Last week my friend Sandy and I went to a holiday shop-hop in Grand Rapids. A floral shop had really beautiful centerpieces on display. My Mom had a party last weekend and I decided to recreate what I saw for her. I don't know why I am calling these centerpieces - I guess I don't know what else to call them - but they would look great anywhere, not just in the center of a table.
- Tall glass containers. The two large containers I used here are actually apothecary jars (without the lids) that I usually have on my mantle.
- fresh berries. We used rose hips but I think any fresh berry would work just fine.
- floating candles
These are so easy to put together - just trim the branches and place in your container, add water, and add floating candles.
The water sort of magnifies the berries and intensifies the red color. Think of all the other things you could put in the jars. I think pine branches would look really pretty.
We also added fresh cranberries around a candle.
These were a hit at my Mom's party - everyone commented on them and loved how they looked.
I am off to Chicago to spend the weekend with my sister (if the road's aren't too bad. I am writing the post on Wednesday night and right now they are predicting quite a few inches of snow for Friday. Fingers crossed because my sister and I have a really fun weekend planned!).