Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Re-purposed Centerpiece

Yesterday, I happened across this post at The Vintage Bag Lady blog.  The beautiful pictures inspired me to create a re-purposed centerpiece of my own.  I loved the idea of placing a pillar candle at the base of a vintage metal loaf pan, so that was my starting point...

My loaf pan isn't perfect... a while back I winced 
upon discovering it'd developed a circle of rust.
Now I like how the rusty imperfections glow in the candlelight.

This metal cup/scoop was a little Christmas gift from mom...
First, I placed the open handle over a side of my wooden box
(actually an old drawer found in our barn).
 In went a candle, then a little rosehip potpourri.

I made these orange pomanders last year... 
they dried nicely, and even retained their spicy, citrus scent. 

To make: 
Use a small nail to poke a pattern in the orange peel (try not to go too deep).
Place whole cloves in through those holes, and dust with cinnamon.
It's a good idea to rotate the fresh pomanders so they dry evenly.

I elevated the white candles on a few old metal pieces...
a small tarnished cup, and the filter from an enamelware coffee-maker.
Added a few sprigs of pine, and that was it!

"Nothing is what it was intended to be, 
in the hands of a creative person."
~ Steve Supple ~

I'm linking this project idea with:
Rustic, Recycled, And Chic

 Hope you leave here feeling inspired...
thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow...that is just lovely...so much nicer than mine...great job!!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by to see my version... and yours is lovely as well!

  3. So beautiful! I love the rust stains. And that quote is perfect!
    Catherine Denton

  4. That's a very pleasing arrangement, I like how you used neat stuff you already have.

  5. so beautifully decoarted.

  6. Hi Megan!!!! what a wonderful idea....you are so creative....I love this centerpiece!!!!

  7. This is so creative...and perfect! I love the little tray used to reflect the candle light! Very smart! Happy New year! ♥

  8. I love this arrangement!! This is such a creative use of all of your cool pieces :) Thank you so much for sharing this at my link party. I hope to see more of your projects - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5878


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