Thanksgiving Centerpiece

November 26th, 2014 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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When creating a dining table centerpiece make sure it looks good from every angle. The table is sure to be full and you want to make sure everyone has a good view.
Throw some veggies into the centerpiece to keep it strong and healthy.
Here is the centerpiece in the uncut version.
I must confess, I do love my ribbons. No worries though, its recycled from last year and quite possibly the year before that.
Throw a little brown bottle into the mix. Heck, why not?
Big Brother is watching you so you better not eat too much, and you better help with the dishes, and absolutely do not pick a fight with Great Aunt Gertrude.
I dont know where these Big Brother buttons came from, but I sure do like them!
These artichoke cande holders are a blast from the past and they just keep on giving...Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving. They are a tried and true treasure.
Dont put  a fork in it! Try a bed spring instead.
Ahhh, how it all began. An old grain scoop and a dilapadated siver turkey tray.
When creating a dining table centerpiece make sure it looks good from every angle. The table is sure to be full and you want to make sure everyone has a good view.

When creating a dining table centerpiece make sure it looks good from every angle. The table is sure to be full and you want to make sure everyone has a good view.


What do flowers, leaves, feathers, veggies, bottles, buttons, and bows have in common? A centerpiece that will delight all those who dine at your table on Thanksgiving day. It's easy to do. Grab goodies from the florist, the grocer, your garden, and your garage. When you have gathered your materials, feel free to create. When you're done you will have a one-of-a-kind cornucopia, JUNKMARKET Style! Happy Thanksgiving...gooble, gobble, gobble!


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Comments (14)

JunkArchitect writes: The silver platter is the perfect foundation for accentuating all the beautiful colors. It's what I would expect from you, an amazing centerpiece.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jim
Posted: 8:44 pm on November 27th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
What a beautiful thanksgiving center piece.I just ask the lord bless you temendously tommorrow.LOVE &BESSINGS ROBER5T Posted: 12:06 pm on November 27th
ButterBeansAntiques writes: Stunning and sophisticated. LOVE IT! I have a confession... Artichokes are my favorite "flower" :o) SERIOUSLY! I ADORE them! Love how you used them here. Absolutely beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving Sue!! Posted: 10:29 am on November 27th
suewhitney writes: Have a blessed and very happy Thanksgiving!!!

God Bless,
Sue Posted: 9:05 am on November 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Rich, rich, rich Sue. Beautiful. Such depth of textures and colors. Totally loving the artichoke with the spring and the grain scoop as a base. Posted: 5:39 pm on November 21st
CottageElements writes: Sue posted a centerpiece from the archives yesterday and so I decided to post another one today! I've always told her she is not only the queen of junk, but floral display. This one is amazingly beautiful. Enjoy it and I hope it inspired your Thankgiving Day display, too!

Lani Posted: 7:49 pm on November 20th
georgiamoon writes: Sue, you never cease to amaze me. No matter how many of your projects I see I am always so moved by the beauty and creativity that goes into everything that you do. WOW... this one is a beauty! Hope the day was fantastic for you and your family. love , go go xoxoxo Posted: 6:41 pm on November 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, I really love this! I just purchased an old silver platter at a thrift store a few weeks ago and my dad is giving me the old bed springs they found on their property. Can't wait to use your inspiration to give my centerpiece a whirl for the holidays!

Thanks Sue!

Candy Posted: 5:14 pm on November 28th
LuAnn writes: Sue: This is truly inspiring. You are definitely the creativity God. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the Christmas holiday.

LuAnn Posted: 7:40 pm on November 27th
ode2joy writes: Don't forget those north-facing window boxes...not much will grow. Use the gravy boats strung together tumbling over board, stacked on a skewer, placed among the ivy and coleus, marching along the front tacked in place... Posted: 10:47 am on November 27th
catbishop writes: Wow! This is so beautiful..Love the artichokes. Posted: 9:11 pm on November 26th
CottageElements writes: Love this piece, Sue. And when I saw the springs, I thought of you Gretchen! Do I still get a couple of them? LOL! I also saw them someplace on their side as mail catchers, or picture holders. I do love them with the insulators. I'll have to try them with the artichokes, too. Thanks again for another stunning centerpiece!

Lani

Posted: 1:03 pm on November 26th
suewhitney writes: Hi Gretchen,

You had to ask didn't you? Haha! They are beautiful as votive holders with a small telephone pole insulators twisted in instead of the artichoke. three of the insulator variety on a vanity are excellent for holding small jewelry. For Christmas use the whole spring (like the back one in the image) and run five down the center of your table and fill with ornaments just large enough so they won't fall through the gaps. The whole ones also make delightful ornaments. Connect three small pieces of chain to one end to create the hanger, spray paint a glittery silver or gold and suspend a single crystal in the center. I'm sure I'll think of more later as the creative juices are now flowing.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
Sue Posted: 12:17 pm on November 26th
MimiToria writes: What a great centerpiece design you've created! Thanks for sharing it is beautiful.
Enjoyed seeing the artichoke candle holders using the bed springs. I just harvested 41 of them from my Grandma's last bed she had. I just couldn't throw it away, so we cut it apart instead. Now, what to do with bed springs. Do you have more clever ideas? Posted: 11:52 am on November 26th
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