Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday- Sunshine Of My Life

By Karin Brosnan - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday!!

Today I am dedicating this Tablescape to my 2 daughters who happen to be the
Sunshine of my Life!I got my inspiration from Pottery Barn. This vase or candle holder looks like a fishbowl only they have a little pedestal under it and are charging $79.00So I happened to have a lovely fishbowl that I bought from Walmart. I wanted my centerpiece to look like the pottery barn one but I did not have any nuts around so I filled the bottom of it with smooth black rocks. Then I added water about 3/4 full. Then I added the surprise texture of raffia!! I wound it around and let it soak in the water...then I removed the water and added a funky necklace that had brown beads and white pearls on it and tucked it in and around the raffia so you could see it when you are seated. Then since I didn't have any fresh Sunflowers I used silk and stuck them in down into the rocks to hold them in place.Then I decided to use burlap as a tablecloth and I also wrapped up my chairs with a "ribbon" of burlap for an added touch. All I did was wrap the "Ribbon" of burlap around the back of the chair and tied it in a knot.
I think it just adds to the look.



I used my yummy gold goblets and my green tall glasses, my dollar store black votive candle holders and white shabby frames with photos of my daughters in them.They are the "Sunshine of my Life" and I miss living by them sooo much!
(My youngest just moved back to Utah so we are once again empty nesters)




I think this is a perfect End of Summer tablescape...you could put photos from some of the fun things you did over the summer and talk about it as you enjoy the meal.


The dinner plates are from Tai Pan (Utah), the gold and green salad plates are from Tuesday Morning, the Sunflower appetizer plates are from TJMAxx, the Napkins are from Jackalop (New Mexico) the goblets are from JC Penny's!


Here is a close up of the beautiful napkins with my


BLUE NAPKIN RINGS!


IF YOU BUY 8 I WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER SET OF 4 FOR FREE!


(UNTIL AUGUST 31ST!)


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24 Comments

  1. Hi, stopping by from The Harwards. Your tablescape is so pretty. I love the addition of the white frames to your table.

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  2. This all looks so nice...you are very clever with that centerpiece, I like even better than the expensive one! :D

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  3. That looks so pretty! Still summer for another month here, and I will treasure everyday of it!
    I love the color combos and your linens are lovely!
    I have scads of black eyed Susans waiting for me to cut and use in a scape. Maybe after Labor Day!
    Thanks for your kind invitation. I am linking up my Strawberry Centerpiece. :)

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  4. If summer has to end you are sending it out in style.

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  5. Just SO pretty... as usual !

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  6. The fish bowl, rafia and beads are genius. Such a beautiful centerpiece. I love the burlap on the chairs too. Your tablescape is stunning. The pictures are the most precious part of all. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Lovely table. I'm particularly impressed with your creative take on the raffia, stones, and necklace in the fishbowl with the sunflowers. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  8. Love this centerpiece! Such colors and textures. Great job and the whole table is just fabulous!

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  9. What a sweet tribute to your daughter.
    You are such a clever girl to see something that is stylish and a bit too pricey and find a very lovely substitute. Doesn't that make you feel so fabulous!
    I love your table and all the details.... those burlap ribbons on the chairs look wonderful
    So fun to stop by tonight!
    Yvonne

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  10. The burlap ribbons are my favorite! I'm your newest follower! Love all your table ideas! Thanks for hosting the link party, joined for the first time...
    Blessings,
    Becky C
    Buckets of Burlap

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  11. Oh my, what a beautiful presentation. I am in love with your dinner plates.

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  12. That is wonderful that you dedicated this table to your daughters! Isn't true that kids can be the sunshine of your life. Very cute goblets! Love the linens too.
    Sherry

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  13. That turned out so pretty. I really like the sunflowers.

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  14. Thanks for inviting me to join up with Center Piece Wednesday and I am glad the link was still open. Your table is just so pretty and what a great idea to have pictures of your loved ones on the table.

    I love the idea of having pictures of summer fun. I think I will do that for a Sunday dinner in September when we are all missing summer! I loooove your gold plates from Tai Pan. I hadn't seen those, what a great treasure it is. My sister is visiting from San Antonio and she brought 2 suitcases to bring back goodies from Tai Pan.

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  15. I really enjoyed all of this, so pretty! Love all the neat details!

    I'm joining your Centerpiece Wednesday this time!

    Katherine

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  16. Cute table! I am more than ready for the conclusion of summer heat and humidity!

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  17. Love the centerpiece you made. This is my first visit to Centerpiece Wednesday - thanks for inviting me! It's a great place to help me learn how to improve my centerpieces - get more creative, etc. Thanks!
    Beth

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  18. This is a lovely table- the perfect bridge between Spring and Fall!

    PS Thanks for stopping by The Tiny Tudor and your nice comment!

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  19. you're right...that was the perfect end of summer table. love the theme around your daughters, and the sunflowers. but my favorite, was the burlap wrap! great idea!

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  20. Gorgeous! Love the clever centerpiece, and those napkins (and napkin rings!) add the perfect touch to your placesetting.

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  21. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! Wow, do you do this for a living or something? This is beautiful! I love those chairs.

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  22. So pretty. I'm ready for fall and I have been on a sunflower kick lately. I hope you don't mind. I've linked your post to my Porch and Garden Party at firstaDream.blogspot.

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  23. Hello...

    I'm just coming over from Nancy's Porch and Garden party! My friend, your table is lovely and even more precious since you dedicated it to your beautiful daughters! I know exactly how you feel, I have three daughters and they all live out of state! I miss them terribly!

    I just love your sunflower centerpiece! You did a fabulous job...much prettier than Pottery Barns! Hehe! Your place setting are really pretty...in fact, when looking at your table overall...it just reminds me of Provence, France! I also love all the burlap...adding the pretty burlap bows to your chairs...awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely table...and the "how to's" for that lovely sunflower centerpiece!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  24. What a perfect summer tablescape. Love those pretty blue napkins.

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