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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Easy Ideas for Christmas Centerpieces

One of my favorite boards to pin to on Pinterest is "DIY." When scrolling through these ingenious ideas, I always seek out the ones that look fairly easy. Unfortunately, I have come to find out these projects are probably elementary-level to almost anyone - with the exception of moi.

All of my whole-hearted attempts seem to end in a defeated call to Sista who then whips out her glue gun, a shoebox, and some watercolors only to end up with a DIY Project worthy of some upscale designer boutique. She then sends me a text with a picture and as I fawn over her latest creation, she tells me it is merely my "interpretation" that fell short.

This is one of my favorites...

Pottery Barn
Sista and #2 love mercury glass.  Great touch to any table. 

Love pistachios, I've got the tarnished candle sticks holders, but not sure I could figure out how to put the whole thing together.

So simple and elegant.


This goes under the "why didn't I think of that?" category.
How pretty these would look around the table!

Southern Living.com
 Do I have enough patience to put this sweet arrangement together?  Probably not.

Southern Living.com
Looks fairly easy.
I think I could pull this off... but then again...

So clever and cute.

Two words: rustic elegance.

Three words:
rustic elegance again. 

Love the simplicity of this. 

Great looking vignette - the only part I could pull off is the ornaments in the tray.

 Great idea... but for some reason my paper whites never bloom in time. Shocker!

Looks fairly easy; may try this next year after I build up my confidence a year attempting to glue candy canes together.

What an elegant touch for every table setting.

I'm pretty sure I could pull this off, and I'm almost sure of it if Sista helped!

I'm going to be out of commission for the next couple of weeks. 
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each of you who take the time to read my blog, to those who comment: a very special thanks, and to the wonderful fellow bloggers that have included me on their blogroll: I cannot tell you how much that means to me. 
Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting most of you in person, I am so touched by your warmth and generosity.
I wish y'all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy, New Year.

One more thing... as my dear departed Mother used to always remind me to say to my school mates and teachers on the last day of school before Christmas break...
See you next year!!!

gonna miss you!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Hope "out of commission" means celebrating like crazy and not something unpleasant and health-related. I hope you, the Mister, and your girls have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Isn't Pinterest great? I love all of this inspiration you shared. Love the vase with the fruit - so simple and lovely. Have a wonderful holiday!! Merry Christmas. xo

  3. I will miss you, too, Katie. I think you and I have the same sista. Merry Christmas, Laura

  4. Oh,I will miss you!! Hope you are well,and you will be doing something fabulous in the next few weeks,and it's nothing to do with your health...I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a lovely 2013....Truly....Elaine

  5. Just catching up with all your fabulous ideas ... where to start! We are celebrating simply this year. In light of all that has happened in our state, this Christmas has taken on a new meaning.

    Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas and best wishes in the new year.


  6. Amazing! What a lovely post featuring these classy and elegant Christmas table decorations, I love each and every decor and ornament you featured here. Thanks!

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  9. Hi katie, this blog is very amazing and I really like the design you made. The combination of native and modern design are there, I will surely try this concept :)

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