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9 Ways to Style a Wooden Dough Bowl (and a GIVE AWAY!)

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Not only are we chatting about styling this wooden dough bowl today, I'm actually giving it away to one of you. AND, there are quite a few other giveaways from my friends on the Thrifty Style Team, too! You can enter to win ALL of the goodies we're sharing. But, before I give this wooden dough bowl away, let's talk about how to style it.

Styling Your Wooden Dough Bowl
I first laid eyes on a wooden dough bowl when I stayed at my (then, soon-to-be) in-law's home for the first time. My mother-in-law had a lovely vintage dough bowl on her kitchen table with lots of nostalgic pretties piled inside of it. It was so neat! I was then determined to find a dough bowl of my own. See how I style my own wooden dough bowl, throughout the year, below.

This is actually our second annual Thrifty Style Team Home Decor Giveaway. Last year's was such a huge success that we had to bring it back. Each of the members of the team is running their own giveaway. See all of the links to the giveaways at the bottom of this post. You can enter to win all of them (and even walk away with multiple prizes...there is no limit to how much loot you can win in this one).
Thrifted Items

My Wooden Dough Bowl

I've decided to give away my oblong wooden dough bowl. I have multiple dough bowls, but this is definitely one of the best ones. It is a great (larger) size and perfect to use in your own home. It fits into multiple decor styles, too, making it easy to integrate in your own space. Our yearly give away is unique in that we're all giving away our personal stuff from our own homes (perfect for closet-clean out season, amiright?). 

And just a warning, at one point I had a few glittery ornaments in this dough bowl, and I see a few shimmers here and there. So, I'm gifting you a few flecks of glitter, too. You'll thank me later, I'm sure. Also, this particular wooden dough bowl is a reproduction. I found it at one of my favorite antique stores, Finds of All Kinds, in Burnet, Texas several years ago. 
What is a Dough Bowl?

How to Win this Wooden Dough Bowl

Whether you don't own a dough bowl, or this would be the umpteenth in your collection, I hope you enter to win! It's super simple:
  • This give away is only for residents of the continental US. 
  • Leave a comment on this post letting me know how YOU would style this dough bowl in your own home or office space. That's it!
  • Make sure your name is a part of your comment somewhere (you can email me and let me know that you left a comment under a certain name if your email address isn't attached to your comment). But, you do have to leave a comment to be entered to win.
  • I will draw for the winner on January 13th. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their lovely dough bowl. If I don't hear back within that time frame, a new winner will be chosen and given the same timeframe to email me back.
  • Be sure to enter all 13 of the giveaways from my friends, too. We only do this once a year, but it's an absolute blast!


9 Ways to Style a Wooden Dough Bowl

If you already own a dough bowl, you know they're fun (and simple) to style, especially seasonally. Below, I'm sharing some of my personal favorite items to fill my dough bowls. None of them are expensive...and some are even free.

Displaying Sea Shells

1. Sea Shells (or similar collectibles)

When we visit the beach, my husband collects sea shells. They make for the best, budget-friendly souvenirs ever. I enjoy seeing all of them on display together, as well. Whether you have a coastal-style of decor, or just want to add some natural elements to your home, sea shells are always a great choice and look especially lovely against the texture of a wooden dough bowl. It makes for a very organic and lovely display of natural items.

Dough Bowl as a Fruit Bowl

2. Fresh Fruit or Vegetables

In my kitchen, I try to keep a big bowl of fruit out and ready for my family to grab at any time of the day (and they definitely do!). A wooden dough bowl is such a lovely vessel for your produce that you keep out in the open. I have also kept onions, garlic, and potatoes in their own dough bowl at times, too. It makes them easy to reach for when I'm prepping food and cooking a meal. 

Collecting Wine Corks

3. Bottle Corks

Corks from wine or champagne are another free decor item. I have a relative who has deep glass front drawers in her kitchen (the kind you display dry beans and such inside). She has one drawer that is full of corks. I always thought it was such a neat display. And my dough bowl is a great vessel since I don't have glass drawer fronts. To me, corks are other little pieces of memories. If my family has a bottle of wine at a restaurant, we'll ask for the cork, too. That way, we can remember the occasion.  I think a wooden dough bowl full of corks would be a great dining room centerpiece. Maybe even add in some pillar candles, too?

Yarn Pom Pom Ideas

4. Yarn Pom Poms

I love displaying yarn pom poms...especially in the winter time (they *almost* mimic snowballs to us Texans). I prefer to make my own, too. Be sure to check out my tutorial on How to Make Yarn Pom Poms. They're quite addictive once you start making them. I think the texture of the yarn looks great against the wood back drop of the dough bowl.


Decorating with Dough Bowls

5. Spools of Thread

In my craft room, I keep my mother's vintage thread spools out on display (I try not to use them too terribly much, since they're really more of a keepsake to me). For the amount of spools I have, a dough bowl is a great place to keep them. They're a great centerpiece when my craft table is actually empty, too (although, that's rare!). But, I do enjoy the bowl full of colorful thread. 

Using a Wooden Dough Bowl

6. Pine Cones

In the fall and winter seasons, nothing beats pine cones as natural decor. Use my tutorial for How to Make Scented Pine Cones, too. These will be a lovely enhancement to your home, especially inside your dough bowl.

Dough Bowl Decor

7. Eggs

In the springtime, I haul out my fake egg collection to display. It's *somewhat* organic, but doesn't have to be watered or tended to every day. I painted a few of my eggs for some fun contrast. And they really POP inside the bowl. 

Dough Bowl Fillers

8. Wooden Hearts

Not just for Valentine's season...I love to display hearts all the time. I painted these wooden ones in the hues of my living area. I purchased my wooden hearts to paint here on Amazon. 

Christmas Dough Bowl Fillers

9. Ornaments

And of course, during the holiday season, I fill my wooden dough bowl full of glass ornaments. I try to keep them in the same colors as my living area. Most of the above ornaments all came from thrifting, too. That made them super budget-friendly. Not only are they lovely in a dough bowl, but pretty in a glass hurricane, too (see how I did that on my Christmas Mantel this past year). And below, see how I mixed both ornaments and pine cones together a couple of Christmases ago. I love all of the fun textures that look created.

Christmas Dough Bowl Decor

Enter to Win this Dough Bowl

Again, leave a comment on this post letting me know how YOU would style this dough bowl in your own home or office space. That's it! And be sure to enter all of my friends' give aways through their links below. 



Thrifty Style Team Give Away

Huge Home Decor Give Away

This is a multi-blog give away. And the give away items are different on each site. Be sure to visit all of the Thrifty Style Team members below to enter to win their unique items, as well. 


Easy Decor Ideas




353 comments:

  1. I would use this in my classroom. I do brag tags and i would keep them in there. sort of like you did the hearts.

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  2. This would be my fruit bowl. I don't have one. I really love it!

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  3. This bowl is SO cool and I love all your style ideas! Even if I don't win this contest I am on a mission to find one. It's hard to top what you've done with it but since it's winter I am thinking snow and cold . . . maybe glittery white frosted evergreen pieces with pine cones and glittery snowflakes and three white candles.

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I would use it seasonally, like you, filling it w/ whatever catches my eye at the time, but not too full - must be able to enjoy the character of the bowl itself, too!

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  5. I would leave on kitchen island and use for a catch all. Keys mail, what nots Roxanne Wagner

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  6. I would use it to store fruit, for the most part and possible swap it out during the Christmas holidays, because there is nothing better than a group of pretty ornaments.

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  8. I would use in my kitchen as a snack holder, hopefully for some pastries. A bread bowl, right?

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  9. Love your ideas! I decorate seasonally so I would keep the bowl on the bench in front of my couch and change it up. Hearts for February!

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  10. Love all of your ideas!! I would fill it with candles surrounded by pip berries.

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  11. I would love to use this as my kitchen table centerpiece! I would initially fill it with pine cones and other natural items. As we get closer to Easter, I have some pretty painted wooden eggs that would like very pretty it in. Kim Rowell

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  12. Neat dough bowl. I haven't been able to find one as yet and have ben looking for one for a couple of years now.
    I would decorate mine depending on holiday, season or whatever but mostly will decorate with candles and possibly some faux plants / flowers.
    Possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating something like this and I do use what I have around the house.
    Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.
    ColleenB.~Tx.

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  13. I have the perfect table to place this on, its wooden and concrete and needs this nice touch for displaying seasonal ornaments. And, as a bonus, I do glitter tumblers, so the glitter in the bowl fits right in. lol
    Kim Gaede ckgaede@yahoo.com

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  14. I would use this on the cabinet under our tv and update according to the seasons. I love your ideas!
    Jenny Z.

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  15. Right now I have unshelled nuts in my dough bowl, along with a nutcracker. My grandmother always had unshelled nuts during the holidays and, while we're a little past the holiday season, I hate to take them out. They remind me of Granny so much! Next, for Valentine's Day, I'll put in rag balls in reds and pinks and whites.

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  16. I love this and all of your ideas for styling it! I would fill it with balls of yarn.

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  17. Oh I love these! My house is decorated with prim/shabby stuff. So I would totally use this with pip berries and a good candle. I love the carved look. Thanks for doing these- Chelsea Smith, Oh

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  18. I would have this gorgeous bowl on my dining table as my center piece and put in it glitter painted pine cones for now. It's cold and not much sun, so I want to bring bright and glitter in. When the sun is out more, spring time-ish, I would love to put flower tops and leaves in the bowl - as much color as I can get.

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  19. I love all of your ideas. I decorate for every season and holiday. Succulents and snowflakes are great for the winter. I lift them up with raw dry black beans in the bowl to raise up my artificial succulents.

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  20. I would use it to hold my pods on my coffee bar. Thank you for gifting your beautiful bowl to one of us lucky winners. Thank you. Brenda

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  21. I have a coastal style condo and most definitely there would be shells of all kinds in this fabulous bowl! Every season I would add other elements to it also leaving a few shells, starfish or sand dollars. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. I would use it on our dining room table and switch it our seasonally- great way to easily change the look of the table AND contain it!

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  23. I would fill the dough bowl with red and white rattan hearts and some red paper ribbons for Valentines day. At Christmas I would put a candle in the center and surround the candle with mercury glass ornaments

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  24. I love this! I would use it seasonally. I love all the ideas you shared and would try them all through out the year!
    Mini pumpkins, pine cones and acorns during fall would be really cute.

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  25. Oh how fun...i love dough bowls!! I would put it in my dining room and change it up for the seasons. Thank you!!

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  26. This is a beautiful bowl. I would use it as a centerpiece on my table. I'm sure the majority of the time it would hold fruit, but I'd use it to decorate with the different seasons and holidays.

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  27. Oh my gosh, so gorgeous. I would serve homebread in it. If I didn't use, my daughter would take it!

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  28. I would put it on my table with my African violet and some cute mason jar salt and pepper shakers. I might even us it for bread dough ��

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  29. I would use it for all my heart shaped rocks. I haven't painted any yet but may paint a couple of them just to highlight them. Yvonne Moore yjg50@yahoo.com

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  30. This would be my fruit bowl! I’m having to dismantle my bar cart (thanks to a newly-mobile baby), move all my barware to my buffet table, thus displacing my 3-tiered fruit holder. πŸ˜…

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  31. I would use it seasonally. Mini pumpkins & gourds in the fall, ornaments at Christmas etc. It's beautiful!

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  32. I would use this bowl in my classroom as a seasonal piece. I would put it near the entrance and change it seasonally with a printable for my students and families.

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  33. Love it! I would put it on my dining room table and style it seasonally!

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  34. I would definately use it on my sofa table as a lovely spot for seasonal dΓ©cor just like in your examples above.

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  35. Definitely change it up with the holidays! I love pot pourie! Love this bowl!

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  36. It has so many options! I can certainly see changing it with the seasons. It would look super cute with a variety of colors and sizes of felt hearts for now.

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  37. I would put different breads and baked goods in my dough bowl. This would be great for serving multiple kinds of bread.

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  38. How fun! I'd copy all of your holiday ideas! Cute!

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  39. I would use this sweet bowl as a way of encouragement. I would try to keep little gifts or sayings that inspire or encourage in there and call it my kindness bowl! I love it!
    Joyce Geng

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  40. Love this! I have a two year old so I would use it as a seasonal sensory display for him to play with. Typically I have to put my holiday decorations up high so he can’t reach, but I could place this on the coffee table with items safe for him to play with
    Palmermels@gmail.com, Mel

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  41. Thank you for offering your lovely dough bowl, it is perfect for my creation of a several preserved boxwood balls in the bowl, both elegant and lends a touch of color to the perfect spot. I would place this on my buffet table and style it with some wooden thick candlesticks, a pretty tiered pedestal dish and the dough bowl. I love this bowl and the possibilities are endless!

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  42. I like to change things with the season... Leaves and pine cones in fall... Ornaments of all kind & small tree branches in winter... etc. My grandmother had a dough bowl but my aunt got it and I have not seen any at home sale auctions. Would love to have one. I am 90 so time is running out on me :)

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  43. I would use it on my dining room table for seasonal decor, as I don't have anything like this for my room right now.so excited, thank you for the chance to win it!

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  44. I love these ideas! I do set out a ceramic bowl and do something similar, but this dough bowl would be longer and I could put more in it. ;). However, I would place this one on our hutch and decorate it seasonally. I would incorporate some natural elements such as pine cones, magnolia leaves, and maybe pine boughs for the winter (maybe sprayed with some fake snow, since I live in Alabama where we get little snow) along with some plastic glittered snowflakes. Congratulations to whoever wins!! My email is livenactive@yahoo.com

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  45. I'd love to see this bowl on my great-grandmother's table full of reprints of old family photos and keepsakes. I recently lost my mother (September 9) and have begun filing away our pictures in scrapbooks. This bowl would be a great way to share them with family and friends.

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  46. I like to put vintage kitchen gadgets/tools in mine. But I love all of these ideas !

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  47. I think I would put seasonal items in it for fall (pumpkins!) and during the summer I'd pile it high with fresh vegetables from the garden!

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  48. I would keep this on my dining room table and decorate with seasonal items, fruits, ornaments, notes for family and friends during the Thanksgiving season. It would be front and center as you would see it from my foyer.

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  49. My husband and I are both retired now and living on a limited budget so a beautiful dough bowl was not in our budget. I really love all you have done with yours. I do love to craft and I'm wondering if I could make one out of papier-mache. This is of course not the real thing but just maybe I could have one for our kitchen island to hold fruit.

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  50. Growing up we always had one of these on our dining table. It is actually still there and probably always will be. My mother dressed it with seasonal nature. My favorite was an assortment of gourds....

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  51. I would have it by the entrance of the front door and add elements from nature according to the seasons.
    Thank you,
    Cecilia

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  52. I would love to win this beautiful dough bowl. I have been searching for one. I have a huge island in my kitchen that has seating on one side. I would love to have a dough bowl to place in the center and decorate with farmhouse themed items. Thanks for the opportunity! Melinda Senter melynn257@yahoo.com

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  53. This is my first time for the giveaway. Sounds like fun!!! I would change with the seasons. I do like to quilt so I would display something quilted and in winter... pine cones are a must!!!

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  54. HOW beautiful! I never knew it was called a dough bowl! I love all of your styling ideas, I would probably put holiday/seasonal artificial flower blooms/petals in it! This would be gorgeous in the middle of our kitchen table! Thank for the opportunity to win! CarlaM

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  55. Beautiful! I would use it to make fruit look great and handy to grab.

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  56. I would place the dough bowl on the hutch or coffee table in our living room and decorate it seasonally. I have enjoyed reading all of the comments, several have shared good ideas. I liked the idea someone mentioned of putting the bowl in the kitchen and filling with vintage kitchen items. -Ellie Waggoner

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  57. I recently moved to the front of our office, I'm the first person people see. I would love to sit the dough bowl on my desk with some sweet treats for anyone and everyone! Thank you! ~ShanenS

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  58. This is just beautiful. At first I thought I knew EXACTLY what I would do with it - thinking lemons and herbs, but then I saw the other ideas and now my mind is full - hard to decide for sure, but as spring is approaching (hopefully) I'd probably look towards fruits and greenery.

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  59. I am practical, so I would use it for fresh fruit, which is always pretty, but in sight so you are more apt to grab some fruit instead of chips or cookies!

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  60. I would buy wooden tags and have our family write praises , things and people we are thankful for . Perhaps also prayer request and keep it in dining room table where we all eat !

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  61. I would use it on my coffee table at home to display holiday theme decoratations throughout the year, or I would use it on a big table in my classroom to store little rewards that I give my students. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Angie Slaughter aslaughter@crawford-isd.net

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  62. I would use it at work on our big conference room table with a table runner under it and styled for every single holiday - even the little ones! ha! Karen (willowbird35@yahooa.com)

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  63. I would use this dough bowl for fruits/vegetables as it is so attractive (moreso than the wire one I am using now) or as a decorative bowl, like your painted hearts, and change contents appropriate to the season/holiday. Thank you for the chance to win it!

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  64. Hi, Rita would fill it with multicolored dried beans and nestle some various sized candle votives in it for a kitchen cabinet accent or table decoration!!!

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  65. I love this! I would style much like you do. Pinecones are my "go-to" during fall/Christmas; colorful Easter eggs in spring; our sea-shell collection in summer. It is so versatile! thank you :) Amanda R. amanda.roberts@nrmchospital.org

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  66. I love this! And I love that you got it in Burnet, my Grandparents lived in Burnet! Such cute ideas! I would use this on my dining table to decorate seasonally. Thank you! Donna Seidensticker

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  67. This is beautiful. I would put it on my dining table filled with fruit so my grandkids would eat more fruit instead of junk food.

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  68. I would put an assortment of succulents in there. ~Margaret Kenty

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  69. I’d probably fill it with small stitched pincushions

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  70. I love dough bowls! I have one from my grandmother but it's on the smaller side.
    I think they are great for seasonal decor, Right now it would filled with Greenery, Holly leaves and berries and still a few red Christmas Balls!, which will transition to Valentines day too!

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  71. I would put fresh fruit in it...maybe my kids would eat more of it if it was displayed all pretty!! :)

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  72. I would use the dough bowl to hold fresh fruit. GB

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  73. I would use as our indoor nature collecting from our nature walks, to use later in projects.
    Kari

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  74. Love the dough bowl. I would use it to display my vintage cookie cutters in. I also like the idea of changing it with the holidays/seasons.

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  75. Love the dough bowl. I would use it to display my vintage cookie cutters in. I also like the idea of changing it with the holidays/seasons.

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  76. I love this piece! I was farmhouse style long before farmhouse style was "in". I have many family antiques and re-purposed items in my home. This dough bowl would have a place of distinction on my coffee table and would be seasonally decorated with many items from nature. I love your ideas, I have used many of them as well! ~Sherry Harwood

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  77. Would love to have this bowl as the centerpiece of my dinning room table filled with antlers to match my home decor.
    Also, love that wreath!!! Olga Espinosa (ancameister).

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  78. Love this beautiful bowl! I would use it as a centerpiece on my dining room table. The first thing that comes to mind, is some white candles, a snowman figure and some fake snow!

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  79. It would fit perfectly between my bathroom sinks in my master bath. I would but hand towels and wash cloths in it. My mother has one that belonged to my grandmother. It is over 100 years old. (Been trying to talk her into giving it to me for years :)

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  80. I would use this in our wine themed dining room and put corks inside it.... and they maybe as the whim struck I could change it up for holidays - I have many holiday decorations that would work. I love this idea, and something natural and reusable is awesome. I love your blog, all the printables are beautiful and the ideas are awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent and vision with the world. melbanie23@hotmail.com

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  81. WOW! What a beautiful and unique dough bowl. I love all of your ideas for using the bowl. Great job! I would use the bowl on my kitchen table and fill with small clementines and add some faux greenery to mimic the evergreens that are native to Colorado (where we live) and to add some color to winter months here. Joanna Milewski

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  82. I've been fortunate to inherit some of my mom's, grandmother's and aunt's sifters, egg beaters, and other kitchen utensils from years ago. Would be awesome to display them in the breadbowl on my island, which is a wooden two-shelfed display table from a clothing store from years ago. Love the eclectic look. Sue wsr210@aol.com

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  83. If I would be lucky enough to win this treasure, I think during the spring and summer months I would keep lemons, artichokes and greenery in it. In the fall, white pumpkins for sure! During Christmas, white ceramic houses with white twinkle lights in them surrounded by bottle trees with white lights and christmas greenery with red berries around the edges....for winter, a simple array of winterberry sprigs, birch branches, pinecones and timer candles in the middle. Thanks for a great opportunity and all your wonderful prints you share! Sheila Allen sunseteve_65@yahoo.com

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  84. Hi I am Tammy Paxin. I would love to have this dough bowl. I would use it to make bread and keep my bread ingredients yeast, sugar, flour, and olive oil inside for a country kitchen look and easy access to make bread.

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  85. Such a wonderful giveaway!!! if I had it the decoration would change with the seasons. at this time of year I would have boxwood clippings with white candles and a black and white checkerboard table runner underneath. thank you for the chance!!!

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  86. I would use it seasonally to style for the holidays or seasons! I love them

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  87. I have a small dough bowl, and I am in love with them!! Would love to have another larger one like you are giving away!! I use my small one for centerpieces on my kitchen table. I try to change up what I put inside to coincide with the holidays.

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  88. Thanks for this opportunity to enjoy one of your favorite pieces. I would put this bowl on my kitchen table and each day my family could put notes of encouragement to each other!!Susan Hicks

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  89. I would use this to hold fruit for my kiddos to grab and go

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  90. I would love to have this to decorate seasonally. I love the ideas you have given and would love to try to style one.

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  91. Definitely changed up seasonally. I have a shelf in my dining room just asking for a bowl like this.

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  92. Wow! I was literally painting my little wooden hearts last night! With that being said, I would absolutely put them in the bowl!! Such a pretty, simple decor item!! Thank you for the opportunity & Happy New Year! <3 Bryna Broyles

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  93. I can see this piece making the rotation between my living areas, my eating areas, and my kitchen counter. I see it styled for the seasons, or actually holding rolls, weather for our own family dinners, or for our big gatherings.

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  94. I love your styling ideas! I would use the dough bowl to display seasonal items. Valentine's is up, so mini boxes of chocolates, with red, pink, and white balls. For the summer, I'd use shells. In the fall, pine cones and dried seed heads. For winter, delicate ornaments with fake snow and miniature nutcrakers.

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  95. I would LOVE to have this dough bowl! I can picture it on my dining room table filled with hearts, eggs, pine cones, pumpkins, clovers, etc. It would be so easy to change out for every holiday/season and endless possibilities!! :)

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  96. I love dough bowls! I like changing out the decor from season to season but I've been stumped for what to do this time of year. Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to find some wood hearts.

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  97. The bowl is Beautiful! i'd love to put some snow (batting/cotton) in the bottom with some red or clear battery lights and some hearts laying around my 6" wooden/felt pine trees for February. (so many possibilities, thanx for the offer!) (i love the personality of how the bowl was carved out) aflint40@yahoo.com

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  98. Even if you are making no knead bread, everyone needs a dough bowl!

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  99. you've given some pretty great ideas already, but I think I would fill it with some candy kisses for valentine's day and then use it for different seasaonal decorating as you have done!

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  100. Love all of your stylings for the dough bowl! I would decorate it seasonally!

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  101. I would use on my dining table and change up per holiday/season. I would use the wooden heart idea now for Valentines Day.

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  102. Love this dough bowl. I would fill it with my mom's thread spools (old wooden style/new with thread mixed).Her mom had an old dough bowl she used to mix biscuits with and she used it so much that she wore a hole in the bottom of it, my mom had a lot of memories of that bowl. One of these days I'll find one similar.Thanks for the ideas and for a chance to win. Angie G.

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  103. Lovely ideas! I would use it for produce. Thank you for the giveaway and all of your ideas!! Myrna Castillo

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  104. I love this dough bowl! I would decorate it with seasonal and holiday items. Christmas would be with artificial greens, a white battery operated candle and mini balls. Winter-The candle, white artificial branches and pine cones.Easter-with a ceramic chicken in the center and mini eggs around it. Spring-Pastel flowers with a small sign "Spring Has Sprung" sin in the middle. Summer-Some driftwood.seashells, and sea glass. Fall and Thanksgiving- a ceramic turkey with artificial colored leaves. For all Patriotic holidays, a mixture of the many red, white and blue items I have collected over the years.

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  105. I would use it on my island and style it with each holiday!! Jodichard1964@gmail.com

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  106. I would fill it with succulents! gruhngirls@gmail.com

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  107. Love the dough bowl - would fill with seasonal decor

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  108. I'm a stitcher, so would put some of my small stitched samples in to display.

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  109. I would create a tiny teddy bears picnic and place it on my kitchen table to enjoy. Pat Solla

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  110. I love this! I would use this in my kitchen. We have a small bar dividing the kitchen from the den, & this would be the perfect accessory for it.

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  111. I have a collection of natural items, pinecones, seed pods, etc., that I would feature in the bowl. Mehmann1234@hotmail.com

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  112. First off, I LOVE the many ideas provided for the dough bowls. We, my fiancee and I, are revamping our kitchen. We live in an older home and the cabinets and walls are real wood which I love, but I'd like some pops of color in as well. I'd probably use the dough bowl for breads, etc. I also have TONS of corks and love the look of those on the bowl as well. Thank you for everything you provide to us from free printable to amazing decor ideas!!

    ~Kristin

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  113. oh my I just absolutely love your blog! and all that you share, this dough bowl is a beauty. so many choices, I would be hard pressed to decide whether it would sit on the entry table for keys and glasses and bits and pieces, or on my craft table for yet more bits and pieces, or decorative seasonal things...I am thinking it would be moved around a very bowl at my house! thanks for all you do!

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  114. I'm a card saver, so I would put all of my seasonal cards along with matching decor, (Easter Cards-Easter Decor, Mothers Day cards-Hearts, Flowers, wrapped chocolates, etc). I absolutely love your printables and decor ideas!

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  115. I have been looking for a bowl just like this! But, have been unable to find on where I live (Fairbanks, Alaska...our temperature is 40 below today! i could use a fun win to excite me and warm me up, LOL).
    Since we are in the middle of a cold dark winter, I would display pinecones and silvery winter glass balls on our coffee table.
    Thank you for having such a great site and fun giveaway! So much fun!
    Dawn

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  116. I would use it on my coffee table and style for the season. Pine cones from my yard during other seasons. Ornaments at Christmas, pastel eggs for easter, pink and red foam felt cut hearts for Valentine's Day. Betsy Eades beades@sbcglobal.net

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  117. I would display this bowl with seasonal items.

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  118. What a lovely bowl. Your ideas are awesome! I am a yarnaholic so I would fill it with yarn, yarn, and more yarn!

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  119. How exciting! I've always wanted a dough bowl and for some strange reason haven't found one to my liking. This one fits the bill. It would be used constantly from being a focal point on the mantel, a centerpiece for our dining room table..to so many other uses. Hey I may even make bread in it who knows? Thanks for the giveaway!
    Dolly

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  120. I can see it on the mantle of our new retirement home we are building filled with seasonal and holiday items and of course grandkids crafts...

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  122. The bowl would be beautiful with shells and glass floats we have found on our Northwest beach trips. I think I would also change up the contents seasonally.

    julieknauss@comcast.net

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  123. I would fill mine with quartz and stones. My children are avid rock collectors so it would be a really nice way to display their collection.

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  124. I do not know what happened to my mother's dough bowl, or enamel pan that replaced it for my childhood biscuit memories. This one is almost identical. I would display it with candles, pine cones,and (silk, I live in AZ now), magnolia blossoms and leaves. For the holidays, my collected glass ornaments would replace the magnolias.

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  125. I love it! I would display vintage utensils... red wooden handled one would be perfect!

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  126. I don't have a dough bowl but love them. I would use it on my dining room table as a center piece. I would decorate it with seasonal decor such as spring- fresh flowers in small glass vases, summer- sea shells, mini VW bus and maybe some sand, fall-mini pumpkins and fall leaves, winter- pine cones, fake snow and mini trees. Oh, the possibilities!! Thank you for the chance, Linda Dreher

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  127. Love this bowl! I would change it seasonally - pinecones, Easter eggs and grass christmas balls and greenery, etc.

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  128. Definitely fresh fruit and snacks for my kids to grab each day. Evergreens and pinecones for Christmas!

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  129. Every month would have some sort of theme, but I love it simply filled with fruits and nuts as well.

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  130. The Dough Bowl would set on our Dining Room Table, with different themes each Holiday. I LOVE the Farm look,
    and could find many things that would be appropriate. Thank you so much for doing such a neat thing. I am
    so excited.
    Pam from KC, MO.

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  131. I would use the dough bowl on my hearth and fill it with balls of yarn in my family room's colors. At Christmas I would stage it with ornaments and pine cones (of which I have an abundance). I love all of your ideas.
    Karen from Georgia
    klove49@windstream.net

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  132. What a beautiful peice of wood! I would use it to make bread probably at least once, be to tempted not to! I would then put fresh fruit on my table!

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  133. I would use the Dough Bowl to put my mail in. It is long enough and just wide enough for various sized envelopes.
    Robin C., Ashtabula, OH

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  134. I would place it in the middle of my kitchen table with a seasonal items, for each season. For example, the various size bottle Christmas tress with snow would be cute for Christmas or a candle surrounded with candy hearts for valentines ! Jmbr004@gmail.com. Jeanine Brooks

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  135. I would change it up for different seasons. Use faux succulents. So many ideas!
    Barbara Johnson, Evans, GA

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  137. I love how primitive the bowl looks! I think it would be perfect with some primitive looking wool, like wool pennies or stuffed bowl fillers.

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  138. I would use it to hold our families "fun notes". We have a collection of encouragement, spread kindness, pay it forward, love, fortune, blessed and thankful for- type notes on colored paper. Whatever we can think of that will make us, and hopefully others, smile. Kind of like fortune cookies or a gumball machine, you never know what you'll get when you pick one. Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous dough bowl! Donna - prittiwitch2012@yahoo.com

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  139. Oh how I would love a dough bowl on my coffee table in the family room! I would put seasonal items in it. Fall would be a collection of acorns from our 200 year old oak tree at my mom's, winter would be pine cones my daughter and I collected, spring would be "moss balls", speckled eggs, and dogwood blooms, and summer my dried hydrangea flowers!

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  140. What a beautiful bowl! I love the picture above with the ornaments and pine cones!--Melanie

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  141. I love dough bowls. I remember when my Mom actually made biscuits out of hers. I think I would use the dough bowl to change with the seasons. But for everyday use, I would put nuts and a nutcracker in it and leave it on the bar for my family to have a quick snack.

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  142. Love the dough bowl. I would style it with items appropriate for every holiday throughout the year.

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  143. Dough bowls are awesome. I would fill this one with magnolia leaves and pods and maybe some pine ones. Live in the Deep South so have all those things in my yard.

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  144. I'd fill this with fruit. We're always trying to eat healthier anyway, and it would help to have a beautiful display on the dining room table.

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  145. I don't know how large the bowl is, but I'd probably use it in my sewing room/office and fill it with wooden spools or other sewing related notions/gadgets. It is so versatile and can be used in so many rooms with so many options!

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  146. So fun! Thank you for hosting this giveaway. It's really generous of all of you! A dough bowl has been on my wish list for years. Fingers crossed!
    I'd love to display it on my table, and decorate it based on the season. A few ideas: eucalyptus leaves, candles and ornaments, eggs, cranberries and pinecones, pinecones and pumpkins, candy hearts, apples - the festive possibilities are endless!

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  147. I would put the "treasures" my grandson brings me in the dough bowl.

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  148. This is an awesome bowl! It would dress up my sewing room as it held rolled up fat quarters and ribbon-tied charm packs of fabric, along with a few spools of pretty ribbons. Functional and decorative equals the perfect accessory!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  149. I love this doughbowl, it would be awesome with the Easter eggs I decopaged. Then I would change it out each month with things that make me smile ( like this doughbowl does).

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  150. I would use it to put potpourri and cinnamon ornis's and of course decorate for the holidays with whatever is appropriate :)
    tskelly77@hotmail.com

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  151. I have wanted a dough bowl for such a long time! I go to the thrift stores here and never find one. I am like you, addicted to holiday decorating, well everything decorating... lol. I decorate every room for holidays. I have many ideas for this bowl. Right now for Winter I would have painted with white touches on pinecones and evergreen branches in it with a few snowflakes. Cannot wait to start decorating for Valentine's day! I appreciate you giving up one of your bowls! Good Luck to everyone! daisy_angel_01@yahoo.com

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  152. I recently acquired my first dough bowl & I just love it! Christmas was the first season that I used it. I filled it with greenery & twinkle lights for the Christmas holidays. When I put my Christmas decorations away, I filled it with pine cones & a little bit of cinnamon potpourri to keep that yummy holiday smell going. I'm looking forward to decorating with it in every season!

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  153. Loved the pine cones and Christmas decore. I have never seen a real dough bowl. They are so lovely

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  154. I love Dough Bowls and have always wanted one for my home. I would display seasonal decor items in it or use it for the remote control and other catch alls that always seems to be floating around. Thank you, Kristi, for the opportunity to win! :D

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  155. First of all, I want to say that you are a generous person to give your dough bowl away, that you love so much! That speaks volumes about you right there Kristi! Just Wow!
    I love to decorate according to the seasons, but I would also put fun things in it! For Christmas, a big bag of Lindt balls showing all the pretty foil colors or candy wrapped in pretty foil colors. For dessert, cupcakes or cake pops or candy apples would be a fun treat display also. If I was making Chinese food for instance, then I would put a bowl of pineapple chunks in the middle and fortune cookies around it. It all depends what I'm cooking.

    If my 5 grands want to make smores, than I would put in a bag of marshmallows, a bunch of chocolate bars, honey and chocolate graham crackers in that beautiful dough bowl.
    I would also put my frozen slices of bundt and angel food cake in the bowl, b4 the kids come over with their friends and leave the big freezer door open way to long! Lol. They only live 3 streets down from my house, so I often get surprise visits, which I love!
    If we have a game board night or watch a movie, I'm sure they will think of something yummy or fruit bc drinks stay on the dining room table. My best friend, that was murdered years ago, helped me pick out my livingroom furniture a month b4 she went to heaven!

    If making cut out cookies or another kind of cookie or gingerbread house, then I would gather up all the sprinkles and all the different kinds of chips, candy, etc to put in that big dough bowl.
    On Halloween night I would lend it to my Sister bc she has alot of trick or treaters that come to her house. That oblong dough bowl would be perfect and easier for the little hands to choose what candy they want.
    The possibilities are just endless with this big beautiful dough bowl, that I could go on and on bc I just thought about more things to put in your dough bowl.
    It just amazes me seeing all your wonderful crafts that you made on your blog!

    Have a fantastic weekend Kristi with your your family!
    Good luck to all your readers too!

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  156. I put my favorite seasonal ornaments in mine! Gena Watters

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  157. So many of the things you put into your bowl are charming and great ideas and I'd love to follow your path but I know our cats--one in particular--would like nothing better than to toss the contents onto the floor. So I think I would likely stick to fresh fruit, which I think serves a dual purpose of always looking good and fresh *and* encouraging me to snack on that rather than thinking, "Where are those cookies?"

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  158. I love the look of this bowl all by itself but I also love it with the pinecones in it.

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  159. I would LOVE to have a bowl like this. I have NEVER owned a wooden bowl. I would be putting yarn in it. Cotton yarn to be specific to make crocheted dishcloths in. How beautiful. And I LOVE the glitter. I LOVE after Christmas because I have glitter everywhere. Reminds my of what Christmas is all about. Thank you SO much!!!!

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  160. I love your creative ideas for the dough bowl! I would put it on my table on top of a table runner and style it seasonally.

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  161. I have a plethora of ideas on how to style the bowl. In my classroom, as a marker holder. In my office as aa inspirational quote holder. When in need of inspiration, grab one out. Each inspiration could be on a card, a wooden cutout, the back of a photo, anything desired. In my kitchen it would be fruit. During holidays it could be a variety such as wooden hearts painted conversational hearts, shamrocks with Irish blessings, pictures of mom or cards to write tell mom why you love her, the same for Dad or even old fishing lures. For birthdays, party favors or fun photos celebrating them. The ideas go on as I only mentioned a few. Just let your imagination flow.

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  162. I think I would go with pinecones right now with a little greenery scattered in!
    gretchenmcelveen@yahoo.com

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  163. I love the look of dough bowls, although I do not have one myself. I would love to have one as a fruit bowl on my kitchen counter. It would replace the too small bowl I use for my fruit loving family.

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  164. Sometimes I love the simplicity of an empty vessel, allowing the natural beauty of the wood to be noticed.

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  165. This is absolutely beautiful and so sweet of you to do a giveaway. If I were to win I would style it seasonally for a year, take photos and then pass it along to share the love with some else. I believe in sharing my blessings with others!
    My name is Elizabeth Holt and I’m from the mountains of NC.
    elizabethholt09@gmail.com

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  166. I would likely change up how it's used through the year but would use first in my sewing studio to hold notions. Its gorgeous! Thanks for the beautiful give away!

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  167. I would love to make this a fruit bowl in my new kitchen. Kathleen Okarski

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  168. I would use this on my coffee table as the focal point. This would be where the seasonal decor would be for everyone to draw attention to.

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  169. I would use this in the office for candy for the staff.

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  170. I think the bowl is lovely as is, but I would have it as a counter piece (or bar if I had one) and maybe put a few rolling pins, and maybe a pretty dishtowel for color.

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  171. Kristi,
    Your dough bowl looks great with all your ideas. You are so creative and inspiring. I can see this bowl on my dining room table or a coffee table with old kitchen tools in it - egg beaters, old wooden spoons, maybe some small graters, - anything that hearkens back to old days. I have an old wooden paddle that my mom used to whip and then pat down homemade butter. Thank you for even considering giving this beautiful bowl away!

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  172. You have such a generous heart! I love this dough bowl and would be so very grateful to be able to call it mine. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~Elizabeth

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  173. I would atule tjis sweet bowl using cross stitch "smalls" which are simply small designs finsihed in any way, as little pillows, or cards, for example. Thank you for the opportunity. My name is Jeanne Sapp.

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  174. What a lovely prize!I have admired dough bowls at antique shops, but have never taken the plunge to purchase one. My husband & I host a monthly men's prayer breakfast for men from our church and the bowl would be perfect to fill with mini loaves of quick breads as gifts. The possibilities are endless! Thank you for the opportunity to enter! lldietz(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  175. I would love to display dried flower bouquets in it..maybe on top of some potpourri and twine balls!!
    So many ideas...maybe some of my antique valentines and make some stitched hearts out of tea stained muslin? Or make some Easter eggs in different sizes and display with some bunnies I already have? This could be the basis of so many seasonal displays! What a wonderful prize!

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  176. It's BEAUTIFUL! I would use it as a fruit bowl when not doing a seasonal decoration just so I could keep it out and visible all the time! Seasonally I'd use it with candles, pine cones and ornaments at Christmas. Pumpkins in the fall and add Indian corn and candles for Thanksgiving, Hearts, flowers and baubles for Valentines, Easter eggs, some bunnies and moss for Easter... The possibilities are endless of course. I wonder how it would work for kneading homemade bread??? LOL. Thanks for a chance to win! Pat, t8ergrl@hotmail.com

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  177. OH, I hope I win! I've always wanted one of these and can never find one. I love all the ways you've styled it.

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  178. I love all the ways you used the dough bowl. It would be perfect for me to put red, yellow, & green apples in or decorate with a different theme for each holiday throughout the year. I would mostly use it as a way to make memories with my three young grandchildren, since they will last a lifetime. Thank you for your willingness to part with such a beautiful piece & the ideas you've shared.

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  179. I have my Great, Great gandmother's dough bowl. I remember as a little girl my mom would make homemade biscuits in it that were melt in your mouth delicious. I would use a dough bowl to put some Valentine's Day decor in and for the summer time maybe some shells since I live at the beach. I would love to have a dough bowl for decoration since I use mine for biscuits.

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  180. I would do seasonal themes. Glitter hearts, scented pine cones, painted fake eggs, little pumpkins and leaves, the possibilities are endless!

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  181. I would do seasonal themes. Glitter hearts, scented pine cones, painted fake eggs, little pumpkins and leaves, the possibilities are endless!
    Tina Hansen tmhansen90@gmail.com

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  182. I just had a 10ft farm table made for my lanai that I absolutely love! I would make the dough bowl my centerpiece and interchangeably decorate it according to the season!����������������

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  183. I would decorate by changing the dough bowl seasonally.
    hedgecs@aol.com

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  184. I love each of your ideas. i L-O-O-O-VE DOUGH BOWLS. I usually have one on my dining table and change with the seasons, BUT have been known to find another spot for it. Love everything on your blog. I wish I was as talented as you are. Thank you for all the hard work you put into all the great freebies. thewrights2000@hotmail.com

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  185. LOVE The Dough Bowl ! Love ALL of your ideas ! Hope I win ! Thanks for the opportunity !

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  186. I have always wanted a bowl like this one. They are so beautiful and versatile too. If I won I would first use it on my kitchen island to hold lemons. πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹I am sure it would find it's way to many places of honor in our home though.πŸ’Œ

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  187. Love all the things you've done here, so I think I would try to find seasonal goodies on clearance and have a rotating display in it! I probably won't win, so now I'm searching online for a wooden dough bowl!

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  188. Fruit bowl for my table, Love gatorgirlnfl@gmail.com

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  189. This is cool bowl for all things! I live near the beach and collect shells, driftwood, agates and sand dollars on my walks. I would love to display them in the bowl on my coffee table! b2squid@suddenlink.net

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  190. Well, at Christmas time it would be filled with vintage Christmas ornaments that used to belong to my parents and grandparents. The rest of they year, most likely with pinecones, gourds, and mini pumpkins.

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  191. I would put a glass cloche over it or a wire one that I have and inside I would do seasonal decorations and include a flameless candle or fairy lights. Maybe some spagham moss on the outside of the cloche to balance the overall look.

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  192. I would love to decorate it special for each season! I have some valentine (Christmas type) ornaments and pine that I would love to dress it up with now. Love all the ways you’re styling it!

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