It’s Fri-yay friends! I hope you all have had a lovely week. Mine has been pretty routine, which is a good thing. I did buy myself an early birthday present this week so that was exciting. I’ve had my eye on this antique dough bowl trencher for quite some time. For the last month or so, I would frequent the local antique mall at least once a week just to make sure it was still there waiting for the day I would take it home. Well, yesterday was THAT day friends. I couldn’t get home fast enough to style it so that I could share it with all of you today.
In other news, I decided to start a new series on the blog called Friday Favorites. Each Friday, I’ll share a few of my favorite things that I’m loving at the moment. This week, it’s copper! And antique dough bowls, of course. Is anyone else obsessed with all things copper right now? Maybe it was Erin @ Cotton Stem’s brilliant idea to hang copper tea pots in her entry that spurred on this love. Her creativity is endless; and so inspiring! Whatever it was, I’m loving it.
Needless to say, while I was at the antique mall for the dough bowl, I scoured the place for all things copper. I scored 3 pieces to add to my collection. I’ve also been browsing the web for all things copper and I’m sharing some of my favorites below.
If you are looking for aged copper, the best places to shop would be antique stores, flea markets, thrift store, or garage sales. Etsy also has lots of beautifully aged copper. Or you can oxidize your shinny new copper yourself by mixing 1 cup vinegar, 3/4 cup of household ammonia, and 1/4 cup of table salt. Just add the ingredients to a spray bottle, shake, and spray your copper down. You may have to spray it a few times until you get the look you are wanting.
I added some of my chalk painted pumpkins and copper to the dough bowl and placed it on my breakfast table to create a fall centerpiece. The dough bowl is a little big for this table, but it will have to do until the day that I finally have my farmhouse table in the dining room (which is currently my craft/diy space). Anyone else feel my pain!? One day I will have my dining room. I figure if I keep telling myself that long enough, it will happen, right? Right.
I absolutely love the way this came together! The copper adds the pop of color to the neutral pumpkins and gives it the perfect fall color combo. I added a few stems from my lemon tree because fresh foliage always makes everything look better.
So what do you all think? Yes or no to copper? I’d love to hear your thoughts below.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope this inspires you to create something in your home that brings you joy. Be blessed my sweet friends! xoxo