Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 11, Berry Sieve Centerpiece

A berry sieve?  Do you know what one is? It is a cone shaped sieve that sits in a metal base and has a wooden "crusher" that is used in canning berries to get the seeds out.  Me?  I used one I recently acquired for this year's Christmas centerpiece.
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When making a centerpiece I always start with the object I am going to use as the main container or element in the centerpiece.  Last year it was a baby cradle.  I have used toolboxes, old camp toasters, wood boxes and crates.  I tripped over this sieve (yes, tripped--don't judge) and then it came to me--the sieve would be a fun and new centerpiece.  I placed it on a silver stray so it is easy to move when we need to.
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While each of the centerpieces I make differ--they have some of the same elements:
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Height--I added 3 piece of driftwood for height.
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Candles--this one was wedged in between the driftwood pieces.  Yes, I know, this is not the safest way to burn a candle.  This will not be burned unless we are sitting at the table with it.
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Natural elements--in this case, pinecones 
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and some not so natural, but real looking berries.  
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Other elements or touches--such as few old silver Christmas balls
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and a big, green burlap bow,
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and this year's Christmas centerpiece was done.
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Simple, quick, and not your average centerpiece.  Hunt around today for something fun to use for your centerpiece this year.
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4 comments:

  1. How creative - looks great. My Mom still uses hers, but not for berries. She puts cooked apples in it & 'grinds' them to make applesauce & also puts cooked tomatoes in it to make spaghetti sauce. I remember helping her when I was a little girl - good memories!

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  2. Perfection...love the driftwood sticking out :)

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  3. Nice composition! I love the driftwood with the candle!

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  4. Your photographs are off-the-charts! Love the idea of the centerpieces and I struggle too trying to figure it out! Thanks for the inspiration today! Allow me to pin this away to my Christmas table decorations board in Pinterest. Cheers!

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