Thursday, December 6, 2007


Can you guess which table I decorated? Let me give you a hint. My plan was to distract the diners with candy so they wouldn’t notice the centerpiece. Trust me, there is candy on the table. Really, it’s in those little cups that look like they should be used instead for crème brulee.

So, I did my first table centerpiece and survived. Following Anna’s advice, I went to Dollar Tree to get a little inspiration. Instead I got 3 candles. The little balls were from Fred Meyer. Since I chose to purchase the boxes with one broken ball, I paid $1.25 instead of $3 per box.

The meager evergreen sprigs were stolen from a Christmas tree lot at Safeway. They were closed, otherwise I would have asked first. I saw a pile of discarded branches next to the baler. I looked around to make sure no one was watching, jumped out of the car, grabbed a handful of branches, and then made my getaway.

The pedestal plate thing goes with my cake plate and was where I was going to put Robert’s birthday cake tonight. But he wanted pie instead, so I didn’t feel so bad using it for my centerpiece.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a pie to make.


Senia said...

I love the table!

Today was a very joyous day in Duluth. I received my first guest-issue of Reader's Digest! Hip, hip, hooray!


Catherine said...

I think it looks great. Who wants all that extra stuff on the table anyway? Just the MnMs please!

Angela Hunter said...

Your centerpiece is wonderful. The other one is going to be so cluttered that people won't even have room to rest their arms on the table. Was doing 3 forks, 2 spoons, and 2 knives per person as well?