Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall fruits centerpiece

apples and berries

It's been a very tiring day. Actually since last Friday's visit to the hospital, I am really feeling down. I am not that uncomfortable or unfamiliar with hospitals as I like getting pampered there and get scanned under all the machines..LOL...but it is the decor spree I am in my new home which is very hectic and stressful.. I am working towards a blue and white kitchen. Things have finally started falling in place. I think it will take a month for getting the settling down feeling. Anyway, whenever I am feeling down I like to lit up candles. They make so much difference..Is it the aroma or is it the romantic flickering lights ..I don't know.. but I really feel better.. calmed and relaxed!!! 

I wanted to make a fall table decor..but ended up doing only the fall fruit platter centerpiece..

fall centerpiece

Fruits and candles make a perfect combination. The original idea I had in mind was to have red berries, fall leaves and twigs as well..anyhow in this tropical climate and my health manged to gather only the green apples, red grapes and candles today. I wanted pumpkins as well but I didn't like the ones available..I think all the nicely rounded ..good ones are already taken...And also I am too much of perfectionist.. If I want something I settle for only something like it or nothing..

fall fruits

I had seen these candle/tea light holder in a shop online...can't remember now....It was cylindrical glass with tea light/candle holder on the top...I kept thinking about it and suddenly this idea came to my mind!! I took a tall glass, filled it with strawberries (I think even fresh lemon slices will look superb ) and placed a Ikea 's Bloomster tea light holder on it!! Your fresh fruit candle stand is ready!! 


I want to improvise this centerpiece with some acorns and pine cones.. cinnamon sticks and star anise .. I think then it will look great for the holidays as well!!! 

I am participating in the fab party at Marty's on Tabletop Tuesday ,



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how lovely. The apples and grapes are such a fabulous centerpiece. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Marty!!My pleasure and thanks for hosting the fab parties where you meet like minded people and get inspired!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful centerpiece. I find candles to be stress relievers too.
Have a good week, Annette

Indrani said...

Stunning center piece, you are immensely talented.

Deepi's World said...

Hi Purnima...Thanks for visiting my blog and I like your post of Halloween Owl. It will be fun to do it with my 6yr old daughter...Gr8 idea.

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

That fruit tray made a beautiful centerpc. and great that it is edible as well. Great Idea!! If I had that on my table, my son would eat all the grapes and have a great time doing it!! lol
Blessings, Nellie

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Vintagesoutherlife,Indrani,Deepi and Nellie for encouraging me with your kind words!!