Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Autumn bowl

I made my final fall purchase last week: this $2 bowl, probably from someone's hobby class. The colors work all season, but a Thanksgiving centerpiece in this container will really pop on the black table. Here are two of the criteria for its purchase:
  1. Is it cheaper than its equivalent plastic counterpart? This bowl is a lot better than a $2 orange plastic candy bowl from Target.

  2. Is it large enough in scale? A common thrifting mistake is the accumulation of too many small objects. Think big, friends! Two tiny crystal votives on a saucer-size doily are not the right scale for a table centerpiece. One large item packs more punch.

10 comments:

Amy said...

That is a really good point. I need to keep that in mind. It seems I am easily distracted by the little things and then end up donating them back because they don't serve a good purpose.

That bowl is beautiful! I think it will make a wonderful centerpiece!

Tamara said...

What a beautiful bowl! It looks just like a pumpkin. It will look gorgeous with a mum arrangement.

chickadee said...

i love that!

Missy said...

That is so very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bowl, I think it would be even more beautiful with yellow flowers. Yellow is my favorite color and I think EVERYTHING looks better with yellow....no, I am sure what every you do with the bowl will be wonderful. Thanks for the beautiful images and the abundence of ideas. Roxie

Laural said...

What a great idea! I have several bowls hidden away that I need to bring out. So much better than plastic. SO much better.

Ellen said...

That is an AWESOME bowl! I would've paid more than $2 for it. I'm looking for something like that, myself. Great find, girl!

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Kim said...

That bowl is gorgeous! I would've snatched it up, too! I also love big centerpieces. Good find!

Alicia said...

Love it! I found a turkey basket (I know that sounds tacky, but it's woven and really cute) at my thrift store for $2.