Hello there! Come right on in! I've been getting the house ready for spring but I'm never too busy to visit with a friend. Today I took a break from spring cleaning long enough to create my own version of the "Cake Stand Centerpiece" pictured below. This wonderful inspiration was found at MarthaStewart.com
Everything that I needed for this fresh centerpiece was right in my own kitchen.
Cake stands in graduated sizes, fresh Granny Smith apples, green polkadot napkins, wire votive holders and white faux plants. Florist tape and my handy clippers were the only tools needed.
I started by stacking the cake stands on top of each other. Use a small piece of florist tape under the pedestals to keep them from slipping.
Next, I placed the apples on top of each cake stand. I followed up by placing faux chicken eggs around the apples on the top two tiers. Lastly, I snipped little stems from my silk plants and tucked them in between the apples and the eggs. To style the center piece, I placed one polkadot napkin underneath and placed two matching bird's nests on either side.
You can buy unadorned bird's nests at Hobby Lobby. Just take a candle ring and hot glue it to the rim of the nest. Then glue in faux eggs to complete the look.
The eggs that I am using are painted in shades of soft cream, ivory and golden yellow. They are speckled with brown paint.
I picked these apples up at the market yesterday. They are so green and vibrant they almost look like wax fruit.
For a slightly different look I took away the bird's nests and placed green and white wire votive holders at the bottom. What do you think? Should I keep the nests or use the votive holders? Well tomorrow is TABLESCAPE THURSDAY and I will share an Ocean Inspired table. Friday is Mr. Panache's birthday and we are having a seafood feast. In keeping with the menu I thought I would go a little coastal with my table decor. I hope you will stop by to take a look. Until then,
Happy Spring Decorating!