01 May 2012

Seasonal Decor: The Coffee Table Centerpiece


Now that it's officially May (Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!), 
I figured it was time to finally put away the December pine cones and bring out the May flowers!

A coffee table centerpiece is a great way to change up the seasonal decor in your home, and it doesn't have to be expensive either. Invest in pieces that can take you from season to season and mix and match well with other pieces. 

My three staples are:
Nature (to keep it rustic and add some color/texture: flowers, pinecones, topiary plants)
Candle (to create ambiance and a cozy atmosphere)
Tray (to pull everything together!)

Winter Centerpiece: 
Silver tray from The Dollar Tree ($1), Pine cones from Giant Eagle ($0.49), C.O. Bigelow candle ($19.50), Glass hurricanes from Home Goods ($4.99 each), Silver sparkle berries plucked from my Christmas wreath ($0)

Spring Centerpiece:
Wooden tray from Bed Bath & Beyond ($21.98 on clearance), Books ($0 - all gifts from friends),  Glass vase from thrift store ($2), Fabric hydrangeas from thrift store ($1.91), C.O. Bigelow candle ($19.50), Glass hurricane from Home Goods ($4.99)

I went through an obsession with the C.O. Bigelow candle line this past winter and stockpiled my candle collection - I'm pretty sure I have enough to last me through the next 20 years. They retail for $19.50 but there's always great specials for these year-round, especially around the holidays. 

The fabric hydrangeas are quite possibly one of my all-time favorite thrift store finds - they're the most real-looking, beautiful fake flowers I've ever seen, and the entire bunch was only $1.91!


In other news, Gracie Girl is less than impressed with the transition of seasons and has made it her personal mission to nap all the way to Summer! 

What about you? Do you change up your centerpieces based on the change in seasons?

9 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I usually switch up my couch pillow covers / pillows as the seasons change, but this gives me some new ideas for decorating my small apartment space - simple and easy.

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    1. I'm in a small apt space too, so I'm all about easy seasonal changes that have a big impact but small footprints :)

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  2. Cute idea! I had wanted to look for seasonal wreaths like flowers for spring, shells for summer, leaves for fall and pine cones for winter but haven't quite found what I was looking for. This might be easier and more time to enjoy since its inside! Patricia

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    1. I LOVE seasonal wreaths...will do a post about that soon! One of my fav ways to register seasons!

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  3. Gracie loves to sleep at all times EXCEPT for the hours of midnight to 6 AM.

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    1. She's got to practice her howling at some point in the day...why not midnight to 6am?

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  4. amazing photos :)
    I really love this post!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I love that your (or your co-blogger's) name is Gracie!

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  5. Gotta love timeless centerpieces that never go out of style regardless of the season. It think simple styles of centerpieces like that and these candle holders are easy to 'dress up' according to season.

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