. Lucky me I finally found one three times the size of his for only $98! Yippee! I also heard that vendor say he will be at the Country Living fair here in October.


 
 I love the shape of this one and all the worn areas and worm holes




Lots of worm holes.





It doesn't sit level, but that is okay.




Now I just need to find something to put in it.  Need some lavender bunches or hydrangeas or maybe some Japanese floats. Can't wait to fill it with pumpkins and gourds for fall.

Do you have a dough bowl?

I just found this one on ebay for $315.00!

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98 comments:

  1. Don't have one but I think they are gorgeous...love yours. The little 'horns' make it unique.

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  2. Ahhh, you hit the jackpot! I don't have one yet I am still searching for one. Lucky you!!

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  3. No I don't have a dough bowl and I'm not usually jealous of other people but I have to admit I'm a bit green with envy. Lucky you and what a great deal. Patience is a good thing!

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  4. I have a smaller in my bathroom with beautilful soaps in it. You can tak a look at my blog elna-sudden.blogspot.com
    I Sweden we call them "baktråg".
    Regards from Sweden

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  5. Looks like you found a good one at a good price. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  6. No, I don't but I would love one...always have wanted one...your find is wonderful!

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  7. Your dough bowl is gorgeous. I love the old wood. Great find!

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  8. I don't have one Kim, but I want one to and have been searching the internet for them. I wish we had some good antique malls here! Enjoy your weekend, Martina

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  9. No, I don't have a dough bowl but would love to have one. Passed over a lot of them when I was younger. You made a great find.

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  10. I have a VERY large round one that had a crack in it and had been repaired with a piece of metal... It was in a Goodwill store about 10 years ago filled with old silverware. I don't think the clerk realized what the piece was... it had no price on it. They sold it to me for $10. I'll post a pic sometime... always holds my autumn potpourri, gourds, Indian corn, etc. Love yours as well!

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  11. It's huge. It's gorgeous. It's all worm-wooded. It's only $98. I love it! Is the Country Living market going to be there in Buford?

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  12. It is gorgeous, Kim! I can hardly wait to see how you display it, especially for Fall.

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  13. All right Kim! Good find and a really nice size and detail.
    I have one that was my grandmother's but because of it's large size, I don't use it for decoration much, except for the post I did with it on my coffee table. Most of the time it sits on top of the entertainment center. :)
    I'm glad you finally found one. It looks great on your dining room table.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  14. Hi Kim,I don't have one,but i wish i did. Yours is fabulous. This picture of your dining room should be in a magazine.It looks soo pretty.

    Kathy

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  15. I'm so glad you found one. My mom used one every Saturday when she fixed homemade biscuits. When my niece was married, my dad gave it to her. I'm still bitter. sigh.

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  16. I too have been serching for the perfect dough bowl...still searching..Congrats on your find. It is perfect..and love the size as well.
    Blessings

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  17. I bought mine on online several years ago, from a vendor with excellent prices. A friend told me about the site.

    I usually have mine on the big farmhouse table in Fall, with gourds etc. I am mulling ideas over in my head for filling it with something. For now, it leans against the barnboard cabinet. Looks like it feels right at home there.:-)

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  18. You always find the best stuff, Kim! I can't wait to see what you do with your dough bowl.

    PS. can you tell me more about the Country Living fair? is it in north Ga?

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  19. Simply...LOVE IT!
    I have been wanting one for a very long time, but like you refuse to pay too much.
    Sooo, I am still waiting to find one.
    Melissa

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  20. That is a beauty! I can understand how happy you must be to have it after all the searching. It is pretty big as well, plus the texture is so good. Do share the pictures after you have figured out what you want to keep in there.

    I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays and would love to see you there :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  21. I do not have a dough bowl and am also playing the "patient" game...but I doubt I will be as lucky as you! This one is GREAT with such character!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  22. Hi Kimmie! WooHooness! I love that dough bowl and I want one! :) I'm sure you'll figure out what to put in it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. It's huge Kim! Love it!

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  24. Wow! Kim! What a find! I know you're so excited. I priced bowls on line about a week ago and you did get a deal. I love the little part that juts out...don't know what that's called.
    Do I have one??? Well, the other day when I was looking on line....I remembered that my Mom has one!! She let me bring it home the other day (not mine, yet). She told me that she had her grandmother's dough bowl, but it burned in their house fire in 1959.
    Congratulations!!!

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  25. What a treasure you found! I love that it sets all cattywampus, it just proves that it's hand hewn and not a replica. Funny that you mentioned gourds, I was digging through a box in the garage and ran across a bunch of dried fall branches, acorns and leaves, etc. and told myself that even though it's 113 degrees here today, fall is just around the corner!

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  26. I love love love it. Waiting patiently to run across one myself :-)

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  27. I never even knew what a dough bowl was til the other day on Miss Mustard seeds blog. She has a real nice one too. Looks great on your dining room table.

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  28. Completely lovely and such a great price

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  29. Yours looks terrific! I don't have one, but have been keeping my eyes open for one. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Yes! I actually have two. I found one in an antique mall like you for $50. Then my daughter and I were yard saling and she spotted one for (are you ready?ONLY $1. Yes, it's a reproduction but you would never know it and it is quite large. I'm a lucky gal.

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  31. No I don't, but I have been looking for one lately as well! LOVE yours...when you get tired of it, you can send it to me! lol

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  32. No I don't have a dough bowl, but I've always wanted one, and now I really want one! It's perfect Kim! What a beauty.. the patina is warm and wonderful... your home is lovely. I can't wait for the pumpkins and gourds either - gorgeous!
    Jan

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  33. No Dough Bowl here, but if you have it I always want it. I love your taste. DD and I had lunch at a Tea Room today and I thought about you when I was looking at their beautiful, worn, patina'd (my word) items. Lovely.

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  34. It's gorgeous KIm. I love the shape too and the size is perfect. Such a fabulous piece. Hugs, Marty

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  35. Kim, I love your dough bowl! I have three, but mine are round. The largest one is about 18 inches across and then maybe 15 inches and 12 inches. I group mine and at Christmas fill one with red apples, another with green apples and the small one with mixes nuts in their shells. I have had mine for about 10 years.

    I have wanted one of the longer ones, but like you have not found one in a price I wanted to pay.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  36. I have one about this size and a large round one. Also a nice collection of smaller wooden bowls. This one of yours is rustic, beautiful, and just imagine all the bread baked in it. I keep fruit in my large one and use it daily in my kitchen.

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  37. That is a fabulous buy. I have been watching one at a nearby antiques store for double that and it does not have the wonderful detail yours has with the pointed edges.

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  38. Kim, I'm glad you found your dough bowl. I have one that was given to me by an elderly friend back in the 1980s. He told me that none of his children wanted it and he knew that I would appreciate it. I keep it on a sofa table and put seasonal decorations in it. Just today I was in Kirklands and saw some cute fabric acorns that would look great in the bowl. I rub mine with oil about once a year to keep it in good condition.

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  39. I am drooling right now. Love, love it. It looks fab on the dining table. You are gonna have so much fun with that bowl.
    I have a small round bowl that belonged to my grandmother and another nondescript one that I picked up somewhere. I sure am loving you super deal.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  40. Goodness Kim, a super dough bowl, and a great price too! Looks a treat on your table.

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  41. Love it! I am lucky enough to have one with the original rolling pin that belonged to my great-great grandmother. It sits in the center of my dining room table too.

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  42. Kim you hit the jack pot.... love it

    Pattie

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  43. Kim, This one is a beauty! Looks like a really old dough bowl too.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  44. Kim-This will be short as I have my assistant typist (SCheeks) sitting in my lap...yeah..we both love your dough bowl. SweetCheeks thinks you should fill it with candy...so there you go. boring old hydrangeas of candy-you decide! xo diana

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  45. Yep, I have one. It's a reproduction, but I'm okay with that because it was only $20 at the Nashville Flea Market! Mine doesn't sit level either. Would love to have another larger one.

    My son and his wife went on a cruise to Mexico earlier this year and I asked him to look for one for me. He brought me back a wooden BOWL--glossy and round. Men!

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  46. I've never seen one that shape. I can tell how excited you are!! I have a large antique wooden bowl that was my mother-in-law's. I think of it as a fruit bowl as it has Flemish Art wood burned into it. I love to fill mine with apples in the fall.

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  47. Don't have one but I sure am enjoying yours.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  48. Great find Kim! I love the effects of the worm holes too, it gives a real touch of wood. :)

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  49. I always loved the dough bowls! Your bowl is awesome!

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  50. YOu know I am not really familiar with a dough bowl, but when I see yours, I think, maybe I do know about these things. Quite beautiful sculptural quality to it, and it looks great on the table! I can see gourds in it for fall, but even tomatoes now, or zuchini from a big garden harvest, or even a bunch or red apples!

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  51. The wood on your bowl is amazing! Lucky, lucky you!

    Silly me, I passed up a couple of these at antique malls before I knew what they were and how desirable they would become after Pottery Barn had them in their catalog. Oh well...

    For now, I just have a small oblong wooden bowl I got at Homegoods. I call it my faux dough! ;) Even though it's not the real thing, I've enjoyed it. For the summer, I filled it with some pretty dried potpourri in various shades of white. Again, my bowl is on the small side. It would probably take 14 bags of potpourri to fill your bowl! LOL.

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  52. It will look so pretty filled with fall decor-can't wait to see it!

    Jody

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  54. That is a great find Kim. It will be prefect for a lot of looks! I have a good sized round bowl and I love it!
    Sherry

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  55. What a great find! You're right, patience pays off sometimes. Can't wait to see what you put in it.

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  56. My dear DIL has one that was her grandmother's. I think it makes it special because she knows the stories that go along with it. It's worn in places where she did her most pounding of the dough.

    Hugs and Congrats~

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  57. I don't have a dough bowl but I think they are beautiful. You found a beauty and a great price!!
    Jane

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  58. I have always loved these dough bowls!!! This was a great find at a fantastic price!!

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  59. Oh, I just love that bowl Kim! I've had my eye on them for a couple of years and hope some day to come across one at an estate sale. Can't wait to see what you put in it.
    It is going to be awesome for fall!!!

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  60. I love your dough bowl. We have one from Africa with ostrich eggs and monkey apple seeds in it. Will have to take a photo.

    However I would love to have one with lots of worm holes! I love this one, beautiful. Oh the stories that little bowl can tell...

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  61. That is an awesome deal!! I have been looking for one for my dining room table and to use for newborn shoots! Great find!

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  62. I just love your dough bowl...and for a good price too. Sometimes it does pay to wait for just the right piece. I have a similar dough bowl and enjoy filling it for each season and holiday. Have fun with it!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  63. Great find. I don't have one, but would love to have one if I found such a good deal. Think of all the time that a wife has kneaded her dough in the bowl!
    Beckie

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  64. Okay, that is the deal of the century!!! What a buy!!! I had one and sold it a while back when we needed money along with some old crocks. But I have an apple bowl, still hanging on to that one!!! hugs...cleo

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  65. My husband's parents were very poor, but we inherited some beautiful things from them, those most things were chipped, cracked, etc. Who knew that the bowl that his mama made homemade biscuits in everyday would become a sought after item? We love it and have tried to make biscuits like her a millions times, hoping that the beautiful bowl would bring us some good luck, but it hasn't. Oh well, guess it will just have to sit on the dining table earning our visitor's envious glances!

    Glad you got your special bowl, too!

    Jenny
    The Lavender Magnolia

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  66. OH that IS a beauty, Kim! I have large old wood bowls, but never a dough bowl...Don't you just love when you find something you have been searching for?

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  67. That one is a great shape! I love the patina on it. It has such character and will look great no matter what you put in it.

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  68. Oh my goodness that is truly a wonderful find, I have wanted one for years, but, like you would not pay the price. Congrats on such a beautiful find!!

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  69. Wow, I did not know how expensive they are!! I have a large one that my grandmother gave me that was her mothers. I keep mine on the island,usually with fruit in it but right now it is full of Yukon Gold potatoes out of my cousins garden! Deb

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  70. Your were a lucky gal to find the dough bowl for the price you paid. Decorators have been buying them up for years. Remember when we use to see them in all the magazine spreads. The ones I do run across are way to much for me. I love how you made it the centerpiece for your table, and it will be gorgeous filled with the colors of fall. Be sure you show it.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  71. What a lovely find!!!

    Janet xox

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  72. I have seen those at Round Top flea market. On my list for this year to actually buy one. I'll let you know how that goes.

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  73. Beautiful...try making bread in it, you will be amazed at how much fun it is.

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  74. Lucky girl! Looks great on your table!!

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  75. It's lovely and worth the wait. Patience is not one of my best virtues but I have gotten better the older I get.

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  76. I've already got my tickets to the fair! I can't wait... I get a little giddy just thinking about it!
    afabulesshome.blogspot.com

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  77. Good for you. That's one of the things I've been looking for too!

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  78. I don't have one...wasn't thinking of one...too poor to own one...and NOW...thanks to my sweet little friend, Kimmer....
    I GOTTA HAVE ONE !
    bwaaaaaa

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  79. Lovely! Does anyone know the reason for the bowl's shape? I love to know how old things originated and developed.

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  80. What a great find! It's wonderful, and I was thinking ahead to fall myself, gourds and pumpkins. Can't wait. thanks for sharing the inspiration at VIF, xoxo Debra

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  81. Oh it's good to home, I missed ya girl and all your great finds...this is a fantastic find, I saw one in Mt with pine cones in it and thought I would love to have one of those....well I'm off to see what you've done that I've missed for 2 weeks!

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  82. I do! I have a huge dough bowl that belonged to my great grandmother. I love it, but I had no idea that people would buy them! I thought they were items that everyone had in their kitchens. I am so not with it.

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  83. Oh I love this post Kim! Can I ask what, constitutes a "dough bowl"? My mom gave me a large wooden bowl that came with a small wooden paddle. It's not shaped like yours, it's truly round but it is wooden. I am wondering if that's what it is. I just love wood bowls, and the one your found is so beautiful! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday!

    Heather

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  84. I had never wanted a wooden bowl till now LOL

    my little sister has one and maybe I can talk her out of it LOL again

    Janice

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  85. Oh Kim, what a deal!! I just inhereted two family dough bowls from my mother-in-law, but they are the small ones. Don't you want to trade? Ha, ha, I'm guessing, "no."

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  86. Now make sure you post pictures of what you put in it... I typically have faux pears and apples in mine all yr long except during the fall. I am looking to get some inspiration from you.. No pressure :)

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  87. You must have been so excited that your patience paid off! That dough bowl is fabulous. I got one for a wedding gift that I love!

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  88. No, I don't have one, but wish I did! I love the bowls that MMS and Joan have ... now, I love yours, too! Big score, Kim!

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  89. Kim, I do have a dough bowl. I found a wonderful vintage bowl in Santa Fe last summer. It was a bargain, though I don't recall what I actually paid.

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  90. Love your dough bowl Kim....Looks great in the DR. I also have one and use it for so many things....very functional!

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  91. Wow Kim- that is fantastic!! I love your dough bowl- what a find and it is the perfect size for your table too! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  92. So lovely! The natural wood pairs well with your decor. Can't wait for the pumplins and gourds in the centerpiece, either! Andrea @ townandprairie

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  93. what a great find! I've been looking for one as well. I can never find one under 200. What a great deal for yours! I love it, and the tilting just gives more character. :)

    Christine

    www.firsthomelovelife.blogspot.com

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  94. What a find! They just don't happen here in Idaho... the pioneers must've made bread??? It's beautiful and so is your blog. I now follow.
    Patty

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  95. I love your dough bowl, it has so much character!I have been wanting one for some time now too and they are all so expensive. I found one last year at a thrift/junk shop that I frequent..it was pretty cheap but I kept putting it off and then it was gone...my loss..now I wait patiently for another one to pop up somewhere.

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