Kitchen Table Centerpiece
Do you ever wonder what to put on your kitchen table as a centerpiece? At our house, the kitchen, breakfast room and living room are all one big room. I like the kitchen table to look nice, but also still function as the hub of family dinners and as a homework/snack station. Years ago I purchased an oversized antique bread tray at some flea market or another, and feeling inspired by our Italian-themed May magazine, I used it as the base of my Mediterranean-inspired centerpiece.
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Olive Wood Cutting Board
Who here doesn’t love olive wood? It is so beautiful often left with organic edges and striations. Using an Olive Wood Cutting Board to add a little height and texture is simple way to create some interest in your display. Truth be told I don’t “cut” on it, but instead I sit my salt and pepper cellars on it, hand sanitizer for the kids and a ceramic pomegranate I bought in Florence.
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Nest Candles have been one of my favorites for years now, and I have many scattered around the house. Moss & Mint is a great one, especially in the summer with a really fresh smell. The kitchen table is an excellent place to have a candle. It can add a little ambiance to your dinners and provide a lovely scent to cover any kitchen mishaps.
Oil & Vinegar Decanters
I purchased these oil and vinegar decanters years ago when visiting one of my besties in San Diego, but they have the exact ones on Amazon! Brian is a big fan of oil and vinegar so we really don’t use salad dressing. Ever. I keep these decanters filled on the table. They look really pretty and are very functional.
I keep a stack of small plates on the centerpiece for us to use. Our everyday plates are up in a cabinet that is too tall for the boys to reach. Plus I work from the kitchen table, so out of laziness, it is nice to have something handy. These small tidbit plates are the perfect size to hold nuts, goldfish, a handfull of popcorn, M&Ms…whatever!