Thursday, December 22, 2011

Waste not, want not

My dining table
As you can see, I am not quite finished with my Christmas table yet.
I can tell you that I was fretting a little about a centerpiece.
The footed brass compote has found a permanent home on the table and I wanted to keep it there but its size meant that it would require a lot of flowers to fill.
It is just my husband and three kids here this year and while it sounds kinda stingy, I just didn't want to spend $50 on flowers for the table.
Into the compote went an upside down cereal bowl to elevate the pineapple and a bag each of small lemons and key limes.
I added a few sprigs from the shrubs out front and, Voila!
Less than $10 and none will be wasted. 
I will juice and freeze the lemons and key limes in amounts of one tablespoon in ice trays and of course we will eat the pineapple.


An Urban Cottage said...

Looks beautiful, tastes great! What's better than that?

Ivy Clad said...

That's the great thing about getting nature to do your decorating: it can be economical & still look so rich and beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

It looks really great!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

also -what if after you get rid of the fruit you fill it with pinecones? That would be cute!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Well your off to an amazing start, I love the centerpiece!
Merry Christmas!!!