Antique dough bowls are a big design trend these days. Today we’re sharing all about how to style them as well as where to find them!
Maybe it’s because I’m a baker, but there is something so romantic about antique dough bowls! I love the thought that someone once made bread in them, that they were used to feed their family and friends. And their patina!
Now there are plenty of reproductions around these days, but the patina on the real ones is far superior. It’s taken years of work and use to make them look the way they do, and that’s a pretty hard thing to copy.
One of the other reasons I love dough bowls so much is how versatile they are. They can be styled for any season, holiday, or occasion. You can completely change the look of them simply by changing what you put in them. In fact, they are tailor made for seasonal decorating!
And they’re even great empty. Their character and shape can definitely stand alone.
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Flowers or Greens in Dough Bowls
Via Pottery Barn.
Greens, flowers, and even faux plants work really well in dough bowls. The green against the brown of the bowl looks especially good!
I especially love succulents in them!! Via Pottery Barn.
Design by Laura Forbes Carlin via Traditional Home.
Fruits and Vegetables in Dough Bowls
Mine filled with pumpkins and gourds last fall. You can see the rest of this fall tour here.
Love the artichokes! Via Pure Salt Interiors.
Design by Roger Higgins via Traditional Home.
What’s great about using fruits and vegetables is that it fits right into the seasonal aspect. In the fall, fill your dough bowl with pumpkins, at Christmas, pomegranates and in the spring, artichokes or apples.
Seasonal decorating that’s also practical!
Seasonal Decor in Dough Bowls
You can find the details for this dough bowl styling in my European Inspired Christmas Tour here.
Via Country Living.
How cute is this?! Via Paige Knudsen Photography.
And how adorable is this?! I think I need a big long one just for entertaining! Via Pottery Barn.
When I was looking for mine, it was difficult to find antique ones that weren’t prohibitively expensive. Now I see dough bowls literally everywhere! Not only are they still a big trend, but it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
So whether you spring for an authentic antique, or go with a reproduction, you can find one at every price point!
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