When you find a big, nice shaped acrylic bowl on the clearance shelf at Marshalls, and you
have a glass pillar candle holder in your attic, you might want to glue the two together,
creating a pedestal bowl. It works when you use E-6000 glue and let it set overnight.
At completion, you have a nice centerpiece container, or ice cream bowl server, or
maybe even a salad bowl.
If you happen to have blooming Azalea and Rhododendron bushes, you cut a few blooms, fill
bowl partially full with water, add a pillar candle, then arrange blooms in the water.
If you don't have flowering bushes, you may have pots of pansies, or maybe some growing
in your garden.
Another way to dress up your pedestal bowl creation. I found adding a bit of the green leaves
and stems, adds to the look.
the water around the pillar candle.
But, if you do not have access to real flowers, it even works if you have some bright red
faux geraniums from the craft store. You can cut up the flowers and the greens, and
arrange them around the pillar candle. No water needed in this arrangement.
You might choose to add a flag or two, for a Memorial Day table.
Once again, just me, sharing a little something with you.
Hope your weekend is a good one, and that you find a way to add
beauty to your home or your table.
Speaking of adding beauty...my sister's family hosted a special, belated
Mother's Day meal for her last evening.
A few friends and family gathered together, at the table in their lawn. What a lovely
place to hold this special meal.
These girls made a delicious dinner of homemade quiches, a garden salad, fruit, and
coffee drinks. We enjoyed laughter, conversations, and just relaxing after another busy
week. In all the years of spending time at my sister's home, this was the first time we
ever ate in her lawn. I am sure she was honored by all the time and expertise that was
put into this gift of love for her.
When the sun went down, the lights hung on the old tree, added a glowing ambience to the
table setting. The addition of the big umbrellas, was because of the unexpected light rain
during the dinner.