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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wooden Bread Trough

I have had this big wooden bread bowl in storage for the last few years,  but I thought it would be a perfect container for all the dried flowers that I have accumulated from our garden over the summer.

I put my 'trough" in the entry for now but this corner of the house gets very congested at times.......the hall (with the traffic to the bedrooms. bathrooms, and laundry),  the kitchen opening  ( with all the traffic from the family room and sun room),  and the entry way converge here!

 I hope we don't have a wreck  here and dump all the potpourri!

The entry smells wonderful .....

Maybe I should think about selling or giving some of my potpourri

This wall in the entry has a new look this fall.     I moved out the two small side tables that were on each side of the harp table.

I hung a coffee filter wreath in front of the mirror.....

My curtain hangers???    I used some wooden pant hangers that I bought at a yard sale ($5 for the box)
Left photo is fall 2014.............................................right is fall 2015
I was tired of the big mirror that has been on this wall about 6 years ,  but where could I store something that big if I took it down,  plus it could get broken.
  My solution to the problem was to hang drapes.....they cover most of the mirror.....give the wall a fresh look.....and my mirror is safe!

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  1. I would LOVE to find one of those old bread troughs! I have looked for one for a long time. It is perfect for showcasing your fall things. Hope you have a good week- it is good to be back blogging and visiting! xo Diana

    1. Diana: You can get these from Legend Antiques in Colorado Springs.
      Legend Antiques  
      Antique Store
      Address: 2165 Broadway St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
      Phone:(719) 448-9414
      Hours: Open today · 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  2. I don't have one of the bread bowls but sold them at my shop. They are perfect for all. Sometimes if they rocked we used to put wooden knobs on them for feet.

  3. That is a lot of potpourri!! I can just smell the aroma--sweet!

  4. Where in the world has all my ambition gone? Just look at all the gorgeous displays you've made. It just amazes me.
    That bowl is marvelous, Penny! It looks like it could roll over and spill everything out very easily. Is there something that keeps it steady. You mention someone could possibly bump it?

  5. How many potpourri! You amaze me everytime

  6. Wow - that dough bowl is gorgeous and looks fantastic on the table!! I have only found smaller versions of yours, but am constantly searching for a larger one that isn't super expensive. Great creative use for the pants hangers!

  7. Penny,
    Love the bowl filled with your dried flowers but what really made my heart go pitter patter are those curtains and the way you hung them!! Genius!! LOVE it!! The whole area looks so elegant!! Great idea!!


  8. That must smell lovely as people walk by and stir the smell :) I love your curtain idea with the wooden pant hangers, very cool and a great deal!

  9. Thanks for sharing Penny! You have a beautiful house!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

  10. Penny, this is such a pretty display! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. I always love to see what you link up each week!

  11. Penny the potpourri spilling out of that bread bowl is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home!


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