You know how I love my cleared off surfaces.  I think empty surfaces are the key to a clutter free, clean and organized house.  But I don’t keep the surfaces clear just so they can be empty all the time. I keep them clear so  that they are ready for us to use them and abuse them for fun and wonderful things. And you know what? During the summer our surfaces are gloriously full….

But I LOVE my little junk/geegaw/smalls what-have-you and I like to show them off…

Here are three of my favorite smalls for summer–the feather that was sitting by my chair one morning last weekend at The Cottage (more to come on that soon) the hunk of turquoise glass I bought at the Tobacco Barn (yes, I get the irony of buying a chunk of broken glass) and my berry basket full of my favorite instagram photos from last year.  I’ve found the best way to show off my smalls is to contain them in something pretty like this shallow wooden dough bowl.

And the bowl serves a few purposes, it looks nice and rustic–which I love, it holds small things so they don’t get visually lost in a room and…when we need to use a surface, we can just pick up the entire bowl and move it to a new location, no trying to pick up an arm load of little junk and dropping half of it. Containing my little junk into a large, pretty something is a secret to room editing.

Sometimes I use it as a jewelry bowl in my room.  And this fall it will be filled with velvet pumpkins and dipped pine cones at Christmas.

Not only is the dough bowl beautiful, it’s also meaningful.  DaySpring normally sells these lovely bowls for 64.99 but they made a special sale for us and they are available for $29.99.  SUCH a great deal.  I’ll go ahead and tell you now, these bowls are my Christmas gift this year for teachers and mothers they are my new favorite thing from DaySpring and I’m so SO excited about this sale!

One side says Let your heart bring you joy in the blessings of God. And the other side has Psalm 85:12 The Lord will indeed give what is good.

There are two ways to get your hands on these lovely dough bowls, may I suggest doing both?

Leave a comment to enter to win–and tell me what you would put in your dough bowl.


Be sure to use the code DBNEST when you are checking out to get the sale price for the Wooden Dough Bowl from DaySpring