Wanting to make a good impression while my son’s girlfriend was here over the weekend, I figured I’d better do a little grocery shopping. I bought cookies, cake, several kinds of muffins, cheese danish, cinnamon bread … and so she wouldn’t think all we eat is junk, I stocked up on lots of fresh fruit too. 🙂
While I was at it, I bought some pretty roses that I put in an old mason jar on the nightstand in the guest room.
She went back home and there was still lots of fruit and the roses still looked fresh, so I decided to combine them into a centerpiece that we can enjoy.
We’ll just pick the fresh fruit out of the centerpiece when we want some.
Here’s how easy it is to make.
I used a really rustic little antique drawer as the base. You could also use a small crate.
Because my drawer is old, I tucked a blue vintage stripe towel inside to cushion the fruit and keep it from touching the wood. I let a corner of the towel peek over the edge of the drawer.
I gathered all the fruit and flowers. I love how all the colors look together.
Inside the crate I put two antique canning jars and a milk bottle filled with water, leaving space between them for the larger pieces of fruit.
I fit in a peach, orange, and apple first, then tucked in a red pear, lemon, banana, and a few kiwis. It’s okay to have fruit sticking up around the sides. It makes them more visible and easier to grab once the fresh flowers are added.
I added the roses in the jars first. I didn’t trim off the leaves, because they helped fill the jars and the greenery looks so pretty.
I nestled small sprigs of baby’s breath in the jars and between the fruit.
This is such an easy and inexpensive centerpiece to make, especially if you use pieces you already have on hand. I paid about $5 for the flowers. I don’t consider the fresh fruit an expense, since it’s part of our normal grocery budget.
You can place other small plants or candles around the centerpiece.
It will be very easy to change out with different flowers and other fresh fruit for any time of year.
Oh, and my exciting news?
My son and his girlfriend got engaged!
I shot several photos of them together before she caught her flight to go back home.
I’m totally psyched and can’t wait to help her in any way she needs help with the wedding plans!
Vaya con Dios,