A lot of us would love to have freshly cut flowers adorning our dining tables each day. For most of us, this isn’t practical but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create fun and interesting centerpieces for your table from things you already own. One way to create interesting arrangements is to group similar things. I bet if you start looking at accessories around your home you will find some very interesting items to use as centerpieces. For the centerpiece above, I combined two of my collections – some of my cake plates and some of my seashells. Even those of us who don’t live on the coast, can appreciate the beauty of a collection of seashells.
For the above centerpiece, I used some of my simple white pitchers, creamers and cupcake stands. The calla lilies are faux stems and with proper care, can be used for many years. These calla lilies are over five years old and look so life-like that you have to touch them to know that they are not real.
If you’ve been looking at my blog, you have probably noticed that I use a lot of blue and white porcelain. It is so popular right now that it is very easy to find, and usually you can find some pieces pretty inexpensively. Grouping the vases together gives them more impact than they would have alone. Try to keep your groupings in odd numbers because it makes the collection more interesting. The stems in the china are also artificial but add a little interest to the arrangement.
Gather up your different sized and shaped candle sticks and group them together on your table for an interesting centerpiece. I’ve had these candlesticks for many years, and they have all been painted at least two colors during their life time, but in shades of light gray and white they work nicely together.
I love using these large blue and white porcelain bowls to hold various decorative balls on my dining room table. Any large decorative bowls that have a similar theme – color, size or style – would work well as a centerpiece.
A grouping of lanterns makes an interesting centerpiece. Here, I’ve used blue and white decorative balls along with a few greenery balls to liven up the lanterns.
One orchid looks great as a centerpiece, but three looks even better. Keep the flower and pot color similar for a cohesive look.
I couldn’t show centerpiece arrangements without showing a grouping of my favorite topiaries. Varying the height and type of topiaries gives this arrangement more interest than a grouping of identical sized and type topiaries.
Simple blue glass vases make a light and airy centerpiece for your table, with or without greenery stems. Take a look around your home and I bet you will come up with other things that you can group together for a unique and beautiful centerpiece. I’d love to hear about some of the centerpieces you create!