I think I am geranium crazy this year. I love the look. I had been using red geraniums. Now I have found white ones that go perfectly with a table runner I had recently purchased for a tablescape. The best thing of all – they were only $2.39 on sale at JoAnn Fabrics.
As I was running behind a bit – that’s nothing new here – I needed to create a simple and quick centerpiece. To do this, I simply used three of the white geranium bushes and “zip tied” them together. That’s right – nothing to it but simply zipping them together with zip ties. Now how easy is that?
I laid two geranium bushes with the stems facing each other and pulled the tie around the stems securing them tightly.
Once I had two tied together, I took a third bush and bent the stem so the top portion of the bush made a right angle to the first stems and zip tied the three together where they intersected. Then I simply pulled the stems on the geraniums apart to form the arrangement.
I began my table design by laying placemats lengthwise across my table to form a runner look. I did this across two sections of the table.
I actually used the backside of the place mat. I had purchased these mats some time ago, but when I got them home I wasn’t as fond of the color as I thought I would be. I never did take them back – one of my bad habits. Do you ever do that? I have every intention of returning an item, but never get it done. When I rummaged through my assorted placemats, I came upon these. Even though I felt the top color was too washed out with the runner I was using, the backside seemed to pull out the deeper color in the runner so I chose it.
Once I had the placemats placed across the table to form the runner look, (they didn’t quite meet in the middle), the decorative runner was laid down the center of the table. This covered the gap between the placemats and created a cohesive look.
I then laid one of my “go to” ivy bushes in the center of the runner, spreading the tendrils to form a base for the geranium arrangement. I always keep these ivy bushes on hand – I am always finding a use for them when decorating.
The geranium bush centerpiece was then set on top of the ivy. I worked a few of the center ivy tendrils into the geraniums. I left the zip ties on the geraniums to give you an idea of where they were placed. You would cut the ends shorter if they were visible.
You can see this works great as a centerpiece.
I wanted to add a bit of interest to the arrangement, and simply nestled a nest into the side of the arrangement, working the geraniums around the nest.
The place settings were added to the table.
The white china was a recent garage sale find.
I love the raised look on the edges.
I found these cute little goblets at the same sale. I added a bit of faux Spanish moss into each goblet and placed a paper Mache egg in the center. The eggs were a last year purchase from Hobby Lobby. I didn’t even add color to them – just used the eggs right out of the package. I tucked a bit of ribbon under the egg to use as a place card name. I quickly added my name to the ribbon. I am sure we could do better if they were for guests.
Candles on glass candlesticks were placed on the table around the geranium centerpiece.
To carry the color of the place card ribbons throughout the setting, I added ribbon streamers down the runners.
I created small wreath napkin rings out of twig wire to hold the napkins.
I loved the look of the candles with the geraniums.
The whole look gave the feel of a merging of natural and classic.
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