Crate Centerpiece I am still working on my kitchen! I finally finished painting the kitchen cabinets and then moved on to painting the walls (even though I only painted them a few years ago). I know…I am insane. Then I decided to touch up the paint on the trim. I also added gray to the farmhouse table top and that ended up a disaster that I am still trying to fix. Okay, whew, I hope to share it all tomorrow if I can get some good pics!
Instead of sharing my kitchen, I’ll share a crate centerpiece for my holiday table. I don’t know about you but I find decorating my table for a holiday dinner to be very pretty but also highly impractical. As soon as the meal begins, it all needs to come off the table to allow room for the food. I often wonder when I see these gorgeous tables choc a bloc full with decor, where does the food go? Anyway, I digress.
I decided to create a very simple centerpiece that I can easily lift off the table when the meal is served. I took a few galvanized tins from the craft store, painted the tops in chalk paint colors, added some fall mums and placed them in an old crate that I found years ago by the side of the road. It is very basic and I need to add a bit more to it but you can get the gist of it.
Obviously, this can all be switched out for Christmas and I will add a few little pumpkins and other fall decor into the crate for Thanksgiving dinner.
Here are more crate centerpieces (with a lot more imagination than mine) for inspiration. They are lovely and don’t clutter up the table.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I have 26 coming over for dinner and am starting to get the process going. The following week we have my daughter’s Sweet 16. I will have nothing left in me for Christmas!