The sign that hung outside the store...

The sign that hung outside the store...
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Unexpected find today...



If you are looking for something, and wait long enough...you will find it at a garage sale or a thrift store. Today was my day!



I already had the antique wood trench dough bowl, which my wonderful daughter gave me after I drooled over it at her place. Her friend from work had sold her a bunch of antiques, when she was downsizing. See it above just leaning against the wall, no purpose.

The problem was, these are hand carved, and do not sit flat on the surface, so it needed some kind of support. Also, I just did not have what I needed to really decorate with it, once I did get it secure on its bottom.

Today's garage sale solved both those issues.

"AJ", down the road was having a "to die for" garage sale... this is because most everything was $1.00. Really big stuff was 5.00, and I am picking up a sweet wood daybed for $20.00. Really, just a buck for most of it. I was like a kid in the candy store.

 I found this unusual stand, it is iron wrapped in wire and was long and narrow, and it did not look mass produced.


I knew it was for my dough bowl when I saw it, even though I had no clue what it's first purpose was.


 I am showing this second picture to show the cool things that are part of this display...which I also got for a dollar, thank you AJ!

The metal lantern was in a large bag, and when I saw the lantern, and the items in the  display,( which included all the rest of what
 you see including the pumpkins etc), I knew that was also meant to be used in the wood dough bowl. Finally my dough bowl has a purpose.

 I am smiling, and even my husband was smiling.
I have 4 bay windows in my house, and this is now in the front bay window off of my kitchen.

And the other projects I brought home, will keep my chalk paint busy for a while. Why am I drawn to tables and chairs??? I got 2 table's, and 3 chairs. One of the table's says it wants to move to my dining room!

Finally, fall is here at my house.
Happy

19 comments:

Charlene Austin said...

I absolutely love the dough bowl. I will add that to my wish list! You did a great job creating the display.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

What a wonderful display, you obviously have an artistic eye to be able to create that! I love your blog - I stopped by from 2 Bags Full 'grow your bog' event. Such fun, and I am now your newest follower! Annie

Biljana said...

Beautiful display:-) Thanks for stopping by, I am your newest follower too:-))

Acorn to Oak said...

What a great find! Your dough bowl display looks great! That garage sale sounds like a ton of fun!

P.S. Just found you via 2 Bags Full. :-)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Yep, good things come to those who wait! That stand appears to have been MADE for your dough bowl -- and really, a $1.00 for that stuff?? Crazy . . . in a good way!

sissie said...

I am so glad that you found a stand for your fabulous dough bow1. It looks so pretty up on it's rightful pedestal. Very pretty.

Thanks for following my blog and I'm now a follower of yours too.

hugs
Sissie

Carol said...

Beautiful dough bowl and what a wonderful selection of goodies you scored at the garage sale.

Michele said...

I love how your good luck at the yard sale has allowed you to really showcase that wonderful bread bowl. The display is fabulous!

Heidi said...

How come I've never found a garage sale like that?!? ;) Your dough bowl is awesome, I'm so glad you found a way to display it, it looks gorgeous!!!

CK Mangold said...

You lucky girl! I love that big bay window too! Thanks for linking up! {HUGS} THREE MANGO SEEDS

Pamela said...

Love your dough bowl! I am still on the hunt for one. Thanx for joining THT!

Pamela said...

Jan you may want to look at turning off your word verification. If you do you will probably see a rise in comments being left. I know I did when I turned mine off. It just took me 5 times to be able to leave my comment on your dough bowl.

Pam said...

Great bowl and amazing that you found that stand for it. It was meant to be!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a beautiful arrangement. Your breadbowl is the perfect place to display your Autumn florals and oh...that candlelit lantern.
What wonderful treasures and they look so lovely in your window sill.

I have two breadbowls...One that my husband bought me that is an antique and the other is one that I purchased in Appalachia. I was able to meet the man who made it. I have never used either for breadmaking...They're just so nice to use in vignettes.
Thank you for this gorgeous post!
Smiles,
Carolynn

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Beautiful arrangement....thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet note.

Babs said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! The lantern and leaves, etc. are perfect for your dough bowl and what are the chances that you'd find a stand that would fit so perfectly? You must be living right! :)
Thanks for visiting from Table Top Tuesday,
Babs

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The little stand did the trick. The dough bowl looks great with the lantern and leaf vignette.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I loved this post, Jan! Your finds were just right, and I love the finished look of your dough bowl with the lantern and autumn finery. It was so nice to hear from you over at my blog today, and glad you liked my bookcase!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your doughbowl is stunning. Love the arrangement. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty