Sep 29, 2010

harvest centerpiece

I was on the hunt today for a white pumpkin, because I was all set to make my favorite seasonal centerpiece (nothing fancy, I just like it....)
and NO white pumpkins yet!! 

So, I guess I just wait until they are available, and then I can do some swapping around the house for the centerpiece then.

Before I start, I just wanted to say a big thank you to Kyra from Racks & Mooby, and Michelle from Emerald Cove for their gracious and kind bloggy awards this week! 
I am humbled that I inspire anybody out there,
and to have two of you express it- well, there's
just no way to say it except THANKS!
:)
You both inspire me as well!

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I'm starting with the 'after' picture, and then go from the beginning of how it all came together....


I cleared everything off and started with a blank slate.



The supplies I started with- glass cylinder vases, candles, mini pumpkins, acorns, burlap, twine and a seasonal mix of fall items.
The vases and candles I had on the table before but they had sand and seashells in them.


I put the acorns in the bottom, I didn't need much, here's why:


I cut 3 1/2" width of burlap to go around the vase, and then went around it with some twine.

I started laying out the elements to the centerpiece, and it definitely needed some fabric.  So I started playing around with some runners and tablecloths I already had, and didn't like any of it.  Maybe something from my fabric remnants?
I found this piece, and liked the neutral colors in it and the texture.
(it used to be a fabric piece from another slipcover project!)
It was a good size piece, and I didn't want to sew it for time reasons
and in case I wanted to use it for something else,
so I just folded in the edges and ironed it!
The selvege edge was already frayed, and I thought it looked kinda neat!

I scattered the items from the BH&G box of fall goodies
and here's the end result, one more time!


Burlap is very inexpensive- I think I got the whole piece (a yard and a half, I think) for a couple bucks.
I always have twine on hand.  The BH&G box of fall filler was about $5 from WalMart.  The mini pumpkins were $2.50 per bag- I got two, also from WalMart.  Acorns- I was hoping to go out today, enjoy the warm weather and just pick some up at a local park, but I spent too much of my time trying to find the elusive white pumpkins. These are faux, and were $2.50 for a small package.

Since I was already using real pumpkins, I put the ones from the boxed set in some of my china pieces!



Happy Wednesday to you all! 

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7 comments:

  1. I looks awesome! I've been following all you fall decorating and it's giving me the itch to get started. Picked up my first pumpkin today:)
    I love how versatile glass vases with candles in them can be - it works with every season!

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  2. Looks wonderful! So warm and cozy! I could sit there with you and have a cup of coffee ; )

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  3. It looks so great!! I love the burlap around the glass, very clever! White pumpkins are my favorite! I think that this year I am going to try and get some real ones, (I have a lot of fake ones) and see what I can do with them!

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  4. That is super cute. I love the burlap wraps especially.
    Kristine
    xxx

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  5. Love this whole centerpiece idea! The glass vases with the burlap wrapped around it is fantastic idea. Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday.
    Karin

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  6. I love this centerpiece! Its elegant, yet simple. I have to keep things simple on tables and other surfaces my kiddos can reach. And I love that this is so kid friendly! Oh and you are right, sticking that fabric into my wreath was very therapeutic. Great stress reliever!

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  7. Great job, I love it! Same elements that I like using. I love that fabric remnant. I'd like to find some to make some pillows. It looks great as a runner.

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