On a recent venture to Pier 1 I found a pair of candlesticks on clearance and decided they'd go home with me. I didn't have a plan but when I got home I took them out of the bag and quickly set them on the table. Then I noticed they seemed to work with the big white handled bowl on the table. I was concerned that they were more holiday looking so I wanted to play that down a bit.
I have so many candle holders in the nearby area I was a little apprehensive about putting candles on top. I wasn't sure what I was going to use but then I spotted my pair of little bird figurines and decided to try them on top. I liked the look but they needed a little more of something.
I put a couple of grapevine wreaths on top and liked it right away but the seemed a bit too bland so I decided to jazz them up with green. I figured it would add an unexpected touch and color to the candle holders.
I got a color that was pretty much a grass green but then it was too bright so I mixed in some of this metallic color I had on hand and it created a little more of a yellow tone which seemed to work better. This is my hi-tech work area!
So here they are! Simple but I think it gave it a fun look. I think the green helped play down the shiny gold on the candlesticks and draws your eye to the bird a little more.
Well then I had to fill the handled bowl with some flowers right? Thank goodness Michael's had these at a 40% discount. I bought 6 stems of these Frangipani (Plumeria) and a bush made of Hosta leaves. I ended up cutting apart the Hosta leaf bush and inserting the leaves randomly. The Frangipani had super long stems so they had to be chopped off.
I took the elephant candle holder that was sitting just over there by the other candlesticks and added it to the vignette. I hadn't imagined using it near the big handled bowl but it seems to be a good combo.
All of these pieces were bought months apart with no plan of attack but somehow ended up working together! Love it when that happens. I've had the birds a long time and hadn't used them in a while so it's good to get them out again!
I'm spending so much time outdoors lately it's hard to focus on the inside. I wanted to do something on the dining table but nothing was clicking. Funny how one thing leads to another!