Thursday, January 14, 2016

Pulling Together A Table Centerpiece

After I did a little Farmhouse Chic black and white in the living room, I needed something for the adjoining dining area as a centerpiece for the table.  Since the table is dark I wanted something light and bright.  

I decided that I didn't want to set it with table settings, just a centerpiece of some sort.  I love this swan and haven't used it for a while, so this is a piece I wanted to work with.  I had the carved slab out at Christmas with my nativity and it makes a perfect pedestal for the swan.  I also found a really fun wheat bundle candlestick at a thrift store the other day when I was out with a friend shopping, so I wanted to use that too.  How to tie this all together was my delima.  

Plants, they always do the trick.  When in doubt add some greenery and it usually works.

I love using little pots of plants all over the house.

My pretty new wheat bundle candlestick looks great and for $4.85 this was a steal.

 Simple but pretty and I didn't have to go digging through my stash.  This lets the swan be the star of the show.

Do you like to use plants all over the place and how about little pots, do you use them too?  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you how to make an assortment of these little pots and where to display them.  

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  1. Your table looks great, Marty. I always think the center of the table is one of the hardest places to do.

  2. Oh that pedestal always get me. I love it so much!

  3. I so agree! Plants are my turn to every time I have a decorating issue and they never have failed me yet. The trouble I usually have is deciding which one! ;) I love that you have a variety. Very beautiful (and I LOVE that swan!!!).

  4. Green--Nature's elixir---always add green! Great post and advice, Marty.

  5. I love pops of greenery around my home. I love the swan too. Just beautiful! Blessings!

  6. Marty I love your farm house look! The swan looks perfect on the pedestal. Where did you find the pedestal, I really love it.

    1. It was a gift. I love it too. I understand that quite a few people have found them at antique shops.

  7. Lovely and elegant! Your candlestick looks beautiful! Great find!
    Have a great weekend dear!
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  8. I love your swan! I seldom see swans on blog photos.

  9. Marty,
    Your Swan looks so elegant as a centerpiece, dear friend!!!
    I use several small faux greenery accents, especially at the beginning of Spring!!!
    Love using faux moss balls and have them on the Entertainment Center now!!!

  10. This looks great! Love the plants around the swan.

  11. Love the swan Marty, it really looks so good on your table. Like all your small plants too.
    Have a great weekend.

  12. This is very pretty, Marty. I have a swan and never thought of using it in a centerpiece. Thanks for the inspiration!


  13. Always, Marty, your creative spirit shines through in such a good way.