9.23.2016

Dining Room Table Centerpieces for Everyday (Not Just Parties)


Ever wonder what to put on your dining room table that will last longer than a bouquet of flowers?  I say go for plants like succulents, orchids or ferns.  Or fruit and vegetables (like pumpkins this time of year).
A rectangular piece is good on a rectangular table...but I would want to make sure something like this from Roger's Gardens was water and scratch proof (like with an appetizer tray underneath).

I like this Fall arrangement by The Daily Nest on Instagram.

I planted Trader Joe's orchids and ferns in a soup tureen.
Here is the same tureen with a succulent...super easy.
 I bet you could duplicate this one from Roger's Garden's.
 You could use a white washed planter box like this lined with florist foil.

Speaking of Roger's Gardens...Cindy and I sped through there when we were in Southern California last week.  You can read about our other adventures on her blog.

A pedestal bowl is a great idea for fruit.  Mine came from Home Goods.  Here is a gorgeous one from Hudson Grace.



This is a good one for a fern or hydrangea plant...


I like this tureen just by itself...


Look who has something similar in her new SF shop...

I'm glad she is bringing her bright style here.
Caitlin is having her grand opening next Friday.  
Try to stop by if you are local...I will.

Chief is back from his advertising internship 
in L.A. (with our daughter).  

Even though my broken ankle is still healing...I'm driving and seeing clients again.  Yay! 

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20 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss Rogers gardens! I used to live down there and now I don't, although I have a special trip down to LA later and plan on swinging by for Christmas stuff. Anyway, love your arrangement!

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    1. I try to go every time I can. Now they have a restaurant, Angelina.

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  2. Hey there!
    I would love to tag along with you to Caitlin's opening next week, let me know if you are available:)
    XO

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    1. Sure, Terry. But it is in the evening...opposite traffic for you though.

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  3. So happy that you're able to get around again and your ankle is on the mend. Love all the centerpiece ideas, need to make a trip to Rogers which is a fav of mine! Can't believe summers over and though it's hot in L.A. there is a feel of fall in the air.
    Take care! xoxo Gail

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    1. It's warm here today, too, Gail...but that is a good change for us :)

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  4. Love tureens. The ones I bought at Hudson Grace are my favorites! They are like finials/architectural gems. I leave them empty and every time I see them in my kitchen (like multiple times a day!) wish I were back in San Fran. I'm glad Chief is back, thought he might have needed walking assistance after accidentally taking down one of his Moms! He is quite the photogenic little guy.

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    1. Oh, I would LOVE to have one of their tureens. I need to watch out for a sale.

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  5. Beautiful centerpieces for Fall inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I specially love the ones on tureens, maybe I'll give one a try.
    I'm so glad your back and your ankle is on the way of a full recovery.
    Take care.
    FABBY

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  6. I can't believe I haven't been to Rogers Gardens yet! I'm going to try to get there this weekend. Also love the ideas here, only I wish I could figure out why I keep killing my succulents. I'll had to stick to regular old plants. Chief looks so happy with your daughter :)

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    1. What...shocking. Hopefully you went to Rogers today. Succulents just need some sun and very little water. I have no green thumb even!

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  7. Mary Ann,
    I love the ideas you've shared. Between now and Christmas it's easy to choose---my pheasant with fall leaves and pomegranates and then my bronze reindeer with fresh evergreen...it's the rest of the year that is a revolving door of things. Thank you for some great ideas.
    I'm sure Chief is happy to be back with you.
    Karen

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  8. I love the examples with the soup tureens - so many pretty ideas. I am glad to hear your ankle is on the mend! Hope it heals fast!
    Shelley

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  9. Thank you so much for including my centerpiece in your fun blog post!! I Love all the others as well and as the others said I too adore the soup tureens! And your daughter is gorgeous! Enjoy!! Xoxo Kathy

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  10. These are so pretty and unfussy. Very tasteful. I'm mentally doing an inventory of what I can use....

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  11. So glad your ankle is healing....way to hamper you life huh? Love all of those ideas especially the green apples....so easy huh!

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  12. Hi Mary Anne, I love arrangements in soup tureens. I have a white one that my best friend gave me for a wedding gift over 30 years ago.

    I just bought a succulent yesterday at Trader Joe's...like to keep a couple orchids around at all times. I've managed to get them to re-bloom later but usually not more than once.

    I was just at Target yesterday and was lured into the new Threshold section. Some really great home decor items! Ended up coming home with a white quartz geode. So pretty. I know you like to cruise Target aisles for new stuff. :)

    Glad to hear you are doing better and can drive now. I felt so bad for my husband when I broke my ankle, he had to do all the grocery shopping or drive me places.

    Linda in S.D.

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    1. You've got me wanting to go to Target, Linda!

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  13. Love your centerpiece with the orchids and a tureen is such a pretty way to showcase them! So glad your ankle is getting better!

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