I love coming up with a centerpieces for my dining room table for different times of the year! This Christmas, I decided that I wanted to use some of my silver that rarely gets used. I remember being a child admiring my Maw Maw Dodd’s silver and wishing she’d actually use it! When I got married, she gave me some of her silver and since then I have added a number of pieces on my own.
I pulled out a silver hollowware epergne that has 3 hanging baskets. I have never used it and decided that I wanted to put it to use!
I also had a holloware cake stand that I had never used. It gave the epergne the right height.
I added various champagne, cream, and white glass ornaments to the bowls.
I added variegated Pittosporum from my yard. I was thrilled to actually have something I could use from my yard. I planted this shrub at my old house and when we redid our landscaping I made sure I planted it again. It is used by florist and stays beautiful all year, giving you something to always decorate with in your home for special occassions!
I found these great fresh green ornamental stars and balls at an end of Christmas sale last year and decided to hang them on the chandelier.
In the end, I was pleased with the outcome and glad I was able to use some of the dressier decor I have in my home.
Take a look around your own home. You might be surprised at what you can come up with right under your nose!
Remember, Great Design Takes Time!