I threw together an easy centerpiece and thought I'd share.
I picked up some new leafy stems from the Fall aisle at Michaels, and added them to my existing yellow flowers from World Market, along with some manzanita-looking branches. I rarely use faux-flowers, but stems tend to look pretty realistic.
I tied the branches loosely together to help them stand more upright, and filled the glass vase with mini-pumpkins for the added Fall vibe.
The ceilings in the Dining Room are really high, so I don't have to worry about it being too tall. I actually like it looking a little overgrown and unruly, it feels more true to nature that way.
And, um, another reason I have so much vertical space is because I had the remodeled chandelier taken down. We were having a ceiling fan installed on the back patio this Summer, and on a whim I had the electrician take down the chandelier so I could paint it again. But that never happened. I think now I'll wait to decide the chandelier's fate once I move on to the Dining Room makeover (yep, it's coming too).
So the tall centerpiece is a nice distraction to the obvious void left behind. Thank goodness for Lamp-A-Looza, or the Dining Room would be out of commission every evening. Which would reeeeally please my son who constantly objects to his piano practice.
It's a small change, but it's a start. Next step is to complete the fireplace/mantel makeover so I can get to decorating it for the season!
Have you started making cha-cha-cha-cha-changes?