Spring, Vintage Style

“Spring Is In The Air” Dough Bowl Display

How to style a small dough bowl for spring Farmhouse spring vignette garden style spring decorating ideas

Welcome dear friends! The birds are singing, the daffodils and forsythia are blooming, and in just three days it will officially be spring! Even though many of us will still have some winter weather to contend with over the next six weeks or so, there’s no denying that spring is in the air! Today I am thrilled to be joining a talented group of blogging friends for a spring/Easter dough bowl challenge. If you have arrived from Cindy’s blog County Road 407 (our fabulous host!) or if you are just visiting today, I am thrilled to have you here! You can check out each of the participant’s creative dough bowls via the links at the end of my post.


The group used this adorable photo by @simplystylednest on Instagram as our inspiration. The challenge was to come up with an Easter or Spring themed dough bowl display with our own creative twist.  Since I just shared my Rustic Farmhouse St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape featuring my medium dough bowl as the centerpiece, I chose to use my smallest dough bowl in a little spring “thyme” garden themed vignette for this challenge.



Just last week I gave this vintage cabinet a makeover with some DIY green chalk paint. Eventually the cabinet will be a bathroom vanity when we build our guest bathroom. Instead of leaving it in storage in the basement until we build the bathroom, I decided to move it up to the dining room to enjoy for spring. The top of the cabinet turned out to be the perfect spot for styling my spring thyme vignette and dough bowl display.



Cottage style Easter Vignette Beautiful spring dough bowl with moss balls, faux herbs, tulips and garden style elements

For this vignette I used garden-themed things I already had around the house, faux herbs and plants, and a few Easter and spring items. I thrifted the small dough bowl back in the winter. The dough bowl is a newer reproduction and I didn’t really care for the orangey stain it originally had, so I just whitewashed it with chalk paint and distressed it a bit. I really like how it turned out.



Cute Farmhouse Spring dough bowl ideas garden style dough bowl Easter decor

I filled the dough bowl with some shredded vintage book pages as Easter grass. Next I tucked in a vintage demijohn and a trio of glass bottles filled with blue-gray pussy willow branches and the most amazing real-touch faux white tulips that I found at a local wholesale floral shop. I experimented with adding other items to the dough bowl such as the adorable burlap carrot, moss Easter eggs, green Easter eggs and a moss sphere.


Easter vignette herbs chives farmhouse spring decor neutral spring with green

I played around with my treasures and changed the dough bowl several times. It seems that anything I put in it looked good. I love this handmade, distressed chives herb marker and my faux chives in a whitewashed clay pot. A rusty old bed spring holding one of my tiny whitewashed peat pots full of moss is also a fun repurposed “spring” decoration.



Easy spring decoration using repurposed bed spring

I thought the peat and moss pot could use a little something extra so I made a “#spring” sign using a small coffee-stained hang tag.



Farmhouse dough bowl ideas spring dough bowl filled with vintage finds rusty bed spring moss eggs



Spring vignette farmhouse bunny, vintage flower frogs, garden style vignette herbs, moss Easter eggs

I also found this amazing bunny at the same thrift shop just a couple of week ago. Instead of styling the bunny in the dough bowl, it is hopping all around the top of the cabinet nibbling on various herbs, veggies, and flowers. A sweet little bird also flew in to the spring thyme vignette.



Spring Vignette Easter Vignette Shabby Farmhouse Bunny faux cabbage garden style Easter decor




Cute Spring Vignette garden style spring decor herbs bunny shabby chic Easter

The awesome resin burlap carrot came from AC Moore (if you are unfamiliar with AC Moore, it is a craft store, similar to Michaels.) The carrot also has a hand made look which goes just perfectly with the shabby bunny.


Pretty Spring Vignette Ideas Vintage Garden style vignette with bunny, herbs, tulips and daffodils

This week my daffodils are in bloom! I picked a few for the shelf above the faux mantel, then I added a few to my vignette.



I absolutely love cottage garden style, so I really enjoyed styling up my little dough bowl and creating this whole vignette. On Wednesday I will be sharing my spring home tour with even more spring garden style. I do hope you will stop back by for the tour!



Seems like little bunny is enjoying the daffodils and garden treasures as much as I am!



Shabby Chic Easter Vignette Farmhouse Easter Farmhouse Spring

I hope this post has given you some ideas for a creating a spring garden style dough bowl display and spring vignettes. Spring is an exciting time for deep cleaning, beginning new projects, preparing the garden, and renewing our hearts and minds through the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  There’s so much beauty to enjoy in nature with warm and sunny days that are sure to eventually arrive. Don’t forget to stop and take the time to smell the daffodils!




How to style a small dough bowl for spring Farmhouse spring vignette garden style spring decorating ideas



Now it’s time to check out all of the other beautiful Easter and spring dough bowl ideas. Next up is Christy of Our Southern Home. She always inspires me with her amazing decor and DIY’s! Be sure to visit each of the participant’s blogs today via the links below. I know you will enjoy them!

Thank you so much for visiting today!





County Road 407| Follow The Yellow Brick Home |Our Southern Home

Decor To Adore| Decorate and More with Tip | Lets Add Sprinkles

Lora Bloomquist|My Wee Abode|Le Cultivateur |Chasing Quaintness  |Art and Sand

Stilettos and Shiplap |Sweet Pea |French Ethereal |A Heart Filled Home

Bluesky at Home|The Latina Next Door


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  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Amber, this is adorable. That bunny is a keeper for sure. I just love this display! There is so much that caught my eye. The bed spring with #spring is darling. Well done!

    March 18, 2019 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Tracey Hiebert

    What a lovely vignette Amber! So much inspiration!
    Tracey xo

    March 18, 2019 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Amber your interpretation has left a “spring” in my step! It is completely adorable! I think your bunny is my bunny’s older brother. 🙂

    March 18, 2019 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Amber you’re always an inspiration and I love what you have done. Looks like Mr. Bunny is really enjoying the daffodils. They’re a favorite for me. Your small pots are pretty too, love the tag.

    Enjoy your day


    March 18, 2019 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Paula

    You create the most amazing vignettes! I always so much enjoy every thoughtful detail that you put into your display. I’m going to try your whitewash tip on a very dark doughbowl (new, not vintage) whose stain I’ve never been crazy about.

    March 18, 2019 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    I love your Spring Thyme theme, Amber. Your brain totally thinks like mine on naming your themes;) I’ve got a bunch of old bedsprings in the garage; think I need to get them out! Love your fresh green and white color scheme; beautiful styling and photography!

    March 18, 2019 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Benita

    Amber, I love this centerpiece you created. The fresh flowers and garden theme are so pretty…your bunny is adorable! Hugs!

    March 18, 2019 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh goodness, your bunny is so adorable! Wonderful Spring display! What a fun challenge!

    March 18, 2019 at 9:43 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Jenna!

      March 19, 2019 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Amber, your bunny dough bowl is lovely! I love how you’ve used a lot of texture with the burlap carrot and then the sweet cabbage and greenery. And, of course, the bunny!

    This is such a fun blog hop and each is so different than the next ~ really lots of inspiration!!! Looking forward to your spring home tour, too. <3

    Hoppy hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    March 18, 2019 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Terrie

    Amber I love your Easter vignette and your inspiration of the Pinterest challenge photo. I love your green cabinet. Very pretty.

    March 18, 2019 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Marty

    Oh so pretty. I love how you add Spring around your home. Your bunnies are all fabulous too.

    March 18, 2019 at 12:35 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Marty! You will see more bunnies on the home tour!

      March 19, 2019 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    So very pretty Amber! I just love all the green touches!

    March 18, 2019 at 2:43 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Michelle! I am just crushing on green even more than ever, especially for March!

      March 19, 2019 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Oh, Amber! You had me at that gorgeous , freshly painted chest. I really love that green. The entire garden theme is perfect for spring. You truly have a styling gift and making a house a home!

    March 18, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Christy! I have my bathroom vanity all settled now which will be this pretty green cabinet. Now if we could just figure out where we are actually going to build the bathroom! Who cares about the plumbing…it’s the decor that comes first, right?

      March 19, 2019 at 12:28 am
  • Reply ruby

    #spring!! genius! ….and LOL Funny! following you now….

    March 18, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Ruby! The spring ideas just “sprung” in my head one day!

      Sorry I am just now seeing this comment. Happy fall!

      October 3, 2019 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply cindy@countyroad407

    Your dough bowl turned out beautifully! I love the bunny too! What a fantastic find. Is it made of ceramic or cloth? What a cutie. The entire top of your newly painted cabinet is amazing. So springy and happy. Pinned! Thank you so much for joining us today!

    March 18, 2019 at 10:58 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Cindy!

      It is some sort of resin or ceramic. It does look like cloth and I love it…especially for $7! I know I will enjoy him for years to come. I am so glad you invited me to be a part of this challenge. It sent me on a bunny hunt to my favorite thrift shops, which led to finding him!

      Thanks for hosting, happy spring!

      March 19, 2019 at 12:31 am
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    I love all of the wonderful pieces you brought together to create this sweet arrangement! So lovely!

    March 19, 2019 at 12:19 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Linda! I really enjoyed this challenge. I love garden style treasures. I know you have a lot of them and I can’t wait to see what you share throughout spring!

      March 19, 2019 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, your centerpiece turned out amazing!! And seriously loving that darling painted chest!!! So cute!!

    March 19, 2019 at 12:46 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Emily!

      March 21, 2019 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Your Spring decor is so fun! I had a good chuckle when I saw your Spring peat pot and sign in a rustic spring!


    March 19, 2019 at 1:28 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Judith!

      March 21, 2019 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Just lovely, as always, Amber. Love the garden elements you added (that bird and flower frog are so special). You are always so creative!

    March 19, 2019 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap

    This turned out really cute, Amber. I like all the greenery and herbs and the cottage garden feel. It’s really adorable.

    March 19, 2019 at 11:09 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Tara!

      March 21, 2019 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply bj

    How pretty this is…you’ve done a great job…love your bunny

    March 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much! Happy Spring!

      March 21, 2019 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, the dough bowl as your foundation is just perfect. Love that bunny too. Choosing a garden theme is spot on for this time of year. The garden tools and herbs and pots are so sweet and whimsical. Pinned to several boards. Love sharing.

    March 20, 2019 at 5:31 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Carol! I use a lot of garden style elements through summer and even into fall. I love vintage garden treasures!

      March 21, 2019 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Kristi Dominguez

    Oh my goodness! This is SO lovely! I just adore that sweet bunny! <3 Thank you bunches for linking up and sharing with us this week! xoxo

    March 25, 2019 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    I adore this vignette, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    March 25, 2019 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Michele M.

    Your vignette for Easter and spring is absolutely darling. I love the natural elements you use – right up my alley!

    But I must ask you – would you pretty pretty please write me (so I don’t miss a reply) and tell me what green chalk paint you used for your cabinet? I am not exaggerating: I have now painted my foyer cab 9 different colors two coats each and I just can’t seem to get the right green mixing it myself. I am usually spot-on with color but not this time. It’s either too grey or too yellow or too blue or too light – your green is EXACTLY what I need. We put up wainscoting and painted above it and suddenly my once perfect off white looked too yellowy next to the bright white of the woodwork. Sigh – home improvement domino effect – we all know it all too well, right?

    Please save me. LOL. Seriously I am wearing myself AND my good brushes out doing this, ha.

    March 29, 2019 at 1:32 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh my goodness I am so sorry I just now saw this comment!
      I am sorry also that I cannot be of much help because the paint was a mistint on clearance at Lowes and I have no idea what the shade was originally supposed to be, then I added about four different green and blue acrylic paints to it to make that robin’s egg green that I used.

      What I can tell you is that adding the dark wax afterward is what really changed the color of the green to make it more of what I wanted. When you add the wax it will completely change the color.

      October 3, 2019 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Roseann Hampton

    Such a cute Easter display! This is one of my features this week at the Snickerdoodle Link Party!

    March 31, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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