I love centerpieces that I can get at the grocery store or from other objects around my house.  For this table, I picked up all of these 'ingredients' from my local market - a couple of planned daffodils and heirloom blue and brown eggs. Not only would this be great for a party, but it will last for weeks so it is a great option to have displayed on your table all season long.

I'm a fan of simple, elegant tables and centerpieces when I'm entertaining at home.  It can be awkward and seem somewhat inappropriate when the table looks too fussy.  At the same time, it should be special.  The table should be designed to sort of 'go with' the menu and the company.  But don't make it seem that you've over done the occasion.  Have I contradicted myself enough yet?   Perfect.


Planted bulbs are (as you should know by now...) are my absolute favorite.  During every season, I try to have some sort of growing flower in my home - perched by the kitchen sink, on my kitchen island, or displayed on the coffee table.  It always makes the room feel better.



On each plate, I snipped a single daffodil to put on each napkin.  Little touches like this elevate your dinner to an 'occasion.'  


I designed a symmetrical, balanced centerpiece by lining up bowls of planted daffodils and pale blue and brown eggs.  The mix of powder blue and yellow is such a great color combination for this time of year.  Notice that I use restraint when it comes to mixing too many elements, colors or patterns.  Designs look best when they are anchored by strong neutral (in this case, white) pieces, like the linen napkins and bowls.  Don't be afraid to explore other containers besides vases and planters for flowers - I use these cereal bowls for so many different things.

Here's what I used :

- 2 planted daffodils, $5 each
- 1 dozen brown eggs, $3 dozen
- 1 dozen of heirloom blue eggs, $5 dozen
- 5 white cereal bowls
- green moss, $3

Total Cost : $23
 
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