Clearly I have a thing for table centerpieces (see here and here). I'm guessing it's because our dining room is small and on the sparse side and I like having something "pretty" in that room. Plus, Nate makes us chase him around the table numerous times EVERY day -- who wants to run around a plain table?? Bor-ing.
As much as I love my Ikea cake stand and it's endless possibilities as a centerpiece, I was ready for a change. So I followed this post from Lemon Tree Creations (very clever ladies!) and created this:
Basically, I removed the pictures and mat from a rectangular frame that was collecting dust in the garage, painted it white, and lined the inside with a piece of scrap fabric. To protect the table, I stuck small, round felt pads on the bottom of each frame corner. It's been fun to gather leaves, herbs, etc. from our yard and see how they all come together in an assortment of glass containers and vases.