Thursday, January 15, 2015

DIY Effortless Winter Centerpiece

It takes me about 5 minutes to change
 the centerpiece on the breakfast table
 for the seasons.
I've used this one many times.
It works from Fall thru Spring.
I just placed a hurricane lamp in the center of
my large antique bowl, added a pillar candle 
(chosing a color for the season) 
and surrounded it with some of my
gathered pinecones.
I first used this easy centerpiece
 for Fall and it was featured in 
 To add a bit more color, I cut a few
hearts free-hand from a piece of red
scrap paper. I'll add more and this
centerpiece will be work for
 January and February.
 I decided to add a string of tiny white
 battery-operated lights for the winter.
It makes a nice glow along with the candle
 now that it's dark when we're having dinner.

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  1. Rita - How awesome that you were featured in Country Living! I must have missed the post you had when it came out. You always have clever ideas!

  2. Love the pine cones and the plaid, so pretty and so perfect for winter.

  3. Perfect! Cute little hearts and I did a table today with pinecones and plaid! Great minds:)

  4. You seriously come up with the best vignettes. I love pine cones and love to leave them out till spring. Congrats on being in country's the only magazine I get, which issue?

  5. What a charming idea! Love the centerpiece, and the hearts -- just enough Valentine! I cheat on my centerpieces, usually laying a storebought wreath flat, with a candle in the middle. Works for me, and pain free. :-)

  6. Forgot to say -- YES every blog needs a dog. In my case, two. Who also are on Facebook. Your Lucy is adorable!

  7. So pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  8. Rita, mind sharing where you were able to locate the battery operated lights? I can see them being used for many occassions, not only at Christmas time. Pine cones can be used for many holidays throughout the year I would think.

    1. I found the battery operated lights at Target. Walmart has carried them too, mostly around the holidays. yes I think they are great to use all year. There are always pinecones in my house too. XO