Spring is definitely in the air. In California the weather is clearing up and although it is still a bit chilly…. yes we Californians think high 60’s is chilly… (giggle)… the sun is shining and it is giving me a serious case of spring fever. This month I am tackling my decor one space at a time! I am transitioning out of my winter decor and happily skipping into SPRING! I am completely inspired by nature when it comes to my spring decor. I admire the way mother nature awakens her sparse sicks to produce glorious new buds which further transition into a full display of color. Our dining room table is the first place I am changing this season. This is a central room in our home which can bee seen from our kitchen, and let me be the first to tell you, I spend A LOT of time in my kitchen! So it brings me joy to play with and change the decor in the dining room often!
Since our table is quite big I like to display my larger decor items in this space. This season I am showcasing my vintage European dough bowl I purchased a little over a year ago. I am still in awe with this unique piece that I brought over from Romania. Truthfully, I have been known to obsess over unique items that I envision for a space and I will relentlessly hunt down the perfect piece. I enjoy shopping for unique, authentic antiques from all over the world. Learning the story behind each piece is just as entertaining to me as finding a new special space for them to land in my home.
The thing I like the best about this dough bowl is that is is adorned with metal on each end. This metal was placed there to keep the bowl from splitting while it was being used. As functional as this metal part was, it also provides this piece with texture from the fastened nail heads and lovely rusty hue. The moment I saw this dough bowl I knew it would soon become part of my decor collection.
This spring I have chosen to fill my dough bowl with all sorts of greenery leaving the centerpiece monochromatic. I found an off white wooden milk crate and filled it with a few potted green plants with various color and leaf shapes. I like the blend of the different shades of green and the contrasting texture the different leaf shapes provide. I then took an old porch baluster and one of my all time favorite family pictures to add a punch of dark color to my bowl. I wanted to add a touch of whimsy, so I placed a white pitcher with a dramatic sweeping handle into the bowl. It was just the look I was after.
I smile each and every time I glance at my table. Happy “spring fever” everyone…