Dough bowls are a mainstay on the vintage market, but how often do you find one that is new and in shape to use for something besides putting on your dining table and filling it with rocks or balls or greenery or some other such filling? I'll go ahead and answer for you: not often. In my quest to create new family heirlooms, I always have a handful of dough bowls, just waiting for someone (like me!) to make biscuits in them. I also use mine for a nice, large salad bowl, a great snacks bowl for when I have guests, a popcorn bowl for when a crowd is watching a movie, a perfect place to keep the rolls warm during a Thanksgiving meal. And so many more.
Once-majestic trees eventually fall. Sometimes it's the result of a lightning bolt. Sometimes, old age. Sometimes, bugs. Whatever the reason, once the tree is on the ground, it has potential for a second life - a metamorphosis like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Once aged and dried, the natural beauty of the tree is revealed through the grain of the wood. I love that The Riley/Land Collection is known for beautiful pieces of art that you can actually use in your home.
Bowl-making is an art form. From dead tree to bowl, it takes approximately two years for each one. All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The overwhelming majority of the pieces are locally-sourced from my parents' farm.
28" long, 14" wide, 4" tall