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Dough Bowl Centerpiece and Fall Tablescape

A Fall tablescape that features a rustic dough bowl centerpiece filled with moss, maple leaves and pumpkins provides the perfect setting for a cozy Autumn meal.

I’m thrilled to be participating in the Celebrate Fall Home Tours, hosted by Leen from Sand Dollar Lane. 23 talented bloggers are sharing spaces in their homes decorated for fall. Be sure to follow the links to all of the blogs at the bottom of this post for lots of fall decorating inspiration!

Antique Wooden Dough Bowl

I’m a little late to the dough bowl trend. I could just never seem to find one that wasn’t crazy expensive…until now. My husband and I rented a lake cottage this summer while our daughter was at sleep away camp, and I found one (at a great price) at an antique shop while out exploring the nearby town. I couldn’t wait to make it the star of my fall table setting!

Dough Bowl Fillers

I wanted to fill my dough bowl centerpiece with natural, budget friendly fall inspired elements. I pulled together a mix of items from my stash and Dollar Tree finds.

  • reindeer moss (Dollar Tree)
  • faux white pumpkins in 3 sizes
  • faux leaves (Dollar Tree)
  • twig ball
  • faux floral stem with mini pumpkins

How to Decorate a Dough Bowl

Line the dough bowl with reindeer moss.

Add an odd number each of pumpkins and twig balls to the dough bowl.

Scatter leaves atop the moss.

Finish with the addition of a mini pumpkin and leaf floral stem.

Your fall dough bowl centerpiece is now ready to grace the dinner table!

Fall Tablescape

My color scheme for the table came from these pumpkin plates that I scored at Dollar Tree last year.

I chose a green tablecloth and a burlap runner with a maroon grain sack style stripe.

The vintage squirrel and acorn salt and pepper shakers are a recent thrift store find.

I hot glued acorns onto the napkin rings to give them fall flair.

Now all I need to do is plan my fall dinner menu. How about butternut squash soup and crusty bread?

More Fall Ideas

Now it’s time to check out how my blogger friends are decorating for fall!

Until next time!



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Sand Dollar Lane // Simply 2 Moms // Pasha is Home // My Family Thyme // Southern Crush at Home


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Bluesky at Home // DIY Beautify // Amy Sadler Designs // 2 Bees in a Pod


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Worthing Court // The Tattered Pew // Our Crafty Mom // Hearth and Vine // Thistle Key Lane


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Exquisitely Unremarkable // Aratari at Home // Sonya Burgess // At Lane and High // The Roots of Home


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Dabbling and Decorating // A Life Unfolding // Zucchini Sisters
Southern Home and Hospitality // Feet Under My Table

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  1. Rebecca your table is so pretty, I love how you styled your dough bowl. Those squirrel and acorn salt and pepper shakers are the cutest things ever. Happy fall friend.

  2. Rebecca,

    I love your beautiful dough bowl decorated for Fall. Dough bowls are such a versatile piece and perfect for Fall decorating.

  3. Rebecca, it’s so good to be hopping with you again. So glad you found the perfect dough bowl. They are such a nice accessory to have on hand. You did a great job of decorating the dough ball with the pumpkins and miss. Your fall table is lovely.

  4. I am late to the dough bowl trend too, lol. I still don’t have one. They are just so expensive! I love the way you decorated yours though. Maybe I can go shopping for one this weekend…;)

  5. That dough bowl is amazing! It’s a great size and what a rich color. It’s the perfect focal point for your pretty fall table.

  6. Rebecca- I am in love with those plates! Thank you for your gorgeous fall inspiration. Loved sharing the day with you!

  7. Rebecca this is such a cheerful tablescape and should put a smile on everyone’s face gathered around it. I love seeing dough bowls for centerpieces, especially in the fall. Your little vintage squirrel and acorn set is so adorable!

  8. I’m getting ready to decorate our dining room and am using a round dough bowl. They make a wonderful centerpiece. Love your touches of moss, pumpkins, and colorful leaves.

  9. I love your new to you doughbowl, great find!
    Your tablescape is so pretty and I can’t believe those cute plates were a Dollar Store find!

    Thanks for joining me on this fun tour!

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