A gracious table calls for a lovely centerpiece. You can choose from a variety of items to use on the center of your table. A six foot table is long enough for you to have room to express your personality in various ways. Centerpieces are most often flower arrangements; however, other choices are available depending on what you have available. Candles always make an appropriate addition and help to create a pleasant ambiance.
Things You'll Need
- Vase of flowers or other object
- 4-inch wide ribbon
Place the vase of flowers or other object in the center of the table. Use a bowl of fruit or an attractive figurine or ceramic piece if you don't have flowers. Use flowers that signify whichever season you are enjoying: in spring, display daffodils interspersed with violets; in autumn, choose chrysanthemums in rich warm colors; in winter, use fir branches, holly and poinsettias; and in summer, decorate with a much wider range of available blooms. If you use a bowl of fruit for your centerpiece, pick attractive and colorful pieces of a variety of fruits. You could put a pineapple in the center of the bowl and surround it with apples, oranges, bananas or other fruits.
Place a candelabra on each side of the central object, whether you chose flowers, fruits or a ceramic figurine for the focal point. Add more candelabras if you have room for them. Select candles in a color that will harmonize with the color of your flowers. In spring, use pastel candles; autumn calls for orange or perhaps brown candles; and winter candles should probably be red. Use candles in warm colors with fruits as your centerpiece.
Stretch the ribbon the length of your table on both sides of the main arrangement of flowers and candelabras as a finishing touch. The color of the ribbon should harmonize with the color of the flowers, the fruit or whatever else you might choose as your focal point.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep your decorations simple and do not clutter the table. Arrange all the flowers and candlesticks so they do not prevent guests from being able to see each other across the table.
- Photo Credit wedding table image by Marianna Poloskei from Fotolia.com Fruit and candles on table image by Request-a-pic from Fotolia.com christmas centerpiece image by William Berry from Fotolia.com
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