Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inspiration #16: Non-Floral Centerpieces

If you're looking to break tradition and not break your piggy bank, consider using non-floral arrangements. Using fruit creatively or items of great sentiment to you and your fiance, such as books (see SpeakQuietly above), can be really fun!

Check these out:
Citrus Centerpiece
Lemons and grapefruits tied in yellow taffeta ribbons and piled into a glass compote make a bright, casual arrangement. The bows are secured by pins, and sheer yellow organdy drapes from the bowl. A coordinating menu card is trimmed with taffeta ribbon.

Cloche Jars with Birds' Nests | Bridal Inquirer Blog
I am a fan of dainty birds' nests in bell jars, but you don't have to limit yourself! I bought a couple cloche bell jars from A Tail of the Yak in Berkeley and have used them to display seashell ornaments to my View Master.

The Pissed Off Bride

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To accomplish this look, I suggest first going to TJ Maxx or Ross and finding birdcages in their home accessories section. I've seen birdcages as low as $14.99. Save on also has 2 for $19.99>>

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