Can something as simple a dough bowl filled with pumpkins
make you happy?
I mean, it is just little white pumpkins..
in a dough bowl with pinecones and magnolia leaves.
It is simple-
and it is also simply charming.
Out in the cottage- rustic takes center stage.
The cottage has a worn painted concrete floor
old wonky cupboards in the kitchen
and an abundance of simple cottage charm.
With exposed beams on the ceiling
where I hang flowers and herbs to dry
and a chair rail that covers the slightly not so straight lower wall
that bumps out just enough to be a plate rack.
It is all rustic cottage
and so when I style the cottage for fall or Christmas
I tend to play up that rustic charm.
And in the dining area
that rustic charm doesn't require a whole lot fuss- it is very simple.
Like a table centerpiece that is simply...
a dough bowl filled with magnolia leaves, bleached pinecones
and white pumpkins.
Yes, I know. It is brown. And green and much darker than you see in the house.
I am normally much more romantic inspired in the house...
with a whole lot of sprinkles of blush and soft colors
but for the cottage - playing up a little more natural and neutral
I shared a peek at this dough bowl centerpiece
in my Autumn Cottage Home Tour
and promised a closer look and details-
and to let you in on a secret.
The pumpkins are real.
The pinecones are real... but the magnolia?
Not so much.
You might remember this magnolia garland that I used as a table garland-
I simply laid that garland in the dough bowl-
added pinecone picks
and called it good.
A 5 minute plop it in the bowl and call it charming centerpiece.
And... yes, I have styled this dough bowl just a bit more romantically
to show a completely different look.
That is coming your way.
Find the pieces I used here:
Happy Wednesday everyone.