Inspiration abounds on Pinterest I’m sure, but I rarely remember to consult the interwebs and seldom construct anything that takes more than five minutes. In my season of life, I’m tossing decor on the table between messes, melt-downs, and chopping veggies.
In putting together a quick and easy centerpiece, I generally rely upon the following supplies & hacks:
Candles: Float in mason jars, put on candle sticks or small dishes
Flora: In spring and summer, I grab whatever flowers are blooming in my yard. In autumn, I hunt for some nice foliage or faux adornments that my mother has inevitably sent (thanks, Mom).
Winter’s options are more limited, but some small evergreen branches and or interesting arrangement of sticks can go a long way.
Vases: For containing flora/outdoor finds
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Potential table decor abounds throughout the house. For birthday parties, I like to grab framed pics or treasured items (think small and vintage-y) from my kids’ rooms.
My daughter has some pretty faux roses in her room that are great for baby showers and the like. Bits of decor from other nooks can be temporarily relocated to the table as well.
Taking cues from the season at hand takes away most of the guesswork; fall = pumpkins, gourds, foliage. Summer’s floral bounty abounds. My son’s Christmas birthday lent itself to a winter-woodsy-whatever I could find outside in December theme. Clearly.
The lovely gourds below are via Emily of Jones Design Co. You pretty much can’t go wrong with interesting-looking gourds in basket. In my opinion.
Several votives, a grouping of mason jars, bunches of flowers in shallow glass bowls–lots of small, similar items can be just as visually appealing as one large centerpiece.
What are your favorite ways to simply adorn the table?