Fresh Fruit & Flowers Rustic Centerpiece + Exciting News!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Repurposed Chicken Feeder Candle Centerpiece

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  1. Congratulations! Enjoy the the time helping with wedding planning, sounds like fun. And they look very happy. 🙂

  2. Congratulations! Enjoy the time helping with wedding planning, sounds like fun. And they look very happy. 🙂

  3. Such a beautiful and welcoming box full of special treats. Congratulations to everyone on the engagement. So exciting!

  4. Oh my goodness Angie… such amazing news and how exciting too ! Congrats to your son and his lovely bride.
    I love that draw you created for a centerpiece to meet you ‘will be new DIL.’
    How charming it is and the Chicken feeder is awesome too !!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. That’s wonderful news, Angie! Congratulations to the sweet couple!!! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun helping with the wedding planning.
    Your center piece turned out beautiful!
    Wishing you a happy weekend!

  6. Stephanie Mudd Carrico says

    Congratulations to the happy couple. Beautiful picture.
    My son is on his way today to meet his girls dad.
    Amazing how time minute they are our
    little boys and blink and they are grown.

  7. I wouldn’t have tho’t of roses and fruit together. Lovely!

  8. Sandy McElroy says

    Looks lovely , congrats !

  9. How exciting! Congratulations to all! It’s a very special time for a family!
    Lovely arrangement, too, Angie!
    I love how the crate and striped towel bring the fruit and flowers together so wonderfully!

  10. Congrats on your son’s engagement. It is always fun to add more sweeties to the family. What a great pic of them. Your centerpiece box is so pretty. Love the color of those roses. Happy New Week Angie.

  11. Love the little drawer centerpiece! Have a small crate and am going to do that today!

    Congrats on the kiddos!!

  12. Congratulations to the beautiful couple. They look very happy. Best wishes for a lovely wedding and more importantly, a long and content life together. Cheers, Ardith

  13. Congratulations! What a fun time and your centerpiece is lovely too!

  14. Candy Walsh says

    That is so awesome!! Congratulations to you all!
    Your centerpiece is so lovely and simple~I love the color of the roses with the baby’s breath ???????

  15. you wanted to make a good impression on her….

    did she make a good impression on you…..?

    from the glow, seems to me she did!!!!! (does she bake yet?)

  16. I have a “thing” for drawers. crates, etc. and am doing this tomorrow. Congratulations on your exciting news; know she will get a wonderful m. in law! God bless.

  17. Michele Yates says

    Lovely couple and lovely home. Many blessings!

  18. Congratulations!

  19. Marijean Jenson says

    Congratulations ! How wonderful that your family will be growing. Wishing them the best in there adventure of married life. ❤❤❤

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