November 28, 2016

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

Call them centerpieces, vignettes, or just pretty things...we need them around the house during the Christmas season. 

Here are a few I made last year...and I hope they give you some ideas for this year.

Here is a simple coffee table vignette I made last year. I added bits and pieces from around the house. 

I love to incorporate my blue and white Chinoiserie and Spode plates into my holiday decorating.

You can go as simple or as intricate as you want in your decorating. 

I love the simplicity of the hurricane on a platter, but I can also see adding a red satin bow around the bottom with some pine cones and holly.

Here I put the hurricane on a mirrored tray...and added a piece of blue and white. I like the simple...but again, you could add additional bits and pieces to jazz up the trayscape.

Reusing my mirrored tray I added silver candlesticks and natural elements for a more neutral look. 

I am a huge fan of using tureens...and Christmas is a great time. 

For this centerpiece I put a large ironstone platter on a table runner. 

After adding the tureen I added a couple of white burlap bows (one on each side) as well as some Christmas pics for a touch of pine and berry.

My pedestal bowl is a great piece for creating centerpieces and tablescapes. I used sprigs of holly and berries for the east-west bowl. Then I added a few of my red glass balls. You could do this with any color scheme. 

This pedestal bowl is a "go to" bowl for lots of centerpieces.

In the photo below I incorporated it into a larger dining room tablescape. 

Notice, I used a strand of garland again. It's good for more than putting around doors and windows!

And here is one more...a combination of a silver tray and pedestal bowl. 

Moving along...

Baskets are also another great tool for creating pretty vignettes. Large or small, you can create something lovely. 

In this basket I rolled up a six foot long strand of (non lighted) garland I was not using. Then I wrapped the basket with wide wire edged ribbon...and topped it off with a huge bow. Simple, right.

If you are a regular know that I love to use trays as the base of so many of my tabletop arrangements.  

I used an over sized large black wooden tray as the base. Then I topped it with a large lantern. And of course pine cones and branches add just the right touch of Christmas.

This is a Christmas centerpiece I created last year. The base is a linnen table runner. Then I added an ironstone platter and tureen (the ones I used above.) 

I removed the tureen lid and filled the container halfway with paper stuffing...then filled it the rest of the way with silver ornaments. Lastly I added candles and more garland. I love to use pieces of garland for decorating!

I made this little vignette in my kitchen last year. I usually have the white platter on display. I simply added a large wooden letter, and a mini Christmas tree. This was a nice addition to the coffee counter. 

A bowl full of ornaments! While simple, I have always loved this idea. I see it every year in magazines and on other blogs.  

Another tray again!  This was a favorite according to many of my readers. 

You need a tray with low sides, some candles, and some faux fruit, pine cones, and ornaments. Grab what you already have and see what happens!

I hope I have not worn you out with so many pictures...but this is the time of year for inspiration, right! Feel free to copy any of my ideas. 

If you have a question about any of the centerpiece ideas...please leave a comment and I will answer as soon as I can. 

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My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. That tureen looks so much like mine!! It is so clean looking. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Please come back next week and share what you have been working on!

  2. What great inspiration. I love a good tray display with candles and lanterns. Darling. Thanks for linking to Monday Social.

  3. SO cute!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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