Thursday, January 2, 2014

ETCETERAS: a winter centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comI failed so miserably with Christmas décor this year that I had to do some post-holiday winterizing. Between my new day job and being away almost every weekend at my son’s volleyball tournaments we just didn’t have time to haul out the Christmas décor. Add to that the fact that it’s been almost 80 degrees here in Southern California and I almost feel like it wasn’t the holiday season.

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comI finally had a free weekend and made something pretty and wintery for the dining room table.

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comThe tiny beeswax candles are Hanukkah candles from the holiday clearance shelf. I love them.

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comI didn’t have any candle holders small enough for the little candles, so I made do with a vase filled with Epsom salts, a vintage spool and a small bottle.

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comThe fresh greenery is Seeded Eucalyptus from the floral department at the market.

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comIt feels so good to have something fresh to focus on. It made me realize that even if the rest of the house is a disaster, one little centerpiece can really brighten a room and your spirits.

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comLife can get very busy and hectic but it’s nice to take a little time to do something that will make you happy.

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  1. I love this! I thought you may have made the candles, but read on to find you bought them.

  2. perfectly lovely - winter greenery is simply beautiful and your pairings are charming! happy new year :)

  3. I am trying to put together some "winter type"displays now that Christmas is put away...kinda empty on my shelves!! Love what you came up with!

  4. This is lovely, Carolyn! But I can't imagine you failing at Christmas decor. I just don't believe it! ;)

  5. What lovely decor. I'd love if you would come share this at our Do Tell Tuesday party over at mabeyshemadeit dot com. It's just so beautiful!

  6. I agree Carolyn....a lovely, yet simple centerpiece can give a feeling of peace and order in the midst of chaos. It really is important to my mental health. ;) I love your creativity for the candle holders. So sweet!

    Thanks for sharing this bit of loveliness at Project Inspire{d}!

  7. Beautiful Carolyn! I hope everything is going great with work, the fam and the blog!

  8. Oh's soooo pretty! Love the vintage thread spool.


  9. Beautiful! I love the beeswax candels and the spool! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!


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