I was called upon to help decorate for my son’s youth Christmas banquet not long ago. 9 Christmas centrepieces were needed as well as other room decor.
So I hit the thrift store to see what came to mind. And brought home a bunch of old bakeware, glass dishes and galvanized whatevers.
Luckily we had also just had a big wind storm and spotted the greens on the side of the road.
Scooped up the mirror and ironing board from the thrift too! I already had the cat.
Hitting the dollar store for a few candles, candy canes, fake snow and fresh produce, I was ready to play.
This is an old drain cover from 1948 that I had in my own stash. It’s sitting on a pizza pan.
Someone at the thrift pointed out that fluted pan was from Germany.
OK then! I have here a fluted pan from Germany! And here I thought it was just pretty.
Fresh cranberries added a bit of extra colour.
This guy was cute but it got HOT. So beware if you try this.
But how fun! I didn’t really finish any of these as I knew they wouldn’t travel well, so I packed it all up and head to the church, fully anticipating doing this all myself.
With half of my house packed as well.
Once I arrived at the church, I had a TEAM of helpers! Everything was brought into the room, the delegation process began and I realized how very little I was even needed. They were soooo awesome!
And here’s what they came up with.
Honestly, some of these accessories were brought in just to carry things in. They were ALL USED as props. Beautifully done!
Every table had a different yet similar centrepiece like the ones I was playing with at home. The gals were whipping them up faster than I could unpack the boxes!
A light sprinkling of snow went on every crisp white tablecloth as well. It was simple, and PERFECT.
They did an amazing job!
The end result was price efficient, very homespun and unique. And the feedback? Nearly blew me over.
Thanks team, you were fabulous! And it was a blast.
Junk and a little creativity to the rescue once again! Wouldn’t you agree?