How I Fill A Huge Dough Bowl

4.10.2015

Today I'm sharing one of the other great finds from The Tobacco Barn in Asheville, NC. There were many dough bowls through out the building, but this one just had that special somepin somepin that made me buy it. Plus the price was really good for this big boy.

It is quite huge at 40 inches long. I thought my old one was large until I brought this one home.



The patina plus the fact it is level is also why I chose this one.

Of course the bigger it is the more stuff it takes to fill it, but I had plenty of things on hand.

Like a preserved boxwood wreath and balls and a couple real nests,

 a sea fan or two,

and even a store bought nest that looks rather real.

This one has such character like the tiny worm holes.

Of course I had to tuck in some dried lavender, too.


And that is one way to fill a dough bowl.

If you have a large dough bowl or maybe a basket or tray just look around your home or even look outside to nature and just fill it up

Have a fabulous weekend!

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39 comments:

  1. My friends and I stopped in the Antique Tobacco Warehouse on Wednesday, and we didn't buy a thing. We were in a rush and just didn't have time to really browse. The Biltmore with the Downton Abbey clothes was outstanding, and the spring garden was in full bloom.

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  2. I love it! There are no dough bowls in Michigan - lol - and apparently all y'all have tons to choose from! It's beautiful and I love your ideas of what to fill it with.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Kim! love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  3. Love, love the way you used natural elements to fill the bowl....a perfect way to fill the bowl....Have a great weekend!

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    1. Shirley, I love your guest room. I saw it feature on WOW us Wednesdays. Congratulations! You did a fantastic job!!
      XO

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  4. LOVE how you filled the gorgeous dough bowl!!!

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  5. Love the natural elements!
    It took me years to find one at a price I wanted to pay.
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. I love it!!! I might copy your idea if you don't mind:) Have a great weekend:)

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  7. That is a great bowl. I was just at the Tobacco barn the other say and kept seeing some of the things you posted about when you were there. Love the natural elements in the dough bowl!

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  8. Great job Kim!
    I love how you filled your bowl. Very spring like with the nests.
    I love dough bowls. I cannot wait to add one to my home decor!!
    Have a great weekend!!

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  9. I'd love to have a dough bowl someday. The shapes and old wood patinas just really turn me on, and I love to think of how they were used by someone to make lovely loaves of bread and baked goods. :) Yours is a beauty, and I love how you've decorated it with natural items.

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  10. I enjoy your blog and the way you decorate, but you may want to be aware of laws concerning the collection of birds' nests, eggs, and feathers. Your blog prompted me to write about it in my blog today. You may want to check it out. http://simplepleasures-bb.blogspot.com/2015/04/bloggers-breaking-law.html

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    1. Brenda, the key word there is Migratory birds. My two little nests that have been featured on this blog many times are from local little birds and the nests were empty before I took them.

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  11. It looks so pretty Kim and I bet the lavender keeps it smelling heavenly.

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  12. No dough bowls in Florida. Maybe I'll find one when I take a trip to Savanna Ga in June. Love your dough bowls, Kim.

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  13. Beautiful dough bowl...love how you filled it!
    Mary Alice

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  14. Love the look Kim and the boxwood is makes it!

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  15. Love the new bowl and it looks amazing filled with bits of nature.

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  16. That is a fabulous dough bowl and I love how you filled it! Have a great weekend. Hope you get to be in the yard! I know you love that.

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  17. Kim, you are a MASTER at this!

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  18. So pretty Kim. Two of my favorites. Boxwood and lavender.

    Cindy

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  19. Love the dough bowl, and yours looks amazing. The whole nature presentation of it was genius, often we fill with fruits, nuts, breads, FAkE FAUX BREADS.... But nature is perfect for your setting here.
    You could add tree branches, tree barks shavings in big hunks, and beautiful tree mosses :)

    I love the hutch in the back drop, the doub bowl looks fabulous with such a beautiful display of beauty.

    Xx
    Dore

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  20. Something told me you bought one if those dough bowls:) It's fabulous!

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  21. Your dough bowl is fantastic but your decorating and styling of the objects you placed inside is what 'makes' it! The bird nests add just the right spring touch to the look.

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  22. I love dough bowls. Wish I had one and have been looking. I have found fakes....made recently elsewhere and then I see the real thing. What is a good price on the real thing??
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Nancy, I have seen prices all over the place. Some folks mark them over $300, but I only paid $125 for this huge one. I paid $100 for my 28 inch one. It just depends who is selling them.

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  23. I love dough bowls. They can be used in so many creative ways. I line them either with sand or dry lentils to bring up the level, this way you don't have to put so much stuff inside. In Spring the sand looks great with different-sized shells.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  24. I have one that i use on my DR table,and i put a small bird house,some viola's i planted in a small planter and nests and things. when i get tired i can use your ideas so, thanks.

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  25. Love how you filled it Kim. I'm definitely bringing a dough bowl home with me this year when I go to the CLF in June!!

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  26. just love how you filled it. you have given me some inspiration on how to fill mine.

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  27. Love your extra large dough bowl! You will enjoy using that I'm sure. I know I've been enjoying mine and love the endless possibilities of what can be filled in it. Mine doesn't sit level though.

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  28. Love your big old dough bowl Kim and all natural elements you filled it with. Perfect for spring.

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  29. Love your dough bowl Kim and how you styled it, what a great find! I have heard about that place in Asheville, we are heading up that way in the summer for a college tour and that barn now on my list of places to visit!

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  30. You have given me some inspiration on how to refresh my dough bowl. Right now it is sitting empty! Love the size of your new one!

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  31. This huge dough bowl is amazing specimen! I have been looking for a nice, large dough bowl for quite a while now. Unfortunately, the prices of the ones I've seen in California are astronomical!!! Still, I trying to remain optimistic that I will find the perfect dough bowl for the perfect price if I just keep on keeping on!
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  32. I was wondering how you resisted this piece! It looks amazing on your table. Love how you've styled it too. I would love one, never see them in Ireland though.

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  33. So pretty! Love all the natural elements, Kim.
    :)

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  34. Kim, love the dough bowl. I have my great aunt's bowl but she had painted it at some point. I stil use it and enjoy putting stuff in it. Thanks for sharing. For some reason I'm not receiving your posts anymore.

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