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?

Charming Little Corners

The Inspired Room Kitchen and Family Room

I have a fascination with charming little corners of a house. In older houses you sometimes have those fun little nooks, quirky stairwells, small hallways or pockets of space that add to the ambience of the home. I miss that! Our house is a pretty … ** Read more **

Spring Mantel

The Inspired Room - Spring Mantel

The sun has been out the past few days and it has been so pretty! We've had such great weather this winter. I know so many of you are still buried in snow and we barely even saw a flake all winter! The Pacific Northwest is the best kept secret, I … ** Read more **

February House Fluffing {Leather, Copper & Wood}

Leather Sofa - Living Room Textures - The Inspired Room

February is a good month to do a little house fluffing, don't you think? Of course, I think I say that in every season so you know, I guess it's always a good time if you are like me. I find especially when I'm extra busy like I've been for the past … ** Read more **

Christmas House Tour {Part Two}

Holiday Coffee Station - The Inspired Room Christmas House Tour

Greetings, friends!! My internet has been out and our lights flickering all evening. It's a wee bit stormy around here and more winds are threatening to blow through. I was so worried I wasn't going to be able to get this post scheduled -- yay me for … ** Read more **

Christmas House Tour {Part One}

Forest & Sea Christmas Tour - The Inspired Room

Welcome, friends! I'm SO glad you stopped by today for the annual Christmas tour of my home in our little corner of the Pacific Northwest (I'm joining in with the Holiday Home Tours via Just a Girl!). This is part one of a two part house tour, you … ** Read more **