…quick fix series: the centerpiece

Yes, it is a little thing and may seem insignificant, but a centerpiece actually can say alot about a home and the people that live in it. It could be as simple as a beautiful fruit bowl, but it is an opportunity to create something interesting in the middle of your table – a popular meeting place.


It could be a collection of pots with moss balls or flowers. (Just don’t use silk flowers. Blak!)


An old crate or dough bowl, of course is always rustic and interesting.


You could put some of your favorite items in a little cluster like this table. Try to be monochromatic and edit as you go.


If you use something like an old crate or wood bowl then you can switch out decor based on your holiday. I have grain sack apples and love them so much I just leave them all year round on my dining table. On my kitchen table I love white pumpkins in October or even a stuffed bowl of red apples in Fall.


All of these examples are really simple and elegant. You don’t want to clutter the middle of your table, you just want it to look inviting.


  1. Very nice! Trouble is that every flat surface in my house has “stuff” all over it! Can not get my teenagers to stop dropping backpacks, books everywhere! This is motivation to be more FIRM with them! I would like a dough bowl for our farm house table but the ones I see in our antique stores are $500. Right…Oh well…someday! But beautiful!!


  2. Those are all beautiful centerpieces. I have to disagree with you about using silk flowers. You can get some that are very beautiful and realistic, in fact sometimes you have to touch them to tell whether they are real or not. Not everyone has the budget to buy fresh flowers all of the time. I like to mix it up.

  3. L. Thompson says:

    Agree with you Karen concerning silk flowers. Some are very nice mixed in with twig airy pieces. Every live plant that comes in to my house DIES.

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