2/3/11

Something I can blog about.

With our home on the market, I feel limited in what I'm willing to rearrange, tear apart, or redo;  so when I saw this blog party about Dough Bowls, I knew I could participate.  I already had the photos, but didn't realize what the bowls were called.

This is a bowl that The Man picked up somewhere, maybe a garage sale.  It was dirty, yucky, and I used it for years to hold potted flowers outside.  During the holidays, The Man was looking for little projects to occupy a very long vacation, so I handed him this bowl.  My question was "Can you make this look good enough to go on the dining room table?"  Well, a couple of hours later, he presented the transformation.  It sat empty on the table for a couple of weeks after Christmas waiting for me to decide what to put inside.  It really didn't bother me having it empty because he really transformed it into a thing of beauty.  I finally did decide to fill it with potpourri & added some textural, earthy spheres to help fill the space.  I'm really happy the way it turned out.





This bowl is supposed to be an authentic Hopi Indian bowl.  Whether it is, I don't know(I have my doubts because it was cheap), but I like it.  It may or may not have been used for dough, but it has the right shape.  Normally I wouldn't alter something that is supposed to be truly old, but it has kicked around our home for many years & was in desperate need of a face-lift, so I sanded it a bit and added just a little dark red paint to it.


It's now ready to serve many more purposes around here.  This was my first fall display last year.  Loved how it looked filled with flowers, gourds, pumpkins, etc.


Now I will probably be keeping my eyes peeled for more such bows!  Thanks for stopping by and please come again soon.
CAS

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Love your bowl and the fall display is beautiful!

SavannahGranny said...

OMG! Love both those bowls. You did a fantastic job on the fall arrangement and the newer one is perfect. Hubby did a fantastic job. Hugs, Ginger

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cas, both bowls look beautiful. Love the fall arrangement. laurie

Laurie said...

Thank you for the blog visit. I have really enjoyed looking through your blog...I'm your newest follower. Congrats on the new grand baby!

Traci said...

I really like both bowls! It's such a simple way to decorate yet so pretty!

2+ miles every morning is AWESOME! Yogalates is the first organized exercising I've ever done & I think it's what I need. If I depend on myself to do something it's not going to happen!!!

Have a great weekend!

Mom in High Heels said...

Very pretty!

Erika . . . with a K said...

I would have used it as a giant salad serving bowl. You were much more creative, looks great!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I really like your bowls I saw this today searching through blogs too. Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower. I am now a follower too. Look forward to reading more.

mississippi artist said...

Thanks for following my blog. I rushed over to check yours out and you have a really great blog! I love these wooden bowls,your husband does good work! And I wish I could get my closet as organized as yours-WOW. I am now following.

joseph said...

Thank you so much for spreading the good news of dough bowls!

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