Post # 1
Hello Hive! I have been messing around with my centerpieces for some time and have decided to ask for advice. We are going to have 21 tables with 3 different centerpieces (7 of each). Right now, we have silver overlays and burlap runners. I can’t decide if they look good together or not. If we change them, it would be taking away the overlays and leaving just the white tablecloth and burlap runner. I have some poor Paint mockups of them to share so you get an idea! Essentially I am looking for advice on all of the centerpieces. Do they look okay? Do they all seem to go together? Does the silver/burlap go together? Any other suggestions?
Here is the first one. It will have tree trunk slices, pillar candles, and sunflower heads around it.
Here is the second one. It has silver light up manzanita branches in a birch bark box. There will be sunflowers in the box as well, all around the branches.
Here is the final one, the one I am most unsure about. It has mason jars wrapped in burlap with yellow flowers sticking out. In this picture I have put the mason jars on a silver charger because I am not sure what else to put them on. Also, the mason jars are a little small, so I am not sure what else to add to make the table less empty looking.
Post # 3
@collegebride621: I love the first two. The burlap and silver are a fabulous combination. The third one seems to introduce different elements and colors. Is that the look you want – variety? If it were my decor I’d stick to variations on a color or texture….
Post # 4
@collegebride621: I don’t think I like the satin-y look of the tablecloths with the roughness of the burlap.
If you could get gray cloth made out of cotton I think that would look better.
The rest looks great, though!
Post # 5
@collegebride621: I think the burlap needs to be with a white table cloth. The burlap is a really rustic, vintage look while the silver is more of a glamerous look…I dont really think it goes. I like the first one, but I think it needs something more.
Post # 6
@MichiganGirl24: I completely agree. The satin silver is neither here nor there, if you’re going to do rustic, there needs to be more natural fiber fabrics to bring this together. I like the first one the best for a centerpiece and I would do a light cotton cloth.
Post # 7
I think the centerpieces look good, but I’m not a fan of the silver overlay. I think white or like navy would look fine. We are also using burlap runners and will just have ivory table cloths. For the centerpieces were just having two pint mason jars and one quart mason jar with nothing underneath. I think the charger looks a little out of place.
Post # 8
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@collegebride621: Love the first two. Third doesn’t match at well and is a different feel, style. One more rustic centerpiece would go better, pinecones and candles? First impression I don’t like the silver table cloth but I bet it would look nice when all pulled together.
Post # 9
I actually like the silver satin because it look gray… Neutrals always play well together ( brown, tan, navy, gray) My tables will be similar with navy satin overlays, lanterns, pilar candles, wood elements and yellow and white flowers. I was going the burlap runner route but they were too stinky and itchy…plus I had the overlays already but not the runners…good luck!
Post # 10
I am also not a huge fan of the silver tablecloth with the burlap. I think if the two were the same color, you may be able to get away with it, but generally the rule I try to follow is “mix colors or mix styles. Not both.” Ivory satin you might be able to get away with, since the burlap and the tablecloth would both be warm colors, but here you are mixing styles (modern/elegant vs. rustic) and color families (warm vs. cool).
I think if you wanted to keep the metallic element, if you could find some lace with gold metallic accents, it would look great with the burlap. Or silver satin with tan satin and gold and bronze centerpieces.
Post # 11
I’m not loving the silver cloth. I would just do the burlap runner on the white cloth.
For the 3rd centerpiece, I would elevate the mason jar on tree slice and add 3 smaller vases around it. You can get cute small vases from Oriental Trading or likely even your local dollar store.
You could add a birch bark candle.
Post # 12
I already have the silver overlays and am not willing to buy new tablecloths or overlays, so my only options are to either keep them or to use the white tablecloths the venue provides. My colors are yellow and gray, hence the overlays. I can’t decide if I like them or not. Sometimes I do, then sometimes I don’t. I am afraid if I just have white tablecloths it will be too much white. But I am afraid the different textures just aren’t working.
The flowers that are in the third centerpiece are not roses (but in my poor Paint skills I couldn’t find the exact ones) but instead just yellow ones that I think look more rustic. The mason jars are wrapped in burlap so I am hoping that can make it more rustic to match the first two. The first two will be getting sunflowers added so I am hoping that will tie the third one in better with them. I just didn’t add them into these pictures. What if I nix the silver charger and put the mason jars on tree trunk slices?
Post # 13
@collegebride621: ok–perhaps you are shooting for high contrast textures, but here’s what I don’t like:
* shiny silver table topper–no. If it is cotton or poly or some less glitzy surface, ok. The shiny texture is too much of a contrast with burlap. I think the colo ris fine, thought, silver is basically a neutral.
* silver charger? maybe, what’s the finish like? If it’s a typical charger that is kind of matte, that would be fine. If you are talking about silver plate shininess, no.
I like the birch bark box and I think that manzeta branches would be ok. I don’t know how you are going to attach sunflowers. In tubes? wired on the branches? That would be spiffy.If some kind of bud vase would be less interesting.
I would stay away from mason jars period. but that is me.
The table will not be empty looking when it is loaded up with plates and glasses.
Post # 14
Can you use black burlap?
Post # 15
I like the second picture best. I also agree with whoever above said about the satin with the burlap. Go for the polyester, satin seems dated to me with the shiny texture and the rough burlap.
Also, #2 is pretty and rustic and I love the idea of branches (that’s what I have too). I am OVER the mason jar with the dang fresh flowers. I have seen it 93,432 times!! haha