Friday, April 22, 2011

Jar Centerpiece

This is the new centerpiece on my kitchen table.

Do you ever just get tired of what you have, and suddenly, everything you're doing has to stop so you can attend to the centerpiece emergency?  That's kind of how this was.

My current centerpiece had changed several times since my Christmas setup, and I'd never been really happy with it.  It just didn't "work."    (And the picture is blurry, which just adds to the sadness of the whole situation.)

Totally blah, totally uninspired.

I grabbed a few jars and put them in a basket I'm not using.

But it still looked weird.

I added our "piggy bank" jars where we save for specific things that we don't want to take out of the household fund.

I liked having the basket totally full of jars, but I was still far from satisfied.

Nothing about that runner and basket were working together, so I removed the runner.

Definitely getting warmer.

I grabbed a fabric swatch that I pulled out of a (hideous) old wallpaper book....

And I tucked it neatly into the edge of the basket.

I then added some yellow silk tulips (I love fake flowers, as you can see here) and craft moss into one of the corner jars and placed a stark white doily underneath the basket.

Much, much better, don't you think?

Emergency over. 

I'm linking up to these great parties:
Fantastic Fridays
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday


  1. Very clever centerpiece. I'm just like you, when I get it in my head that something needs to be changed, everything stops while I make changes.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Totally know how you feel Kelly!
    Removing the runner made a big difference! Your tabletop looks nice and Springy!!!

  3. Much much better!!! Have a great Easter weekend!!!

  4. i love it! i need a new centerpiece for my coffee table, and this is a total inspiration. super cute!

  5. I love the doily underneath much better. Good choice. Love the basket.


  6. Love this, Kelly! The natural simplicity of this centerpiece really appeals to me. And I'm a big fan of fake flowers too. :)

  7. Wonderful idea, Kelly! Looks very natural and chic.

    I wish you a fantastic weekend and Happy Easter!


  8. Lovely idea and looks pretty centered on your table. Happy Easter. Patty

  9. thats how i have mine, it is sooooo much easier ,when whipping down table you have less to move :)

  10. It;s darling- simple and sweet! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  11. Love the yellow tulips!! Your blog is cute! Thanks for stopping by mine. I'm following you back now!

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  13. Awesome I love your blog it is very creative... The yellow tulip looks amazing. I really like the way you take pictures. I’m your newest follower from I love my Online Friends Monday Hop. Please follow

  14. I love this idea! I will definitely be making something like this.

    I'm visiting from KISS and it's great to find your blog!

    Have a great day.

  15. I love it! Thanks for visiting me over at my blog!! I love your blog, too! I'm now your latest follower. :)

  16. I love how clean and simple this is! Just beautiful, glad you were able to get through your emergency! Thanks for linking this up to Fantastic Friday, I hope that you will join us again this week!


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