Post # 1
So, I need a little advice regarding my centerpieces! 🙂
I’m going for a rustic/vintage look. My colours are yellow, white, and some browns (burlap table runners, etc.). Now, below are two pictures of my centerpieces. One picture of just some hydrangeas in the vases (going to alternate between the two types of hydranges — the green ball ones on some tables, the cone ones on the other tables — pardon me for not being good with flower names!!! but they are coming FREE from my friends moms garden… how lucky am I, since they are REALLY expensive!?)
Anyway! in picture 1 there is not much yellow incorporated, but i think it’s simple, natural.. and the flowers will be stacked on two books which will be spray painted & stamped to look “antique” or “vintage”. I am thinking of adding a yellow ribbon around the vase, to incorporate my yellow!! OR… Image 2! (below)
Incorporating yellow with LEMONS! and then adding some green with limes! Not sure if I like this… I hate how the lemons float and the limes sink. I’m wondering if I add some gelatin to the water to make it thicker to even out the lemons and limes? so it’s a good mix.. or if I just do lemons?? I also don’t think I like how you can’t see the BLUE in the mason jars — which I love! And I feel like this option looks kind of messy? But is also adds a lot to the centerpiece (which is pretty plain!)
Any opinions would be GREAT! I might add a poll (if I can find out how!)
Thanks in advance for your help!!! 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t know what it is but I’m really loving option 2!
Post # 4
I love option 2! The lemon and limes don’t look bad to me, I think the layering/separation is nice and a great visual element. Very cute!
Post # 5
Not a fan of the cut lemons/limes. Have you tried whole fruits instead? The cut ones look like someone plunked flowers in the water pitcher.
Post # 6
I love the beautiful simplicity of the hydrangeas in the mason jar. Instead of adding ribbon or using lemons or limes, I would make some or all of the book covers using maps. Many maps have a lot of yellow.
Post # 7
I voted for the ribbon, but i really like the lemons/lime ones too! Would it it be possible to mix and match both across the tables?
Post # 8
I love the idea of lemons, but I would probably add some more…I don’t like how they look floating.
And you could always alternate the lemons and ribbons.
Post # 9
@hopefloats: that would be a good way too, to incorporate the limes and lemons so they mix
Post # 10
Instead of ribbon you could use a small diameter of sisal rope…
or baling twine…thats what its called – the string that holds bales together 😉
Anyhow, baling twine comes in a bunch of colors like green, yellow, natural, blue etc. 🙂 and you can buy a roll at tractor supply or get to know a farmer/rancher so you dont have to spend 50 bucks on a 9000′ roll 🙂
Post # 11
@Take The Reins: haha, that’s pretty funny! i will try it out – it’s a great idea!
@indibee: glad you like it!! thanks! 🙂
@julies1949: that’s a great idea! i was thinking of doing that, but not with maps… i was thinking of spray painting them, but find the yellow too neon.. maps are a great idea!
@Mudonthetires: also a great idea! alternating them would be pretty fun! and unique.
thanks everyone!! 🙂 appreciate the feedback!
Post # 12
I like the lemons too, but like mrschetos said, more of them and along the inside of the vase.
You probably don’t even need much water, they only have to last for a couple hours.
Post # 13
RE: the pics of the jars FULL of lemons. I bet they stuck something in the jar, and put the lemon slices in between the two. For example, a smaller jar, or even a piece of PVC pipe. Then you don’t have to buy as many lemons and the lemons won’t float around.
Post # 14
@hopefloats: Ooh I voted for the lemons but I LOVE the photo you posted even more! So vibrant! This is a real statement maker, IMO.
Post # 15
I love the lemons too and im actually thinking of doing the same thing. Super cute and unique.
Post # 16
I think the added fruit will give it a sweet fragrance and added bonus of something extra pretty to look at that guests will appreciate! 🙂