Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas 2013 Centerpiece

With the baby due on right around New Years Eve, I am very pregnant right now and when it came to Christmas decor I kept it simple. That being said I think my house may look as good as it ever has for Christmas and everything I purchased this year came from the grocery store! Three 20ft white pine garlands for $8 a piece, a $5 fresh pine bouquet, and  two little white poinsettias that were 2 for $9. Today I just want to keep it short and sweet with my Christmas centerpiece.

ANYONE can do this by the way...even the most "decor challenged".  I explain more below.

This literally took no time at all. If you have a vase at home you are set, if you don't you can usually pick one of those up at the grocery store too. I got this one for a little over $20 dollars at Target a few years back but I have used it so much...well worth it.

My style is usually defined like this: simple, with a little shine. I did that here. I kept it simple with my grocery store pine evergreen bouquet and white poinsettias (still in the green paper, you could put them in a pretty little vase..which I may still do.)

My shine comes from my silver candlesticks...a wedding shower gift from my mother-in-law that have made many table setting sparkle over the last few years! If you can splurge on even just one or two silver plated items I know you won't regret it..or ask for something shiny for Christmas this year...there is still time!

I added cloth hydrangeas...I use those around the house year round. I had also kept the pine cones from a previous arrangement that my mother sent for Christmas a few years ago. I don't like to hang onto a lot of what I call "Seasonal decor clutter" but some things really are worth holding be discerning rather than just keep or tossing will pay off in both in saving money and storage space!

Keep the vase full of enough water to keep your branches submerged and you should be good for the whole of the holiday season. No trimming stems, just add water! Love it!

There you have it friends! A Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours. After the holidays I hope to have some baby news and nursery pictures to share!

How did you decorate for Christmas this year?


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  1. Beautiful, Kate! Thanks for sharing

  2. very simple and pretty!

    wanted to let you know
    that Fridays Unfolded is back in business
    and i hope you'll stop by to link up!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)