Friday, November 19, 2010

A Free Center Piece for the Holidays

This Thanksgiving Center Piece is Free for the making. Take one vase. If you don't have one, visit your local thrift store and choose an appropriate vase. I found this one for ten cents.
Next, take a walk in the woods. I choose five different naturally occurring plants, all of which had different textures and varying heights.
I loved the feathery lightness of this "weed" with its long thin leaves. A good color base for the warmth of harvest time. Then, blackberry vine changing colors gave the red highlight to complement the green in the mountain laurel clipping and one sprig of pine.
This is a wonderful family project, refreshing and earth friendly.
I was watching the evening news last night and they did a story on "affordable" decorations for the holidays. A $40 center piece was touted as a great deal.
Make your center piece, and give thanks for health, family, and love.

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