I have the BEST centerpiece idea on the PLANET to show you today.
Before we get started?
Have I mentioned how happy I am that you are here?
Diane sent us all her amazing skinny linen runners and challenged us to come up with a summer to fall table.
I can’t wait to show you my table and a centerpiece that took FIVE minutes to make and should last until a month that starts with an “O”.
Are you ready for a little almost fall?
Ladies and gentlemen, meet my centerpiece.
I used two of the linen skinny runners.
I placed them across the table and there was enough width for the perfect amount of hang over.
The weight and texture of the linen is so perfect for almost fall.
Here’s a close-up of the runner so you can see the color up close.
I love the hem on the end.
It looks so french with the tiny bit of fringe tufted on each side.
I was going to do a floral arrangement for the center and I was standing in the middle of Trader Joe’s when the most brilliant idea struck me.
Why not use potted flowers instead?
See if this has ever happened to you.
You are hosting a party and you go by fresh flowers and bring them home and arrange them in a vase and put them on the table and then the day after the party one of the flowers starts to wilt. So you take that flower out and then another one wilts and another one and another one and you find yourself trying to milk a flower arrangement to get it to last five days.
When you can buy these little pots of flowers at Trader Joe’s and put them all together for a centerpiece.
They were $5.99 WITH THE WHITE POTS!!!!!!!!!!
Here’s exactly how I created it.
I bought a larger plant like this one and put it in a vintage soup tureen.
Then I placed it in the center of the table.
Around it, I placed several smaller potted plants in a circle.
Some I kept in the original white containers and some I put in pieces from my milk glass collection.
I added some urns so I could vary the height of the flowers.
Then I scattered these blue and white fabric pumpkins that I bought online.
And added a few candles.
AND I WAS DONE.
Doesn’t it look fancy? Please tell me you are all about it just like me.
And the best part?
The colors are summer and the pumpkins are fall and it only took me five minutes to put together.
Fresh flowers until October.
LIFE IS AMAZING. 🙂
PS Be sure and stop by the creator of the linen skinny runner who just happens to be the next stop on the tour….
…..Diane at South House Designs.