Creating a pretty Christmas table centerpiece is a must, and I like to create a few. For the kitchen table, I designed one with evergreens from the yard and flowers from the florist.
By now, the Christmas decorating is complete or as complete as it’s going to get, and it’s down to the small details that we want to tweak before the big day. I love the whole Christmas season, but it’s tending to these last little deets that I enjoy the most. Making sure that a scratch off lottery ticket is included in each stocking, the menus are finalized, I wanted to create a small Christmas centerpiece for the kitchen table. Casual, yet elegant.
Even if you’ve read this blog for just a hot minute, then you know that I love to shop the yard, and shop what I have to create something beautiful. This is all true, but for this Christmas centerpiece, I’m turning to both the yard, and a few stems from my local florist.
Whenever I buy flowers, I have to buy those without fragrance because Mac’s allergies are insane. But, I also like to buy stems that are long lasting, and ones that bring a pretty texture. And too, I like to buy in odd numbers, so in this case, I bought three of each variety. Evergreens make for great filler, and the flowers bring a delicate touch.
I wanted some sort of red, so I chose the hybrid lilies with their burgundy petals for the focal point. The green pom pom looking stems are green dianthus. They’re long lasting and I love their fluff. The tight white mums lighten things up and the white berries add a playful sophistication.
I chose a silver plated bowl to hold the arrangement, with a cube of soaked oasis to secure the stems and keep everything hydrated. The evergreens were added first, as a base. Next the lilies, one at the top center, then the other two stems flanking each side. The green dianthus next, and then the white mums and berries were added in the arrangement.
To finish, a couple varieties of pine were added to fill in the gaps. In the end, a couple sprays of faux red berries were added in the center to round out the pops of red for this pretty Christmas table centerpiece.