July 18, 2011

on a pretty centerpiece (take two)...

centerpiece (take two!)

So, remember when I used this adorable centerpiece to showcase some precious little succulents? Remember how I was all, "At least I know that succulents are impossible to murder and they pretty much live forever!" Well, they died. I either have a black thumb or when I was transferring them to the lotus bowls I didn't include enough of the root. (Again, why can't my dad live next-door to help me with these things? The man is like the plant whisperer.)

In any case, the succulents died a slow and tragic death and I finally decided to throw away the wilted nubbins last week. However, I knew that I still wanted to keep the centerpiece out because it's my new favorite thing.

I decided that since the front of the duplex is overflowing with flowers (thanks to Hunky Fireman Landlordnot my own doing), I would try placing a few of the prettiest blooms inside each lotus bowl. (My other option was candy, and I'm home way too much now to allow myself easy access to a bunch of Rolos or M&Ms. You don't even understand.)

centerpiece (take two!)

So, flowers it is! And although this version of the centerpiece is much, much more girly than the first one, Jay hasn't objected thus far. And I kind of like that after a few days I can just go out and snip a few more blooms as the other ones get wilted.

pretty flowers.

What would you place in these lotus bowls for a centerpiece? Any recommendations for "take three"? (Which I'm sure there will be. I tend to change things like this entirely too often. I tend to have a bit of OCD when it comes to decorating…just ask the shelf above the TV.)

20 comments :

  1. Oh, I DO understand about the candies. *I do*

    Anyway! I also have a, well, gray thumb. Not green yet not totally black. It's starting to lean towards the latter though - eek!!!

    These look BEAUTIFUL! I love 'em. So soft and feminine and whisper-y. Love.

    If that was my centerpiece, I'd probably do water with a teeny floating flower (possibly a mini waterlily or somethin') just 'cause I love that look. Or if the lotus bowls can take heat, water with a floating candle, maybe surrounding by flowers in the other bowls?

    I love the greenery! During Christmas-time, you can probably even decorate with pine needles and pinecones!

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  2. I would replace the bowls with cupcakes!!!! Love your centerpiece!

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  3. Colored marbles, teeny seashells, and acorns came to mind. I don't know that I've ever been able to assemble that many acorns, but it came to mind so I wanted to share!

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  4. I agree--acorns would be nice for a fall theme.

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  5. what about little birds nests with some moss and tiny birds and/or eggs? I love the flowers though!

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  6. I love Betsy's idea of the birds nest - I can see that fitting into your decor.

    ((I can't keep anything alive, so I totally empathize)) :)

    Also, I LOVE that you are blogging more. I get so excited when you pop up in my feed.

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  7. I would probably fill the bowls with beads or rhinestone stars...but of course, you have to think about what your baby girl will be popping into her mouth!

    http://sparklescribbles.blogspot.com

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  8. You could continue to change the flowers out each week if they are accessible. I also like the idea of a bird nest and some eggs.

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  9. I am SO glad you are getting such good use out of your find ;) You are so creative. I was so uninspired after I bought that piece, leave it to you to make it wonderful! haha. xo.

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  10. At Easter you can put Easter grass and a few little candy eggs or jelly beans in them. :)

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  11. I would keep the feminine touch of the pretty flowers. They're gorgeous. The only thing I'd change is the napkins. Make them airy and light-coloured too (that's where I'm ocd, into florals and pale accents, or pretty light greens)xx

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  12. I love the flowers! They are absolutely lovely.

    I completely understand the plant whispering father. I have one, you see. He could put a dead stick in the ground and it would bloom into the most beautiful flowering bush you've ever seen. The worst part is that he tries to deny it. I'm lucky to keep my cat alive. Only joking...

    Hmm, what to put in those cute little bowls? How about felted flowers? You can absolutely change out the felted flowers when you feel the need for new ones. I mean felt doesn't smell glorious, but you would have fun crafting them I'm sure! Who doesn't love a little felt?

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  13. Haha, I've been feeling so bad about not being able to keep one little succulent alive, so this made me feel better. : )

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  14. Can you please come to my house and beautify it?

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  15. You could do colored buttons! As pretty as candy, but not edible!

    Oh, this is your favorite Jenny Kay!! I miss my Kerri Lou! Oh, and I apparently have a blog again. Go figure. It is far from consistent, but it's there. Can't wait to see you in August! It's coming up! Woot!!!

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  16. Wilted nubbins sounds like a good name for a rock band.

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  17. Kerri! These are so pretty. I love the way you decorate. These look so sweet!

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  18. Hunkey fireman landlord? I want to live where you live!

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  19. "Well, they died." Don't worry, I've definitely killed a succulent before. I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean you'll kill ALL living things.

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  20. I'd put that in my sewing room, and fill the bowls with vintage wooden spools of thread, I think!

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