Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A pretty centerpiece project

Yesterday on my regular blog (Across my Kitchen Table; link in sidebar →), I posted a few photos of our Christmas.  One of those was of a colander project I had put together.  Several commented about it, so I thought I would share more here.

In mid-November, I happened upon an inspiring post at Thelma’s Days, where Thelma shared several colander centerpieces she had made.  I will share just one of her photos below, because I want you to go and visit for yourselves and see the other gorgeous centerpieces.
Photo from Thelma’s Days
So pretty, isn't it?  Thelma's centerpieces turned out much nicer than mine, and her photography skills are also much greater.  She gives all of the centerpiece how-to's on her blog, so do check it out.  She also mentions that she found all of these lovely ornaments at thrift stores!

Here are a couple more photos of the one I put together.  I was fortunate that the colander I had (which was my mother's) is one that has a star pattern on the sides.  Makes it even prettier and more festive, although the pattern doesn't show up really well in the photos I took.
 My colander contains all vintage ornaments, plus a couple of glittered pine cones that I found in my parents' attic.
Right now, I'm thinking that when we take the Christmas tree down, I will fill the colander with blue and silver balls, the pine cones, and some glittery snowflakes.  Wouldn't that be pretty for winter?

And this wraps up my daily December posts here at my Christmas Kitchen!  I still hope to post frequently throughout the winter, and I have plenty to post about, so I'll  see you again very soon.


  1. I think leaving it out with the changes will be perfect for winter. My daughter always tells me much of the blogs that get so much attention is all about the photography and she is right, but I am about relationships and words so I can totally see your colander as it is in real life and no that it is perfect. That is blogging for me!

    1. I think your daughter is right, Sandy, but I am not a great photographer and not likely to be. I admire others' work, but like you I am more about words and relationships. That's blogging for me, too. That said, I do know some bloggers (Vee, for one) who are about words and relationships as I am but who also happen to be great photographers.

      When I change the colander over for winter, I'll try and get another picture to show how it looks! The tree will be up through next weekend, I think, so the oldest granddaughters can open their gifts by it when they can come.

  2. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. Your colander looks gorgeous. It's hard to photograph Christmas lights. I want to wish you a Happy New Year and lots of happiness and health for 2020. I don't know if you will receive my comment. I'm am trying to send it with Google Chrome instead of Google.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, Thelma! I so appreciate it. I was pretty pleased with the colander and am looking forward to changing it up with blue and silver balls and snowflakes for the winter.

    A happy and blessed New Year to you as well!

    1. I happy to see that you did receive my comment. They don't go through with Google. So I am replying on Google Chrome.
      You have a great idea to keep the colander out and put Winter things in it. I may keep mine out also and use it for Valentines Day. Thanks for the inspiration my friend. Thelma.


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