through the seasons – a wooden dough bowl

Wooden dough bowls, whether vintage or replicas, are a great vessel to decorate through the year during various holidays. Today we share a variety of ideas on how to fill and decorate a wooden dough bowl to compliment the seasons.

We have not published a through the seasons installment on the blog in quite awhile, and this will probably be the last one. You can see a list, including links, of all the other “through the seasons” fun articles at the end of this post. A new series will start in the new year after all the holiday excitement dies down.

The dough bowl sits on our kitchen table complimented by a copper pitcher filled with dried limelight hydrengeas from the yard and a green Cinderella pumpkin. The organic feels and rustic vibes are strong on this one!

Pine cones and hydrangeas pare well with these white painted faux pumpkins. You can get all the details on how to make these in this post {dollar tree pumpkin upcycle | make-overs}. Along with the white painted pumpkins, these glittered pumpkins added some fun bling.

The details to make these fun glitter pumpkins can be found here {German glass glitter pumpkins [pottery barn knock-off]}. I love how the texture of the dried hydrangeas and Spanish moss offset the glitter. Of course real pumpkins are always a favored choice piled high.

White cinderella These sit on a bed of eucalyptus with frosted pine cones and nuts. This dough bowl is high in organic feels and rustic vibes too.

Velvet pumpkins are also a favorite around here. Gray and cream plush pumpkins sit on a thick bed of eucalyptus with fabulous pods. Once again the juxtaposition of rustic and refined plays well together.

This dough bowl makes a great centerpiece. It is used frequently during the holidays filled with seasonal items.

From Thanksgiving we transition to Christmas. Mercury glass ornaments sit with pine tree greenery, flocked pine cones and candles.

Using a dough bowl as a centerpiece provides a low profile which allows dinner guests to see across the table unobstructed, helping flow the conversation.

We have used this dough bowl for many celebrations on many different tables. Dough bowls are super versatile and lend themselves to many different looks and styles.

Greenery and pine cones with babbles and candles can be used through New Year’s celebrations and even as winter decor in the new year.

Piling anything high with fresh fruit is always a winner. Our Meyer lemon tree in the back yard always yields so much fruit from winter into Spring.

It’s so simple but it makes a huge impact just like a fresh bouquet of flowers.

And once it turns to Spring the main event is always Easter for us around here.

This past Easter we used the dough bowl again as our centerpiece. This time we used grapevine carrots and faux eggs. It was really simple to put together but yet super festive.

And if you know me or have spent any time around here you know I am obsessed with moss, and piling the dough bowl high with moss balls is a favorite for me.

There is always something around here with our collection of moss balls, whether it’s cloches or ceramic bowls or in this case a wooden dough bowl.

We hope you enjoyed this last installment of {through the seasons}. You can see all the previous posts here:

“I like winter just as summer. I love autumn and spring. Each season has its own bliss.” 

Anoir Ou-Chad


  1. NikiLEOwife says:

    These centerpieces look great! They are perfect for each season, and you show how versatile dough bowls are. Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at!

  2. Michelle Keltner says:

    Beautiful centerpieces! Thank you for sharing and linking up!

  3. Aritha says:

    Very nice. Love to see it through the seasons. Wat a nice bowl.

  4. Laurie says:

    Interesting perspective, and it’s a beautiful dough bowl!

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  5. So lovely–just right for a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! And it’s fun to see just how versatile your beautiful dough bowl can be.

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