Here it is! January’s centerpiece challenge, a dare to find anything creative and potentially attractive in the cold outdoors, is under way.
Kimberly from RI shared pictures of her center-masterpiece, focused around a log which her husband cut and drilled. I love not only the main piece, but the bowls of red apple candles and pinecones on either end. Ah, symmetry! Love, love, love.
When I look at that picture, I can hear the chatter and giggles of my nieces and nephews!
See the scones in that shot? Those are the Better-Than-Starbucks Scones. Thanks for the recipe, Kimberly!
Here’s another angle, capturing her devotions in a cozy spot at the table:
I’ve decided that I may surprise her at breakfast one day – just show up with my napkin tucked in to my collar. Everything she makes looks good!
Kimberly did warn me that the log, which I believe is birch, burns very easily. If you try this, keep an eye on the candles. 🙂
What a great idea, right? So simple and really beautiful. I visited her home while this was on the table, and it was inviting and gorgeous. Nice work!
I’ll share mine with you also, although it looks a little bizarre for January.
Shells? In January?
We live close enough to the New England coast that seagulls often fly over our backyard. We used to have a tall clump of rabid lilac bushes which have been recently…er…put down. Under the wreckage, we found LOTS of shells.
The shells lived with golf balls, and old china, and metal pipes. People are weird.
My January centerpiece contains items which transport me to summerland. I need that now…
I kept the shells “moving” as they progress toward a wine bottle oil lamp. There has to be light in there somewhere!
A hidden golf ball keeps people “behind” the piece involved, and no matter where you sit, you can see shells.
The wood was out in the yard, too. Just showed up one day. It smells like a campfire and makes me feel like we’re living in a lodge. January? SucCESS! 🙂
If you planned to submit your January pictures but missed the deadline, don’t worry! There will be a February Challenge, too! Get on it!