Decorating with an Antique Bowl

The Inspired Room - Antique Dough Bowl Filled with Vintage Books

Recently, my husband and I were enjoying an afternoon together window shopping in Poulsbo. There are quite a few fun little shops there we like to peek in every once in awhile. We stopped in an antique store we hadn’t visited for a long time and on our way out, we discovered this great antique wood “bowl.” The shape of it reminds me a bit of a boat, but it is probably considered a dough bowl.

The Inspired Room Gallery Wall and Console Table

I had been keeping an eye out for something substantially sized and the right shape to sit on top of our console cabinets. The cabinets are long and not very deep, so I knew right away that this wood bowl would be perfect! I think it will be so fun for seasonal decorating, and even as a centerpiece on my dining room table filled with plants, fruit, shells, and just about anything else that strikes my fancy!

The Inspired Room - Dough bowl filled with vintage books

This week I looked around to see what I had as my first attempt at using the bowl for display on the console. I saw a little stack of books I had found at a second hand store a few weeks earlier and decided to see if they would fit! Why not? Sure enough, the books fit! So for now the bowl is a charming little “tray” to corral books.

Don’t you just love finding an old treasure and putting it to good use?

Paint Colors + Regrets

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Giving Yourself Grace At Home {A Guest Post for Ann Voskamp}

Love the Home You Have - The Inspired Room blog

You’ve probably heard that our home should reflect who we are and what we love. That’s great if we like what we see. But what if the reflection staring back at us scares us? GASP! What if our home tells us we are a complete disaster and we need … ** Read more **

A Place for Everything

Inspiration from the new book Love the Home You Have - by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room

A place for everything, and everything in its place. I love that. BHG BHG BHG BHG BHG When I can easily find the things I use and love in my home, when I can open a drawer or a basket or a closet and see exactly what I need and I don't die in … ** Read more **

Skybell: A Video Doorbell Giveaway

The Inspired Room Front Porch - Skybell

I treat my home as a sanctuary, a place away from the world where I feel safe. Yet, the sound of the doorbell disrupts the peace of my little oasis. Doorbells just always unnerve me, even if there isn't a reason to worry. Our doorbell rings often … ** Read more **

Tips for Styling a Table

Tips for Styling a Tablescape

Hello & happy April! (How in the world is it April already?!) Michaela here-- I'm happy to be back today sharing a few simple tablescape and styling tips with you all! A few weeks ago, Melissa's book, Love the Home You Have, arrived at my door … ** Read more **