Create a Tuscan-inspired table centerpiece to enhance a party with an Italian theme. Choose colors, textures and materials reminiscent of the charming Italian countryside, then add elegant touches, such as flowers and candles, with rustic wood and wrought-iron pieces. Use edible items to serve as both decor and appetizers for guests. Create a table scape using elements that can be reused long after the party ends.
Things You'll Need
- Terra cotta plant pots
- Wrought-iron candle holders
- Wooden bowl
- Artificial or fresh fruit
- Small wooden or white bowls
Cover the table with an Italian-inspired tablecloth. Set the stage for a rustic Tuscan look by choosing a tablecloth featuring a natural hue, such as burnt orange, sunny yellow, lavender or olive green.
Fill a rustic terra cotta pot with a green plant. As a fragrant touch, choose an Italian herb, such as basil, thyme, lavender or rosemary. Place the plant pot in the center of the table.
Place wrought-iron candle holders on either side of the potted plant. Fill the holders with tall taper candles that coordinate with the tablecloth. The candles provide ambiance and soft lighting during a dinner party.
Add a pop of color by decorating with fresh or artificial fruit. Fill a country-inspired wooden bowl with lemons and limes. Place bunches of green or purple grapes around the potted plant and candles.
Set out small wooden or white bowls of green olives. Place a bowl in the center of a round table, or display several bowls down the length of a rectangular table. The olives provide a rustic flair and also serve as appetizers for your party guests.