I changed out the table linens on the dining room table, added a pretty green and yellow Ralph Lauren table runner I bought last year at TJ Maxx for $9.00 and put out a very easy to make spring centerpiece.
I picked up some faux spring blossoms at Michael's right around Valentine's Day (already 40% off) and loosely arranged them in a tall heavy crystal vase. I used a few branches of faux pussy willows, some faux woody elements and a few branches of what I think are supposed to be apple blossoms. The arrangment is casual and loose, yet the height of the branches makes a real statement.
My mom has both apple and cherry trees in her orchard at her house and she used to cut off a few branches and "force" them to bloom in a bucket of water in her house, just in time for Easter. We used to hang small Easter ornaments and hollowed out painted eggs from it for an "Easter Tree". I'd like to try that sometime myself, although I'd have to ask her how long it takes to make them bloom because I don't remember!
For just a few dollars I have a pretty spring centerpiece for my table. I'll be using this centerpiece for a spring tablescape I will be doing soon and I have a few other branches with yellow,pink and purple flowers on them that I can add later to this centerpiece when I start decorating for Easter.
Here's hoping we'll see some spring weather coming our way before too long! I'll be joining Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday. And Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.
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