Thursday, October 16, 2008

Unique Centerpieces

If you're looking for something different for your centerpieces - check these out. (Don't let the price on some of these scare you, you can always achieve the look for less!)

Who says you have to use flowers at all? Line these up on a long table, or one on a round table surrounded by tea lights. Great impact and great glow effect (everyone looks good in candle light!)

Crystal Clear
Sparkly accents add simple elegance. Bouquet of yellow calla lilies wrapped with a rhinestone-encrusted band in a Swarovski crystal-filled urn surrounded by candlesticks, price upon request, by Belle Fleur,

Glass Menagerie

A chic dome dresses up the woodsy scene inside. Terrarium centerpiece of Masdevallia orchids, rex begonias, maidenhair ferns and moss, $450, by Wenonah Webster Landscape and Floral Design,

Clear Distinction
Bring a beachy feel to your table in a sophisticated way, by scattering white-branch coral, $29 each, and flat coral, $34 each, among floating votives in an "Ismir" vase, $29, and bowl, $24. "Voluminous" candleholders, $19–$29. All from Pottery Barn,

Presents Perfect
For an element of surprise, try a gift-inspired centerpiece (guests can choose their own favors). Assorted boxes, each $2.50 or less, from Bellaterra,; Beaucoup,; and Wedding Things,, can be filled with candies, handmade soaps, or other goodies and stacked atop cake stands, by Dover,