Monday, August 29, 2011

Finally in LOVE with my Centerpiece

I have always struggled with what to put in the center of our dining table. Take a look at my previous centerpieces.....they aren't terrible but I would still say they are mediocre....and I never loved them...
 Simple vase of flowers on a placemat...
 A flea market tray with mini vases...
 My mini topiary...
 Wooden tray with hydrangeas...
 Wooden tray with jute vase...

Like, I said, they aren't terrible but I have never loved them. The point of this post is to show you my new centerpiece that I LOVE! When we were on vacation, I found an awesome blueberry basket at an antique shop in SouthPort, NC. I knew instantly that it would work perfectly on our table. I wanted to fill it with some practical things that would be helpful in the center of the table, but also some fun antiqued and old items to fit with the old blueberry basket motif. So, here it is...
Blueberry basket on my new gray table runner...
 As you can see, some things are functional and practical while other things are just for looks...
 Toothpicks trapped in my mini cloche...
 LOVE my new green milk glass salt and pepper shakers from the flea market...
See those little metal things behind the salt and pepper shakers? Those are vintage ash trays (don't ask me why but I love them even though I'm not a smoker!) and a little galvanized pitcher with my butter knives and spreaders in it...

I put a blue mason jar full of forks in the basket as well. This way I have forks already on the table, which makes setting the table much faster!
I love this blue "pure milk" bottle from Marshalls...
Don't know if I will ever use it but I love this wooden scoop that I found at a local thrift shop...
My napkin holder found a home in the basket as well, with this owl trivet as a little napkin weight. I found it at a thrift shop too...
And there you have it! Do you like?! I love it!!!

2 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic. I just love those old wooden boxes. They bring a rustic feeling to any room. I just bought a long antique box that I am going to use for a centerpiece this fall. I am thinking of setting some Mums inside! We will see! Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Lovely! I think my dining room table needs something like this, too ... love the beauty and functional all together like that.

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