Winter Centerpieces

January 14, 2018

With all of the Christmas decorations put away in my home, (well almost all), everything looks so bare and empty. So I have been trying to think of ideas to use for a centerpiece on my bare tables. When I google ‘winter centerpieces’ all I have found are Christmas decorations or extreme wedding table centerpieces. I even looked at the florist department at the market today- no flowers, no anything!

I thought I had one good idea- forcing Spring branches indoors. But after googling that subject, I found it is still too early for that here in the Northeast.  A few of the early bloomers I love is Forsythia, Magnolia, Flowering quince, Pussy willows, Flowering dogwood, Lilacs and of course Cherry blossom branches!

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There are no buds on our trees yet and normally will not be until late February- early March. I am definitely going to be on top of this project and will let you know all about it in a month or so!

One idea I have been seeing a lot of is cotton stems used in containers:

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I really like the look! They are referred to as a farmhouse accessory, but who says I can’t use in my home too? 🙂

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I found a place in Maine that sells real birch branches you could fill a vase with:

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I really could not find many ideas online. Like I mentioned above, everything looked too Christmassy or very over–the-top wedding centerpieces. I like simple. So I went out into my backyard and cut off a few evergreen branches and played around with as a centerpiece:

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My empty, boring dining table was next:

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I brought in my light colored dishes for a nod to Spring, ( I can dream).

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I will admit that I am having so much fun using my new photo lens I received for Christmas! Takes great pictures.

And that is about how far I got decorating this weekend. The playoff games were on you know! Do you decorate for the winter season after Christmas? Love to hear about your ideas!

Have a great week everyone.

Kelly

4 comments

    • Hi Sandy- I got a new 35mm lens. They say it is the best all around lens to have. I have really researched. My next lens I would love to get is a macro for closeups and a wide angle for indoors. Plus I love taking landscape photos also. I really love taking photos. How about you?

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