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Ornament Centerpieces | Better Than Bling

Ornament Centerpieces | Better Than Bling
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Better than bling

Photo/Art by Francine Zaslow
Better than bling

In another bowl centerpiece, Matthew attains easy elegance with what he calls “drop and layer” style. Using no florals, fruits, or water, he simply nestles white and silver ornaments in a compote among glistening silver cake dragées and glass stones. He tops it off with an antique bell ornament and rhinestone brooches — inexpensive flea market finds. (For a dash of color, you might add a few pieces of blue sea glass.) The finishing touch is to “serve” the arrangement on a sterling-silver tray.

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5 Responses to Ornament Centerpieces | Better Than Bling

  1. Phil & Sandra Coppoolse November 18, 2008 at 9:02 pm #

    This idea will work well with red in the collection of green glass bits I have collected form yard sales .

  2. Sharon Todd November 19, 2008 at 9:09 am #

    I think it would look great with a bit of red and green thrown in. I think that would make it really festive. Not expensive to create either if you check out the yard sales and flea markets.

  3. Sheryl Evangelista December 16, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    This is beautiful and adding one more color; whatever it may be would add just the touch

  4. Beverly Croce November 29, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    this works well in a trifle bowl or a fat vase.

  5. CAROLYN HARLOW December 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I love this idea. I have some very old ornaments–rhinestone pins and red+green glass balls on a silver tray. Thanks again!!

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