Oh autumn! How your gorgeous natural artistic delights inspire us: a walk in the woods with crisp leaves underfoot, yummy harvest treats fresh from the garden, crackling fires warming our homes and hearts.
And perhaps best of all, the joy of bringing fall’s found collections indoors: that impromptu bouquet of blaze orange leaves, a handful of pinecones gathered on our walk, an armful of handpicked shiny red apples. How marvelous!
So welcome to autumn, and the collective art it inspires. Hope you’ll love Lil Fish Studios’ gorgeous Vintage Dough Bowl collection, a perfect complement to the natural beauty of the season!
Who (are you)? I’m Lisa from lil fish studios.
What (are you collecting)? I collect antique and vintage wooden dough and butter bowls.
When (did you start)? I started about 5 years ago.
How (many do you have)? Do I have to tell my husband this actual number? I’d say about two dozen.
Where (do you find them)? I search garage sales, auctions, and antique stores.
Where (do you keep them)? Most are in practical use, holding eggs in my kitchen, buttons in my studio, and showing up in my product photographs.
What (‘s a crazy/interesting story behind one)? My largest bowl — 20″ across — was a garage sale find that was meant to be. I had seen this beauty at a garage sale a few years ago, and having found myself short on cash, left the garage sale empty-handed and sad. It was two years later that I stopped at a garage sale at that very same house, and much to my surprise, found the bowl was still there. It was destined to be mine. I actually skipped to my truck, clutching the giant bowl to my chest.
What (piece would you like to add)? I’m pretty content with my collection, but wouldn’t pass up a bowl with just the right kind of patina and age.
Why (do you love them)? These were items that saw practical use and earned their patina through service. That to me, is beautiful.
Which (one is your favourite) & why? The largest bowl, my lucky garage sale find, because of its heft, color, and rarity (it’s beauuuutiful!).
What (else do you collect)? I have a large number of vintage buttons and Pez dispensers hanging about.
Thanks so much, Lisa.
An artist inspired by nature at every turn, Lisa’s own work celebrates the beauty and bounty of the season. Reworking and rethinking the natural in art, I love how Lisa captures the imagination and magic of the outdoors in her home décor and sustainable accessories on her inspiring art blog.
How about you? What do you collect? I’d love to hear, please post in the comments below.
I’m Kristal Davis (a.k.a. rikrak) and I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I guess I feel it tells us a little bit about what inspires them. The Collectors series, first published on my own little blog, the rikrak studio, is 11 and a half quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they’re collecting (apart from their art supplies!).