Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Centerpiece Savings

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Perhaps I'm not most like girls, but I don't really like getting flowers. Don't get me wrong, I love being thought of but spending money on something that's going to wither and die in a matter of days seems a bit of a waste. Weird? So I guess it should come as no surprise that when it comes to dinner parties or events, instead of heading to Central Market or the florist, I head outside. Garden scissors in hand, I scour my yard and the block for a pleasing mix of greenery.

You don't have to spend any money to make your dinners and events special. You don't even have to do a centerpiece of flowers! Thinking outside the box for your centerpiece can make your table setting pop and really come to life.

my halloween entry a few years ago using shrubs and pumpkins
centerpiece I did for a dinner party years ago using mint, shrubs and neighbor's flowers

veggies via tumblr
a little bit of everything from apartment therapy

All I'm sayin' is this... it doesn't matter if it came from your garden, your neighbor's garden or your local farmer's market - greenery, flowers, vegetables, herbs - they all go together. How you combine them is what will make your piece unique. And you don't have to spend a lot for it to look amazing!

Do you have fresh flowers or herbs in your home all the time? If so, do you pick them or buy them? xo


  1. I agree with you. Even at our wedding, we gathered fruit for the tables and created edible arrangements.
    I do love fresh greenery and local vegetation.
    so pretty~

  2. Totally agree ! I also cut wild (but common) wild flowers for our wedding. I'm so upset to see how many flowers are grown in unecologic conditions just to die after 4 days at home ... Great centerpiece, so fresh and sweet !

  3. I couldn't agree more! Sometimes on special occasions my husband buys me beautiful flowers, I love the thought but secretly can't help thinking I would have loved the cash they cost instead to go shopping ;-) I made a lovely arrangement a couple of days ago from flowers in our garden, just as nice as anything from a florist :-)

  4. just lovin' u and your blog! XOXO

  5. pve - love it. i bet your wedding was awesome! xo

    jeen - hey friend! I KNOW your wedding was perfectly done. one of my fave weddings ever. thanks for the sweet words friend. xo

    thrifted treasure - ha, i'd think the same thing if my hubs did that. lol you gotta love flowers from the garden, especially when it's from your own garden. xo

    sarah - always lovin' you friend. xo


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