Friday Favorites- Vintage Pieces

Friday Favorites- Vintage Pieces

Friday Favorites- Vintage Pieces

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Hello Friends!

This week, I wanted to share some great vintage finds that I just love so much! Let me know which ones you will be adding to your home. 

Here is my list of favorites from this week:

“PIPER-HEIDSIECK” Champagne Wicker Basket

This is a beautiful basket! The detail is darling! It’s authentic vintage and full of character. A statement piece for sure. There is only ONE available! So, if you want it, GRAB IT!
Find it here on Etsy.

Vintage Pillows

These all would add great texture and a vintage vibe to any space!
Handmade Rug Pillow

Antique French Bottle Stand

I love this piece because it’s functional and adorable! You could use this to store cups or mugs, or just as decor. You will want to grab this from Etsy.

Antique Linen Bag

I love using things like this to add texture to a space. You can use this as a table runner or as a pillow cover. So many options for this beautiful piece! Find it here. 

Antique French Dial

This is such a fun piece! I really like that it’s so simple, but makes a statement! This is a great find you can get here from Etsy. 

Galvanized Pitcher

Pitchers like this one are perfect for holding a fresh bouquet or a beautiful spray of faux flowers. Either way, you need this pitcher! Check it out here on Etsy.

Vintage European Breadboard

Breadboards work so well for layering and adding dimension. I like using these as my kitchen decor. You can find this adorable one here on Etsy. 


Vintage Corbel

I love architectural salvage pieces like this one. All the chippy paint goodness! Grab this here from Etsy. 

Chippy White Spindle

These are so beautiful! I love adding pieces like this to my decor so much. This is an Etsy find you can get here. 

Real Touch Norfolk Pine Garland

I really love this garland! It’s so simple and beautiful. This always sells out quickly around Christmas time, so if you want it, get it NOW! You can find it here. 


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And that’s all!! I hope you find some things you like! I would love to hear how you will style these things in your home!











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Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022

Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022

Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022

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Welcome to my 2022 cozy fall home decor tour! Come on in and see what is making our home feel cozy, pretty, and inviting this fall season!  In this post, we are going to tour the family room and dining room area, which makes up most of our main living spaces.  

Also, I get to share with you the home tours of several blogging friends today.  Settle in with a pumpkin spice latte and get get ready for lots of fall inspiration today!

I love all the seasons and each one has its own special characteristics that make it wonderful and highly anticipated.  The fall season, in particular, has a quality that cannot be defined in a decor trend or tangible item, necessarily.

 In fact, the feeling of fall is what I think makes it so special!  Come on in for my cozy fall home decor tour; I hope you can find a few ideas that will help you create that own magical fall feeling in your own home too!

If you’re hopping over today from Sand Dollar Lane, welcome!  I am so glad you’ve stopped by!  Wasn’t her tour amazing?  Talk about all the special fall feelings!  

At the end of this post, you can find a link to all of the fall blogging tours today and I hope you visit each one.  No two are the same, yet each one so uniquely shares their own fall feelings!  I know you will love all of the fall decor ideas and inspiration too!

How do I make my home cozy for fall?

Actually, I think your home can be cozy all year long, not just in the fall.  However, there is something about the longer evenings, dropping temperatures, and fall activities that just lend themself to those cozy vibes!

I like to concentrate on a few main elements to create a cozy home in the fall season:

  • Soft textures
  • Candlelight and aroma
  • Warm colors

Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022

How can I decorate my room for fall on a budget?

My number one tip for budget-friendly decorating is to shop your own home.  I decided that I would try to not spend any money for my family room fall decor this year.  At the same time, I wanted to try and create a different look than years past.  Instead, I focused on taking pieces that I had and loved and then mixing and matching them for a different look.

In the family room, I always start with my fall mantel decor and gallery wall as the focal point of the room.  I combined some thrifted art in muted, fall colors with old mirror that I’ve collected from thrift stores, flea markets, and vintage shows.

Then, I added my vintage French lavabo in the center.  In years past, I filled it with gourds, which I will probably add again this year for October.  In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying this look with varied faux fall stems that I already had.  You can find a vintage-inspired French lavabo online HERE!

How do I decorate my mantel in the fall?

Since I have a lot going on with the wall fountain arrangement and the gallery wall, I decided to keep a more simple look for my fall mantel decor.  I added old books, thrifted brass candlesticks (you can find a good deal on a collection HERE), and my favorite battery-operated taper candles.  The wax finish and flickering flame give these such a real look and they add a cozy glow and feeling to our family’s favorite hang-out space!

To finish off my fall mantel decorations, I added just a few faux fall stems.

How can I decorate my house in autumn?

If you are only going to change one thing in your home for fall decorating, I suggest swapping around some throw pillows!  They are a budget-friendly and super easy way to add seasonal color, texture, and pattern.  Even though I went with mostly neutral pillows, I added some fun texture and a vintage look with a couple of pillows made from old rugs.

Next, I added a cute pumpkin pillow.  My kids were begging me in August to pull it out, but I made them wait until after Labor Day.  It is a cozy and comfy way to have some extra fun with your throw pillows!  THIS is the one we have.  You can also find some different colors and sizes for great prices HERE!

I actually ended up using THIS pillow in the music room but it is my favorite this fall.  Such a pretty color and pattern that can transition between seasons too.

You can find my favorite 30 pillows this fall over on THIS POST!

What is popular for fall decor?

Pumpkins are definitely the most popular accessory to add for fall decor.  However, I usually like to mix things up a little bit and be a bit different!  While I do add some pumpkins to my decor throughout the season, dried gourds are now in places where I would have added pumpkins in the past.

I love using dried gourds in my fall decorating because they actually save me a lot of money.  Since they can be used year after year, I don’t need to purchase as many pumpkins to get the natural look that I enjoy in my decor.  Plus, the dried gourds give those warm fall colors and natural element to my fall home decor.

At the same time, I also absolutely love all the varied shapes and sizes of dried gourds.  They are easy to add to a large bowl or basket.  In our family room, I used an old wire basket and filled it with dried gourds.  Then, I tucked in some dried branches from my yard (yay for free fall decor!)

I love dried gourds so much that I created an entire post with ideas for decorating with them.  You can check that out HERE along with some great sources for purchasing dried gourds too.

Here are a few other cozy fall home decor elements I used in this space:

  • This large antique wooden trencher is so fun to decorate for the different seasons.  Even though it is huge, it still fits the scale of the room because it acts as a layer on the coffee table.  These are investment pieces that you can use year round in your decor.  The warm wood tones add a curated, cozy look.
  • I added this antique swan decoy to the trencher.  While swans aren’t typical in my fall decorating, this one just seemed to work!  You can find a similar vintage-inspired one HERE for a great price!
  • Baskets are great for year round decor.  The one I used on my side table is no longer available, but I’m linking a couple of other favorites HERE and HERE for you!  Tuck in a few faux fall stems or branches from your yard and you’ve got a quick and easy arrangement.  The woven texture paired with natural elements helps create a curated, well-lived in look!
  • On the cabinet that we use as a sofa table, I added a giant corbel that we picked up on the World’s Longest Yard Sale.  I love the dramatic size and the soft mushroom tone blends with my decor while adding a warm neutral color too.  Vintage corbels are always a great way to add some extra character and texture to your home, as well as great charm!  You can find some pretty ones HERE and HERE!

A cozy fall home decor must-have:

is a great candle, of course!  This is my very favorite one and really the only one I buy each season.  It lasts a long time and makes our entire home smell amazing.

This is also a wonderful fall candle.  It has a little sweeter scent, while the one above is a little bit more spicy.  I highly recommend them both, though!

How do you decorate a fall dining room?

How you decorate your dining room will really depend a lot on the layout and what furniture you have in the space.  However, a dining room table is a sure thing and you can create anything from a super simple centerpiece to an extravagant fall tablescape!

Over on my ebook, I share all the tips and sources for five of my favorite fall tablescapes.

However, if your home and table are anything like ours, we also need to have space for school projects, homework, and the random piles that accumulate WAY too fast!  Can you relate?

If so, a simple centerpiece is just what you need too!

How do you style a fall dining table?

For everyday purposes and practicality, a simple centerpiece is the way to go!  I do love to change my centerpiece throughout the season, but here are the basics that I keep on hand:

What goes in a dining room hutch?

Some interior stylists may suggest that dining room hutch furniture is a thing of the past.  However, for the sake of simplicity, I call any kind of cabinet with a shelf that is in the dining room a “hutch”.  In our dining room, we refinished an antique apothecary.  You can find all of the details HERE about how we removed paint, layer by layer, to reveal the some of the original white paint.  I love this chippy old piece because if its history and style.

At the same time, it provides amazing storage for small tablescape and table ware items, as well as giving a space above to display some of my favorite pieces.

If you have a “hutch” in your dining room, here are a few favorite cozy fall home decor items to consider displaying for the fall season:

What should I display in a hutch?

Are you ready to add your own cozy fall home decor?

Remember, cozy is whatever feels good to YOU!  A favorite soft texture, a soothing scent, relaxing tunes in the background, surrounded by warm colors…all things that add up to a home that feels like cozy fall goodness.

No matter what room you are making cozy for the fall season, these elements work in almost any space!  One final tip to remember is that fall is a simple season.  You can save the “going all out” for Christmas if you want (I definitely love that).  However, the fall season lends itself to simplicity and drama in easy ways, such as a pop of color, a pretty branch, or a stack of pretty pumpkins.

I hope this little home tour of our family room and dining room has given you a couple of ideas that you can create for your own cozy fall home decor!

Next, I hope you’ll hop on over to Pasha is Home for her fall home tour.  You are in for a real treat and loads of fall inspiration!

Make sure to visit all of the blogs on the tour today for even more fall home decor ideas!

Peek Into the Fall Homes of Seven Talented Bloggers

How to Decorate a Mudroom Entryway for Fall // Sand Dollar Lane

Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022 // Robyn’s French Nest

Simple Ideas For A Cozy Fall Family Room // Pasha is Home

Modern Neutral Fall Home Tour // This is Simplicite

Cozy Fall Home Tour with Vintage Farmhouse Style // Lora Bloomquist

My Home – Decorated for the Season of Autumn // Living Large in a Small House

A Casual Fall Outdoor Gathering // Cali Girl in a Southern World

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The 23 Best Neutral Halloween Decorations for Not-Scary Style

The 23 Best Neutral Halloween Decorations for Not-Scary Style

The 23 Best Neutral Halloween Decorations for Not-Scary Style

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Looking for non-scary styles for the season? Check out my favorite 23 cute and neutral Halloween decorations for family-friendly decor for your porch, outdoor spaces, and interior home!

I will be the first to admit, I am possibly treading on sensitive territory here.  There are many friends who really get into Halloween decorations and that is totally fine.  For our family, we choose to just enjoy the costumes, trick-or-treating, and fall festival events with friends.  

That being said, we simply cannot resist some cute jack-o-lanterns for neutral Halloween decorations thrown into the mix, too!

No matter whether you go all out for the holiday or stick to fall decor, I hope you know my heart for this blog.  Really, I just want this to be a space that inspires you and even gives you a creative idea or two that you can use to help you love your home even more.  At the same time, create welcoming spaces for your family and friends.

When October rolls around, I must admit, a smiling jack-o-lantern just makes me smile back!


Can you mix fall and Halloween decor?

Yes, yes, yes!  In fact, I think that is the best way to create simple, easy, budget-friendly decor.  I love using pieces that I can enjoy from mid-August all the way through Thanksgiving.  One way to simplify the whole process is to focus on neutral Halloween and fall decor pieces that blend together.

Even if you add more Halloween-specific items to your decor, keeping them simple and in small doses will allow you to just layer them into your regular fall decor.  Also, using more neutral-colored Halloween decor allows them to blend into the fall decor you’re already using around your home too.

Here is a fun seasonal tip!

Tip: Before Halloween decor begins and then when Halloween is over, simply turn your jack-o-lantern around so the face is hidden!  Get double duty wherever you can from those cute pumpkins!


 How do you decorate a house for Halloween on a budget?

My advice for this is the same as for other single-holiday days, such as Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day.  If you want to decorate on a budget, there are a few key things I stick to:

  1. Use my food as the main decor.  If your home is already decorated for fall, a cute Halloween cupcake topper and cookies will give just enough of a festive touch.
  2. Especially for a party, purchase some cute Halloween napkins to add to each place setting or stacked on the buffet.  A little goes a long way in setting the stage for a simple holiday like this.
  3. Add a few decor touches that can layer with your regular fall decor.  You don’t really need to invest in full-blown Halloween decor and full-blown fall decor (unless that’s just what you love to do and. your budget allows!).  Simply add a few touches of your Halloween style to your existing fall decor and have fun with it!


The 23 Best Neutral Halloween Decorations for Not-Scary Style

What is the most popular decoration for Halloween?

A quick research didn’t turn up any scientific data for this.  However, I don’t think anyone could disagree that a fun jack-o-lantern isn’t a staple Halloween decoration, even for those of us who stick to only some simple, family-friendly touches.  Do you agree?!

I rounded up some adorable jack-o-lantern neutral Halloween decorations that you can easily layer with your everyday fall decor.  Also, don’t forget to check out thrift stores and yard sales for seasonal accents too!


Cute jack-o-lanterns for neutral Halloween decorations:

  • This metal jack-o-lantern trio would be so easy to stick into a planter or pot for a friendly, smiling, Halloween touch!  The neutral color allows them to just blend in with your preferred fall accent colors.
  • This smiling, striped duo is just too cute!  If you’re looking for some simple pattern to add to your overall look, these will do the trick.  They would make a great centerpiece for a table, indoors or out, or on an entry table as friendly greeters for guests!
  • Okay, this cutie is not in my budget.  However, if you are a collector, it’s a must-have!  Or, it could even inspire a fun DIY!  The pattern could really spark creativity to set a whole scene for a party or event.  You could set it on a kitchen island for a one-and-done kind of fall decor too!
  • I just LOVE these!  Simple, cute, blends with any decor style, and they don’t require any extra decor.  Simply add them by the front door with an outdoor battery-operated candle and enjoy.  They would also be super cute on a console table!

Add smiling faces throughout your main living spaces!


How do you tastefully decorate for Halloween?

As I have said before, you can go all out with your decor and it will be amazing!  If you’re looking for a more low-key style, flowers are a great option.  Over on THIS post, I shared a DIY pumpkin flower arrangement along with all the steps to make both your concrete pumpkin and the fresh flower arrangement.  It’s a subtle, yet fun, way to decorate for Halloween.

One option is to add traditional fall colors and flowers to your arrangement.  A mixture of oranges, rust tones, and yellows looks beautiful!

However, if you want to add a little more of a Halloween-specific look, pick up some faux stems or decor stakes, like these, and add to your flower arrangement.  At the same time, this would be an idea that you could easily add for a special party or event and then remove afterward and continue enjoying your fall floral arrangement.

For a fun DIY, you could even cut bare branches and spray paint them black before adding to your flower arrangement!


Add some pretty or fun florals and stems for easy, neutral Halloween decorations!

Halloween looks can be pretty too!


Add some traditional patterns and colors for neutral Halloween decorations!

Seasonal decor used to be all very thematic and quite specific.  However, I love the decor trends in more recent years that have led to using “touches of the season” or “hints of the holiday” rather than setting jack o lanterns on every table and hanging a Halloween banner over the door and mantel.

You can still add those things, of course.  At the same time, consider keeping less holiday-specific decor in storage and investing in colors and patterns that can be used for an entire season.  Better yet, find pieces that can be used for multiple seasons!

Actually, I don’t have nearly as much decor as many people think.  Instead, I rotate my pieces in and out, use them in different rooms, and restyle them for seasons and holidays.  This requires less storage and I make wise investments into the decor I choose.


Here are some easy options for friendly and neutral Halloween decor:

Try using these year-round decor pieces too!

Whether you’re going all out for Halloween, adding a few fun touches, or focusing on fall decor instead, I hope this post gives you some fun ideas.  I especially hope it inspires you to think a little differently about how you can use your decor for small, one-day holidays.  This will save you storage and decor budget dollars too!

So tell me…do you decorate for Halloween?  If so, give us a few ideas in the comments!

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Friday Favorites- All Things Pumpkin

Friday Favorites- All Things Pumpkin

Friday Favorites- All Things Pumpkin

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Hello Friends!

Happy Friday! We are just really enjoying summer and I especially enjoyed the chance to go to Haven Conference last week!  What fun things have you and your family been doing?

Here is my list of favorites from this week:


Realistic Looking Pumpkins 

These are great pumpkins to add to general Fall decor. They look real and are so cute! 

Tall Orange Pumpkin 

Pumpkin Sugar Bowl


I love this cute little sugar bowl! What a perfect fall addition to a coffee bar right next to the cinnamon for all those pumpkin spice lattes! Find it here! 


Firlar Artificial Pumpkin Branches


These are so pretty! The perfect fall foliage fillers! I love the mini pumpkins! This is a four-pack of these branches. They are over a foot long and are so bright and pretty! Find them here. 


Fall Wreath

This is such a pretty wreath! A perfect addition to your front door! I really love the look of it! The big buffalo plaid bow is the perfect touch. Find it here from Amazon. 


Pumpkin Throw Pillow 


I shared this earlier this week in my pillow round-up. I love this one so much! It’s so cute and the perfect addition for fall! This is an amazon find you can get here. It also comes in 3 sizes and several different colors. Also, great to create a vignette on your sofa. Find it here.


Wooden White Pumpkin 

What a cute little pumpkin! I love the look of this little wooden pumpkin. You can find it here from Amazon. 


Fall Scarf 


This scarf is so beautiful! Obviously, you could use it as an accessory to fall outfits, but it also works great as home decor! This would add some great texture and color to any space transforming it for fall! Find it here.


Emery Wood Bench

I love the simplicity of this natural wood bench! The cushion also is so simple and pretty! This would be great in an entryway! Find it here from Target.

Dish Towel

I can’t imagine a cuter fall dish towel! One side says “Give Thanks and Eat Pie”, and the other says “Give Thanks and Drink Chia.” How cute!  This is an Anthropologie find you can grab here.

Pumpkin mug

Another Anthropologie win! This mug is so sweet! It would be perfect for a chai latte or PSL! You going to want to grab this cute mug here.

Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle

This is my favorite Fall candle! I love Capri blue candles. They are always such good quality with amazing smells and cute jars! This one is no exception. This is the perfect cozy scent for fall. Find it here. 

Woven Pumpkins

These are adorable! I love the texture of these. Perfect to add to any home decor. The medium one is only $10 and you can get it here and the small one is only $5 (find it here)! 

Outdoor Pumpkin Pillow

This is another adorable pumpkin pillow, but this time it’s for outdoors! It’s weather resistant and perfect for porches. It’s also on sale right now! I really love this Pottery Barn find! You can get it here. 



I’d love for you to follow me on social media!  You can find my home decor inspiration on Instagram, Pinterestand Facebook!  

And that’s all!! I hope you find some things you like! I would love to hear how you will style these things in your home! Blessings,










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How to Make an Easy DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

How to Make an Easy DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

How to Make an Easy DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

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Pumpkins and flowers make the best fall centerpieces! Check out this fun way to combine them into an easy DIY flower arrangement for your fall table!  Keep reading for more fun and easy DIY pumpkin ideas to enjoy this season too!

Really, is there anything that is more inviting for a fall table centerpiece than fresh flowers and pumpkins?!  Today, I am having fun joining some blogging friends to share our pumpkin DIY ideas with you and I can’t wait to show you my DIY pumpkin flower arrangement and how easy it was to make!  Since I love flower and I love pumpkins, I’m combining the two favorites into an easy DIY pumpkin flower arrangement to share with you.

Best part?  You can use this DIY pumpkin to create pretty flower arrangements for the whole season!

If you’re hopping over from Kristy’s amazing blog post using recycled books, welcome!  That looks like such a fun DIY and I’m adding it to my never-ending list of things that would be fun to do!

 I am so happy that you’ve stopped by today.  I know you’re getting so many beautiful ideas from these DIY pumpkin blogs!  Make sure to save the ones to your Pinterest that you want to try.

How do you make a pumpkin centerpiece?

There are so many ways to make really great DIY pumpkin flower arrangements for table centerpieces.  Whether you’re using a real pumpkin, a plastic pumpkin, or a DIY pumpkin like ours, you can create a really pretty design to enjoy on your table.  Even if you are using a simple vase that you already have, you can still make a pretty flower arrangement to add some fall color to your home decor!

We made these DIY pumpkin flower vessels a few years ago and I still love pulling them out to decorate my fall tablescapes.  They are the perfect size to make a quick and easy bouquet with some inexpensive grocery store flowers and a few freshly cut stems from my yard.  At the same time, I don’t have to spend a lot to make a simple arrangement and the uniqueness of the concrete pumpkin elevates the whole floral design!

I’ll share the simple DIY process for these concrete DIY pumpkin flower arrangement vases below, so keep reading for step-by-step instructions.  Also, don’t forget to save it to your Pinterest so you can find it easily later on too!


How to Make an Easy DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

How do you make a flower vase out of a pumpkin?


  • Cheap plastic pumpkin 
  • Small bag of concrete (the smoother finish/less aggregate, the better!)
  • Rounded-edge trowel
  • Cheap plastic cup
  • Duct tape
  • Utility knife

Step One for a DIY pumpkin flower arrangement: Create your DIY concrete pumpkin.

First, you want to gather all of your materials.  Next, using your utility knife, start a cut just below the top rim and cut a straight line to the the base.  I found the natural valleys in the plastic mold worked especially well to create a straight line.  Before doing the other side, tape the seam carefully with duct tape.  THIS tape is a staple in our household!

Repeat this process on the other side of the pumpkin.  Once both cuts are made & taped, add another strip around the widest part of the pumpkin.  This will add extra strength before you pour in the concrete in the next step.

Step Two:

Secondly, add concrete.  However, before you do, try coating the inside of the pumpkin with cooking spray.  We found that this really helps the plastic release once the concrete sets.

I found a watery concrete mix worked the best for this DIY. 

Carefully scoop the mix into the pumpkin until it’s about 2/3rds full.  Then take the plastic cup (which will hold your flowers) and carefully twist it into the concrete.  I picked up a pack of cheap plastic cups at the dollar store and it worked perfectly for this DIY.

Ideally, the lid of the cup should be at or just below the top of the concrete.


Step Three:

Thirdly, let the concrete set, then remove the plastic pumpkin form.

Tip: I let the concrete sit overnight before trying to remove the plastic.  Of course, make sure the concrete is hard and appears dry first.  Depending on your location and weather, this may differ.  Sometimes our Florida humidity makes the concrete take a bit longer to dry!

Next, remove the tape.  Then, carefully peel the plastic back.  And voila!  You have an amazing pumpkin planter you can enjoy for years to come!

You may want to wipe it off with a damp rag before bringing it inside to style.  I also use my concrete pumpkin planter outside.  It looks so cute with little mums planted in it for the season!

How do you make a pumpkin flower arrangement?

Now that you’ve created your pumpkin vase to hold your DIY pumpkin flower arrangement, it’s time to create a simple arrangement!


  • Scissors
  • Freshly cut greenery stems (I get mine from my yard or you can buy bunches of greenery at Trader Joe’s.)
  • Fall colored flower stems (For this size, I like to get two bunches of inexpensive fall flowers from the grocery store.  However, if you add more greenery, you can definitely get away with one bunch of flowers!)
  • Scotch tape (Use this if you want to make a grid on top of the vase to hold the flowers; you can see below how I essentially used the flower stems to create my grid.)

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Step 1: Add greenery stems.

As soon as your concrete pumpkin is dried, out of the plastic form, and dusted off, you’re ready to create your fall floral arrangement.  The first thing to remember is that this is a fun and casual arrangement.  As a result, you don’t need to worry about perfection.  Instead, just have fun creating!

Generally, the first thing I do is add a base of greenery around the edge of my arrangement.  Make sure to save some greenery stems to add at the end, too.

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Step 2: Add flowers in a grid pattern.

Secondly, I add my stems.  For this style of arrangement, I create a grid with the stems down in the actual vase.  This ensures my center flowers can stand straight and a little taller for a nice, slightly rounded flower arrangement.

To create the grid with stems, I add 4 shorter stems around the edge, crossing the stems.  Next, I add alternating stems, in the “windows” of those four stems, continuing to overlap the stems.  Essentially, I create a grid that holds the last flowers up.

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Step 3: Add an unexpected touch.

I purchased these dried seed pods a few years ago in the fresh flower section at Trader Joe’s.  They are easy to store along with my faux fall stems and I pull them out each year to add to DIY fall flower arrangements! Adding just a few of these dried seed pods throughout my DIY pumpkin flower arrangement fills in some of the gaps.  At the same time, it adds even more dimension, texture, and character to my arrangement. You can find some really great dried pods online: HERE, HERE, and HERE.  Store these and use over and over each year! Lastly, you can tuck in a few more clippings of greenery to fill in any spots in your arrangement that seem a little bare or too sparse. In case you need some greenery, I love the fall look of THESE and THESE!

What flowers are popular in October?

Here are some great options in different colors.  Remember, fall decorating doesn’t always have to be the traditional warm tones!

  • Calla Lilly: white
  • Magnolia: white
  • Alstroemeria: many colors
  • Liatris: purple
  • Delphimium: purple, blue
  • Camellia: red, pink, white
  • Roses: many colors
  • Sunflowers: yellow and brown
  • Orchids: many colors
  • Hydrangea: pink, purple, blue, soft green
  • Freesia: yellow, white
  • Billy Ball Flowers: golden yellow
  • Tweedia: soft blue

What flowers do you decorate with in the fall?

Honestly, you’ll find me grabbing any kind of inexpensive bunch from the grocery store. Undoubtedly, I’m a neutral-loving home decor person. However, fall is the season where I most enjoy adding traditional seasonal colors to my home and my favorite way to do this is with flowers!  I specifically look for a bunch of mums or even fall-colored stock flowers.  For late August and September, I am often drawn to sunflowers.  Regardless of the actual type of bloom, I typically pick up a bunch of flowers with the warmer tones.

You can find all of my favorite ways to decorate with inexpensive grocery store flowers over on THIS POST!  I love fall flowers and they add just the right touch of fall color to our home!

How do you arrange fake fall flowers?

That is such a great question!  Faux florals have come so far in the past few years and there are many great options for fake fall flower arrangements.  With faux florals, I use the exact some process for the arrangement:

  • Add a base of greenery around the edge.
  • Alternate flower stems in a tiered style, creating a grid with the stems as I go.
  • Use unique elements, such as dried seed pods, for texture and character.
  • Fill in any sparse places with more greenery.

In fact, I often mix fresh and faux florals.  You can use your favorite faux flowers with some freshly cut branches from your yard and create a beautiful arrangement.  The fresh branches trick the eye into “assuming” that the flowers are real.  At the very least, they still look beautiful and add fall color to your home decor.

Here are some great options for faux fall floral stems:

How can I decorate my house for fall cheap?

You can save a lot of money by creating this DIY concrete pumpkin vase that you can enjoy all season and use year after year!  I love when I can create something that can be used for more than one holiday, too.  In this case, you can use the jack o lantern side for Halloween and just turn it around to a plain pumpkin for Thanksgiving!

In addition, inexpensive grocery store flowers don’t have to look cheap and plain!

Check out THIS POST for ideas on how to make your inexpensive fall flowers look amazing!

Also, check out THIS POST for my favorite thrifted vessels and how I pair them with cheap flowers for beautiful centerpieces!

How do you make a fall table centerpiece?

As you can see, my favorite way is to add some pretty fall flowers to a pumpkin and create my own DIY pumpkin flower arrangement!  With this easy DIY, you can create your own concrete pumpkin vase to use year after year.  At the same time, this simple floral method is something you can use for your flowers no matter the season!

Are you inspired to make a DIY pumpkin?

I hope so!  There are so many wonderful DIY pumpkin ideas in this blog hop.  You can find everything from cute jack-o-lanterns to beautiful and whimsical DIY ideas, too!

If you enjoy making your DIY concrete pumpkin planter, you may want to try the candleholders too.  They are just so cute and really fun to use.  You can find the easy, step-by-step instructions to them over on THIS POST.

Next, click on over to Jessica at Itty Bitty Farmhouse and see her pumpkin DIY idea.  You’re going to love this!

Thanks again for stopping by today!  Make sure and add these ideas to your Pinterest board so you can find them easily in future years too.  Pumpkins and flowers never go out of style!

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The Best 27 Fall Throw Pillows for 2022

The Best 27 Fall Throw Pillows for 2022

The Best 27 Fall Throw Pillows for 2022

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Fall throw pillows are the easiest and quickest way to refresh your home for the autumn season! Check out these 27 trending throw pillows that you can easily add to your fall home decor accessories!

I won’t even ask the question of whether or not you can have too many throw pillows.  To be totally honest, I don’t want to hear the answer!  If you ask my husband, it is entirely possible that those words have come out of his mouth in the past.  However, I’ve been gently training him over the many years of our marriage and he has learned to not ask that particular question. 😂

That being said, I actually am a lot more picky about my throw pillows than I used to be and I have decluttered many, MANY of them in the past few months.  In fact, I think I have about two less bins of pillows in storage than I did last year.  I think that is pretty good for a girl who may, just possibly, have an addiction to home decor!  (Can I get an amen?!)

How can I decorate my house for fall cheap?

While I really want to cut down on the amount of space I am using to store throw pillows, I have another goal in mind too.  At the same time, I am trying to be more mindful of my home decor budget!  Plus, I like to know that when I invest in home decor, I’m making wise purchases that I can use for other seasons or to easily transition seasons too.

Of course, there is always that one fall-specific throw pillow that sneaks its way in because, well, fall is just a fun season!  Throw pillows are a great way to have fun with your decor too!

Here are a few of my favorites for fall throw pillows right now.

Keep in mind the following:

  • I make an effort to use many of my pillows from season to season.  My goal is that most pillows can be used for at least 2 seasons, if not more.
  • My season-specific pillows are only accents.  In addition, I’m using pillow covers whenever possible to condense storage.
  • These are just some ideas.  If you love a very colorful season and have room to store your pillows and pillow covers, GO FOR IT!
  • You can reuse pillows in different ways and in different rooms so that you still get a new look for different seasons.
  • How you layer your pillows, colors, and patterns can make. big difference as you reuse them for varied seasons.  We will take a look at a fool-proof formula for layering throw pillows!

The Best 27 Fall Throw Pillows for 2022

What is the easiest way to decorate for fall?

Throw pillows!  They are also one of the best ways to decorate your house on a budget.  In fact, no matter the season, you can give an instant cozy vibe by just adding some throw pillows to your spaces.   Here is a look at some of my current favorites in a range of styles and budgets.

9 Throw Pillows to Create a Neutral Base

My go-to formula for throw pillows, no matter the season, is this.:

neutral base + subtle color/pattern + accent/statement 

That being said, a great neutral pillow that you love is something that you can use in the fall, winter, spring, and summer too!  It makes it a great investment and certainly deserves a quality pillow that you love.

Sometimes I do change the neutral base from spring/summer to fall/winter to get a cozier or warmer texture.  However, that isn’t necessary and is really just a person preference.  Since we live in a tropical climate, I try to keep the layers fairly light-weight!

Here are some of my current favorites for a neutral throw pillow as the base for your pillow vignette:

9 Fall Throw Pillows for Accent Colors

As you can see throughout my home, I bring in subtle fall colors with throw pillows and natural accessories, such as dried gourds.  (You can find a whole post about those HERE! Whether you choose to use lots of colors or keep it more subtle, fall throw pillows are the perfect way to add a seasonal accent with color.

I like to start with a neutral base, meaning the back pillow is usually a neutral color.  The next layer is typically a fall throw pillow with a subtle color or pattern, such as a geometric pattern or stripe.  Sometimes, it can be a great opportunity to pull in a fall color and then tie it altogether with your final accent pillow.

Pillows in this category are also good “stand alone” pillows, as I call them.  When you just need a simple pillow to look great all by itself, these will do the trick.  At the same time, they can bring in that fall look without having to be too overly seasonal.

Here are a few of my favorites right now:

Try these fall throw pillows with some traditional fall colors!

  • I helped my mom pick out fall throw pillows for her living room and THIS pillow was our jumping off point.  It’s such a pretty color and could blend with a variety of accent colors too.
  • As you can see, I’m a big fan of plaid patterns and this one is so pretty.  As I said before, I love a pillow that can blend with different styles and colors and this could definitely work for other seasons too!
  • Bring in the fall hues with these pretty corduroy textured pillows!  I also love the pom pom detail for some extra fun.  Additionally, the price point is wonderful for a set of two pillow covers!
  • Get all the fall cuteness for under $13!  I ordered this pair for my porch and they are just so fun.  I love the classic pattern and traditional fall color!

9 Fall Throw Pillows for an Accent or Statement Piece

I love a good inspiration piece!  In fact, some of my favorite decor is inspired by fabric goods, such as a table cloth or throw pillow. One of the reasons that a throw pillow makes such a great accent or statement piece in your decor is that it can be really budget friendly.

What can I use for budget-friendly fall decor?

Instead of an expensive piece of art or a new piece of furniture, you can add even one special pillow to your sofa or favorite cozy corner.  Really, that is all it takes to make a statement in a room and set the tone for your overall decor.

In fact, if you get too many statement or accent pieces, they will lose some of that “it” factor.  So, it’s important to take time and edit after you decorate. You can make sure your favorite accents have a moment to shine!

I used one vintage pillow to really be the statement piece on our sectional.  Though I  love the vintage colors and style, I can easily store this pillow cover away for next year.  Best of all, this vintage pillow cover doesn’t have to be just for fall.  The colors could blend with other seasons too!

Here are some great fall throw pillows that could become your statement piece:

Try these vintage styles for a really special look:

  • The orange and rust tones in this vintage rug throw pillow would be perfect for a fall statement!  Even though this pillow is more expensive, remember you only need one of them and you can balance out the budget with more inexpensive neutrals.
  • This vintage pillow has a little softer tones.  However, it is still perfect for fall and I can also easily picture it mixed with spring colors too!
  • Use a gorgeous antique grain sack for an amazing statement pillow!  I use mine year round and they are perfect to curl up with a great book or Hallmark movie too!

Have some fun with your accent pillows too!

How do I cozy my house for fall?

Here are 27…actually 29….perfect ways to do just that!  Actually, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I could easily make it 127 cute fall throw pillows, except that would take too long and NONE of us need that many pillows. 😂

Cozy your home home up this fall with throw pillows, cozy blankets, candles, and fresh baked goods.  Add a pretty wreath on the door, and an atmosphere that makes you just want to be in your favorite place on earth…right at home.

Remember, you don’t need a lot, nor does it need to cost your budget.  Focus on:

One neutral (something you use all year) + One subtle color or pattern (something you use for at least 2 seasons) + One specialty accent pillow (this is one per room)

This formula will give you just the right amount of seasonal color, cozy vibes, and a look that is welcoming for your friends and family!


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Friday Favorites- Cozy Fall

Friday Favorites- Cozy Fall

Friday Favorites- Cozy Fall

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Hello Friends!

Happy Friday! I have a lot of cute fall decor to share this week! I love this color scheme and how well these items all fit together, but there are some great pieces individually too! I am leaning into a darker color palette that would work well for late September and October. Let me know which ones are your favorite.

Here is my list of favorites from this week:


Vintage Architectural Pedestal

This is a bigger item, but I just had to share it! All the moody fall vibes and perfect for that romantic vintage look! This is a find from Etsy and I would love to see how one of you styles it in your homes. 

Farmhouse Baluster Lamp

This lamp is so neat! It is a perfect statement piece. I like that it’s a lighter color, but has a weathered look. This is an Etsy find! Someone has taken a beautiful old piece of architectural salvage and made it into this great lamp! Find it here on Etsy. 


Vintage Brass Pheasants

This is a beautiful set of brass birds. I like using little brass figurines throughout my home decor. These work well to style on a shelf or add character to a tabletop. These are an Etsy find that you can get here.

Decorative Bells

These are so beautiful! I usually use similar pieces around Christmas time, but I love how they look with these other items for Fall. This piece is actually on sale right now! It’s a huge piece that is four feet long! A gorgeous statement piece for you home! Find these here.

Linen Fabric Sofa

I love this white sofa. So cozy and elegant. A perfect fit for a vintage home! I can envision it styled with throw pillows and blankets for fall. This comfy couch is an amazon find! You can get it here.

Black Plaid Blanket

I share a lot of light neutrals, but if you are going for a darker fall color scheme, this blanket is perfect! It looks so cozy! You can find it here on Amazon.

Auburn Accent Rug


Rugs really make a space feel homey! I love the pattern and color scheme of this one. It would be a great addition for fall. Find it here.

Black Taper Candle Stick Holders

These are so gorgeous! They were made for Fall! Find them here on Amazon. 


Wooden Mortar and Pestle

This is so cute! I use these a lot when I am styling shelves. The wood would be a great added texture! Find it here from Amazon.

Marble Mortar and Pestle

Here is another cute set that would add another layer of texture to a vignette or styled shelf. Find this one from Amazon as well.

Cloche with Mango Wood base

How beautiful is this piece? I love cloches and they are so easy to style any time of the year! This would be a perfect piece to style for this season, and then use it all year! Find it here from Amazon. 


Round Cotton Pillow

I really like this sweet little pillow with tassels. Perfect for a cozy couch! It’s cotton and cream. What a perfect combination. Find it here from Amazon.

Pampas Grass

This is a beautiful display of pampas grass! This is the perfect foliage for Fall. It’s so classy and elegant. Find it here on Amazon. 

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And that’s all!! I hope you find some things you like! How are you decorating for Fall? With light colors, or darker shades? Share below!











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The Best Thrifted Vessels for Affordable DIY Fall Flower Arrangements

The Best Thrifted Vessels for Affordable DIY Fall Flower Arrangements

The Best Thrifted Vessels for Affordable DIY Fall Flower Arrangements

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If you’re looking to save money on your fall decor, check out these affordable options for DIY fall flower arrangements with thrifted vessels!  Some of my favorite flower arrangements are the ones I create myself with pretty vintage containers, found at thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets!  Keep reading for all the thrifted treasures from the “Thrifting with the Gals” bloggers today, too!

I love flowers.  No matter the season, floral and greenery arrangements are always one of my favorite ways to add a little refresh in our home.  Even if it is a busy day and there is not time for a lot of fluffing around home, some pretty flowers can always make things feel cheerful and welcoming.

Is it cheaper to make your own floral arrangements?

Yes!  In the fall season, I love to find ways to add affordable DIY fall flower arrangements throughout our home.  However, I really don’t love spending a lot of money on them.  Actually, I’d much rather splurge on a great container that I can use year-round than the flowers themselves!

I have figured out a few tricks and ideas to use some of my favorite thrifted finds as pretty DIY fall flower arrangement containers too.  It’s amazing what a difference a pretty vessel can make to elevate a fall floral arrangement!

For Thrifting with the Gals today, I’m going to share some ideas for containers that you can look for on your fall thrifting and flea market adventures. Then, you can use your own thrifted finds to create some beautiful and affordable DIY fall flower arrangements!  And speaking of VIntage, I know you loved hopping over from Ann with Dabbiling and Decorating Vintage Fall Decor Ideas.  She is amazing!

The Best Thrifted Vessels for Affordable DIY Fall Flower Arrangements

How do I make a cheap bunch of flowers look expensive?

The vessel, container, or vase you choose for your DIY fall flower arrangement will make all the difference!  To me, a pretty bunch of grocery store flowers in a vintage French zinc pitcher looks just as wonderful and makes as much of a statement as an expensive floral arrangement from a professional florist.

You can easily elevate the style of your fall florals by arranging them in a great container.  At the same time,  you can use your favorite vessels and vases year round so you have less decor pieces to store away.  I love to invest in great pieces that I can enjoy all year long!

DIY Fall Flower Arrangement Idea #1: Use a pretty pitcher!

How do you make cheap flower arrangements?

Most likely, you probably already own a pretty pitcher.  Some of you may already own two or three or even ten!  Especially if you want to save some money on your DIY fall flower arrangements, pull out a pretty pitcher, add some water, and quickly arrange a bunch of grocery store flowers.

Even though you can style a pitcher of flowers anywhere in your home, I especially love it as a table centerpiece or even sitting by the sink for a cheerful touch.

Pitchers are always on my thrifting list!  I especially keep an eye out for pretty ironstone pitchers, like this one, at flea markets and antique stores.  They can tend to be pricey, but as I said before, I love investing in pieces that I can enjoy all year long.  Pitchers are especially helpful since you can use them for serving beverages OR displaying a bouquet of inexpensive flowers!

Here are some favorite finds:

I always recommend checking out yard sales, thrift shops, local antique stores, and flea markets for home decor.  However, there are also some great pieces online and I’ve rounded up a few that are similar to my own favorite pitchers!  If you’re in the market for a great pitcher to make your DIY fall flower arrangements more affordable…and use year round…check these out!


DIY Fall Flower Arrangements Idea #2: Use a pretty dish!

One of my favorite ways to make a pretty flower arrangement is to use a beautiful dish!  Recently, I picked up this gorgeous ironstone dish at a yard sale.  I especially love it because it belonged to a dear lady from our church.  She was always so kind and gracious!

You probably also have a pretty dish tucked away in your cabinets too!  This is a great opportunity to use a sentimental piece or perhaps a dish that you don’t use on a daily basis.



How do you make a fall flower arrangement?

Here are a few easy steps to creating pretty DIY fall flower arrangements in a dish:

  1. If you’re using a dish with a wide opening, consider creating a grid at the top with scotch tape to hold the flowers.  This also helps you to not need quite as many flowers for the arrangement too.
  2. Start by adding a layer of greenery around the perimeter of the dish.  This should ideally lay a little bit horizontal to the surface, hanging over the sides of the dish.
  3. Next, begin adding the center blooms and work your way out.  The flowers in the middle should be a little bit taller than the flowers around the edges.
  4. Lastly, tuck in a few more pieces of greenery or accent stems to create some texture and whimsy to your arrangement.



Here are a few pretty dishes I found online that would be amazing for DIY fall flower arrangements:



DIY Fall Flower Arrangement Idea #3: Try a pretty thrifted pot!

One of my favorite kinds of vessels to use for plants and flowers are ironstone pots.  Even though their original use was not as lovely (think chamber pot!), they can be cleaned, bleached, and turned into gorgeous centerpieces!

Stoneware or pottery pots also make beautiful vases.  Since they are especially on trend right now, you can even take a thrifted find and turn it into a fun DIY by painting it!

Tip: To create a flower arrangement in an ironstone pot, use either a tape grid or cut branches from your yard to stabilize the flowers.  The branches are thicker and create a grid of their own.

How do you arrange fake fall flowers?

One way to create really affordable DIY fall flower arrangements is to invest in beautiful fall stems that you can use year after year.  I am pretty picky about my faux florals.  While high-quality ones aren’t always a savings up front, they pay off by using them all season and especially getting use out of them in future years too.

Tip: To create an even more amazing arrangement with faux flowers, add some freshly cut branches from your yard or inexpensive greenery, such as eucalyptus, from the grocery store.

Here are some beautiful recommendations for quality faux florals:

No matter if you’re using fresh or faux florals, these vintage pots will all elevate the style of your arrangement!

Here are a few suggestions for vintage style:

DIY Fall Flower Arrangements Idea #4: Try using an old bucket!

Sometimes the most simple idea really is the best.  However, they can easily get overlooked.  I know that I tend to overthink things sometimes (or often, depending on who you ask 😂) and forget to use the most simple of items.  For the fall season, one of my very favorite looks is a simple bucket or container with the most popular fall flowers!

What is the most popular flower in the fall?

I am not the flower expert, but I’d have to say mums!  They add such pretty touches of fall color, both indoors and out, and I especially love that you can create an amazing display of mums or enjoy a simple plant as a centerpiece.

Speaking of a centerpiece, my favorite way to display a pretty mum is in a bucket!  It makes the perfect centerpiece for a table or kitchen island and couldn’t be any easier to style, too.

Currently, I have my mum in a pretty vintage zinc bucket.  However, you could also add a rustic touch with a wooden bucket or a farmhouse vibe with a galvanized pail.  I wouldn’t consider my decor stash to be complete without a couple of great buckets for flowers and plants!

Here are a few favorites:

DIY Fall Flower Arrangement Idea #5: Bottles and jars are simple and easy!

If you’re looking for a really inexpensive and super easy way to display fall flowers, whether fresh or faux, bottles and jars work every time!  I always watch for vintage flip-top cap bottles at thrift stores and flea markets.  Even though they can be a little more pricey in antique shops, you can find beautiful ones there too.  I love the ones that have hints of blue or green in the glass.

At the same time, you can purchase a new set and still get a wonderful centerpiece or table display for your DIY fall flower arrangements!

How do you make a cheap flower arrangement?

Purchase one bouquet and spread it out!  You can create quite a statement by adding one or two stems to each bottle and lining them down the middle of a centerpiece.

For a thoughtful effect, you can place a bottle at each place setting on your fall tablescape.  Even though a big, fancy arrangement in the middle of a table is always wonderful, you can create a unique, simple look with a single bouquet and a bunch of thrifted bottles!

Here are some ideas for bottles:

Are you ready to add some flowers to your cart at the grocery store?

I hope so!  Treat yourself this week with an inexpensive bouquet and have fun being creative as you add your DIY fall flower arrangement ideas all around your home!  While you’re out and about, make sure to stop by your local thrift stores and see what fun vessels you can use for your flowers too!

Speaking of thrifting, head over and visit all of the other “Thrifting with the Gals” friends today, including our guest host, Simply 2 Moms.  I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with Anne and AnnMarie and they are just wonderful.  I know you’ll love their thrifting post today too!

Now, head over to the next stop in our blog and visit Kristin with White Arrows Home!

Happy fall decorating and happy thrifting!

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Beautiful Fall Dough Bowl Decor in 3 Minute Styles

Beautiful Fall Dough Bowl Decor in 3 Minute Styles

Beautiful Fall Dough Bowl Decor in 3 Minute Styles

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Fall dough bowl decor ideas and styling can be so fun! Check out 3 simple ways to easily style different sized dough bowls, all in under 3 minutes!

Are you having fun with your fall decor?  I know sometimes, even when I want to have fun decorating, I’m a little short on time.  Since fall dough bowl decor is one of my top requested things to share, I want to show you a few simple ways to style your fall dough bowl .  And guess what?

Each of these styling ideas can happen in 3 minutes or less!

It may take you a few minutes longer to gather your supplies, but if you’re short on those, don’t worry!  I’ll link up everything you need for each style too.

Let’s have some fun styling and enjoy a few minutes together with fall dough bowl decorating!

Why do I love styling dough bowls?

I am so glad you asked!  Actually, wooden bowls are one of my favorite things to use in year-round decorating.

First of all, I just love old stuff!  (But you already know that, of course!)  There is something unique about the wood patina of antique dough bowls. I  think it is just because of how they have been used so much over the course of time that gives them beautiful color and texture.

At the same time, I love that dough bowls can have such great history.  It seems as though you can really imagine someone using this, many, many years ago, and you get to still enjoy it today.

I should also add that I use the term “dough bowl” loosely.  While some of my bowls were actually dough bowls, there are some styles of grain bins, troughs, trenchers, cooking bowls, mixing bowls, and a variety of other uses that may be lumped together as “dough bowls.”

No matter it’s actual original use, I just love using large wooden vessels as decor around my home!

Dough bowls don’t have to be antique to be beautiful, either.  There are wonderful reproductions available and I’ll link up some for you in this post too.

Where do I use dough bowls (wooden vessels) in my decor?

Also a great question!  The answer is simple: Everywhere!

First of all, I use dough bowls and wooden vessels throughout our entire home.  In the bathroom, I have a small one on my counter to hold pretty soaps; that’s really my only “decor” in the master bathroom!

My kitchen island almost always has a bowl or basket to hold fruit and seasonal items.  Long dough bowls, like THIS one, can make great table centerpieces and also work beautifully on console and entryway tables.

Actually, a small bowl can be a great plant or candle holder for a side table or night stand too!

An oversized trencher, antique grain bin, or large dough bowl can look great leaning in a corner or resting on the bottom shelf of an entryway table.

Secondly, dough bowls look beautiful empty or filled and are a perfect way to add texture, warm wood tones, and character to your decor!

Are dough bowls only for farmhouse style?

That is also a great question!  While you can often find them in farmhouse decor, they are frequently used in vintage decor, country decor, and even modern decor!  Adding some organic wood tones is a popular trend in the more modern farmhouse style and dough bowls are a perfect way to get that old, vintage look.

At the same time, adding some character and old patina goes with almost any style of decor.  I think every room needs at least one old piece!