Monday, January 19, 2009

January Centerpiece

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I am constantly changing the centerpiece on my dining room table! It usually happens as I'm cleaning house and I get distracted and the next thing I know I'm no longer cleaning house and I'm playing house! I prefer decorating over cleaning, that's what it comes down to!

January just seems like it should be white, silver and crystal to me so that's what I did! My $10 flea market silver tray is filled with crystal candle sticks with white candles, mercury glass and white silk hydrangeas.

I think I'll work on just changing my centerpiece once a month. Maybe we should have a monthly centerpiece party and I'll put up a Mr. Linky so we can all join in! Does that sound like something you would like to see or be a part of? It would be a great way to get new ideas!

77 comments:

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Yes, That would be a fantastic idea..it is always nice to change things around and there are some very clever people out there...and I love your new look....
Mo :-)

just a little bit shabby said...

Hi Cindy,
That sounds like fun! Your centerpiece looks fabulous!
Sandyt

Donna said...

You're so creative, Cindy. My crackled button vase of roses never gets changed... Maybe I'll get inspired by your "centerpiece of the month" posts to try something different once in a while! ... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Hi Cindy. I love your centerpiece and couldn't agree with you more in terms of the colors of January! What fun it would be to have a monthly centerpiece party. I say "Yes!" ~Arleen

Sandra said...

I think a "Centerpiece of the Month" would be a great thing to do, Cindy. It's actually your site that inspired me to get my own blog going. :-)

btw, the new logo is great!

SandraJ

Dawn said...

Yes, I think that's a great idea! I'm forever changing things around in my house, I love to play with different looks. You find the most amazing things at the Thrift Stores, your centerpiece is lovely!

Love your new look, too!

Best Wishes,

Dawn

Anonymous said...

I think a centerpiece party sounds fabulous. All of you creative people can do cool centerpiece's and directions for those of us who are not creative can copy you:)
Tammie

sylvia said...

Good Idea Cindy, I will join the party...let's have a centerpiece of the month blog...maybe each second saturday of the month? starting in february?...gives me time to come up with something...

Glenda said...

I have been trying to do a centerpiece for my table for day's. Sometime I get over there.

Ciao

Mary said...

Your centerpieces are always the best! It sounds like fun to have a monthly centerpiece party. Now excuse me while I go and play in the dining room... :)
xoxo,
Mary

Happy To Be said...

Cindy love your new header look girl..and I think the centerpiece thing sounds great..Hope you have a good day...come by and see me sometime..hugs and smiles Gloria

Stacey said...

I think it's an excellent idea. It would force me to change mine. When I get it fixed in a way that I love, I have a hard time changing it.

Wendy said...

Your centerpiece looks fantastic. I love the crystal candlesticks.

Wendy

Rita May said...

Do you also change your coffee table centerpiece? Centerpiece of the Month sounds like a great idea.
Cheers! Rita

marty39 said...

I am so centerpiece challenged, and yours looks so beautiful. I would love to have a lot of ideas. Hugs, Marty

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your centerpiece Cindy...right now mine is still a Poinsettia someone gifted to me, I'll probably keep it there until I have to move it or it dies...LOL.
Hugs,
Robin

Sue said...

YES, THAT SOUNDS GREAT.


SUE

glimpse of my world said...

That sounds fun!! I'm in!

ann said...

I DON'T HAVE VERY MANY TO JOIN,BUT I SURE WOULD LOVE TO SEE OTHERS AND GET IDEAS...ANN

Diane said...

Great idea! I love your latest creation too & it's given me an idea... ♥

Kim said...

Sounds like a great idea. I'm in!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cindy,
Love that idea! Really like your centerpiece too.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mary said...

Cindy, I bought a silver tray for 35$ because I thought your tray was sooo pretty and knew I'd never find the bargain you found! I was playing around trying to decorate mine today! Of course mine does not look anywhere as good as yours...
I'm all for a "centerpiece of the month" post. What fun!

Terri and Bob said...

I love the idea of a centerpiece a month party! Go for it!

I love the sparkly crystal and silver combo. So you!

Millie said...

I would love to join a "centerpiece a month" posting. Good idea!

Amy said...

I just love your romantic home. I never get tired of looking at your gorgeous rooms. Thank you for sharing your lovely centerpiece.

Your new banner is just beautiful. I love it! Amy

Trisha Evans said...

Fabulous idea! Count me in!

Trisha
a vintage white

Kay said...

I would love to see monthly centerpieces... I always struggle with finding something low enough that doesn't obstruct the view from one side of the table to the other when we are actually having a meal. I like your collection of candles.

salmagundi said...

Beautiful! I see I need more 'bling' on my table. Yes, please host a centerpiece party - I need ideas. Sally

Lisa said...

Your centerpiece is gorgeous. It would be fun to see everyone's centerpieces on a monthly basis-great idea.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

It is beautiful. And January does seem to be those colors, doesn't it? Yes, I think I could handle a centerpiece. But I'm all thumbs for those table setting things bloggers participate in. Never really fixed up a table for folks. Just put a plate and utensils in front of them, I guess. Must have been born in a barn.
Brenda

Meadowsweet Days said...

Looks beautiful, Cindy~ And yes, I would gladly join a centerpiece party!

Carol

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I especially love clicking on your pictures to enlarge them.

Karin

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Sounds like fun! I always change mine around almost every week so a linky would be fun.

Manuela

Anonymous said...

YES! Fantastic idea...I love doing and looking at centerpieces/vignettes. Vignettes are a great way to change things up--easy, inexpensive, takes only a little time to make things fresh and new.

Millie said...

That sounds like a fun idea. I like your silver tray. Very pretty centerpiece.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful!!!

Ginger said...

Your centerpiece looks perfect on your table. I think we all agree a centerpiece of the month would be great. I love looking at everyone's table decorations.
I like the look of your banner!!!

Bre said...

Yes....would love that, as long as it's not weekly .

Us working Mommies can't quite keep up with that :)

So far I'm impressed with myself if I change my centerpiece 4 times a year with the seasons LOL ! That would be amazing if I did it monthly!

Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

Excellent Idea!
I can't wait to see all the great centerpieces ~

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Cindy, My husband would always say what the heck are you doing, after I would clean and then start playing house. I have always used that term, and its kinda a funny coming from you too. I also use it when I'm figuring out what I'm going to wear, putting outfits together as well. Your my kinda girl!

Almost forgot-your centerpiece looks Great!

Rose Haven said...

ABSOLUTELY!!! I would LOVE it!!!

Jan

Shay said...

I have stalked your blog for months! I love reading your posts! thanks for keeping me entertained when the kids are sleeping!! I love your centerpiece!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the idea of a centerpiece party!

Love the silver tray! The way you have it embellished is so pretty!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Just stunning!

Please vote for my Backyard Movie party at
http://meandmyinsanity.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
Donna

Queenie~ said...

Your blog is always filled with all of my favorite things...what a breathe of fresh air this blog always is...you are truly an amazing lady....

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

What a wonderful centerpiece! It is stunning!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! Love the new look of your blog! I also love your new centerpiece....I wish that you could come live with me for about a month and help me decorate and make things pretty....until then, I will just have to enjoy your blog. Have a beautiful week! ~ xoxo Joy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love your new header Cindy. And the centerpiece idea sounds great! I would participate!

Julie said...

Love your new header!!! A centerpiece party would be fun - especially with all the mini holidays coming up. Everyone knows how to decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas...but I know I would love to see some inspirational ideas for Valentines Day, St.Pat's Day(my b-day) and Easter!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Cindy; I think that is a great idea. It sounds like great fun, and a wonderful way to get some new ideas for a center piece.

Hugs;
Alaura

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Cindy, this turned out fantastic. I'm the same way, start out cleaning and then inspiration hits.. can't stop when the inspiration hits can we? I love, love , love the silver tray as your base. hugs ~lynne~

Chatelaine said...

Lovely elegant centerpiece. Sounds great to change out centerpieces once a month. Would love to see how everyone decorates.

I like the new dashboard.

Have a great week!

cityfarmer said...

bring on mr. linky

this took my breath away.....
stop on over for updates on makeover

you've got it girl

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love your the look of your new blog. It is beautiful~~~~ I think that having a centerpiece party once of month would be great. We all can get lots of ideas that way.
Ginger

TattingChic said...

Your centerpiece is lovely!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea! I don't have a blog, but I sure love reading them.

Oh, and I LOVE your new banner.

~elaine~

Gollum said...

Your new banner is beautiful--I LOVE the tray and the vignette you made. I'm just like you about cleaning/decorating. I can't seem to do one without doing the other.
:-)

Avery Dane said...

No. I would definetly like to see more than your redundant dining area. If I had a blog with a picture, I would probably say yes also, just to get more hits on my page but since I don't, I'll be perfectly honest.

Are you running out of blog ideas, cindy?

tam said...

Pretty center piece-I think the center peice a month is a great idea! Love the new banner too!
~Smiles~Tam!

The White Bench said...

Great idea, Cindy! And this is fabulous (I'm soo envious of your tray!). I also usually have a 'white frame of mind' in January...
Enjoy playing the house, I MUST clean :(((
Monica.

Martha said...

I change my centerpieces as well -- both on my dining room and breakfast room tables as well as the coffee tables -- keeps ones room from looking too stale.

Great centerpiece and love the white and silver after the red and green of Christmas.

Martha

Essemia said...

Looks so beautiful. Just love the little bowl with the candle inside.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Beverly said...

It looks fantastic. I love seeing all of your different centerpieces.

Melissa Lester said...

It's amazing how often my attempts to clean or organize turn in to creative projects. I'm getting ready for Mary Ashley's birthday party Saturday, and I spent so many hours cleaning yesterday that I'm looking forward to doing more of the fun party stuff today. That will be good for my back as well as my mood! :)

Your centerpiece looks so pretty, and I like the idea of a linky party. I discoverd during your end-of-year linky party that you run with a creative group of ladies!

Lee Laurie said...

That is such a great idea! I still have my Christmas centerpiece on my table! I need help! I love your centerpiece with the silver tray and crystal. Also, I love your new banner.

I'm thinking about painting my son's room when he goes off to college. Because of you and all of your blue...I'm leaning towards that! I went and got paint samples yesterday. I don't have anything else blue in my house,except for my little boy's room. (He always has to have blue!) All of your blue looks so relaxing! I think that would be perfect for a guest room!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Anonymous said...

I love your January Centerpiece. What a great idea for a drab month.

Joyce said...

Love that idea!!! I'm always changing out my dining room table. My only problem is that I do not have an eat-in kitchen, so I don't like my centerpiece too fancy because then it's a pain to move each night for dinner. But I still dress it up as much as possible. This would be fun, should you decide to host. I'm in!!

Lisa said...

Centerpiece perfection!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, that sounds like a great idea, I don't have a blog, but I love to see what others have done. I adore your new centerpiece, I may try something like that today. I have been collecting silver ever since I've been following your blog.~cindy s~

Belinda said...

Oooohhhh...its gorgeous, Cindy! I love the icy silvery prettiness of everything you incorporated! And I LOVE the idea of a Centerpiece of the Month feature...that would be so much fun! I vote YES! :-)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely! and a great idea!
Have a beautiful day!
;-D

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This sounds like a terrific idea, maybe on the first or fifteenth or thirieth of each month? I'd love to join in.

Your centerpiece for January is beautiful.

Big TX hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sara at On Simplicity said...

"...the next thing I know I'm no longer cleaning house and I'm playing house!" I *love* this statement! Work should be play, and your enthusiasm is contagious. :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Very fun idea!! I see you've gone ETSY too!! I have been trying to get up the nerve and the time to do that...are you having good luck with it so far???

M ^..^

Angie said...

Beautiful!!!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh, I am so stealing that for my centerpiece on one of my future teaparties. That is a fabulous idea.