Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bowl-d Over

One of
my favorite thrift store treasures
is my huge, wooden, bread dough bowl.
I just happened to be at the right place at the right time when they brought out this little beauty. It was one of those finds that everyone in the store commented on when they spied it in my cart. That's when you know you have a real treasure!
I love every inch of the wear on this bowl. Even the large crack down the center makes it unique.
I adore the way it was repaired with nails and strips of metal.This bowl is in constant use at our house. It usually sits on the kitchen island or table. In the fall it's loaded with pumpkins and gourds. The rest of the year it's usually laden with fresh fruits.
I thought I'd give it a little vacation from it's usual kitchen duties.
I brought it into the living room and filled it full of glass floats and Christmas ornaments that I've gathered over the years on clearance and at thrift stores.


I think it's enjoying it's little vacation and so am I.

23 comments:

Michelle Palmer said...

Love it! Love the room!!!

Emily said...

I love your coffee table too and the suit cases in the back corner!!! I seen a wooden bowl at our local thrift store and thought what could I do with that? Now I know gone to get my bowl.....

Outofmymind said...

LOVE your stacked suitcases and the door table. SO COOL on the bowl snag. Thanx for sharing.

Bill and Christina said...

I love it! You were truly blessed, those bowls can be very expensive.

Karyn said...

I love it's size and shape. Looks great on your coffee table!

Janelle said...

That looks just wonderful on the green coffee table!

angela said...

Beautiful, and I'm in love with your coffee table!!
Angela

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great fun find! :) Love those pieces that can be in use in different ways year round. You have a beautiful sense of style, and that bowl is perfect!
Blessings,
Stacey

lime said...

I am DYING over your green door coffee table! Seriously! Tell the story about it...please!

the thrifty ba said...

ooooohhhhh!

Rose H (UK) said...

Love the bowl, love the room, think the coffee table is fantastic!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great idea...looks very summery...and yes, I see those coveted stack of suitcases....I just love this room!

dobco said...

I love the bowl but love your table more!

LuLu said...

Lucky you!!! I've been on the hunt for a fabulous bowl just like your find!!!
love what you added to it,
xo,
LuLu

Lisa said...

That's reeeally pretty and it sits perfectly on your door table. The room looks wonderful.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, you were lucky to find this in a thrift store. They can be very expensive in antique stores. I love, love the suitcases stacked in the corner!

Kerry said...

It looks beautiful against the colour of your coffee table

Gayle said...

Wow Joy! That bowl/trencher is primitively perfect! What a treasure!

Jenny said...

Very cute!

Dee said...

That is a dream find!! I've been keeping my eyes open for one of those myself!! Lucky dog, you!

Mom in High Heels said...

Pretty! I love the glass balls in it. I've linked up to with photos of my dough bowl!

jodi @ back40life said...

beautiful - love those colors!

Twinwood Carving said...

Love the bowl, congrats on such a great find. I carve these bowls myself so it's always great to see how people use them. Check out my blog to see some of my work.

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