Simply Elegant Centerpiece

One of my Turkey Day Tips was to let the kids make the centerpiece...little did I know that it would be the first day above 30 degrees and sliding around on the pond and tromping through the woods would be much more enticing than making a centerpiece in the kitchen even for my sweet little nieces. (They may perhaps have been influenced by some little wild cowboy that runs around this place.)

I at least talked them into trimming off a few greens for me. Hopefully they didn't pull them right off the front steps!


I'm not sure that I've ever even shared on here that I collect Early American Prescut Glass. I started my collection nearly 10 years ago and have only a few of the most select (aka..expensive) pieces left. I L-O-ve them because the clear glass allows you to change for every season or color scheme. Mainly I L-o-ve that it is durable enough to use for everyday if you wanted. (I don't want.)


I quick went to the cabinet and pulled out a couple stackable pieces. Filled each bowl with water. Dropped in a few cranberries and tucked some greens ins around the edge.



This still seemed a bit outdoorsy, so I dropped in a votive candle --- which by the way floats even though it is not a "floating candle." Hmm...the money that could have been saved over the years...







And...I'm proud to say although the house well-decked for the In Between...this was the first red and green to make an appearance until after our Blessed Thanksgiving.


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5 comments:

Ornate Splendor said...

What a pretty centerpiece! How wonderful that the kids were able to help by collecting greenery outdoors for you. Also nice to know that the tea lights float! : ) Merry Christmas to you, Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, this really is an elegant centerpiece. Gorgeous and thanks so much for the tutorial. Thanks also for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

JP said...

Such a pretty centerpiece...as I sit and stare at my bowl of cranberries waiting to be strung!
Happy Holidays and enjoy!
JP

Liz Hockamier said...

I collect candlewick so I know how much fun it is to use at the different holidays. Your centerpiece is beautiful! Very smart!

~Liz

Erin Blegen said...

This is just gorgeous!! I'm definitely pinning this one- thank you :)!

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Erin
http://yellowbirchhobbyfarm.blogspot.com

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