I don’t think I can remember a time when my mom did not have the most beautiful centerpieces placed on our kitchen table. Having a welcoming table at dinnertime was very important to my mom, and she passed that appreciation down to my sisters and I. As much as I try to have a pretty centerpiece, my husband always removes it from the table before dinner. It drives me nuts! He says he wants to see the people across from him, which makes sense, right? So I’m learning to create centerpieces that are lower. I tire easily of the oranges and reds for fall so this season I decided to make a fresh green and white centerpiece using what I had in the home and yard!
I’m a huge believer in shopping your own home first before heading out to buy something. For this green and white fall centerpiece, I gathered several glass vases and opened up the pantry to find vase fillers that would fit into the simple color scheme. Your pantry probably holds natural fillers that you might not have ever thought of using! Let’s look at some natural vase filler ideas.
Natural Vase Filler Ideas
The vases and hurricanes were filled with white candles nestled in rice, sand, bay leaves, green split peas, and great northern beans. I headed out into the yard and clipped off branches from my overgrown variegated privet bush. I made a little bed of privet in the galvanized metal tray, arranged the vases on top and added a few white pumpkins, nuts, and green pears.
The twig table runner is from the Threshold line at Target and the “tablecloth” is actually a quilt.
I love the variety of textures at play, paired with a bit of shine from the glass and silver tray. Keeping the color scheme simple creates a very restful arrangement. We’ll see how the family likes it tonight! Hopefully it will stay!
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