Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lush Autumn Centerpiece

In thinking about how to add some impact to my very monochromatic living/dining room area, I decided it was time to infuse the space with a little seasonal color. I had two goals when planning a centerpiece for the dining room table: add drama (in other words, "go big or go home") and spend $0.00.

So, I began gathering all sorts of faux branches, berries, leaves, moss, etc. that were in storage from last year, and also some drying hydrangea from the back yard, and I set to work. There was a flurry of activity as I poked, glued, and fluffed stems into a favorite green glass urn.

Take a look at the glass Chinese lanterns draping over the pumpkins...ok, I confess, these are new this year. But they were only $3.50 a stem at a consignment store. There were only two available...I would have bought scads a few more if I could have.

I do think I succeeded at creating a dramatic effect here...(too dramatic?) Either way, this centerpiece will add color and life to the room until after Thanksgiving.

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