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Junk-N-Pumpkins Fall Dough Bowl Display

farmhouse style fall decorating dough bowl ideas



Hello friends…it’s (almost) fall! Just today I created this cute fall dough bowl display for The Thrifty Chicks Bloggers September challenge: “Vintage Hardware.” This was a super quick design that was really fun to put together. I am really concentrating on easy fall decor using what I have and just a few fall accessories, so this project was perfect. *This post contains affiliate links.


I am using green, yellow and gold for my early fall decor so this dough bowl vignette is wonderful fall accent on the large vintage buffet in the living room.



adorable faux pumpkins antique farmhouse french pumpkins set of 6 in a dough bowl with eucalyptus

I began by lining a small dough bowl with a seeded eucalyptus garland then placed a set of adorable set of six colorful pumpkins from Antique Farmhouse on top. *The pumpkins were provided by Antique Farmhouse for review. All opinions are my own.




Colorful Pumpkin Harvest, Set of 6

Colorful Pumpkin Harvest Set Of Six




Rustic Wooden Dough Bowl-Batea-Extra Long-Natural



I love the simplicity of this dough bowl styling. The colors are perfect for early through late fall.


Beautiful faux pumpkins from Antique Farmhouse displayed in a dough bowl with eucalyptus as fall decor

But seriously…these adorable little French pumpkins!!!!


Even though the display looked pretty as it was, I thought it would be fun to alter it a bit for this challenge. After I arranged the pumpkins and eucalyptus I simply shopped my vintage stash to find some old hardware to add in the display. I have plenty of old junk and vintage hardware in my stash! I previously made a vintage door knob and hardware wreath for the Thrifty Chicks July “unusual wreaths” challenge.


Unique handmade vintage door knob wreath shabby chic vintage style wreath

Knock Knock Vintage Door Knob and Hardware Wreath


There was no rhyme or reason to my design. I just stuck the hardware here and there between the pumpkins.


For an instant touch of vintage, just add an old key or vintage style charm.











I wanted some type of unique “welcome fall” sign, so I came up with the idea to write on a couple of super cool antique door plates with yellow chalk.



The door plates have a wonderful yellow and green rusty patina which is just perfect for my early fall decor.








This blue vintage door knob is one of my favorites. I love how it looks mixed in with the eucalyptus.





Here I have added a vintage pheasant door stop to the vignette. Although I normally reserve my pheasant decor until late fall, this year I changed things up a bit and decided to use pheasants all through fall.


Beautiful Vintage pheasant picture DIY vintage fall calendar fall pheasant decor

The inspiration to use pheasants in early fall decorating came from an old print I found online. This week I also made this antique reproduction calendar using the print. I will be sharing a tutorial post with several different printables  next week.



The door stop pheasant has lighter colors which complement the dough bowl display and the rest of my fall decor beautifully. Oh, the little green pumpkin is my favorite by the way!


A trio of pheasant feathers stuck in a rusty bed spring added a whimsical finish to the dough bowl display.


Well there you have a quick and easy junk-n-pumpkins fall dough bowl display! Putting out a few cute little pumpkins mixed in with some vintage goodies is such easy fall decor. You can make a similar display using any type of fall leaves or faux pumpkins and some old hardware. If you don’t have a dough bowl you can use a tray or wooden box. Other than gathering materials up, it only took about 3 minutes to fix up the dough bowl.


farmhouse style fall decorating dough bowl ideas


Quick, easy, vintage fall decorating…my favorite! To see more of my dough bowl and more vintage style, easy fall decor including other thrifty fall DIY’s, check out my Vintage Cottage Style Early Fall Home Tour.



Thanks so much for visiting today! Now it’s time to check out all the other great ideas for old hardware shared by the talented Thrifty Chicks.



Happy fall crafting!


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  • Reply Tania

    What a great idea amber…very pretty!


    September 12, 2018 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Marie-The Interior Frugalista

    Amber, your mix of old hardware pieces add so much vintage charm to your Fall dough bowl! Love how you wrote with chalk on the old door plates too. Pinned to my Fall Ideas board 🙂

    September 12, 2018 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Tuula @ thrifty Rebel Vintage

    I love how you put old hardware pieces together with those adorable pumpkins. So pretty! That dough bowl is awesome.

    September 12, 2018 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    You’ve totally inspired me to use some of my vintage hardware stash in my fall decor, Amber! Love your display, and love, love, love those pumpkins! Going to check them out…

    September 12, 2018 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Diana

    You are such an amazing decorator, Amber! Love your junk-n-pumpkin dough bowl display SO much. I especially like the idea of tying keys or charms to the pumpkin handles 🙂

    September 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Debrashoppeno5

    You have an amazing way of putting items together. They blend and create a wonderful vignette.

    September 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Pamela

    I just adore your beautiful home. especially all those rich woods you have everywhere and the vintage touches.

    September 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Pamela! Happy fall!

      September 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    I love the look of rustic dough bowls but this one is over the top! Mixing the hardware with pumpkins is so adorable. I have a thing for keys too so thank you for the new inspiration!

    September 17, 2018 at 7:14 am
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