Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tip Tuesday-Evolving Decor

You may (or may not) remember last year when I did a post on having a table centerpiece that is both beautiful and useful.  It was riveting so I'm sure you all remember exactly what I'm talking about.  But just in case, here's a picture of the centerpiece. 
The purpose of the post was to discuss the concept of form following function in design.  My girls love having candle lit dinners and the process of taking the candles out and putting them away had become annoying.  So I decided to make a centerpiece for our dining table that was attractive and included candles to make my life just a tad bit easier. 

Fast forward a few months....I'm wandering through the dollar store and see a bag of little red "berries" and I thought they would look great in the centerpiece for Christmas.  We liked it so much that we left if out for Valentine's Day too.  Which is good since that was pretty much my only decoration for Valentine's besides the paper hearts and a red Christmas wreath that also decided to multi-task.
This month our centerpiece is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with flair.  In case anyone is wondering, the leprechaun's treasure is on our kitchen table.
I see lots of colorful jelly beans in our near future.  And this summer, since it's too light for candles at dinner, I foresee a beautiful zen garden in the middle of our table. 

Yes, I'm a big fan of form following function in our home.  With a little pizazz.


Kristina P. said...

I like it! I always hesitate to light the candles I have around, because I feel like they look ugly with all the drippy wax.

Barbaloot said...

Cute! I'm the worst at decorating---I hate the thought of buying and then storing things for all the seasons. But I suppose if I bought edible things (like jelly beans) it may not a problem:)

Jessica G. said...

Very cool idea! I'm loving it! I have a funky vase I got as a wedding present that I fill with seasonal stuff. My kids ate all the conversation hearts, though.

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