Friday, December 20, 2013

A Wintery Centerpiece

It all started when I brought my gazebo bird feeder into the house to 
dry out so I could repaint it.  
I had heard you shouldn't feed wild birds where your chickens roam, so I wasn't sure what to do about feeding the birds this year.  I've had this feeder that sits on a fence post in the front yard for years now and rarely use it.  I brought it in to fix up and repaint so I could start feeding the hungry birds in the front yard out of range of the chickens.  
But . . . once inside, other ideas came to mind.

At first I thought I'd just play around with some greens from the yard.  Something I could do a post on before repainting it, because I already had a table centerpiece.
A simple fresh wreath with a few pine cones from my walks and a globe and candle in the center.  It was perfect and smelled so heavenly.
It matched my hutch which I kept the same from Thanksgiving, but just removed the fall decor and added faux greens in their place.   Simple and easy.
Greenery and pine cones are the perfect compliments for brown transferware.
And so there was no need for another centerpiece.  And I was just really playing around anyways before pulling out the white paint.

I started by tucking in some greens from the yard, followed 
by a few twigs and dried hydrangea.

Before I knew it, I had fallen in love with 
my new centerpiece, and I knew it had usurped the wreath.

So, it's settled.  This new centerpiece will stay past Christmas and into the winter months (the wreath was drying out and had lost it's yummy smell anyways).  And as for the birds ~ I'll move the feeder from the back yard to the front yard so they won't go hungry ~ and we'll all be happy.
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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty!!

Eileen said...

I love it. Very creative and beautiful.

Debby said...

Merry Christmas to you and your daughter.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

BRAVO, Cindy!!

Cozy Little House said...

It's very cute! And creative too.

My Garden Diaries said...

That is beautiful Cindy!!!! It is so original and unique and adds such beauty to your table!!! If you compare it to your other centerpiece it really stands out and makes such a statement! Love it!!!! And Yes the weather has changed here...we got a lot of rain the last 2 days and now we are getting a winter storm this weekend! High of 14 for Monday! Who knows?!?! You take care friend!! Have a lovely weekend!! Nicole

Linda@arichtapestry said...

A very pretty centre piece and so are your other decorations. Love and Christmas greetings from our home to yours.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my that is centerpiece perfection. I NEED some of those long cinnamon sticks. :)

Pat Cantwell said...

Custom Comforts,
It was "meant to be", dear one!!!
Love the transformation!!!
Thankful that you have another feeder for the birds!!!
Merry Christmas!

Judy Hartman said...

So lovely! I admire your ability to create such beauty in a seemingly natural, carefree way. Such a beautiful centerpiece!
Happy Christmas to you, Cindy!

Suzanne said...

What a marvelous idea for a centerpiece! I think it's my favorite new idea for the season. I am a big fan of natural materials taking center stage for the holidays. Your hutch looks so pretty behind it. You have a good eye for editing!
Happy New Year!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy holidays and thanks for all the lovely posts you share with us through the year

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