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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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