We were all set to have Thanksgiving at my Mom's this year and two days before, I decided that it would be fun to try a different kind of centerpiece on the table. I thought a cluster of glass candlesticks (set against the black, white, and gray palette of the dining room) could be really striking and different from our usual floral arrangement. My mom was totally into the idea and even ventured out the day before Thanksgiving to buy a few more glass candlesticks, because I decided this concept would only work as a big cluster.
This was our table setting on Thanksgiving day.
It was a big hit with our guests and I was really happy, but when looking at the photos later on, I realized how empty the table looked without flowers. I also thought this concept would look even more interesting with different styles of candlesticks.
So, in the month leading up to Christmas, my mom and I found some really lovely options—cut glass flower petal candlesticks (they are in the front of the bottom right photo, below) and this candelabra from CB2. Hello, drama!
We bought a bunch of white hydrangeas and on Christmas Day, we placed a single flower in each of eight tiny glasses that I scored at a local thrift store, and a bloom was placed at each place setting at the table.
Here is the result!
Our family sat around the table for hours on Christmas night—talking, laughing, and sharing stories—all with an incredible ambiance created by this cluster of candlesticks and beautiful white blooms.
images by The Pink Chalkboard