Love At First Sight

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About 40 miles outside of Destin, FL is an incredible antique store.  This picture does not do it justice.  It is massive!  I could have spent all day.  In fact, I would have been happy to have had a slumber party!

But we didn't have a lot of time to spend looking, so I was extremely giddy when this primitive dough bowl was the first thing I saw!

It practically jumped into my arms!  Okay, I confess...I might have actually tackled it.  And quite possibly, I may have shed tears and blew snot bubbles when I held it next to my heart.  It's exquisite!  One of the things that I adore about antiques is that each piece has a history.  This bowl was part of a life story and now it enters into ours. Can you imagine how much dough was made in this bowl?  I read that it wasn't uncommon for a man to carve a wooden dough bowl for his future wife as a wedding present.  Sigh.  I find that extremely romantic!  There were other bowls there that were in better shape than this, but the worn character is what drew me to this particular bowl.  I especially like how these cracks were repaired.

I originally thought that I would put it on the dining room table, but it wasn't comfortable there.  So then I set it on the coffee table and I really think I may have heard the Hallelujah Chorus!  Okay, I confess...I sang the Hallelujah Chorus.  It is home where it belongs.