Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Candle Centerpiece

**Thank you everyone for the "Get Well" comments, I'm 99% recovered!!


I like to build my Christmas decorations a little bit every year. While shopping at The Limited this weekend, I stumbled across this wonderful candle and thought it had so much potential, not to mention a decadent scent! The way it was displayed in the store was just so elegant, like something in a model home aimed at affluent home buyers. A simple candle floating on a bed of sand in a giant contemporary, straight-walled hurricane.

After purchasing the candle, the hunt for a very similar look for my own candle centerpiece was in full force! The search was called off only after losing my patience with other holiday shoppers impatient attitudes or laggard pace maneuvering through the parking lot...how do they always seem to be right in front of me.

I settled on this pedestal hurricane at Wal-Mart (**suggestion: avoid this place like the plague until January 15th if you are uncomfortable with putting a hot poker in your eye in public because it will be hard to resist). I originally had my stylish heart set on a round simple hurricane similar to this but without a pedestal like the one in The Limited. We'll see how long I keep this.

I thought I'd share some photos of the centerpiece. My ribbon is too small and that will be changed when I can locate my holiday ribbon (I'm thinking I have some argyle somewhere...)


Isn't my plaid Mac cute!! I bought a "skin" for it and also have a cover on it, FYI. It's sooo cute and it's new and I love it.

8 comments:

squawmama said...

Love the candle Risa.... It looks really good where you have it as a centerpiece... and I really love your new skin for your Mac... I wonder if they sell skins for all computers??? Our Toshiba got some scratches on top... it would be nice if we could cover it... Have a great night...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Risa, I love your new center piece. I have something a lot like it. Your looks great where you have it displayed. I am glad you feel better. Hugs, Terrie

Pug1 said...

Very festive center piece!!! CHEERS Michele

kari said...

Your centerpiece looks great. I like it. And I like your Mac skin, too cute.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Risa, That's great you are feeling better. LOVE the candle centerpiece. You're right. It's simple yet elegant. Thanks for the inspiration and I like the ribbon too. ~Melissa

Millie said...

That's just so pretty. I love it. I love the Mac skin too! Yea!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hey, I live about 40 minutes from Lemars!!! Straight north on 75. Your hubby has quite the drive to work. Do you ever go shopping in Sioux City???

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

I think the whole thing looks perfect!